1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Mr & Mrs. VegasChic do the Palazzo Mar 5-8th!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VegasChic-, Mar 4, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Tbone3336

    Tbone3336 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,440
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    I am sorry I missed you guys as well, but glad you had fun with PPhold, pleebus and of course the monkey!
     
  2. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    I forgot to mention about our ride to the airport the last morning.....quite certain we were long hauled......can someone confirm? And if so, what should the route be?

    We took the taxi from the Palazzo, heading to terminal 3. It was 5:20 a.m, and no traffic. He went across the street along the Fashion Show Mall, merged onto a highway, driving behind the strip up past the excalibur, then merged back into the strip, we had to backtrack a bit past the MGM.....then made his way to the airport. Fare was about $25- 26. I could understand this if the strip was jammed with cars, but at that hour it was pretty empty.
     
  3. NCAAHoops

    NCAAHoops High-Roller

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    965
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Not too bad. Per the attached link Shock put in Getting around, Looks like Paradise would have been a low at 19.35 coming in at 5.8 miles. If you took the strip it would have been 5.2 miles and $ 24.25, and if he really long hauled you it would have been $ 32.20 and 10.20 miles. Also this is from the Venetian. So maybe not too bad. Thanks for posting your TR very enjoyable.
     
  4. martinr

    martinr VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,850
    Location:
    Memphis
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    I don't think you were actually long-hauled based on the fare. I was charged about the same last July and didn't go that route. Probably the distance was a mile or two longer on the highway, but it should have taken about the same length of time.
     
  5. evoni

    evoni High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Bay area, California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    101
    That adds about $5 or so onto the fare, and IMO there's never a reason for them to take the highway. When they are leaving Palazzo the honest drivers will turn right and then right onto Sands and take the back way to the airport. If there's a accident on those back streets and they need to take another route then it would be the strip if there's little traffic like at 5:20am and certainly not the highway.
     
  6. conga69

    conga69 Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Enjoyed reading your TR. Our taxis ride for 2 from the Palazzo to T1 terminal last August via freeway 15 and 215 was $33. For the NYE2014 trip, we took the back way via Paradise and the fare was $24.
     
  7. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,224
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    111
    Seems like it. I had to go to T1 and my fare was $15 before tip. Had the driver go to Sands then Paradise. No traffic but got stopped at a few red lights.
     
  8. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    467
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    I went from Wynn to T1 at that time of day on a Wednesday a few weeks ago. The driver asked me if I wanted to go straight down the strip as there was no traffic at that hour. He was right, no traffic, stopped at one light between Wynn and MGM. It was $18 when we arrived at T1. No reason to take the highway in that case. Not a long long haul, but still a long haul IMO.
     
  9. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    Thanks everyone- I thought the Sands/Paradise route made more sense and was surprised when he crossed the strip. Now I know, and would likely request that route when I get in the cab the next time! The fare wasn't too bad - and really, in the whole scope of a trip $8-10 extra bucks hardly matters I suppose!

    And, how many people book the 7 a.m. flight out of Vegas? Not many. The pic below was taken AFTER the door was closed and we were about to taxi out! Pic to follow~
     
  10. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
  11. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,224
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    111
  12. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    LOL!
     
  13. casinokid68

    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    :snore::snore::snore: Everybody is falling asleep on that flight
     
  14. TimWhalen

    TimWhalen Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Messages:
    117
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
  15. VegasChic-

    VegasChic- VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    This store is in the Venetian shops, it's just a few stores from the entrance to Tao on the same side. They had LOTS of great stuff in there, including many smaller version samplers that were great gift sizes!
     
  16. scottydoog

    scottydoog Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    367
    Location:
    Birmingham, England. But born and raised in Bonny
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    31
    Thanks for the great TR. I will be in Palazzo tomorrow, so thanks for all the useful info about not comping off agreed upgrades, I guess the desk clerk gets some sort of kickback for this.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.