Having recently been going through my photos, I realised that there are a number of trips I have not written up. I thought that I would start with this trip from the summer of 2018 because it not only earned me the most tier points from any single trip I have done, which eventually to… Read More Summer 2018 – going for Gold and Diamond
This might sound crazy, but with such a short time in the city, I would advise hiring a car – preferably a Mustang – and getting out of it! Pick up a car from the airport (I can recommend Avis as they have decent cars, are reasonably priced and their free-to-join Preferred scheme means you… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 48 hours in Las Vegas
After a pretty busy week, it was time to head home. An early flight from Las Vegas to New York meant that I had to return my hire car to the airport at around 0530. Getting through security was a fairly quick process and I was soon at the gates. Having had a successful night… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 4: Homeward-bound
Having flown out to Copenhagen, and then back to London and up to Manchester, it was soon time to fly out to Vegas. I was thankful that my Gold status allowed me to book a seat in American Airline’s Main Cabin Extra section. These tend to be seats with slightly more legroom that are situated… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 3: The Philadelphia Skip
Las Vegas – well, what can I say?! Extravagant, gaudy, OTT. Certainly an experience! And… I spotted a Starbucks! 9 days in the USA and this was my first glimpse! Contrary to belief they are not on every corner! We were staying at the Venetian. An enormous hotel with thousands of suites (all rooms were suites)… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles arrives in Las Vegas
I am returning to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays for a week with my friend, but will have a couple of days at the end on my own. Last time I made it to the Hoover Dam, but didn’t get to see the Grand Canyon. As a Geographer, I am really keen to make… Read More I saved £20 on car rental by logging in!
Last summer, I took a trip to Las Vegas but, sadly, my baggage didn’t spend as much time in Sin City as I did. As per the instructions of Karen at the luggage desk, I went shopping the next day to get some clean clothes and toiletries. Now, there is obviously the temptation to go… Read More New shoes – courtesy of American Airlines
Something that is quite unique to the whole Vegas experience is the idea of comping. This is when a business will provide something to someone for free in the hope of generating loyalty and extra business. This happens in a number of ways on a number of scales. In all the casinos on the strip… Read More There IS such a thing as a free lunch – when you’re comped in Vegas!
Having been back for a few days, I have been able to reflect on the journey and get some statistics together. Aircraft: Airbus – A318, A319, A321 Boeing – 737, 747 Airlines: American British Airways Airports: DUB JFK LAS LAX LCY LHR MIA Cabins: Club Europe Club World International First Transcontinental First Domestic First Lounges:… Read More Reflections on my trip to Las Vegas
Having arrived late on the Wednesday night and without my suitcase, the first day was never going to be a particularly busy day. It had also been a very late night for my two friends who are showing me round Vegas. One of them has been coming here several times a year for the last… Read More My first impressions of Las Vegas