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Flying from Vegas to lax

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Flying from Vegas to lax

Hi

We are coming to Vegas from the UK on 4th July and due to land at 13:55. We are wanting to fly to lax the same day and there is a flight with AA at 17:05. I'm wanting to know if 3 hours is enough time to get through immigration collect our bags and check in for the next flight?

Any help will be much appreciated

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1. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

9 times out of 10 it would be but any delay to your London to Vegas flight would make it real tight.

Just a personal opinion, but i would leave more of a gap.

Out of curiosity, is there any reason why you need to fly onwards that exact day. Could you not stay a night in Vegas then fly on ?

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Well I was thinking of staying a night then flying on but we are wanting to stay in Vegas for 5 - 7 nights at the end of the trip so would like to save it till then. There is another flight leaving 7pm but after being up for god knows how many hours this seems to late.

Also with it being July 4th it would be nice to spend some of the night somewhere.....

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I'd normally allow longer for separately ticketed flights but a lot depends on who your flight from UK to Las Vegas is with - AA have a policy of treating separately ticketed flights with One World Airlines as through tickets giving you more protection for any connection IF the transatlantic flight is with BA or AA.

aa.com/i18n/…oneworld_tkt_policy.jsp

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4. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

wouldnt it be easier for you to fly to LA straight from the uk first - do what you plan to do in LA and then carry on to vegas?

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5. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

Hi

I was just thinking the same thing. Buy an open jaw/ return from different place ticket eg lon-lax las-lon

Clive

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6. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

Basically I use to work for Thomas Cook so before I left I booked my flights with them to use some discount and they only fly to Vegas. So it will not be a through ticket to LA.

I know it is a big risk booking a flight to leave on the same day but what can I say we like to live life on the edge

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7. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

Hi

Well I would like 3 hours for a plane change including immigration. If you can get longer I would, you can always get a drink and a bite to eat while you wait. Only problem is you can see the strip calling you from the airport!

Clive

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8. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Thomas Cook dont have a great reputation for being on time for the Vegas flight. My friends have flown Manchester Vegas twice now and all 4 flights were delayed. 1 of them was 24 hours late. :-(

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9. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

oh dear....we are flying with thomas cook airlines in april....fingers crossed ours isnt delayed

we have flown with virgin twice before with no probs but their flight were coming up £300 each more expensive so we thought we would give thomas cook a try.....eeck

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10. Re: Flying from Vegas to lax

Hi

If you want to play safe, then perhaps choose a hotel for the night with a free shuttle. I think South Point and Sam's town both have them. I would think there are more. Non casino one's should have them such as Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn type places.

This would cut down on the cost of a stop over.

Clive