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Old Dec 4, 2009, 1:48 am
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Park/Sleep/Fly Vegas

Has anyone perfected a system for Vegas residents leaving for 10 days to save on airport parking by parking at a casino and using taxis? (Bonus points for casinos with cheap Thursday night rooms.) What's the break-even point for length-of-trip?
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Old Dec 4, 2009, 5:36 pm
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I remember the economy overflow lots being free when I lived in Vegas a couple years ago. I think the lots are on Paradise with a shuttle that takes you to the ground floor of the airport parking garage.
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Old Dec 7, 2009, 1:47 am
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Economy parking at LAS starts at 8/day, I think.

For a 10-day trip, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable leaving my car in a casino parking garage without it moving.

I left my car at the La Quinta on Paradise Road this summer for 3-day weekend and took the hotel shuttle & returned to find it covered in bird crap - which was a clear indicator that it wasn't being driven (and lesson learned - never park under a tree to be in the shade for several days). There was also several strip club/hooker/escort business cards under my windshield wiper - another indicator that the car wasn't being driven or watched. I'll never do that again - at least not at that hotel.

A friend of mine had his car stolen from Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile parking garage - he actually works there & parks his car in the same spot on Level 7 every time. Metro found his car 3 days later & he actually got it back relatively undamaged (stereo was gone & the ignition/steering had to be fixed, but insurance covered it) - so another reason not to leave your car for a long time. He spoke to some security people at PH & they said that cars get stolen all the time, but it's not reported publically in the news (hence our insanely high car insurance rates in LAS).

Finally, a former co-worker left his car in a Hughes Center office parking lot for 8 days (cabbed it from there) & returned to find that someone had broken into it & stole his stereo and poured motor oil all over the interior and totally ruined his seats.

My suggestion?
-Cab it from your house (though I understand not wanting a cabbie to know you're going on a long trip)
-Park at LAS & pay
-Get a friend to give you a ride
-Use a Park & Fly package at a local hotel (I did this at the Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport when I went to Egypt for 12 days in October - I gave them my email & cell number in case something happened - they told me which spot was best to park my car - no problems whatsoever!)

You can find Park & Fly packages on Marriott.com using the code PKF - the Courtyard & Residence Inn in Green Valley and the Fairfield Inn on Paradise all offer park & fly packages. The Green Valley hotels in a less sketchy area, but I live on the north part of town & went out on the Strip the night before, so the Fairfield was better suited for my needs.
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Old Dec 7, 2009, 5:39 pm
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Thanks for the great insight and suggestions, bhatnasx. (Sorry we haven't met again in a year!)
Originally Posted by bhatnasx
My suggestion?
-Cab it from your house (though I understand not wanting a cabbie to know you're going on a long trip)
-Park at LAS & pay
-Get a friend to give you a ride
My house is the opposite side of town and the flight is at 6am. None of these seem like good options. Which is why I wanted Park&Fly recommendations, which have the bonus of an extra hour of sleep.
Originally Posted by bhatnasx
-Use a Park & Fly package at a local hotel (I did this at the Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport when I went to Egypt for 12 days in October - I gave them my email & cell number in case something happened - they told me which spot was best to park my car - no problems whatsoever!)
Thanks for the specific recommendation, as well as the other options. My "strip" option considerations would have been NYNY or Excalibur, but based on your feedback, I'll avoid those.
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Old Dec 7, 2009, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by AquaDyne
Thanks for the great insight and suggestions, bhatnasx. (Sorry we haven't met again in a year!)
My pleasure - I think Debua1k was thinking of setting up a LAS resident's Up in the Air movie night one of these days! Not sure if she started a thread yet or not on it.
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 7:28 pm
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Up in the Air LAS Do is posted in community... COME PLAY!!! XMAS DAY!
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Old Dec 15, 2019, 4:07 pm
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Anyone find good Vegas park and fly options more recently? Considering leaving out of LAS vs LAX over the holidays due to rates.
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Old Dec 16, 2019, 6:57 am
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Just for reference (for this 10-year-old thread), economy parking at LAS is now $10/day and will be increasing to $12/day on February 3rd.

Originally Posted by dealOCD
Anyone find good Vegas park and fly options more recently? Considering leaving out of LAS vs LAX over the holidays due to rates.
I believe some hotels near LAS offer parking at $6 or $7/day.
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Old Dec 17, 2019, 2:11 am
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Originally Posted by dealOCD
Anyone find good Vegas park and fly options more recently? Considering leaving out of LAS vs LAX over the holidays due to rates.
I always park at the SSTT and take the bus to McCarran.
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Old Dec 17, 2019, 11:27 am
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bhatnasx - That was an excellent reply, well thought and based on experience.
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Old Jan 2, 2020, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73
I always park at the SSTT and take the bus to McCarran.
Wow. Great info. Thanks!!!!
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Old Oct 31, 2020, 12:43 am
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Without heavy luggage, taking the bus to LAS is very convenient.
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