MaxPen
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:14:47 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Im queens. My daughter is Brooklyn

The train is 2 blocks from either of our houses.

I can get most anywhere in NYC within an hour at anytime of day

During business hours driving that same distance could take upwards of 3 hours. Its literally bumper to bumper traffic in Manhattan.

Driving thru the Lincoln Tunnel between 5 and 7 pm is usually a 90 minute debacle (about 10 minutes at 2 am for comparison)

Imagine 8 million people all travelled simultaneously... in a city the size of Burbank



I wonder what the average parking space sells for in Manhattan. When I was last there $40 was cheap for a day of parking in a garage. I heard people who live in buildings buy spots for their cars.
darkoz
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:19:01 AM permalink
Okay I am officially in. Just booked all plane tickets

Me, my now infamous daughter who says she really wants to meet you guys and my 13 and 8 year old grandkids who almost certainly are indifferent about meeting you guys but dont mind a trip to vegas and knotts berry farm if that's the price to pay

Flying in Thursday morning one way NYC to Vegas $110 per person

Leaving Sunday 8pm to Los Angeles one way $76 per person on infamous Spirit Airlines

Return Tuesday from Los Angeles one way for $118 each person.

Approximately $300 round trip NYC to Vegas to LA back NYC

Yes, I am a bargain hunter at heart

EDIT: being 5'4 and my daughter 5'2 we should have no problem with legroom on Spirit. My 8 year as well should be fine

My 13 year old granddaughter is already 5'8 so we will see. Her dad was 6'6

And yes, my granddaughter "looks down on me" :)
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darkoz
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:21:38 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I wonder what the average parking space sells for in Manhattan. When I was last there $40 was cheap for a day of parking in a garage. I heard people who live in buildings buy spots for their cars.



I have seen as high as $40 an HOUR for midtown parking during either business hours or Broadway events hours
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AxelWolf
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:29:35 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

thats now how business works. So in your theory my competitors and I should join together and instead of us each charging 5% there could be 1 company and charge 12%? Isnt that a monopoly and that the FTC tries to prevent from happening?

More like 30%.


p.s. I have flown Spirit oodles of times since the Spirit/D match play promo started and I have yet to do it.
♪♪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♪♪
AxelWolf
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:37:22 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Neither my daughter nor myself have drivers licenses.

Doesn't this make it difficult/a pain in the ass to go to certain casinos? It seems like this would limit you to only certain places.
♪♪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♪♪
darkoz
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:40:00 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Doesn't this make it difficult/a pain in the ass to go to certain casinos? It seems like this would limit you to only certain places.



I won't disagree with saying certain places are a pain in the ass to get too

If its a valuable location I will get there somehow or find someone i trust with a car to handle it for me. Or just pay them for the ride
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AxelWolf
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March 21st, 2019 at 10:49:23 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz



someone i trust

Hows that working out for your cash and cards that were stolen?
♪♪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♪♪
darkoz
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March 21st, 2019 at 11:11:32 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Hows that working out for your cash and cards that were stolen?



Perfectly fine

It was someone I didn't trust who was the problem

How are your friends and family working out for you. Trust any of them?
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darkoz
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March 21st, 2019 at 11:13:14 AM permalink
So where should I stay?

MGM is giving me free rooms

Excalibur looks good for kids.

Any other place within Mlife good for kids
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MaxPen
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March 21st, 2019 at 11:21:56 AM permalink
Excalibur is really run down. I can only imagine what their rooms look like.
I'm over 6' and Spirit is my favorite bargain airline. I would havve to be paid to fly on Frontier.

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