I am a reguler visitor to Vegas (2/3 times per year) and obviously I try and find the best flight deals from the UK.
This trip ( 06th October) The best deal was with American Airlines from Manchester UK, Via Chicago.
Here is what happened.
Apart from the trans atlantic flight having no entertainment (normally a screen on the back seat in front of you) except a few screens showing god knows what from the ceiling, the flight was uneventful, if not downright long and boring.:(
That is ,until the pilot was given the wrong runway to land on and had to do an emergency take off again and go round again to land on the "correct" runway.
On arrival in chicago, we had a 2hr30 layover, this is normally more than enough to get through immigration and allow for a few drinks and shopping at the airport before catching our onward flight.
NOT THIS TIME!
The queue at immigration was nothing short of horrific, several flights including ours had arrived from europe and there were only 2
yes, TWO booths open.
The line went on and on and on and got worse still ,as more flights arrived.
It took us over 2 hours to get through and we missed our onward connections.
Although we managed to get rebooked on a later flight, it was a close shave as we got the last seats on that we were told, so god help anyone still behind us.
When I questioned the AA representative, she said this was "normal" for Chicago arrivals.
So, congratulations to Chicago, the worst ever immigration I have ever had and will never , ever fly that way again.
You have been warned :(