I think that when I arrive at Las Vegas airport because I'll have a big suitcase I'd rather get a taxi than the bus or shuttle but can anyone tell me roughly how much it would cost to the MIrage, and if I am likely to get ripped off and taken on a longer route if I say it's my first time in Vegas - if the driver asks, am I better off lying and saying I have been before?
Also when I fly back, my flight is at 8am so I need to be at the airport around 6am. Actually my flight details advise getting there 3 hours beforehand but I wouldn't do that even at Heathrow (which is a very big busy airport) - will I generally be OK allowing 2 hours or is it a really big, busy airport? Are there different terminals and does it depend which one I am going from?
Also if I get a taxi from the Mirage to the airport to be there for 6am, how long roughly is it likely to take in terms of distance or traffic at that time of the morning - should I allow half an hour, 45 minutes, 1 hour? And I think I've read somewhere you can't flag down a taxi in the street and I will have to ask the Mirage doorman for one (if there isn't one waiting on the kerb) - that also makes me worry a bit if it takes 15 mins to get a taxi and I'd only allowed 40 mins to get to the airport for instance.
I've also read that checking out of hotels can take a long time - so does anyone have an opinion on what time I need to go down to check out of the hotel in order to get to the airport for an 8am flight? Thanks!