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A Trio Of Airlines To Offer More Ways To Get Here

October 2, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (5)

JetBlue, Virgin America and Edelweiss Air are making it easier to get to Las Vegas.

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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Sugar Factory To Land At McCarran Airport

September 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM | by | Comments (2)

The original Sugar Factory at The Mirage is gone, but that doesn't mean Vegas' sugar high is fading.

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.

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New Routes To Vegas From Scotland, Mexico And Cincinnati

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map], 89119
September 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM | by | Comments (4)

We saw a large number of new flight announcements to and from Vegas as summer kicked off back in May, and now we're seeing airlines begin to gear up for the upcoming fall, winter and holiday seasons. Here’s the latest coming out of McCarran Airport:

•Starting December 5, Mexican carrier, VivaAerobus, will offer four non-stop services between Monterrey and Las Vegas on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Introductory fares will start at $99 each way.

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Allegiant Adding Non-Stop Service Between Cincinnati And Vegas

August 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

Allegiant Air will launch new, non-stop service between Vegas and Cincinnati December 18. If you book before August 19 for travel by February 10, 2015, you may be able to snag a fare from as low as $81, including tax. Use your debit card to book as, for some reason, fares secured with a credit card will be priced higher, according to Allegiant. Service will be twice weekly between McCarran (LAS) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airports.

Today's news follows the addition of routes from Cincinnati to Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix just last month. They'll take off October 9 and November 12, respectively.

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PGA TOUR Grill Tees Off At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
July 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

The PGA TOUR rolls through Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run prior to next week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool, but that hasn’t stopped golf’s governing body from taking up a more permanent residence here in Las Vegas.

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Get Your Eyeball Scanned at McCarran

June 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (3)

If regular old Precheck isn't fancy-dancy, tech-no-logic enough for you, you might want to consider spicing up your travel days with McCarran's newest fasttrack program, CLEAR, set to launch this August.

The premise is intertwined with TSA Precheck in that passengers get to go through expedited security screening, but instead of walking up to a podium and handing over your boarding pass and ID, CLEAR takes a page out of futuristic today's movies by utilizing bio-metric verification technology; aka, your eyes and fingerprints are scanned in order to confirm your identity. If you want to see how CLEAR works, you can watch a video here.

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Taking Off At McCarran: More Ways To Do It Yourself

June 6, 2014 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (5)

Leaving Vegas is hard enough, but getting here is a breeze. Here's the latest on some new routes and expedited services happening at McCarran Airport:

British Airways has launched self-boarding devices at all of its gates at McCarran which means travelers can check themselves in by scanning their boarding passes prior to entering the jet bridge.

This is absolutely huge news as it saves approximately a half of a second by removing the need to hand your ticket to the gate agent. Help is present at the self-service kiosks to assist those who have trouble scanning their own tickets, further confusing the technology's purpose.

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Getting Your Vegas On Mid-Air

May 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM | by | Comments (11)

Although many surveys conducted in today's world are nothing more than creative publicity stunts, we couldn't help but share the results of a recent study, one that investigated which flight paths tend to be the most booze-fueled.

Conducted by GuestLogix, a Toronto-based supplier of in-flight payment systems to about 90 percent of North American airlines (PR plug fulfillment.. fulfilled), it analyzed the in-flight sales of five carriers between November 2013 and February 2014, trying to figure out who buys what when they're going where. (Got that? No? Great.)

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At McCarran Airport, The Doctor Will See You Again

May 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM | by | Comments (2)

The doctor is in again at McCarran Airport!

After closing its doors more than two years ago for a transfer of ownership, the McCarran Medical Clinic and Pharmacy has announced its reopening. It can be found near the A/B checkpoint in Terminal 1.

While it will be available to locals and airport employees, clinic operators plan to provide a variety of services catering specifically to travelers, such as flight clearance, vacation supply prescriptions, travel immunizations, and urgent care services. You know, all the shit you need after a bender in Vegas. There also will be a full-service pharmacy with licensed medical providers on site as well as a gift shop/drug store.

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Now Boarding: A McCarran Round-Up

May 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM | by | Comment (1)

This week was a busy one in terms of airline news in Vegas, including the announcement of two new non-stop routes. Here’s the latest coming out of McCarran Airport:

After a successful pilot program in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Southwest has announced that passengers will now be able to use mobile boarding passes for flights out of McCarran. The pass can be sent to your smart phone via e-mail, text message, or through the airline’s app. Not all passengers are eligible, though: infants, unaccompanied minors, senior-fare passengers, and military travelers must still use a paper ticket.

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Frontier Launching Non-Stop Flights from D.C. to Vegas

May 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (6)

We missed a "as low as $15" flash sale, but getting to Vegas just got a little easier and cheaper for those in our nation's capital. Frontier Airlines announced yesterday that it will launch 14 new routes from Washington Dulles International Airport, including non-stop flights to Vegas beginning September 8. Rates for September are currently between $99 and $129 one-way.

The five-hour flight will run once daily on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, departing Dulles at 8:20 p.m. and arriving in Vegas at 10:25 p.m. Return flights on Thursday and Sunday will leave McCarran Airport at 9:50 p.m. and arrive in D.C. at 5:15 a.m. while return flights on Monday and Friday will depart at 11:20 p.m. and arrive at 6:45 a.m.

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The 8 New TSA Videos You'll See At McCarran Airport

May 13, 2014 at 7:46 PM | by | Comments (2)

Air travelers at McCarran Airport have a new batch of TSA videos to zone out to while waiting to pass through security checkpoints.

McCarran, the TSA, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have collaborated on eight new videos featuring the do's and don'ts of passing through security for (in)frequent fliers. Apparently, we've all been watching the same vids since 2004. But, times change as well as TSA procedures so a new batch of tips were created, emphasizing what to do with strollers, liquids, toys that look like weapons, and more.

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