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London to New York to Las Vegas to London

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London to New York to Las Vegas to London

Hi Has anyone done this trip combination. If so...

I would like to do a week in each.

How easy was it? Was it very tiring? Which way round did you do it i.e. as above or reverse.

Was the cost involved to high/expensive. Did you get any deals?

What time of year did you go?

Thanks

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1. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

Las Vegas and New York are as "expensive" as you care to make them. You can get MUCH better deals on hotels in LV, but the sky's the limit for shows, clubbing, dining -- or it can be done on a really tight budget. Just watch out for those gamblng losses ! Hotels will consume a lot of your budget in NYC, but it's entirely up to you whether you want to splurge on fine dining , eat pizza by the slice or do something in between -- no end of dining choices. You can pay to go to attractions and shows or just enjoy our parks and walking around the various neighborhoods. Each vacation destination is what you make of it.

Personally I think a week in LV is a bit too long, but that's a matter of personal taste.

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2. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

I'm not to worried about hotel prices as airfare. As we would already be in America hopefully NY we missed a Vegas wedding a few years ago as My husband was very ill. To ill to travel. So we had a thought why not do both. I know of the Hilton apartments in Vegas as we were booked in there at the time.

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3. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

I know that Virgin does go to all these location, but...

Most Vegas Flights will lay over in NYC any way before going back to London.

You could try it as three flights, but I think your best bet is Scouting a good London to NYC Round trip, and then get a matching NY to Vegas round trip flight. Between domestic and international you will have to claim your bags and go through security regardless (so two round trips will not be any less convenient, and most likely way cheaper -try both ways though)

I would use Kayak to find good deals on these flights. I know BA is also having a NY to London sale (not sure about the reverse though).

This site always has current deals on hotels in both cities.

www.travelzoo.com

Edited: 17 August 2010, 16:10
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4. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

I'm assuming you are also posting on the Vegas forum for advice? If not do - I certainly wouldn't suggest the Hilton there, there are much better Vegas hotels which cost less. And book direct with the hotel, NOT on a 3rd party site for Vegas.

Domestic flights in the US have gone up in price, especially to Vegas, but are still more reasonable than in the UK. You should be able to pick up a fairly cheap connection to Vegas from New York - not sure who would do those legs, but check Southwest, Jet, Aliegance etc

My next flight to NY cost £392 - this was the cheapest I could find. In comparison, a return into New Orleans, out of Vegas cost me about £450 - so not a huge difference. Of course depends on your dates. Check Expedia to get an idea, or BA/ Virgin/ AA/ Continental sites. I would check all combinations - 3 tivkets, or 2 round trips. The only disadvantage of the latter is you will have to collect baggage and check in again at NY on the return.

Contrary to the post above most UK flights back won't necessarily stop in NY, many stop at Dallas, Chicago or Boston.

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5. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

I like using the Flights finder feature here at TA -- it grabs fares/schedules from the airlines and the travel consolidators like Expedia (where you sometimes get better deals via their bundling of flights from different carriers), and it has a multi-city option. Fast, easy to use even when trying out various combinations of round-trips or multi-city/"open jaw" ticketing & I like TA's format better than kayak.

Hit the green FLIGHTS tab in the upper toolbar on your screen to get started with it.

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6. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

I agree that a week is a long time in Vegas, we were there 5 nights and I even think that was too long. I think 4 nights is a perfect amount of time. That will give you loads of time to see all the sites.

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7. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

A week in LV is not too long if you're going to do day trips to Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, etc - each of these can take a whole day - but again that's for another forum! But there is so much more to Vegas than the strip.......

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8. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

Consider an "open jaw" ticket from London to New York (or Las Vegas) and then a return from the other city to London. You should be able to get a relatively inexpensive one way ticket on Jet Blue from New York to Las Vegas (or vice-versa,) but also check out Southwest Airlines.

Another option would be a "circle fare," but this normally works only if all three legs are on the same airline. You might be able to do this with Delta.

Edited: 17 August 2010, 18:32
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9. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

With Virgin you can fly into one and out of the other however it's Gatwick for Vegas & Heathrow for New York.

BA also do it, try pricing it up on Expedia. I would go to New York first as you will be able to chill a bit more in Vegas after.

I would expect your flights to cost approx. 500 per person.

In my opinion a week is not too long in Vegas, make sure you go to the Grand Canyon & see a Cirque de Soleil show.

I would expect it to cost about 1100 each for flights and hotels based on 2 sharing but it also depends when you go.

Edited: 17 August 2010, 18:45
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10. Re: London to New York to Las Vegas to London

Today it is 105 degrees in Las Vegas, so if you are planning to walk the strip (which is a LOT of walking) the summertime will be very hot. NY can be hot too, but not consistently like Las Vegas. We went in Feb and liked the cooler weather. If you tour the other things in the area suggested by the previous poster, then a week is probably good. To just do the immediate Las Vegas area, I agree a week is too long. There really aren't enough local sightseeing things to do, IMO (unless you like to gamble.) A Cirque del Soleil show (we saw Mystique) is a must, there are at leat 8 or more to choose from. I know you really asked about airline suggestions, not lodging, but I can strongly suggest taking a look at the Signature MGM Grand. These are two newer towers right behind the MGM Grand hotel (see #5 on Trip Advisor,) and are absolutely beautiful, huge rooms and suites with full top of the line appliance kitchenettes. I think the nicest place I have ever stayed. Much nicer and I think cheaper than the Hilton apartments (I think you're talking about the HIlton Suites, not the actual Hilton Hotel, which is probably not highly recommended.) The prices are super good because there is no casino directly on the ground floor. We found that to be a plus since the dinging of the slot machines can be annoying for some, and there's no smoke to walk thru to the main strip. The walk to the main strip is the same as in any hotel so the location is good. We found the restaurants in Las Vegas to be totally absurd - $75 for pizza at Wolfgang Pucks' is just too much! So unless you are OK to pay a lot for food (and we aren't cheap skates,) you have to plan where you will eat. The Venitian Hotel has a nice restaurant that we liked with not totally outrageous prices. But in NYC you can eat in any price range you want. Sorry for more info than you asked for, but I always figure more is better!

Edited: 17 August 2010, 19:11