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Ringing in the New Year Weathering the Storm With Smashing Wins and Celebrations the Norm!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Flowers, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Yes, my annual New Years trip is unofficially underway though I am now in my 13th hour of sitting in the Buffalo airport weathering the first major snowstorm here in some time.

    I was supposed to depart Buffalo at 6:15 am, connecting through Detroit and arriving in Vegas at 10:15 am. That flight as of 30 minutes ago was supposed to have departed at 6:10 pm (12 hours and 5 minutes later) to connect to a flight that would get to Vegas around 10:15 PM. Even though the pilots were on the plane that flight was just cancelled and now they are putting us on a later Detroit flight but I am cutting really close my connection.

    Figuring out plan B now. Will post some pictures after I do.

    Most of the title of this trip report is wishful thinking but hey, I figured it can't hurt to focus on the positive.

    No matter, I look forward to having a relaxing, winning and reflective trip while also catching up with @dbueler and potentially some other VMBers if the plans work out.

    Wish me luck please!!! That VMB luck was great during my last trip!
     
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  2. Marky147

    Marky147 VIP Whale

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    Oh no, what a nightmare.

    I really hope they get you out of there soon, and that you make it to vegas as quickly and safely as possible.

    Everything crossed for you, and hopefully your patience will be rewarded with royals, and handpays!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. GamblingGolfer

    GamblingGolfer VIP Whale

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    Best of luck getting there! The hardest part is wishing to get out of the airport, but not wanting them to take any chances.

    I'm sure, when you arrive, that you will have a wonderful time. Looking forward to sharing it vicariously with you.

    Cheers, GG.
     
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  4. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Yes, I've had some awful times traveling through the Great Lakes region in winter. Wishing you smooth sailing for the rest of the trip.
     
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  5. Geauxtgr91

    Geauxtgr91 Tourist

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    I am throughly looking forward to your Trip Report---safe travels !
     
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  6. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Rough travel start; so there’s the bad luck out of the way. Safe travels; have a fabulous trip!
     
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  7. ReTriggerMe

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    Best of luck getting there.

    Looking forward to your trip report.
     
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  8. booker

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    Man, oh man! I am certainly joining the VMBers pulling for you. Most importantly, be safe and well.
     
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  9. jjluvsvegas

    jjluvsvegas Tourist

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    Best of luck to you Flowers! Waiting for that flight must be so frustrating. Hope you get out soon.
    I so enjoy your trip reports and will be following along.
     
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  10. eliza

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    Love your positive attitude - even in a very frustrating situation. Crossing my fingers that you make it to Vegas tonight.
     
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  11. AyDee

    AyDee is getting too old for this

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    Bad luck in the front, Good luck in the back,
    Good luck, @Flowers , I know you'll have a first class experience once you show up in your second home, ...

    maybe there's a progressive somewhere fattening up with every minute you wait..

    :hmmm: Please find it and report back..

    (addendum: :wink2: I think you found it)

    I really wish everyone could experience how dope the JSX experience is...
    o_OI think now we're ruined on driving, and flying commercial.
     
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  12. cvkelz

    cvkelz Extremely Low Roller- like, I barely roll at all.

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    Oh no!!!!! I hope very much that things improve and you set off soon on a winning trip! Much love and good vibes coming your way!!!
     
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  13. duceiswild

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    Good luck Flowers, always enjoy following along with your reports. Have an amazing trip and a great New Year’s celebration.

    The universe is just getting all of the bad luck out of the way with your travel challenges. Once you clear that hurdle, it is going to be smooth sailing and lots of handpays!
     
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    pass line man High-Roller

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    Good luck
     
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    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Eeeeek :eek: Here’s hoping you are in Vegas ASA (safely) P and you’re just building up luck for a dealt Unicorn on UX or Hot Roll :thumbsup::jester:
     
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    Blue pacific Low-Roller

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    Good luck flowers!, looking forward seeing all the crazy handpays coming soon
     
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  17. JulianC

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    So sad to hear about the travel woes. I will probably miss you here at Encore, since I'm checking out in the morning.
     
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  18. rm22

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    So sorry to have read this and are you waiting for the detroit flight or your orig flight to detroit? i thought your orig flight but not 100% sure on that the way you wrote it. You'll be in my thoughts. If it makes you feel any better, on one of my reg FL trips for 3.5 days, i missed my morning flight and had to be on standby for the next 4, can you believe? I think i was at the airport for 8 hrs and i was on competition prep on top of that. Similar to your current situation of being at the airport for hrs. i was never allowed on any of those 4 flights and think i finally got on one at 4pm maybe, cant remember but i was going to be in FL for only 2.5 days or something uhhhh, what a drag. I still run late and havent learned my lesson yet lol. You will get there. Just get there safely and we know you'll be very well rested to play all night long for those big wins of yours. Will be reading your detailed report soon.
     
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  19. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    Oh my goodness 13 hours + sitting at the airport :oops: Sending all my good luck and wishes your way! You will get to Vegas and have a wonderful and winning New Year!
     
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  20. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Eeek. Looks like the next BUF > DTW flight is at 6:15 am tomorrow morning :eek: I hope that isn't the only option for you to get there :(

    Fingers crossed you won't have to be at the airport too much longer. Eagerly awaiting your next update, hoping it will foreshadow lots of multiplied royals once you get to Vegas!

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    P.S. If all else fails, and I'm sure you've looked into this, but there is a nonstop from BUF on Southwest at 4:55 pm tomorrow.

    Edited to add: I'm also sure you've looked into this but mentioning it anyway... if you booked this flight on a credit card with delay insurance, it could be worth investigating if it covers weather delays. I know mine does, and it covers such things as hotel accommodations and rebooking on a flight that will get you there sooner than the original flight. At minimum, the former would sure beat camping out in the airport all this time.
     
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