I quickly transferred through the airport and was soon at the taxi rank. I decided to take a taxi rather than Uber as some were at the rank. The strip is split into zones, and the Tropicana is in Zone 1, meaning a flat $19 fare plus tip. It’s about $7 more than an Uber,… Read More A Golden Trip Part 5 – What happens in Vegas…
I crashed at the hotel at about 10 pm the previous night and slept very well until about 5 am. I decided to get up and see what the hotel offered regarding breakfast. As a Hilton Diamond member, I should have got a $15 dining credit. There was nothing on the menu that took my… Read More A Golden Trip Part 4 – Hopping around the West Coast
I was going to go to Las Vegas in April, in that sweet spot between the end of the Tier Point Collection year and the card expiry where you keep your old status. From the 9th of March until the end of April, I would have had all the Gold benefits and be earning even… Read More A Golden Trip – planning a Tier Point Run
I’ll admit – it’s been a while! I started this blog in 2015 when I was used to travelling around on a whim, with my wife, friends or as a solo traveller. Things have changed and the world is a different place. The last proper trip that I wrote about here in full was Australia… Read More Taking to the skies once more!
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!