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    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 15th Oct 16, 7:26 PM
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    Thanks H4Holidays.
    • Seldom Seen Kid
    • By Seldom Seen Kid 15th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    We are flying with Thomas Cook on Tuesday. It's the first time in ages that we have flown with them, probably over 10 years. I have a few questions.

    How strict are they with hand luggage weights (it's only 6kg), and do they allow a personal item as well?

    We got a good price for the flight, but we are wondering about meals on board. Are they any good? What, if any, drinks are free? Is it just free with your meal?
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Never had my bag weighed.
    I always start with my handbag in a sports bag. Through customs, handbag comes out, and drinks for the plane from duty free goes in the sports bag.
    Food already described very well. All I can add is the portion size is small imo, so take some snacks.
    Tea / coffee about £2.50.
    Remember your headphones.
    Normal tv is limited, so load up the tablet or £4 for premium tv.
    Have fun.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 15th Oct 16, 11:12 PM
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    Thanks for that. It's the laptop and two tablets I'm worried about. If they don't weigh stuff then I should be fine.

    Will make some sandwiches and get a few snacks for the journey after your advice. I hope water is free, just in case I'll get a few bottles after we go through security. I can't stand the thought of the OH getting hungry. He doesn't take it well.
    • Seldom Seen Kid
    • By Seldom Seen Kid 16th Oct 16, 9:02 AM
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    Interested to hear if others think TC portions sizes are small. Maybe they are the standard plane size. Anyway, for me on a flight that long I need that little bit more.

    Water is free, but it is a small plastic cup. I like to have a couple of bottles of water, so I can have a sip whenever I want. I find flying drys my throat.
    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 16th Oct 16, 9:20 AM
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    We fly with Thomas Cook every time now,they are ok with hand luggage but are very strict on hold luggage coming home....they charge for every kilo over,hence the fact that I pay for an extra case coming back just incase.When we were at the airport coming home in June it seemed everyone I front of us was paying for being over.The meals are crap,I always take something to eat from home and they charge you for alcohol,headphones,films and basically anything that they can....We go in 9 days,so we are there again for Halloween,my favourite time in Vegas!
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 16th Oct 16, 10:12 AM
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    I'll be taking a pack up of food then, and buy some water in the airport. Not bothered about alcohol on the plane tbh. Need my water though. Last flight with virgin the flight attendant just gave me a big bottle in the end.

    Films cost extra too? I'm sure they were free last time we went with them. It was a long time ago though, perhaps 2007. I will read a book instead.

    We are there for Halloween this year too. And the election and thanksgiving.
    • Seldom Seen Kid
    • By Seldom Seen Kid 16th Oct 16, 10:36 AM
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    They provide a 'basic' tv package for free. It is not that great. They then provide a 'premium' tv package for £4 per person per per flight. This provides much more choice. I have paid for it many times, simply because they was a film that I fancied watching so £4 was not an issue. Lapton and 2 tablets I would assume that you have loads of your own entertainment.

    We are in LV for Thanksgiving. Always enjoy TG and the rates are always very good.
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 16th Oct 16, 2:05 PM
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    looking forward to seeing you guys in a few weeks, pebbles! Will figure out what works for all of us shortly.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 16th Oct 16, 2:57 PM
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    looking forward to seeing you guys in a few weeks, pebbles! Will figure out what works for all of us shortly.
    Originally posted by ferf1223
    We are looking forward to it too! Not too long now.
    • lesley74
    • By lesley74 16th Oct 16, 3:58 PM
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    Vegas
    We are looking forward to it too! Not too long now.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Hope you have a great time. We will be there 12-19th so will see if we can arrange to meet up.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 16th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    Hope you have a great time. We will be there 12-19th so will see if we can arrange to meet up.
    Originally posted by lesley74
    Sounds good Lesley. Let us know if you get time.
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 16th Oct 16, 9:42 PM
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    Lesley - we're there the 10th to 18th, though have a wedding vow renewal with a load of friends from all over for the first half of the trip, but maybe we can arrange something with you guys, too.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • Everynamestaken
    • By Everynamestaken 16th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    Going to vegas 3rd December until 6th. Staying at Vdara for 3 nights. Already got the Grand canyon south rim booked. Also I've booked the high roller on travel zoo courtesy of a link from here. Been looking at other tips like free access to the top of the Stratosphere and deals on buffets etc.

    Anyone got any tips and tips on anything vegas related really, as it's my first time in Vegas. Thanks
    • dontone
    • By dontone 16th Oct 16, 10:23 PM
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    We fly with Thomas Cook every time now,they are ok with hand luggage but are very strict on hold luggage coming home....they charge for every kilo over,hence the fact that I pay for an extra case coming back just incase.When we were at the airport coming home in June it seemed everyone I front of us was paying for being over.The meals are crap,I always take something to eat from home and they charge you for alcohol,headphones,films and basically anything that they can....We go in 9 days,so we are there again for Halloween,my favourite time in Vegas!
    Originally posted by Hovis91
    They were ok with us in June on the way home. We were slightly over the limit (think one case was 23.6kg and the other was around 23.4 kg), but because we had hardly anything in regards to hand luggage, they let us off without charging us anything.
    The meals are rubbish, I agree with you there, and the last time we flew - I think it was around 2008 - the drinks & telly/headphones were free. This time it was like if they could have charged for using the bog, they would have. We weren't prepared for the extra charges flying to Vegas, and it seemed like they were forever trying to flog the duty free stuff instead of providing drinks, etc.
    Personally, I think if they charge all that to fly all that distance, then you should get everything thrown it. It did seem to be a complete rip off. Btw, don't buy the tea, it's awful, have the hot chocolate instead. .
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    • lesley74
    • By lesley74 17th Oct 16, 8:03 AM
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    Vegas
    Lesley - we're there the 10th to 18th, though have a wedding vow renewal with a load of friends from all over for the first half of the trip, but maybe we can arrange something with you guys, too.
    Originally posted by ferf1223
    Sounds good, maybe try make it the same day as Pebbles? We're in Vegas with friends, though there will be times we all go and do our own thing I'm sure.
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 17th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    Anyone got any tips and tips on anything vegas related really, as it's my first time in Vegas. Thanks
    Originally posted by Everynamestaken
    have a look at the first page of this thread - loads of stuff there. If you have any more specific questions, I'm sure that there will be people who can give you their view.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 17th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    Sounds good, maybe try make it the same day as Pebbles? We're in Vegas with friends, though there will be times we all go and do our own thing I'm sure.
    Originally posted by lesley74
    sure, sounds good!
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 17th Oct 16, 8:53 AM
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    does anyone happen to know - the promotion at Ellis Island for new players, the spin to win freeplay...is the freeplay available that day, or do you have to come back for it? We have a group who will be at EI one night, and I was going to suggest it - but it won't work if it's a 'come back another time to get it' thing.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 17th Oct 16, 11:18 AM
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    hey guys
    asking on behalf of a pal....
    He was lucky to win $1500 from 1 spin on a 50c Gambler in Stratosphere (lucky or what!!!)

    The Casino took the 'tax' money off him and gave him a form to complete to get the tax back...
    He completed the form when he got home yesterday......
    Is it possible to make a claim now that he is home ?
    Nailed it! 2 weeks June- Vegas, Flights + 4 Hotels = £445 each
    No to Resort Fee's!!!!!!!!!!
    • nvh
    • By nvh 17th Oct 16, 6:44 PM
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    From what others have said, and from the reply to the first time poster on the previous page (same person?), they would have been better doing it all whilst they were in the states at the casino in question

    I can't help other than that, but it was worth stating again in case anyone else on here ever gets a good win
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