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Live Trip Report - Aria Aug. 8-14

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jENBEAU, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. jENBEAU

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    My Trip Report

    Hello all,

    It's been a while but here I am, set to leave tomorrow morning. I hesitated to start this report the night before my departure and considered starting it once I arrived in Vegas by fear of jinx. Between the antigen test (negative, yay!), the prospective strike by the border services (solved!) and having the first leg of my flight cancelled this morning, I've started to feel it might not be my turn after all. But I'm packed and will give it my all - just don't be surprised if this thread disappears because I got stranded in Denver (!?).

    My original itinerary was Ottawa - Toronto, Toronto-Vegas. It is now Ottawa-Montreal, Montreal-Denver, Denver-Vegas. With 1 hour between connections which always makes me nervous. As does having to find a gate in an airport I've never visited. If all goes well, it should see me in Vegas by 12.30pm which is exactly the same as my original route. I don't check luggage so I don't have to worry about that and I upgraded to business class for the long leg (Montreal-Denver).

    Having not left Canada or Ontario/Quebec at all since January 2019, I find myself very anxious. Everything seems so far.

    Anyways, presuming all goes right, the plans:

    Aria for 6 night - 3 comp nights.
    My usual shenanigans - KENOoooooo! Carbone, Julian Serrano. Nothing too new for the first time.

    I know about the mask mandate, and I'm equipped with disposable and regular. I will need a PCR test 3 days out so I'll be checking the options. If any Canadians have done this recently, please let me know how it went.

    So, tentatively, here we go.
     
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  2. UnicornTX

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    Following along. Safe travels tomorrow.
     
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    Good Luck, following along.:headbang: :clap:
     
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    All will be right when you land in Las Vegas. I'm looking forward to your trip report. Thanks!
     
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    Tagging along:) have a great time in Vegas !!! We all know you waited for long time
     
  6. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    Here we go!
     
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    Have a great trip
     
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    Best wishes for the best of luck...and hopes for a smooth flight!
     
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    I'm not Canadian, and I personally have not used this service, but I've read that REVIV at the Cosmopolitan is providing COVID tests and certificates for flying. You need to make an appointment, however. The phone number is 702-533-1143. You can find this on the Cosmo website also (under the shops tab).

    Hope your trip happens with no further issues and that you have a wonderful time. Good luck, and safe travels.
     
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  10. Sparky4

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    @jENBEAU, @fraygul posted a trip report on VF and I believe she mentions her testing. Also @Gaggles was there a few weeks ago. Perhaps one of them might be able to steer you in the right direction.
     
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  11. jENBEAU

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    Still nervous but here we go..

    busy airport
     

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    I love Keno! Hope your trip goes smoothly!
     
  13. jENBEAU

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    Made it to montreal!
     

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  14. jENBEAU

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    Well, barely made it on plane. US customs took forever. Next stop: Denver (for some reason)
     
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    Have a great trip and safe, uneventful travel!
     
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    Have a great time and good luck!!! :)
     
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    Following your adventures!
     
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    I’m sure the journey will be worth it once you get to Aria and start pushing buttons and eating some good food. Good luck.
     
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  19. jENBEAU

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    All right! Found my gate in denver. Boarding shortly…looks like we’ll make it!
     
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    Looks like the travel is all down hill now, almost there! Have a great trip!
     
    A low strip trip? Could be….
    Using up comps walkabout! Fingers crossed!