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Help Planning Trip To LAS On A 747  
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

I'm looking to go to LAS around 3rd December for 7 nights from a London airport. I'm wanting to fly on a B747 but I think the only direct option is with VS for over £400 rtn. I don't mind going via another airport to get to LAS, but does anyone know the best/cheapest option to fly on a 747 to get to LAS? Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineJetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5226 times:

The only airlines that fly to Las Vegas directly are Virgin Atlantic, as you said, and Japan Airlines. (I think) Other than that, you could fly on a 747 across the pond as LAS has service to most major US airports. Either way, enjoy your trip!

-Jetplaner


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Well you can fly on BA to LAX which is operated by the 747 and from there fly to LAS.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25978 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5199 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Well you can fly on BA to LAX which is operated by the 747 and from there fly to LAS.

Or KL via AMS to LAX, or LH via FRA to LAX, with a connection to LAS.


User currently offlineMickster From Austria, joined Feb 2009, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5156 times:
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According to what Orbitz shows neither AF nor KL would fly the 747 at that time (Dec 3 and Dec 10, respectively). A variety of other airlines and aircraft but 747 seems to be a rarity. So, your options seem to be:

- LGW - LAS with Virgin Atlantic, $713 (with VS you can also fly via LAX/SFO but that's more expensive)
- LHR - LAX with Aiz New Zealand and then to LAS with US Airways, lowest $783
- LHR - LAX with British Airways and then to LAS with US Airways, lowest $773


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5135 times:



Quoting Mickster (Reply 4):
LHR - LAX with Aiz New Zealand and then to LAS with US Airways, lowest $783
- LHR - LAX with British Airways and then to LAS with US Airways, lowest $773

Or he can simply fly with Southwest Airlines from LAX. They are usually cheaper.



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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5103 times:



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 1):
The only airlines that fly to Las Vegas directly are Virgin Atlantic

AFAIK this is correct with a 747. Korean uses a 777 and Philippine Airlines uses an A340.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5069 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Or he can simply fly with Southwest Airlines from LAX. They are usually cheaper.

Not typically if you book two seperate airlines, plus he's not covered if say the airline into LAX was late and he misses his original flight.

The overall cheapest was is with "KLM" all operated by NW/DL, and I could not find anything cheap with a 744.

LHR-MSP (A330-300), MSP-LAS (A319), LAS-DTW (752), DTW-LHR (764) $572.55 or 391.51 GBP

For B747forever's plan

Cheapest with 744

Air New Zealand to Los Angeles $574.89 or 392.75 GBP which btw, doesn't get into LAX until 7:30 PM, so needs at the earliest 9:00p Departure.

Southwest will cost $159.20 at the cheapest (lowest fare is $69 each way) or 108.77 GBP, their latest flight is 9:30p

United has a 10:25p departure and their price is also $159.20 or 108.77

So it would cost a minimum 501.82 GBP to do that plan.

Now the cheapest booking LHR-LAX is $513.81 or 351.07 GBP on "KLM" but flown on NW/DL doing LHR-MSP (A333), MSP-LAX (A319), LAX-DTW (A319), and DTW-LHR (764).

Plus another 108.77 GBP for this and you get 459.84 GBP



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

Thanks for all your help guys, will be looking into these possibilities.


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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

Wait for the BA Sale in August - you'll get to LAX for £330 each


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5033 times:



Quoting APYu (Reply 9):
Wait for the BA Sale in August - you'll get to LAX for £330 each

Even then it would still cost more since you would have to book another leg at minimum 108GBP



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4991 times:



Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 1):
The only airlines that fly to Las Vegas directly are Virgin Atlantic, as you said, and Japan Airlines. (I think)

JAL does not fly to LAS anymore. VS offers the only scheduled 747 service into LAS. Las Vegas Sands (owner of the Venetian and Palazzo) has some 747SPs which are used for private charters.

There are options like flying into JFK and flying to LAS on VX, DL, B6, AA, or US.


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