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German guy goes solo again 02/06 - 02/16 (Cosmo, NYNY and DTG)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Nordlicht, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fellow VMB members!

    It is this time again: I'm flying out to paradies tomorrow!
    Honestly i never craved a trip as much as this one. An insane amount of work that i had to do since the last trip, weeks of almost endless shitty weather, a serious waterleakage in our guestbathroom and my neighbour crashing his brand new car into my almost brand new car... Gimme a break, dammit!

    So, with the leakage stopped and the upcoming remodel of the bathroom ahead, i dropped of my wounded daily car at the repair shop, packed up all my stuff and now i try to relax the evening before the trip starts with a good single malt, one of my favourite cigars and good old Chevy Chase on his legendary Vegas Vacation.

    I have no specific plans for this trip, besides a possible visit to a tattoo shop i have planned ahead of this trip, but other than that i will actually stay in Downtown some days (usually i only came there for an evening to drink and have fun). Cosmo and NYNY will be comped all the days staying there, so naturally i took the offers.

    Flights will be new this time too. Due to the uncertain result of the Brexit at the time i booked he flights, i passed on British Airways and decided to give Finnair a try. So first stop tomorrow will be Helsinki, Finland. Moving on with the longhaul flight to Los Angeles and then finally a short hop over to Las Vegas.

    I will try to report kind of semi-live as always. But now it's time for the somehowvegasrelated opening picture and of course the beloved but sad puppie (no worries, the best wife ever will take good care of my boy!)

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    Will report back in on my way to the airport tomorrow!
     
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  2. gebruiker

    gebruiker Low-Roller

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    Following!
     
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  3. Valgal

    Valgal Interesting and rude are not the same thing.

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    Good luck. Adorable pup.
     
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  4. Imaginos

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    Have a great flight out! I'll be in town starting on Monday if you want to grab a drink and smoke with some random dude. Seems like not much going on in Vegas next week so I'm hoping for a chill vacation.
     
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  5. news423

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    @Nordlicht Have flown Finnair four times Helsinki-JFK; slightly better than U.S. airlines on Int’l routes. Slightly. Just make sure to try the blueberry juice on board. Good stuff.

    Hope to run into you Downtown next week.
     
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  6. tallsamoan

    tallsamoan Low-Roller

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    @Nordlicht Supi, viel Spass, Alder, werde schon neidisch!

    Good choice in single malt Scotch as well!
     
    Screw it, why not??
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  7. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    On my way to the airport now. Way more traffic than at night, but i still have plenty of time, so no stress here.

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  8. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    B213BBC3-DF63-4E92-A2B7-5534945D96F3.jpeg Security was a breeze, even though my cigar selection caused some confused looks by the guys working security checks here. At least they didn‘t mistake my cigar puncher for a possible deadly weapon as last time. Now at the rather shitty airportlounge in Hamburg. Finnair does not operate their own lounge here. Hope i will have time in Helsinki to give their lounge there at least a quick check. But i have a Jack&Coke and some apron views right now, so it is time to fire it up. This vacation starts right NOW! Woohoo! :headbang:
     
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  9. StevieNight

    StevieNight Low-Roller

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    Safe travels, will be following along!
     
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    Good luck! I love your puppy! I'm getting ready to start my report (actually, I still have 31 days)
     
    Palms here I come!!
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  11. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    Made it to Helsinki just in time. About to board the longhaul flight to Los Angeles now. Finnair was pretty good that far. Was able to try a finnisch gin on the flight. Pretty tasty! But its freezing cold in finland... time to get to Las Vegas! 26314250-6C33-42A2-BEE8-F8E114A1C00C.jpeg D6C69199-B703-4859-A1AB-FEDA1463E7B3.jpeg ADBA3DF2-30EE-4BB6-B3D8-2A115F9C78AD.jpeg 10744550-5F5C-4A80-A847-C19194B9E157.jpeg
     
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    Good luck! Following along.
     
    Solo. Ok'd by wife. Time off approved. Flight purchased.
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    Your dog is cute as hell.
     
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  14. NittyOne

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    In for the single malts, cigars and DTG. Good luck.
     
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    Nice start and your dog is adorable.

    Mark
     
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  16. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    At L.A. International now. Immigration and customs where pretty fast, Security after changing terminals a bit slow, but i still have enough time. Final flight into paradies departs at 9pm.

    Finnair long distance is a good deal! Flying an Not very old Airbus A350. Enough Space in businessclass and good food. Thanks for the hint on blueberry juice! Really enjoyed that!
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    Here is a nice view on L.A. while on our final approach. Please correct me if i‘m wrong, but i guess this is downtown L.A. ? D32F3BB1-7364-4D09-9A19-05A91D9AFB27.jpeg
     
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  17. Nordlicht

    Nordlicht Low-Roller

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    About to board in a few minutes. See you soon in paradies! :headbang:
     
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    Good luck and wish you will have a lot of fun.
     
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  19. The Rumor

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    oh, given you are flying business, FinnAir is way, way better than some of the sad products that BA flies over to the US.
     
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  20. Funkyboer

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    Looks like the trip started off good, following for sure. We leave soon!
     
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