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The "Perfect Timing" trip of 2021 to Cal/Cosmo 5/15-5/20

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Lulu4545, May 14, 2021.

  1. Lulu4545

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    Ah!
    I forgot to mention that on Monday or Tuesday (it's been a week so I already forgot) we got Thai massages from LV Thai Massage & Spa:
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/lv-thai-massage-and-spa-las-vegas

    Hands down, BEST massage I ever got, anywhere. We called at 3:30pm, said we could be there at 4p, and they were ready for all 3 of us.
    We did the $70/60 minute Combo Thai massage. You fill out a form, indicate where on your body you want them to concentrate & off you go into a private room. I'm not a fan of community massages where there's a bunch of randos in one room.
    Usually every trip to Vegas I'll find some random massage place on Groupon or Yelp & this place has outdone them all. It's a little higher in price compared to the Spring Mountain Road set of massage places but it's totally worth it. Definitely worth that & the $40 tip.

    I forgot to take a pic of the services menu, this is from Yelp. The pricing has not changed though:
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    I'm already going to contact them today to schedule at least one session for the BF & I when we return in July.
     
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  2. makikiboy

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    Hi Lulu, how was your trip back to Hawaii? Did you fly on Hawaiian? Did they open the checkin early or did you have to wait in line before they opened? When I travelled at the beginning of the month the HA people didn't get to the checkin area until a little more than 2 hours before flight time. By then the was a long long line of people waiting to check in.

    But then there was another long line at the gate to get your wrist band for the safe travels thing.

    I sure hope that HA got their act together to make the flight back to HNL a little more convenient.
     
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    @makikiboy - We flew back on Hawaiian Air (because of the Worksite Labs testing for HA passengers at MSS). The plane ride was fine. Looked like every seat was filled.

    Hawaiian's kiosk situation was disorganized. We printed our boarding passes & waited around for 5 minutes before another passenger told us the line to drop off baggage was somewhere else, 15 people deep. Process took about 10-15 minutes.

    After our baggage was dropped off going through TSA was easy, less than 5 minutes. BUT, when we got to good ol' Gate D35, we were greeted by a line about 40 people deep waiting for the Safe Travel wristband. I want to say it took about 40 minutes because once we got our wristbands I had about 15 minutes to get my morning coffee.

    This line got twice as bad after we got in it. I think people were still trying to get their wristband after they began boarding.
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    The problem I saw at the wristband stand was that they were catering to people who didn't do any of the shit on the Safe Travels Website. Like, nothing. All they had was a print out of their COVID test. The agent would give them printed instructions & tell the passenger to go do it but then the passenger would stand there in everyone's way & prevent the next person (who actually completed all the required nonsense on the website) from getting processed. Once we got to the agent it didn't take more than 2 minutes to get our wristband. :bang:

    So to answer your question, they did not streamline anything. It would make more sense to me to have someone assess each person in line BEFORE they get to the desk agent & separate them into 2 line: If you completed everything on the webiste, you go to Line 1. If you didn't, you go to line 2 where there's someone there to hold your hand & help you.

    Hopefully we won't have to do this much longer...
     
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  4. makikiboy

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    Yeah, I know what you mean and I agree with you. Line 1 for people who completed their safe travels thing. Line 2 for people that still needed to fill out the safe travels. This would also help because someone could walk them through the process but let the other people who already completed it to get processed quicker.

    They were also announcing every so often that people who didn't take the covid test didn't need to stand in line as they would have to quarantine when they get to Hawaii.

    Guess HA couldn't find rocket scientists to help explain to them how to create a better procedure how to handle safe travels. When I came back there was a long line for people waiting to check in, at least 100 to 150 people. Then another long line at the gate to process the safe travels. What a clusterfck.

    Anyway, this is all moot, probably in a month or by July 1. I heard thje guv might do away with the safe travels thing, esp for Islanders returning back to the islands.


    Yeah, when I came back on May 8 every economy seat was filled. People were even paying extra for the economy plus seats so they could get on the plane.

    But with MSS reopening soon not sure they can continue covid testing at MSS for very long. JMHO.
     
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    Thanks for the great report and pictures. Sorry that you got sick after eating, but mixing raw fish, garlic, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, pepperoni together :stir:, and that = :vomit:
     
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    @casinokid68 - You make a good point. I just read about this Secret Pizza place so much I was determined to try it. And I love ricotta cheese. At least I can now say I tried it, didn't like it, & now will not have to wait an hour for (not so secret) pizza, LOL!
     
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