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Getting to Vegas from Canada

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by JRRestoule, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. JRRestoule

    JRRestoule VIP Whale

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    Which airline? I have a direct flight booked with Air Canada on Nov 12th... fingers are crossed that it doesn't change.
     
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  2. ripper

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    Looking to go back at the end of November for an Oilers game. It looks like nothing has changed since my July trip. I will reread through this mega thread though in case i missed something. In July i did the rapid antigen going south, then the pcr for re-entry in to Canada 72 hours before. I did it at Cosmo but it looks like they are dorking people on price there now. I guess there is still the worry of failing the pcr north bound. Anyone on here fail it and get stuck in the states? Again i better read through this because everything has been talked about a million times. Then to decide Aria, Bellagio or a different MLIFE for a different experience.
     
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  3. finch12

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    For those needing a test to return home.....I just did mine. Very easy and fast I signed up for a 7 am test and was on the road at 705.... this is am as well work site labs is the people. They have a drive thru on the Orleans parking garage. Lots of signs. The cost was 90 and results in 12 to 24hr. They are very professional and organized. Have your paperwork ready to move fast

    A update. I PASSED. results came back to me in under 12 hours. I am impressed.
     
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  4. jh46

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    I was thinking of going to Walgreens for testing while staying downtown. Does anyone know if you can do walk in appointments there or is it just drive thru only? I was planning on taking the Downtown Loop shuttle to Pawn Plaza and then walk to Walgreens to do it if I can. Afterwards, just walk back to the stop and catch next shuttle to the North Premium Mall for some shopping.
     
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  5. jh46

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    Nevermind, I found the answer in the FAQ's on Walgreens website. Unfortunately, the answer is NO only drive thru.
     
  6. Guy_

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    Keep in mind that The "free tests" are subsidized by the US government for American citizens.
    When you book/Show up for your tests It asks you for your US address AND your State ID. There is a lack of proper confirmation at most of the Walgreens and CVS stores but some do check.
    I had a friend who tried to do this "free" test in California and was denied when he they asked him for ID and he showed his Ontario Canada Drivers license and was turned away. Thankfully he was able to quickly go to testing facility that had open spots and pay $190 for a test.
    That said I have never heard of anyone in Nevada getting turned away and when I called one of the Walgreens in Vegas to ask they said "It is supposed to be for US residents only but we are not enforcing that so on the form just put your address as the hotel address your staying at and when it asks for your State ID just put your passport or Canadian drivers license number and you will be fine"

    I personally am choosing to make sure I use testing that I know I am 100% confident will work so if I have to pay for it soo be it.. The last thing I want on my vacation is to be scrambling and stressing about how I will get home. Vacations are supposed to be my relaxing time.

    But.. for sure it seams like there is money to be saved unless things change and the government cracks down on those getting subsidized and not following the rules.
     
  7. breanna61

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    Westjet; oddly in August there were no changes to our direct flights going to or returning from Vegas. I thought Christmas would be busy enough that we’d get lucky again.
     
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    Wow I took another look and our flight to Vegas not only changed from direct to a layover in Calgary but also from December 22 to a day earlier on the 21st. Called Cosmo to add the night and have to change our pups’ puppy hotel reservations too. Oh well if an extra day and one stop is the worst, we’re ok. So far flight home remains direct and unchanged (knock wood).
     
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  9. Guy_

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    wow..
    flight changed by a full day?
    When my direct flight in august changed to a layover it went from 8pm departure in Toronto to a 10am departure but it was still the same day at least so I never had to add another night to the hotel..
     
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  10. jay2vegas

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    I ordered the travel PCR tests through Aeroplan, it mentioned up to 7 days for shipping… I ordered it Thursday and it arrive yesterday, so they’re very quick!
     
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  11. ripper

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    Wow! Did they contact you at all or you just happened to look. A few hours i get but lots of people would not be able to do a whole different day.
     
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  12. breanna61

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    They sent an email but I initially didn’t notice our departure flight was a day earlier…I only noticed we’d gone from direct to a layover in Calgary. Hopefully no more changes.
     
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    are there any expiry dates listed on the test kits?
     
  14. jay2vegas

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    Yeah, ours shows April 2022 as the expiry
     
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  15. YukonSloMo

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    I think the Orleans option is the best....based on many, many opinions :)
     
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  16. finch12

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    The only draw back is you need a vehicle. It is in the parking garage and they are not set up for walk up. Lock your price in if you are in need. They said they do get busy and are aware they are lots cheaper than others... but still have good service. I was impressed.

    MODERATOR NOTE: Walk ups are permitted.
     
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    We "walked up" on October 8. No issue..........we did a fact finding mission a couple days earlier, the security guards very helpful in helping us locate the testing site.
     
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  20. garrman

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    Our direct flights in late December on WestJet also got changed from Direct to a connection through Calgary. Return flight was unaffected.
     
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