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How are your Vegas plans changing with the pandemic?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Nevyn, Mar 12, 2020.

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How are your plans affected

Poll closed Mar 19, 2020.
  1. I was scheduled for a conference/event that has been cancelled

    19 vote(s)
    6.4%
  2. I was scheduled for a conference/event and I am canceling

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. I have had to cancel due to travel restrictions

    19 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. I won't be seeing any shows or events I had thought of seeing

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. I will be changing how I get around and the things I do

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. I have a vacation booked and I'm cancelling

    99 vote(s)
    33.6%
  7. I have a vacation booked and will cancel if I can get a refund

    9 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. I am planning to go but checking updates and will cancel if there is community infection at my home

    35 vote(s)
    11.9%
  9. I am planning to go but checking updates and will cancel if there is community infection in Nevada

    70 vote(s)
    23.7%
  10. I'm not changing a thing

    80 vote(s)
    27.1%
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  1. oghuman

    oghuman VIP Whale

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    My trip to Vegas is schedule for March 26- April 1. I was pretty much of a go to Vegas earlier this week. Now, I’m wait and see and will determine by Wednesday March 18th if we’re a go. It’s fairly easy to forgo Buffets. However, now that there may be no shows might be a reason to skip the trip. Also, I’m still concerned about plane cancellations. I’d hate to be stuck in Vegas because my flights are cancelled.
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We're still planning to go through with a variety of quick trips on our schedule. We're just avoiding Petri-dish settings. And as a follow-up to my earlier post, the oldsters cancelled Vegas, which means we don't have to meet them and then go to Laughlin (thank you thank you thank you ... we left tired Laughlin in the rear-view mirror a long time ago).
     
  3. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    I checked with the buddy I am meeting up with and at the moment he would still like to be full go. But unlike me, he has at least a travel schedule option on his flight.

    My decision is essentially in limbo as there's really nothing I can usefully refund at this point anyway, so no reason to make things official. But when your prime minister asks that no one do international travel, a cancellation looks darn likely.
     
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  4. Mrs. Sloppy

    Mrs. Sloppy Tourist

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    We are booked to go during the draft April 21-25. I had 2 nights comped, paid for the other 2. Yesterday I called to check pricing at my paid 2 nights went from almost $400 to $74. Now I just looked and they are comped. I am holding out hope yet that the NFL won't cancel (long shot) but looking at this I assume Vegas may have some inside info and we may hear an announcement soon. We will probably postpone our trip if the draft is cancelled. I'd like to be able to do things while in Vegas and not have everything shut down.
     
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  5. Darvin Hamm

    Darvin Hamm MIA

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    Cancelled ... feel bad if cant get back to kids once in LV .... devastated really.
     
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  6. tex55

    tex55 High-Roller

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    At this point, I'm still going on 4/13. However, I am monitoring the virus spread count, and may cancel. Really wanted to go because it's been 6 months since my last trip; I normally go every 3-4 months.

    Frankly, Vegas may change our plans for us. I strongly suspect that casinos will soon be closing for at least 3-4 weeks (similar to sports leagues); casinos were petri dishes before this pandemic!
     
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  7. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Just sort of expressing this in general, not to anyone specific in this thread. I wouldn't even be thinking about changes or cancelling a trip that is further out than late April at this point.

    It feels like every hour the information, conditions, closures, etc are changing. That is going to keep happening over the next several days to weeks. Trying to decide what to do in summer or fall at this point is probably an exercise in futility. Trips coming up beyond the next 30 days could be subject to things we haven't even thought about yet. :confused:

    I'm pleased to see so many people not being too reactionary and making reasoned decisions based on their own situation. :clap:

    It might be helpful for people who are anxious about the decisions to cancel to set some dates. Let's say your trip is April 10th, for example. Your last day to cancel without penalty is April 6th, so make a note of that day. Work backwards from there. Do you need to talk to people travelling with you? Make a note to do that on April 5th. If you have to book airfare before you go, maybe decide to look at that the week of March 23rd or as late as you can. Etc.

    I was just talking to someone about a trip later this year. I told her there is no use freaking out about what is going to happen in June when we have no idea what is going to happen in the months between now and then. Instead, pick some dates to revisit and try not to worry too much about it until then.

    Does that make any sense?
     
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  8. hotreds

    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    You know, as much as one hates to admit it, Tex is correct. The casinos are everything we are being told to avoid. Has the strip ever actually shut down before?

    And I agree with the Queen- if you're planning on going in June I'd be quite confident of making the trip.
     
  9. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    If alcohol taken internally works, I don't have a thing to worry about … well, except maybe for cirrhosis of the liver!

    On a side note, I thought going to Kroger early afternoon would be less crowded than after the gym (around 5:30 pm) in the same shopping center. Holy crap! The parking lot looked like a blizzard was forecast! I didn't even try to go in, but went straight to the liquor store and back home. Will go to gym later and probably put off Kroger until very early tomorrow morning. I just hope there's something left on the shelves. Ridiculous!
     
  10. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Yep, pulling the plug -- unless there is some big financial reason to get out now -- on stuff six or more weeks out is overreacting. Everything we have on the books for late spring into fall is full-steam ahead. The only thing that will stop those is if that asteroid hits next month.

    My mother-in-law: "All our friends we cruise with have cancelled their cruises, but we're still sticking to our casino plans." Overlapping. Demographics. ;)
     
  11. bull1029

    bull1029 Mr. Vegas

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    Not sure this is pertinent, but I keep hearing my old buddy's voice in my head when he used to say as the flight attendants were giving the emergency landing instructions: "In case of emergency, put your head between your knees and kiss your butt goodbye." Not sure why, but I keep hearing that.
     
  12. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Trudeau said they are considering closing the borders; it would be a bitch not to get back home.
     
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  13. hotreds

    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    I would hope they make exceptions for those returning home!!!
     
  14. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    It hasn’t happened yet, so we’ll see what transpires.
     
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  15. gr8whitenorth

    gr8whitenorth VIP Whale

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    We are still a go, flights on March 30. Primarily at this point because I was silly and booked with Swoop and didn't purchase their option to change. So as of right now we would be out pretty much the full cost of the flights. Not a massive deal as it is only just over 500, but still. The thing that might tip the scales is that the PM today did speak of curtailing which airports accept International flights into and out of Canada. Given that we would fly out of Hamilton with Swoop I'd expect that airport would be impacted which would force Swoop's hand. With that said we would self quarantine after returning; my employer wanted me to anyway. I can work from home so that isn't a concern there. Our rooms are fully comp'd anyway.
     
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  16. pressitagain

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    If I can’t be totally selfish (for myself)....I’m not going.

    Takes the fun out of it for me....
     
  17. JoJoR

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    My trip isn't until May so plenty of time to see how things shake out. I know Mandalay Bay closed their pools, so if they remain closed, then I'll probably pull the plug. My flights and room are refundable.
     
  18. stormins

    stormins Tourist

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    I went the opposite route: wasn't going to go until March 2021 but decided to go this weekend because everything was ridiculously cheap.
     
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  19. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas Earthling/retired space nerd

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    After the cancellation announcement by the NCAA, we cancelled our March Madness trip (we were to arrive in Las Vegas Tuesday, Mar 17). We rescheduled our flights for sometime in November. 2020, though if things improve sooner, we will likely move the trip up to late summer or early fall.

    We are healthy (I turn 60 soon, and he just turned 60) and neither of us has any serious medical conditions. We had two major concerns with traveling right now: 1. The risk that we might pick up an illness and then unknowingly spread it to my mother-in-law or other elderly who live at the same assisted living facility; and 2. The risk that domestic travel restrictions might take effect while we were in Las Vegas.
     
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  20. LivingTheDream

    LivingTheDream Tourist

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    I was about to book a trip for early April but decided to hold off for now. Will see how things are going but would really like to make the trek in May, June at the latest.
     
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