Jonathanxxxx
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Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:22 am

Hey guys,
My family and I planning a trip to Las Vegas on August 4- August 9. Our best option is DL through ATL. We were also considering WN (through wherever), and at a last resort AA (too expensive). We refuse to take Spirit mainly because of the duration of the flight and the little entertainment. Now is WN similar? We have never taken them before but we've heard good reviews. We plan on DL mainly because we have SkyMiles with them. Also we are equal distance from MIA & FLL so either one works. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
LAXintl
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RE: Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:19 am

It seems you kinda have conflicted priorities.

You want the cheapest, most convenient, shortest time wise or what?

Convenient I'd take AA on a nonstop to MIA. No need to go one-stop via ATL or anywhere else, nor end up at another airport like FLL.

If its price driving you then take whatever meets your budget with its offsetting reduced convenience.
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PI4EVER
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RE: Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:47 am

Consider WN from FLL based on:
1. Good overall service expectation even considering no entertainment options. Certainly not in the same league as NK.
2. Free baggage,
3. Same airport location convenience....FLL v/s MIA,
4. Price-wise comparable to DL?
5. Schedule-wise comparable to DL?
Consider DL from FLL or MIA based on:
1. Good overall service expectation and desire for any particular type aircraft type...i.e. 757, MD80, 767 available on the various schedule options,
2. Potential entertainment options available depending on aircraft type,
3. Continuing to build SkyMiles accrual...something to consider for mileage earned roundtrip to LAS,
4. Factor in bag fees if you do not hold a Gold AMEX card,
5. Schedule-wise and fare-wise comparable or better than WN?
You've already ruled out AA due to expense and NK for service reputation.
You really can't go wrong with either DL or WN.
Thomas
P.S. Did you price FL? Might take a look at their fares but factor in bag and seat selection fees. Good service otherwise as well.
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Jonathanxxxx
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RE: Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:07 pm

Its just that the AA non-stop is just too expensive. I mean once you add baggage fees and then multiply it by 4 its just too much. Although we are difenetely putting schedule in as a factor. Our first draft for the trip would be:

Outbound: DL1772 MIA-ATL 10:15 AM- 12:12 PM
Connecting: DL0953 ATL-LAS 1:40 PM- 2:55 PM

Inbound: DL0064 LAS-ATL 11:00 PM- 6:03 AM
Connecting: DL0193 ATL-LAS 7:10 AM- 9:09 AM

So our priorities are trying to get the least price we can get according to our schedule. Although WN really is starting to seem promising.
 
PI4EVER
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RE: Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:01 pm

You can fly nonstop on WN from FLL for a less fare.....$1717.00 and change than DL from MIA with a connection. Sked on WN is great....early morning nonstop FLL-LAS and late afternoon LAS-FLL return to avoid that redeye....like what are doing after you check-out of your hotel until 2300?
Again, balance the advantage of accruing SkyMiles and if you'd have to pay DL's bag fee.....otherwise, the best sked and fare is on LUV.
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RamblinMan
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RE: Advice On How To Get To LAS From Miami.

Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:25 am

Yeah do yourself a favor and don't use NK. You won't get any IFE on WN either, but the legroom's pretty good, drinks are only 5 bucks, and bags are free. You could do worse.

HOWEVER...if you go on DL you can get a 767 which I love. What's an a.nutter to do?

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 2):
P.S. Did you price FL?

With their legroom you might as well fly Spirit. And "seat-selection fees" SUCK. Either have open seating or let me reserve my seat AT BOOKING for free.

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