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What time I should leave the Luxor to the airport?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by EastCoastVegasFan!, May 16, 2019.

  1. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Ok, so what is the absolute latest I should take a Lyft from the Luxor to the airport? I want to squeeze as much time out of this trip as possible.

    I have a 5:45 AM flight on a Monday morning. I don't plan on sleeping the night before. I am thinking, if I leave at 4:15am, which puts me at McCarran at 4:25 AM. I should be able to make it. I can't imagine the airport being that packed that early.

    • It's a domestic flight with Southwest and I only have one carry-on. No need to check any bags.
    • I will have my boarding pass on the app. So no need to check-in at the ticket counter.
    I do NOT have clear or anything that puts me through security quicker. Just the general line.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Should be fine. Chances are pre-check will not be open if you even happen to get it.

    We have opened that line twice in the past... can not remember the time... but not that early.
     
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    I think you are leaving too early, lol, if your goal is to maximize trip time. With your boarding pass, check in luggage, you can get there at 5:00 am and be fine. Have the driver drop you off at zero level and take the escalator straight up to the TSA lines
     
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    Your time frame is about what I would do as well in your situation.
    I fly internationally back to Canada with a checked bag and I usually plan to get to the airport about an hour and 15 minutes before the flight as the check-in counter closes an hour before departure. So, although I don't have experience flying domestically in the US, nor have any experience flying out of Vegas at 5:45am... I would still feel comfortable recommending at least an hour before, but doesn't have to be much more than that.
     
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    Good thought. But rideshare aren't allowed to drop off at zero level (unless they want to risk a fine).

    And as someone who often leaves around that time, I have always found the pre-check line open at the security nearest the parking garage. The other security points, it might be closed. I think the OP's plan is fine, but I have seen the lines get kind of long that early in the morning, only because the airport isn't fully staffed that early
     
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    Be careful of long line at TSA in the morning.
     
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    FYI. Last week we had 6 people in line with us at security at that time in the morning. We were thru in about 10 mins. But it looked to be fully staffed too. That was a Tuesday
     
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    I think your schedule looks fine. I would not want to miss my flight after staying up all night.
     
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    Tuesday morning vs Monday morning, that's day and night.
     
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    An hour ahead of your flight is more than enough time. I'm usually through security and to the gate in 20 minutes or less. When do they start boarding 520