gr8player
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:06:12 PM permalink
Please pardon my indulgence as I ask a few questions regarding a Las Vegas trip for my wife and I, sometime in Sept., from Sun - Fri (5 nights):

1.) Which airline runs non-stop from NYC to LV?
2.) Which hotel would be centrally located and best for sightseeing ops?
3.) Regarding sightseeing, any suggestions?
4.) Where might I find the best Bac action?

Oh, and where can I book all of that for under $500?(J/K) But if anyone knows of any super deals, please feel free to advise.

I thank you, in advance, for your considerations.
Sabretom2
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:17:41 PM permalink
1. Delta, united, American
2. Do you intend to book tours with transportation or rental car. If rental, try Palms or Rio, easy access to I-15 and avoid strip traffic.
3. Must do- Hoover Dam and bypass bridge, Red Rock Canyon, Grand Canyon time and $$ permitting.
4. Beats me.
DRich
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:39:40 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player



1.) Which airline runs non-stop from NYC to LV?



I usually fly JetBlue between Las Vegas and NYC. I will be making that flight again in a few weeks.
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AxelWolf
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:40:56 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player

Please pardon my indulgence as I ask a few questions regarding a Las Vegas trip for my wife and I, sometime in Sept., from Sun - Fri (5 nights):

1.) Which airline runs non-stop from NYC to LV?
2.) Which hotel would be centrally located and best for sightseeing ops?
3.) Regarding sightseeing, any suggestions?
4.) Where might I find the best Bac action?

Oh, and where can I book all of that for under $500?(J/K) But if anyone knows of any super deals, please feel free to advise.

I thank you, in advance, for your considerations.

with all the action you claim to give AC they should be comping your airfare and hotel room in vegas.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
rdw4potus
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:45:14 PM permalink
1. Which NYC airport would you prefer? Delta, UAL, American, Virgin, and Jet Blue all get it done. Though some out of Newark and not Kennedy...
2. On the strip? I think it's very easy to get in and out of the Palazzo. That's also a very nice hotel, so it works well.
3. What's your radius? Are you renting a car? Definitely do the local things: Hoover Dam, Red Rock, Mandalay aquarium, Bellagio gardens, Venetian art. Beyond that, consider the Grand Canyon and parks in Utah and CA. September is a very good time to do the high parts of Death Valley National Park.
4. I think somewhere downtown has a 4% commission table?
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gr8player
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January 27th, 2014 at 12:59:21 PM permalink
Thank you so much for your kind replies.

Newark airport is a non-starter for me, only either JFK or LGA.

I do not plan on renting a car, as my wife and I do a lot more gambling than sightseeing. But if a car is necessary, please advise.

Axel, I do have premium cards (Borgata Black and Harrahs Platinum..was Diamond, but they raised their qualifications and I lost out), but my wife would prefer an upscale hotel experience, so it seems that the CET properties will not suffice.

I need a premium hotel that's located well enough where a car wouldn't be needed to get around.

Or, would it be best to rent a car?

It's the hotel that I'm most interested in, and any deals that anyone might know of would help, as well. After all, I'm not accustomed to paying for rooms, not in AC or CT.
rdw4potus
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January 27th, 2014 at 1:17:17 PM permalink
How premium do you need? Caesars and Paris in LV are about the same as Harrah's and Caesars in AC. I would call the Waterfront tower at Harrah's a premium hotel...

If you want to try for a better room, contact a host at Bellagio or Aria and tout the Borgata Black card. Aria is a soulless and boring casino, but with a really fantastic hotel.

You don't need a car if you're going to stay near the strip or downtown areas in Vegas. A car would be handy if you wanted to go to Red Rock or to Hoover Dam without being a part of a shuttled tour group. Most strip hotels have car rental services in them and you could probably get a car for only 1 day to do the dam or red rock. (I have no idea what those rates are...cars at LAS are dirt cheap...)

I think you're stuck with Kennedy, then (no trans-continental flights at LGA - runways are too short). And Delta, American, Jet Blue, and Virgin would be the qualifying airlines.
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Zcore13
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January 27th, 2014 at 1:19:46 PM permalink
Quote: gr8player

Thank you so much for your kind replies.

Newark airport is a non-starter for me, only either JFK or LGA.

I do not plan on renting a car, as my wife and I do a lot more gambling than sightseeing. But if a car is necessary, please advise.

Axel, I do have premium cards (Borgata Black and Harrahs Platinum..was Diamond, but they raised their qualifications and I lost out), but my wife would prefer an upscale hotel experience, so it seems that the CET properties will not suffice.

I need a premium hotel that's located well enough where a car wouldn't be needed to get around.

Or, would it be best to rent a car?

It's the hotel that I'm most interested in, and any deals that anyone might know of would help, as well. After all, I'm not accustomed to paying for rooms, not in AC or CT.



The Cosmopolitan has fabulous rooms and is a very nice Casino.


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hook3670
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January 27th, 2014 at 1:33:35 PM permalink
Anywhere on the strip is fine. I have never rented a car and did not find that to be a problem. Hoover Dam is a must.
gr8player
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January 27th, 2014 at 1:33:56 PM permalink
Thanks again, your input is much appreciated. I haven't been to Vegas since I'm married, probably better than 30 years. So I need all the assistance I can get regarding a Vegas vacation, otherwise I might be searching for the old Stardust....

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