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Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

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Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

Hi everyone. My boyfriend and I have a reservation for a hotel on the Strip for three nights. We also have a flight departing at 6:00 a.m. out of the Las Vegas airport to head home (Thurs). I bolted wide awake in bed early this morning and realized that staying on the Strip that final night may not be the smartest move, if we need to worry about getting to the airport early, dropping off the rental car, and checking out at the hotel (I've heard lines can be quite long at check in/out in Vegas). Would you recommend just staying at the airport for the last night as a safer/smarter option, and if so do you have any recommendations on a hotel? The only disadvantage I can see is packing up our stuff and moving it twice. Thank you very much!!

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1. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

The strip is just minutes from the airport, people leave early all the time.

If you're worried about check out queues, check out on the TV or phone down.

That early in the morning you shouldnt have any problems.

Yankee
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2. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

Do you plan to sleep at the airport?

You don't wait in line to check out. Just check out via the TV or just leave.

The hotels on the strip are right next to the airport. Everyone else on your 6am flight will be staying in hotel on the strip or whereever.

Stop worrying. Get up at 3:30-4am and get on your way and you'll be fine. Or just stay up all night partying and gambling and head to the airport at 4:30am.

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3. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

Excellent, thanks! I am going to stop worrying and now focus on which spa service I will try first, or which cocktail...

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4. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

I don't think it is "safer/smarter" to stay at the airport, especially if you fall asleep. I agree with everyone else. Check out by phone/TV and you will be fine. There won't be long lines that early in the morning. Have fun and stop stressing about it!!

Mia

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5. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

Don't go to bed.

• Pack the afternoon before (except for 1 change of clothes to fly in.

• Go out and party.

• Head back to the room at 3am to pick up your luggage.

• Be in a cab by 4am.

• Continue drinking and playing slots at airport till plane boards.

• Pass out on plane.

You're Welcome. :)

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6. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

reyorrenee, you might want to sleep outside the spa area, what you wouldn't want to be late for your treatment.

Besides, don't they close the terminals down after a ceratain time-at least the security entrances.

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7. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

No reason to stay at the airport. Taxis are available right outside all hotel doors 24/7. Even if they had to call not more than 5 minutes. For a 6 am flight you will need to be at the airport by 4 am. I don't think the airport will have long lines at the time.

Yankee
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8. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

I don't think they close the airport. There are flights around the clock, no?

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9. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

We've had 6am flights before and this is probably the best time of day to avoid any and all lines. Cabs are easily waiting right outside the doors to all hotels and will get you there pretty quick because there's also about 90% less traffic at this time of morning. You'll be fine - enjoy it until the last minute!

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10. Re: Help! Stay at Vegas airport night before departing for home?

Checking out of a hotel? I never do this... I just leave.

They'll charge the bill to the CC on file and mail you a receipt. If you have a problem, you just call the hotel and have them adjust the bill.

I haven't checked out of a hotel in years.

I say wake up early and go to the airport.