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As you would expect, most people who visit Las Vegas arrive on an airplane. In fact, over 42 million passengers came through McCarran in 2014, including both visitors and locals. Regardless of the specific reason--whether returning home or out to party, lots of folks get their first glimpse of Las Vegas from the air.
This was readily apparent this past weekend when a situation occurred where there were so many private jets that came into LAS, bringing passengers for the fight and the derby most likely, that McCarran had to close itself to any other private planes since there was no more room to park planes.
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Just a quick note to everyone that you should stop by the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay if you get a chance. Many visitors tend to overlook the high-end lounge since it is over on the south side of the Strip and sometimes feels either too far out of the way or otherwise unapproachable, but let me tell you that it is worth the time to make it up there, even if just to enjoy the view.
Recently, I took my first trip up there, and while I had read @East Coast Gambler’s 2014 story about his first time up, I had to take his advice and check it out for myself. All I can say is, it did not disappoint.
If you live in Austin or Atlanta, you'll soon have new options for travel to Las Vegas.
Frontier will begin service connecting Austin to McCarran Airport starting April 30. Flights will be once daily from each destination. Meanwhile, Spirit will launch nonstop service linking Atlanta to Vegas as of May 7. Flights on both carriers will be nighttime service only with departures beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the earliest.
(PHOTO: Greg Clarke)
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It may not look like much (read: it doesn't look like much), but a new watering hole has launched at McCarran Airport.
The Layover Bar opened on New Year's Eve and is located on the esplanade of Terminal 1. Look for it on the second level before travelers pass through security. An airport official tells us the lounge specializes in Bloody Marys and margs "with a modern twist." It's open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
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Yes, we heard your meh from here after you read "Wendy's." It may be news you can lose (especially at airport pricing), but right next door is another airport destination you might want on your radar.
The city known for topless show billboards and “stripper trading cards” on the Strip is now trying to flex its moral muscle. A new Heidi Klum ad campaign for Sharper Image of all things was turned down by McCarran Airport for being too revealing. Underboob is evidently past the threshold for tastefulness. (Though, you can still catch a whole heap of sideboob on Interstate 15 north just after the 215 junction, thanks to the GhostBar DayClub billboard!)
Originally due to launch in August, the option to speed through security with CLEAR, a biometrics system, debuted late last month. Tomorrow, officials will gather for its official kickoff. CLEAR verifies your identity through fingerprint and iris scans. The company pledges to get you through checkpoints in less than five minutes.
Las Vegas-based carrier Allegiant Air will now take you to five new cities and, to celebrate, is giving five lucky luckertons free flights for a year.
Allegiant is adding non-stop service to Pittsburgh, Pa., Indianapolis, Ind., Omaha, Neb., Richmond, Va. and Jacksonville, Fla., with introductory rates from $55 (if you book by November 13 for travel by May 5, 2015). We've posted routes and start dates at the end of this post. Keep in mind that while you can book flights now, service won't begin until February in most cases. Also note that booking with a debit card will save you the most money as opposed to using a credit card.
The next time you fly into or out of Las Vegas, you'll likely notice construction workers on the tarmac. McCarran Airport has announced that it's renovating its longest runway as part of a multi-phase, $67 million project.
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Uber announced the news itself on a blog post that offered sample rates.
• UNLV to Downtown Las Vegas: $13-17
• UNLV to Downtown Summerlin: $34-45
• Downtown Las Vegas to Downtown Summerlin: $36-48
• Downtown Las Vegas to Henderson: $39-52
• Henderson to Summerlin: $63-84
JetBlue is adding a daily round-trip flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas starting January 5, just in time for CES 2015. To introduce the route, guests can enjoy a restricted number of $38 one-way fares for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights between January 10 and April 1, but those will likely sell out quickly as they're only offered through Friday. Ahead of this, on October 28, another Vegas route will be added featuring a non-stop flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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A new retail store is planned for McCarran Airport's D gates. There's no announced timeline as of yet, but we're told the "grab-n-go" location will cover 700-square feet and will offer those signature Couture Pops as well as candy, popcorn, nuts, Vegas souvenirs and ice cream.