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    I just found out I need to go to Vegas in two weeks for a wedding. Is Allegiant the best way to go from DSM? Any other suggestions? I don't fly very often.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone1975 View Post
    I just found out I need to go to Vegas in two weeks for a wedding. Is Allegiant the best way to go from DSM? Any other suggestions? I don't fly very often.
    Absolutely, especially when they're on time - which isn't always the case.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    I haven't flown to Vegas in about a year but when I checked they were the cheapest option and they also fly direct. They pretty much charge you for anything possible and don't expect anything to be complimentary as I believe they now charge for carry-ons or they will. Not sure when that goes into effect.

    Also keep in mind that Vegas is a 2 hour time difference.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Allegiant is dirt cheap and a direct flight to boot.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone1975 View Post
    I just found out I need to go to Vegas in two weeks for a wedding. Is Allegiant the best way to go from DSM? Any other suggestions? I don't fly very often.
    Allegiant is good because it's direct. They can sometimes be cheaper, but not always. Also, you need to factor in the added costs of Allegiant. You will pay extra for everything. They charge you to pick your own seat, for example.

    I'm not saying they're bad. They're not. You just need to be prepared for what you're getting into.

    Another alternative would be to compare United flights. If you can get a layover in Denver, it makes for two fairly short legs.


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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Use Kayak.com to compare some prices. I'm going to Vegas in late June and Allegiant was not necessarily the cheapest depending on your flight times. Plus Alelgiant likes to hit you up with some fees on top of the flight such as $15 just to have a carry-on and if you want to pick your seat you may pay around another $10-15+ just for that too. There are so many travel sites out there just do some price comparisons.


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    Re: vegas flight advice

    a planned wedding in Vegas huh......




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    Re: vegas flight advice

    For two weeks out Allegiant is probably your best bet. I'm going in a month and they were not the cheapest even before you add on all the stupid fees they charge. I used to use Allegiant for all my flights to Vegas but between their limited days/times, stupid fees, and their horrible web site, I've decided that it's worth it for a short stop-over.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    Use Kayak.com to compare some prices. I'm going to Vegas in late June and Allegiant was not necessarily the cheapest depending on your flight times. Plus Alelgiant likes to hit you up with some fees on top of the flight such as $15 just to have a carry-on and if you want to pick your seat you may pay around another $10-15+ just for that too. There are so many travel sites out there just do some price comparisons.
    Good advice here. Note that Allegiant is not on Kayak/Expedia/etc so you should go to their website to check the costs.

    Also, they only fly on certain dates...we went last month and flew Allegiant to Vegas and United thru Denver back. Cost was about $250.

    The direct flight is key IMO. Once you get on the plane, you know you'll be in Vegas in 3 hours.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone1975 View Post
    I just found out I need to go to Vegas in two weeks for a wedding. Is Allegiant the best way to go from DSM? Any other suggestions? I don't fly very often.
    I always check Kansas City and Omaha as well. Sometimes the price and convenience is worth the extra drive.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Make sure you alert someone at Allegiant ahead of time if you plan on slammin' some brews on the flight. Last time I went to Vegas I drank the stupid plane out of Budweiser!!



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Make sure you alert someone at Allegiant ahead of time if you plan on slammin' some brews on the flight. Last time I went to Vegas I drank the stupid plane out of Budweiser!!
    Kinda pricey to like that on the plane. Isn't it like $5 per can?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Kinda pricey to like that on the plane. Isn't it like $5 per can?
    Yea, all beer is $5 I think. My brother went with me though, and he's an attorney, so I didn't pay for anything.



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    Re: vegas flight advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Kinda pricey to like that on the plane. Isn't it like $5 per can?
    Cheaper than the beer IN Vegas, however. Unless, of course, you are one of those people that can actually win. I....am not.


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    Re: vegas flight advice

    I once flew Allegiant to Vegas for $9. All the TSA and taxes were more than the plane ticket.



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