rdw4potus
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March 7th, 2018 at 5:46:56 PM permalink
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It's funny how perspective changes. 7 years ago I flew to Vegas for 600 round trip and thought I got a great deal. My last 4 trips have been 46, 72, 46, and 109 round trip. I wanted to come to the spring fling for the weekend and it would cost $164 round trip and I consider that too expensive.



Used to be $600ish from here. I was happy to move away to a place where it cost $450. This trip looks to be about $180. Free hotel & free car, so that and food should be my only non-gambling costs.
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Joeman
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March 8th, 2018 at 5:04:42 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

It's funny how perspective changes. 7 years ago I flew to Vegas for 600 round trip and thought I got a great deal. My last 4 trips have been 46, 72, 46, and 109 round trip. I wanted to come to the spring fling for the weekend and it would cost $164 round trip and I consider that too expensive.

$46 round trip to Vegas??? Holy crap! I can't fly anywhere out of Jacksonville for $46. Even a flight on Allegiant strapped to the fuselage runs me $80 min R/T! Must be nice!
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GWAE
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March 8th, 2018 at 9:27:32 AM permalink
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$46 round trip to Vegas??? Holy crap! I can't fly anywhere out of Jacksonville for $46. Even a flight on Allegiant strapped to the fuselage runs me $80 min R/T! Must be nice!



it was on spirit. I have flown to Vegas twice and orlando twice for $23 one way each. The first time we flew to Orlando our son was 18 months so he was free. The 4 of us flew round trip for $195 including 1 bag.

Now I am spoiled and refuse to fly for normal prices.
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March 8th, 2018 at 10:06:34 AM permalink
I am good with May 19.

I say this every year but I am happy to lead a hike at some point but have yet to get a single person to show interest. However, I will throw it out there again.
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billryan
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March 8th, 2018 at 10:19:20 AM permalink
This is a pretty easy trail. Really nice views and somewhat unique as you follow an old rail line and pass through several old train tunnels. I've never done the whole thing, but have taken my dog on the first part a few times.
Do it late in the day and swing by a nearby park to see the herds of Big Horns that congregate every afternoon, shortly before dusk.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/railroad-tunnel-trail
billryan
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March 8th, 2018 at 10:21:24 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

This is a pretty easy trail. Really nice views and somewhat unique as you follow an old rail line and pass through several old train tunnels. I've never done the whole thing, but have taken my dog on the first part a few times.
Do it late in the day and swing by a nearby park to see the herds of Big Horns that congregate every afternoon, shortly before dusk.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/railroad-tunnel-trail




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March 8th, 2018 at 10:41:22 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I say this every year but I am happy to lead a hike at some point .

Hike? Isn't that something girls do with their skirts?
Keeneone
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March 9th, 2018 at 3:50:50 PM permalink
It looks like the 5/19/2018 date is going to be the choice. That weekend works for me as well. I look forward to it.
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March 9th, 2018 at 10:21:01 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

It looks like the 5/19/2018 date is going to be the choice.

Well, here I go second-guessing myself. When I woke this thread up again last week, I made the comment:
Quote: Doc

I think the candidate Saturdays are 5/19 and 5/26 with the latter one being the start of Memorial Day weekend. I haven't yet looked at whether airline fares or room rates might spike for that.


Now I find some surprising things regarding rates. For some (perhaps bizarre) reason, the airfares I find from my location to Las Vegas are about the same for those two weekends, but the Las Vegas room rates that I have found are much lower for the Memorial Day weekend. Does that make sense to anyone? Has anyone else noticed higher than usual lodging rates for the period of May 16th to 21st or thereabouts, especially when compared to a week later?
billryan
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March 10th, 2018 at 7:56:31 AM permalink
I was told last Memorial Day that it is one of the lightest holidays for Vegas tourism.
East Coasters are hitting the Hamptons and or the beaches.

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