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Old 11-29-2007, 06:34 PM
john kane john kane is offline
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Default how best to go from london to vegas? (pref by plane)

hi

i need to go from london to vegas (nearest airport is McCarren International in case vegas has more than 1 airport), any suggestions on best route? basically whatever will be relatively quick and not overpriced. i was thinking of just typing into lastminute.com to find the best deal, but anyone know of a good way to do it?

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Old 11-29-2007, 06:44 PM
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might it be cheaper to fly into nyc and then take jetblue or a budget carrier to vegas? (no clue if this is true, but a possibility)
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:59 PM
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Noah,

It is certainly possible to book into one city and then create another booking on a discount domestic carrier.

But you either need a long layover, or absorb the risk of missing the connection. Airlines are not really sympathetic about helping you rebook a missed connection when it is not all on the same ticket and itinerary.

And if john kane is thinking about checking a bag, similar risk applies (they'll only send it to a local address, and won't be help getting it to Vegas). This might be of real concern because currently British airports are only allowing one carry-on bag. This is supposed to change in January of 2008, but who knows?
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:49 PM
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Virgin Atlantic nonstop
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:47 AM
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Virgin Atlantic nonstop

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QFT
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:05 PM
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just expedia it then if you wanna save the 10-20 quid or whatever it is go to that companys site.

bmi fly direct from manchester for about 600 bills return fwiw
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:15 PM
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bmi fly direct from manchester for about 600 bills return fwiw

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Generally I like flight attendant uniforms with hats.

But I'm still not too sure about the bmi hats (link to first picture I could find).

I can't see how they could wear those for a transatlantic flight.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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i doubt they do? from what i remember
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:00 AM
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And if john kane is thinking about checking a bag, similar risk applies (they'll only send it to a local address, and won't be help getting it to Vegas).

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this is not true, at least not with decent airlines. most recent counter example involved flying to toronto and having my delayed bags shipped to orange county free of charge.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:50 AM
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this is not true, at least not with decent airlines. most recent counter example involved flying to toronto and having my delayed bags shipped to orange county free of charge.

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Yeah, I misspoke. That is not a serious risk. If the airline loses your bar, they are at fault and will likely work to get it to you.

Missing a flight because of a previous flight not on the itnerary is not the carrier's fault, though, and that remains a risk in the scenario above.
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