Only the gala is on Sunday, so I'm sure many will just plan to skip it if it doesn't work out with the flights available.It's rather unfortunate that USFS wants fans to buy tickets well in advance, but can't even give out a tentative schedule until August or September. (I mean it's not like they don't host Skate America every year!) It makes it difficult for people who need to schedule their trip and who need to be back at work/home on Monday morning.
I consider myself lucky that I have the vacation time at my office to be able to take Monday off to travel, but I know many others don't have that luxury.
I didn't quote it, but I was responding to Coco's post above. It seems like she'd like to attend the gala, plus with all event tickets she paid for it. Not having a time schedule for the event doesn't help people plan, imo.Only the gala is on Sunday, so I'm sure many will just plan to skip it if it doesn't work out with the flights available.
Mama Habs and I often fly out the next day if we want to go the Gala. I know that's not always an option for people, but we just take an extra day off and modify our travel plans.I think it's just inevitable that events that open for ticket sales this far out won't have all the details worked out. In general, if you want to go to the Gala and you want to fly out on that day, the latest flight you can get is your best bet. We'll be looking for flights around 9pm (if we don't drive).
Uber/Lyft is your best bet -- quicker and safe. Don't take taxis as they all have a surcharge.I will be in Las Vegas for the first time just when Skate America is happening so I'm considering buying a ticket and attending the competition (alone I'm afraid) but since I will be there for tourism mostly (before and after the competition) as well I will likely get a hotel on the strip, is it doable to get to/from the rink using public transportation? And do tickets prices drop closer to the event?
Taxis aren't too bad, actually- the surcharge of $3 only applies to being driven anywhere FROM the airport.Uber/Lyft is your best bet -- quicker and safe. Don't take taxis as they all have a surcharge.
If you stay mid- or South Strip those fares will be cheaper as well, since they're closer to the Orleans.
Taxis aren't too bad, actually- the surcharge of $3 only applies to being driven anywhere FROM the airport.
Ah, that's where I usually grab a cab.Taxis aren't too bad, actually- the surcharge of $3 only applies to being driven anywhere FROM the airport.
You got long-hauled. They feign ignorance often.The last taxi I took in Las Vegas Ranks as one of the worst taxis I have ever been in. He honestly had no idea where he was going. When we got out after being dramatically overcharged because he got lost, he seemed rather upset that we didn’t tip. I told him my tip was to get a phone with a gps capability. I had to use my phone to Figure out where we were supposed to go and he did not reduce his fare for all the lost driving. I’m done with taxis in Las Vegas Never again. I take Uber now
You got long-hauled. They feign ignorance often.
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I’ve been reading reviews for the Orleans Hotel along with comments here and I’ve concluded that it’s not worth the risk of hoping that I get a room that doesn’t smell like smoke. It’s a shame because the hotel has wonderful reviews as a whole, but I react horribly to even a slight cigarette smoke smell (I can handle walking through it, but sleeping in a room that smells like smoke is going to be a problem.) So I think I’ll be cancelling my reservation there. Does anyone have any recommendations of a hotel to stay at that’s close to the arena? I don’t need fancy, but I also don’t need cheap (though cheap would be great). Just something reasonably priced that is unlikely to smell like smoke. I’ve read through this whole thread and unless I overlooked it, I didn’t see any suggestions of other hotels that are close by. I’ve found a few online, but I think they might be timeshares and not hotels? (Tahiti, Desert Paradise, etc) Does anyone have any experience or information about these places? We’ll have a car, but it would be nice to be able to walk to the arena.