Don't know what we were thinking going to Vegas in July. -- Texas wasn't hot enough? We had a 7 pm flight out of San Antonio - my husband and I. My son and his fiance took a 9 pm flight out. Both Southwest non-stop. We usually fly out of Austin. It is about 20 miles farther than San Antonio - but it is a nicer Airport. This time San Antonio was cheaper and better times for non-stop flights. Both my husband and I grew up in San Antonio -- the airport there has been under constant construction. Had I known what we were facing just walking from the parking garage to the tunnel - I would have paid extra to fly Austin or at the very least parked at one of the off Airport lots and shuttled in. It is usually pretty easy to park in SA and just walk across a bridge to the terminal -- not this time. It was about 95 degrees and the walking bridge was closed. You had to divert around to a sort of "tunnel" it had to be well over 1/8 mile long if not closer to 1/4 mile. Would not have been a big issue if it wasn't around a multi level cement parking garage with no air. They did have strategically placed igloo type cooler with a sign that said free water - courtesy of SA International Airport. Needless to say when we got in we were exhausted from dragging our bags around - we took the wrong turn to start because there were no signs telling us where to go in the part we parked. So we already detoured more than we needed to. We left early because we had to drop of the weenies at the local pet jail/resort and we left plenty of time. I didn't realize we had TSA check in - so no pat downs or body cavity checks this time. We grabbed some food at a sports Bar and a couple of drinks. I was disappointed with Southwest flight out to Vegas. I did the Early boarding and they had us line up and then wait a good 15 minutes - with what seemed like no activity going on. Then we boarded and got row 6 - it was a full flight. I of course got stuck in the middle. I was praying for a woman to sit next to me -- It seems like every flight I am the filling in the Man spread sandwich. My husband has to fan his thighs out like a woman at her gynecologist and usually a man sits next to me and also engages in the man spread. I did confront my husband b1/2efore the flight and his response was "it hurts and boys if I close my legs" -- Thankfully a nice lady sat next to me. The flight sucked. It wasn't really that bumpy, but the captain kept turning on the sign and interrupting drink service. Our flight attendant had the first 7 rows. She brought drinks out one at a time after she passed out snacks - and she just lollygagged the entire time. Had we not already charged our drinks I would have just refused the drinks. She got to our row and as soon as she passed them out the pilot announced our descent into Las Vegas -- WTF?? It is over a 2 1/2 hour flight. She tells us to drink quickly. I had a margarita - in a can. Husband ordered 2 Wild Turkeys and coke - she ran out of Wild Turkey - she apologized and said that every one wanted Wild Turkey up front. He settled for JD and coke. But we both had to down our drinks quickly. The husband was pissed but that passed quickly when he realized he had a buzz. I have been on bumpier flights that still allowed drink service. I must have been interrupted at least 3 times - It didn't help when she wasn't using a tray but bringing one drink out at a time. - I know real world problems. MGM had sent me a mobile check in link for both rooms we were using. It was easy and we didn't have to go through a line. There was a woman at the mobile check in computers and she made it a breeze -- there was no one using that line. We had a stay well room, on my offer of 2 nights free and a FB of $50 -- woohoo - high roller alert. My husband had an offer for $39 a night for a Grand King - which we upgraded to a Spa Tower Suite for the kids. The Spa tower is right off the casino floor by the lobby and it is only about 4 floors. The kids were on the 2nd floor, but they loved the room. Huge whirlpool tub. We had a couple of hours before they joined us so we at at Tap sports bar. - Way too expensive for just burgers and fries. Burger was good but not $75 worth for 2 burger/fries and ice tea for 2 people. I did a little gambling that night - no big wins and I didn't put my mlife card in. We did take Uber from the Airport with no problems. Turned in early because we were going to have breakfast at the buffet using 2 for 1 myvegas for all 4 of us. The line was too long and my DIL to be and I were going to PH to the DryBar for a hair blow out and appointment was at 11 AM. We got 2 for 1 monorail tickets. It is a no brainer for us when we stay at MGM. The main tower elevators are a very short walk to the monorail. We have stayed at MGM so much now that all you need to know to navigate is really the lobby, Whiskey Down, & the Lobby Bar.- I was disappointed with the loss of slot machines and a lot of our favorites are now gone. They have a lot of empty space and it seems they are trying to hide it by spreading things out more. I didn't take many photos but I will post the ones I have and my son takes marvelous photos so I will post more of his. Another little snafu from SW was after everyone boarded and sat down they were playing musical chairs trying to sit a mother and daughter together. I guess they were way down on the C list. They had to have more than just two people move. -- it was ridiculous. Also there was a pilot flying that got to board early -- then they had him move out of the seat so a woman flying standby could have his seat. We saw him go into the cockpit and that is where he was sitting - up with the pilot and co-pilot. All this moving people and seats made our flight take of late. Day 2 - next -- oh did I mention it was freaking hot??