Question: Airport to Hotel Travel

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bchadwick PM bchadwick
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Posted: 12/15/2010 11:05:06 AM

Been to Vegas plenty of times but have always just made the drive from So Cal rather than fly. This time I'm flying (and might do so from here on out) because, quite frankly, the traffic out of Vegas back to So Cal is just getting rediculous. And there always seems to be some accident on the 15-S as I'm heading out. Not fun when you're hungover as all hell to have a 7 hour drive home.

Will be arriving on a Sat morning in Jan. Staying at Planet Hollywood. What's the best way to get there from McCarran? Just grab a cab? I would imagine you wouldn't have to wait any length of time for one, but just want to get some insight.

Thanks.

TaterOneNine PM TaterOneNine
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Posted: 12/15/2010 12:03:27 PM
cab is the way to go. much faster. 

Those shuttles are a scam.  cost about as much as a cab, and you have to wait on their schedule.  

First time I went to Vegas, I had to sit in the shuttle line, wait through numerous stops, and finally got to my hotel literally 2 hours after I landed.

Missed out on a NBA Conference finals bet lol
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Posted: 1/7/2011 11:35:06 PM
Chad,
  I've got a tip for u, while u are in the baggage area, find one of those guys with a cart.  Have him help u with ur bags, and u get to cut the cab line.  U see, in Vegas cash is king, and if u tip these guys u get to jump the cab line.  Give him 10 or 20 bucks depending on how many people and how many bags.  
  This bit of Vegas advice is so valuable, especially on a busy weekend!!!!!   
Johnzimbo34 PM Johnzimbo34
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Posted: 1/8/2011 7:08:12 AM
The cab line always moves quickly....I have never waited more than 5 minutes
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Posted: 1/8/2011 8:15:31 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Johnzimbo34:

The cab line always moves quickly....I have never waited more than 5 minutes

True,
But it is worth 10 bucks to not wait at all.  Trust me. it is worth it.
chineseritmetic PM chineseritmetic
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Posted: 1/8/2011 11:51:10 AM

Just returned from LV, took a shuttle from the airport, $6.50.  Shuttle had 4 people on it, arrived at strip hotel in 15 min.  Purchase ticket from kiosk outside airport, my son arrived later, took a cab same destination $38.  This was at 4:00 PM.

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Posted: 1/8/2011 12:45:19 PM
To he strip in a cab is about 9-15 bucks....
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Posted: 1/8/2011 12:58:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FrontRowCenter:

To he strip in a cab is about 9-15 bucks....



average is probably 25 bucks without tip.
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Posted: 1/8/2011 2:10:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BostonKen:




average is probably 25 bucks without tip.

Might as well take a limo then.  I don't remember it being that high. 
VegasGourmet PM VegasGourmet
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Posted: 1/8/2011 11:29:14 PM

Boston is closer...

Limo?....How much an hour?....minimum rates there....and for PH?>>>>You need an "entrance"?....don't think so....

Go take a cab....morning is easy.....

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Posted: 1/11/2011 2:21:59 PM
ya but the limo drivers hook you up with anything.   hey look its "snowing " in vegas .    wooo hoooo here we come .  heading down on monday
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Posted: 1/18/2011 11:51:31 AM

Want to do it cheap >

go to ground zero and catch the RTC take the 108 or 109 and ask the driver to give you a transfer and where to connect for Planet Hollywood. Get there in about 20 minutes  total cost $2.

You probably don`t want to mess with the Bus but it is a better option than most people are aware of.

Dannyanddemon PM Dannyanddemon
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Posted: 1/18/2011 3:16:10 PM
There is a bus that runs from downtown LA to planet hollywood a few times  a week. It takes a few hours but its super cheap.
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Posted: 1/18/2011 4:38:45 PM

BChadwick-

Save yourself some time and trouble.  Take the taxi.  $20-30 max, including tip.  The queue should be short on a Sat morning.

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Posted: 1/18/2011 4:50:05 PM

U DEF can't arrive Vegas and take a Bus.   Cab or Limo, or stay home.

 

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Posted: 1/18/2011 5:17:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FrontRowCenter:

U DEF can't arrive Vegas and take a Bus.   Cab or Limo, or stay home.

 

haha, yea, parts of this thread are getting taken a bit too far. No way would I take a bus or some sort of weird, cheap service that drops off a bunch of people. Appreciate the input everyone. Cab it is. My main concern was just if there could potentially be a huge cab line cuz that would be frustrating. Not concerned about the $20 so much!

 

broncofn PM broncofn
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Posted: 1/18/2011 5:21:09 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bchadwick:

haha, yea, parts of this thread are getting taken a bit too far. No way would I take a bus or some sort of weird, cheap service that drops off a bunch of people. Appreciate the input everyone. Cab it is. My main concern was just if there could potentially be a huge cab line cuz that would be frustrating. Not concerned about the $20 so much!

 

if theres a line, just tip one of the baggage handlers inside the baggage claim about $10-15 and they will get u a cab ASAP!!! 

 

Dannyanddemon PM Dannyanddemon
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Posted: 1/18/2011 5:29:04 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bchadwick:

haha, yea, parts of this thread are getting taken a bit too far. No way would I take a bus or some sort of weird, cheap service that drops off a bunch of people. Appreciate the input everyone. Cab it is. My main concern was just if there could potentially be a huge cab line cuz that would be frustrating. Not concerned about the $20 so much!

$$ Blow it if you got it $$.. Our economy needs the boost anyway.

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Posted: 1/18/2011 5:44:19 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by broncofn:

 

Broncofn

Check out post #3

 

broncofn PM broncofn
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Posted: 1/18/2011 6:09:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FrontRowCenter:

 

Broncofn

Check out post #3

 

 

lol, i see youre not the only one who does this

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Posted: 1/18/2011 6:23:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by broncofn:

 

lol, i see youre not the only one who does this


OMG.  It is a life saver.  If I'm not in a limo. I'm tipping the baggage guy, and getting a cab.  
broncofn PM broncofn
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Posted: 1/18/2011 6:58:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by FrontRowCenter:


OMG.  It is a life saver.  If I'm not in a limo. I'm tipping the baggage guy, and getting a cab.  

 

same philosophy as me!!! lol.  still pissed i missed you out in atlantis last year during our snow storm!!!

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