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Finally 10 days doing whatever i want 8/27 - 9/5

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Maxmannl, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Maxmannl

    Maxmannl Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    So it has been almost 2 years since my last trip in December. It was during the slow weeks before Christmas. As someone who doesn't gamble much i was done after 1 full week.

    I promised myself next time it has to be during the summer so the day has more light and I can visit the pools.

    Sooo.. here we go. Left my hometown this morning by train to Amsterdam Schiphol. Taking the train in the Netherlands is the real first gamble of this trip . Why you ask? The Dutch railways are notorious for delays and cancelled trains. No problem usually, but when your plane leaves at a certain time it's pretty much a gamble if you will make it in time or not.

    This time no exception... After delays and a train in front of us broke down I arrived 50 min later than expected at Schiphol. Still enough time left because you expect it and take a train earlier.

    Now waiting at the lounge for my flight. I took another gamble by picking a paid preferred seat 5 min before check-in. I looked at the seat map and flight doesn't look that full. This paid seat was in an empty row and Dutch people are cheap lol so I hope all the others will pick the free seats.

    For the first time it's a direct flight from Amsterdam. KLM started in June with this flight. First it was seasonal from June - October, but due to success they made it a year round destination yeahhhh.

    Not sure if I take the wifi in the plane, €5 for 30mb is a bit crazy. No pics or post = I didn't take the wifi.

    Report will be semi-live and mostly pictures. Don't want the live pressure. Expect pools, bars, gambling, shopping and maybe a trip to Zion.

    Sit back and enjoy
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  2. MacAttack

    MacAttack High-Roller

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    Sounds good - following along!
     
  3. Maxmannl

    Maxmannl Tourist

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    And boarding!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. Maxmannl

    Maxmannl Tourist

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    The 30 euro trick worked 2 free seats next to me. Saved me 520 for business upgrade. Just wanted the space.

    Great IFE new 787. Me happy[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    Wow how long is that flight? I get antsy just going from the east coast.
     
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  6. Courtney

    Courtney Low-Roller

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    Same, girl. My Husband wants me to go to Italy next year, and I reminded him that I’m already about to open the fuselage door and jump by the time I’m over Albuquerque on my way to Vegas. I don’t think I could do a 12+ hour flight. Not sober and awake anyway.

     
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  7. Lorraine

    Lorraine Low-Roller

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    I am always amazed at how far people travel to get to Vegas. have a great flight and I’ll be following along.
     
    First time back in years, short trip-time to plan! :)
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  8. NittyOne

    NittyOne Low-Roller

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    Nice run good on the seats. I believe your leaving at the end of European tourist season, so good timing.

    Good luck have fun. Go downtown or off strip at least once.
     
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  9. Maxmannl

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    Arrived at airport. Chill flight. Taking a Lyft to Bally's and check-in. Never been to Bally's before reviews seem to be ok.

    And if I'm correct I can use flamingo and Paris pool right?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. AyDee

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    Great start, looking forwards to more great pix.

    My buddy @EastCoastVegasFan! tells me you can get into any pool if you charmingly glom onto a group going in. His last trip report has almost all the pools pics.

    And flamingo for sure, say you want to play some of that pool craps table and please do.
     
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  11. GabrielBFly

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    That is correct have fun!
     
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  12. AyDee

    AyDee Low-Roller

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    (btw the answer lies within)

    the flight is long.
    (wow under 11 direct, not bad - great score on first direct)
    TYL (today you learned): your hour delays aren't the end of the world.
     
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  13. Maxmannl

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    Flight time is ok. Normally it was 15-16 hours with a stop in London or somewhere in the us.

    Immigrations was really quick. Lyft driver was at pickup point in 1 min. Why do people use taxi's anymore? And used kiosk for check-in. Touchdown -> room within 1 hour. Not bad for international flight.

    Room is pretty nice paid $500 for 10 days and no resort fee (diamond).

    Now time for some unpacking, take a shower and hit the strip. Most important task today.... Stay awake.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  14. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja High-Roller

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    Have a fabulous trip! Looking forward to updates:).
     
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  15. drac999

    drac999 High-Roller

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    Following along......good luck on the gambol:thumbsup:
     
  16. MaxStacks

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    Following.

    Looks like you had a nice start! Good luck!
     
  17. Maxmannl

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    Deserved this one . And next shakeshack or in n out what to do? Ohh did I start a discussion now or what [​IMG]
     
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  18. NJbadlands

    NJbadlands PH and Cosmo October 11-15/mirage july 11-14

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    Screw the burger joints. Get wings at beer park and people watch!
     
  19. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    You need beer and lots of it
     
  20. Maxmannl

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    Lol ok another beer sounds ok[​IMG]
     
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