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Poll: After seeing the reopening of Vegas, I think:

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sonya, Jun 12, 2020.

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After seeing the reopening of Vegas, I think:

Poll closed Jun 17, 2020.
  1. It looks great and I want to go back now.

    44 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. I'm excited by the reports & will get back pretty soon.

    79 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. The reports are consistent with my expectations, but meh, no rush.

    78 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. I'm a little bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm going to wait a little longer.

    90 vote(s)
    24.1%
  5. I'm quite bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm not going back for awhile.

    82 vote(s)
    22.0%
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  1. BlueBellThunder

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    I’m planning a road trip from NJ a week from now. I need to get out of the house. It’s been 3 months since my regular routine was shut down. I don’t expect work to call me back till fall, so this will not be a rushed road trip. I plan on spending 4-5 days to get there, 6 nights there, and 4-5 days to get home. As far as masks, I’ll wear one, even though I’m not sure if it’s just a placebo. I’d rather not be masked shamed. Personally I don’t think I’ll wear a mask in the casino if no one is around me. Also I don’t see a need to wear one outdoors, especially in Vegas heat.

    The mask views are mine, and mine only. I’m not trying to start a mask debate, because it will become toxic.
     
  2. Jimbucc

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    Booked for September.
     
  3. jpw711

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    The reports are consistent with my expectations and I'll get there pretty soon.

    I'm not excited about the reports, but I'm ready to go, mainly to just GO anywhere.
     
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  4. Astribling

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    I had a May trip rescheduled for September. I'm a bit disappointed that all the "rules" they put in place really are not doing much. From the TRs I have read, it looks like there are still logistical things that need to be worked out. I'm hoping by September those things will be better. I will wear a mask, that doesn't bother me.
     
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  5. ken2v

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    I voted in the middle because none of this is surprising or changing our thoughts.

    How anyone can be surprised by any of this is as mystifying as, well denying evolution and science. Casinos are willing to roll the dice on infection and spread by patching together feel good measures of debatable value as they are willing to risk the rebound and its consequences for earlier $$$. I guess I get that. And we're relying on individuals to do the simplest thing they can do to slow this thing down, short of hiding in the bunker, and they aren't doing it.

    Get in a crowd in the wrong environment, this thing spreads. It's that simple.

    We have travel planned, so this isn't coming of some level of paranoia.
     
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  6. JosieCat

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    None of the categories really fit for me. I am very concerned at what I am seeing with safety precautions. But that hasn't stopped me from booking, but - it will definitely impact where I stay and what I do.

    I booked July using an unexpected credit from Delta - and it was only $104, so if the date gets here and I am uncomfortable about going, I'm only out a credit. Delta has committed to no middle seat and masks through the end of September, and from what I've read, the air is replaced and filtered frequently during the flight. Is that accurate. ???? I don't know. The restroom would concern me, but for a 3 hour flight, I'm going to do my best to not need to use it.

    I booked a 2 night stay, so don't feel I would have to worry about getting sick while in Vegas. I plan on keeping close to home the week before I go.

    I originally booked Wynn and planned on paying for my stay, as they seem the most serious about taking precautions and I like that they are requiring masks.

    Once MB opened up, I also booked my M Life offer at Delano. The MB casino, at least IMO, never seems very crowded - and is I think great for social distancing. My favorite time to gamble is in the 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 am. time period, so I think that would be doable. I could find something else to do the rest of the day.

    So, I'm booked, as I REALLY need something to look forward to - but as during this pandemic, things change from week to week - whether I end up going or not, will depend.
     
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  7. ronc

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    I voted in the middle...

    We'll see where things go in the coming weeks; we knew "spikes" were coming with reopening.

    I have trips booked but I have yet to go to a sit down restaurant since they re-reopened. We are still doing Friday night takeout and picking up most groceries.

    I want to go, hang at the Aria Sky Pool for hours, eat some good meals, and gamble a bit. I am just not sure that I am there yet.

    I am much more sure about our upcoming Keys trip. We'll have a house and cook most meals there. I will be on a boat. The amount of outside contacts will be higher than here on a daily basis, but not at the level of going to Vegas.
     
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  8. Audible Nectar

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    I don't like what I see. Wife saw Cosmo video and pics of the disclaimer posted at Cosmo's entrances and told me to "pull the plug on that". Not that we were certain at all about keeping that reservation but those two recent "sights" pretty much shot any short/medium term visit to Vegas in the head anytime soon. I can't see it happening for us until fall 2021 - at minimum, and that's entirely based on COVID related factors and completely independent of schedules, rates, events in town, etc.

    We don't trust the hotels on this at all, profit and survival are too strong a motivator to trust them on this in our opinion. it's entirely linked to "evidence based science" and assessing our willingness to "risk". That's not in the lexicon right now.

    And I vacationed in NYC one month after 9/11, so it's not about being scared of my own skin, it's about protecting my health in a reasonable fashion. And this is a guy who would share a cannabis cig or bowl with any number of friends six months ago, so not a germaphobe by nature.

    But the science tells me "NFW" and I'll leave it to the imagination to figure out the acronym.
     
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  9. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Agree with everything @LB9 says here. But, I think that energy/excitement that I crave will be back in due time. I have a July 24th trip, and I still feel I picked a good time for Vegas to iron out the wrinkles, and for people to feel better about coming. No, it won’t be overwhelming with people, but feel most will be “Vegasy” - if that makes sense. People that have been cooped up all Spring, and want some fun.
     
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    Gaggles managed to find a weakness in the system and the Countdown Timer still stands. I've gotta get out and live. I can't be dependent on a vaccine to allow for that. And it is gonna be a fun Trip Report for everyone's viewing pleasure. Details on how a guy from Canada is getting there are pending but I am happy to say it does not involve any horse rustling as a means of transportation at the Montana border.
     
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    I been following on a news and even a TR here regarding opening back of Vegas and I gotta say looks like they are doing best as they can to make "safe" envoirment for their guest I was very hesitant go back right away or even this year...but if Vegas keep on doing with all safety then perhaps I will seriously consider going back sometime this year :)
     
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    I voted later but I don't know. After getting out of the hospital after 5 weeks, Covid hit. As each month goes by, I cancel another trip. Seattle later this month was the latest to fall. I am going stir crazy and haven't been anywhere since Thanksgiving. Trips to Vegas scheduled for Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec. Sept will be a cancellation, I'm almost sure. The other three look doubtful from the scenes I've seen of Vegas. No guidelines seem to be enforced. IMO, big relapse coming and possibly another shutdown. Just my opinion. <sigh> I need to go somewhere.

    EDIT: The only reason I haven't cancelled Sept yet is that I'm hoping when it gets closer, SWA will issue vouchers for the $100 in Early Bird we paid for much earlier. The airfare was paid with miles, so that is an automatic refund when we cancel.
     
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  13. ken2v

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    lol @Gaggles

    We do need to travel. Wish we could come your direction but will wait for next year. We'll keep our trips domestic this year, if they still come together.
     
  14. DiamondJim21

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    I'm traveling to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks, staying at Paris. Will be spending time at Four Queens and Ellis Island in addition to the Strip. I wish more casinos, restaurants, and bars were open to spread out the crowds more, but I'm not really worried about getting the virus. I guess the casinos underestimated the amount of guests that would immediately show up. I really want to see Las Vegas during this weird time as it will probably be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
     
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  15. tornadobox

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    In a previous poll, I voted that I wouldn't go back to Vegas until things were "normal".

    This time my vote is that I've made the decision to go back "relatively" soon.

    After canceling an upcoming July group trip, getting a comp offer for Cosmopolitan that I wouldn't have otherwise received due to them looking to draw back business, then watching videos and reading trip reports, and seeing that Delta is blocking out middle seats on flights through the end of September...I took the plunge and booked a solo 3-night trip at the end of August into the beginning of September.

    Ultimately, I'm hoping between now and the end of August that things are better than they are now with regards to the prevalence of the virus, though the realist in me thinks that's unlikely. Being a solo traveler, I feel like I have more control over where I go and what I do, and if there's a situation I'm not comfortable with then there's no social stigma to me just getting up and moving away from whatever it is I'm not comfortable with (easer to say than to do when with a group of people). I have no issues wearing a mask, washing my hands, physical distancing, or getting food to go and eating in my room.

    Who knows...maybe my trip experience will suck. Or maybe it'll be as expected at this point; not "normal" but still enjoyable.
     
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    I am one of the few who likes what he is hearing about the opening... for now I have a late September trip scheduled but I may sneak in a trip next month - I am fortunate that I can drive....
     
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    Reservations for two weeks at the end of August.

    Honestly, I flip-flop a few times a day and it's killing me. That first Cosmo video was just horrible; it remains to be seen if it is really representative after the initial rush. BUT, I'm perfectly happy playing slots for a couple of hours in the dead middle of the night and I can live without the rest of the Vegas-y stuff for at least one trip.

    The 6 hour flight is probably more of a concern. Yeah, airplanes have filtration systems. The cabin air has to get INTO the system first, duh.

    I have a JetBlue Mint seat booked both ways and they are currently not booking the aisle Mint seats or the middle seats in the main cabin through July 6. I'll be watching to see if they extend that or not.

    It's too early yet for me to pull the plug. It'll take a couple of months to see what the full impact of re-opening was. In some places, it doesn't look so good. By the end of July, I figure there will be enough info to decide. With no-fee-for-cancellation on the airline tickets, I can actually wait until the day before, but that just kinda prolongs the angst.

    So I'm watching:
    • Stats from reopening in Vegas and elsewhere, especially places within a few hours drive
    • Positive test rate % in Massachusetts (who'll be on the plane with me)
    • Airline seat booking policies and how many (and which) seats are booked on my flights
    • Accounts from TRs and elsewhere on how guests are behaving
    Right now I'd say it's about 20% chance I go, it hasn't really ever gotten over 50%. It dropped a lot this week. Some days one brain cell says "fuck it, just go" and the other 6 billion take care of that pretty quickly.

    I have backup reservations in Atlantic City, I can drive there in about 5 hours if my id takes over and I decide "I can't possibly live another day without a getaway."

    I was gonna work another year, but I decided to retire in December because I thought there was gonna be a lot of bad juju in 2020 and I wanted to have the option to be off the streets and out of the way. Well, here we are.

    I can't afford to catch this thing. I have the luxury of not having to do anything. I'm not gonna throw that away for a trip to Vegas. I got nothing to prove to myself or anybody else. I'll gladly trade a couple of trips now for twenty down the line. I'm 99.99% data and risk-driven about this, 0.01% emotionally-driven.

    I do kinda want to get one of those Bellagio masks, though. :D
     
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  18. alanleroy

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    We're probably more exposed tramping through the airport and sitting in an airplane with a hundred or two of our fellow travelers for hours. We have more control about where we sit and what we do in a Las Vegas casino. Mask or no mask. That said, I'd drive there and just be careful. It may even be safer with far few people there. I don't like most people anyway so I'd be ok with far fewer people there.
     
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    Seeing the lack of crowds, no shows, limited dining etc I had to vote I am in no rush. First off I believe the operators have done a good job just getting open to begin with. Hell here in Ontario there is NO mention of anything gaming opening and it is incredibly unlikely any time soon (in our region you can't even get a bloody haircut). With that said though even if we could go I wouldn't want to. A lot of the reason we go to Vegas is being able to do whatever we want, whenever we want. Now that obviously doesn't mean fine dining at any hour; but having to think 'is this open, or is that open' isn't in my wheelhouse. I am still holding out hope for perhaps a Sept/Oct trip but it won't break my heart if it doesn't happen. I will say though if we lived closer and perhaps could drive then we would be all in.
     
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    Things seem to be pretty much what I've expected, after reading recent trip reports and watching various YouTube vloggers live-streaming from the strip and downtown, since Vegas reopened. Some properties seem to be more strict with their safety protocols, while others seem to be more relaxed with them which is no surprise. The same with visitors who prefer to wear masks and those who don't and this also goes for social distancing as well. I'm still sticking to my original plan and waiting for Vegas to get back to normal again before I return.
     
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