AS in LAS...yikes...

Old Dec 23, 10, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
...you weren't waiting in the CO PC
I was flying CO so no access. Yes i was cheating On AS but it was a cheap trip and couldn't resist
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Old Dec 23, 10, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by LAStoFAI View Post
When it's bad, it's really bad. Was forced to leave on a Sunday morning one time and security was close to an hour and a half.

Usually take off when I know it's slow. Left on the 15th this month on the 1:10 flight and arrived at the airport at 12:15, checked a bag, and was at the gate 40 min before boarding as they were starting.

It's a city where you have most of the people are arriving and leaving on a few number of days. Leave when a convention ends or on Sunday and you are screwed, leave when a convention is starting or on a Saturday afternoon and it's one of the quickest major airports in the country.
That sounds a lot better than my trip through a couple weeks back. Left on the 1:45 on a Friday and it was an absolute gong show - checkin itself was fine, but the lines at security were ridiculous. Had gotten to the airport at 12:30, checked in a bag and the checkin agent told me that the security lines were "a bit longer" (a massive understatement) today and to head straight through.
By the time we got through, we were hearing that dreaded named final boarding call. Had we known that lines could get so long, we would have gotten to the airport a lot earlier, but we still made the flight, so no big issue.

Originally Posted by lKTyS7UPY View Post
As one data-point, around that time Monday this week security took 15-20 minutes
Yup, have been on 609 a couple of times and security has never taken more than 10-12 minutes. I feel that its one of the best times to fly out of LAS.
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Old Dec 24, 10, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
I was flying CO so no access. Yes i was cheating On AS but it was a cheap trip and couldn't resist
You can access the CO PC when flying on CO as a BR member....

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Oh, how was the flight, first time in CO F?
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Old Dec 24, 10, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by golfingboy View Post
You can access the CO PC when flying on CO as a BR member....



Oh, how was the flight, first time in CO F?
DOOHHH!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't have had much time in there anyways at it was a6:45am flight. I got to the airport 10 min before the 4:30Am checkin opening. which woudl have only left 20-30 min to spend in there. Oh well at least the breakfast in flight was filling. I thought F was ok. I though the direct TV was kind of annoying as it sticks out so far from the seat in front of you. its worse when the person in front reclined. Having a hangover didn't help either. I also wish there was more legroom but the equipment boxes get in th way. On the positive side the pre-mixed margaritas were nice. Also F and Elite are considered pre-boards before the children and families which was nice as well

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Old Dec 28, 10, 4:59 pm
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I've never used the AS ticket counter in LAS - it is pretty far out of the way. Either come with boarding passes or use one of the common kiosks elsewhere in the airport to print them and go straight to security.

The CO PC is pretty decent, though no much food and a bit out of the way.

But... I have found the AS gate agents in LAS to be relatively unfriendly and unhelpful. They don't really want to help if you want to stand by for an earlier flight. They don't tell you why you aren't boarding (when they are delaying for MX). They ignore you in the first class line if you come after they started boarding the regular line.
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