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    • koalakoala
    • By koalakoala 6th Oct 19, 7:50 AM
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    koalakoala
    We're in Aberdeenshire.

    I've never seriously considered going via Dublin as I'd worry that the flight to DUB would be cancelled, even if it was booked for the day before. Last time I checked my travel insurance it did cover "failure of public transport getting to the airport", but still didn't want to take the chance.

    When is your trip?
    Originally posted by luci
    We're going 2nd November Luci, off to see John Fogerty.
    We've done Dublin a few times, no worries.
    We skip the last leg though and fly back to ABZ from LHR..
    I am ever the optimist and it has always worked out SO FAR
    • luci
    • By luci 6th Oct 19, 3:29 PM
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    luci
    We're going 2nd November Luci, off to see John Fogerty.
    We've done Dublin a few times, no worries.
    We skip the last leg though and fly back to ABZ from LHR..
    I am ever the optimist and it has always worked out SO FAR
    Originally posted by koalakoala
    Thanks.

    OH has just checked flights ABZ to DUB for next year and said they were £200pp with only 7kgs hand and 20kgs checked baggage.

    Oh how I miss BMI when we used to go ABZ-MAN-LAS.

    Have looked at KLM, but they were £1000pp economy. About £100 cheaper from GLA, but oil flights keep the ABZ-AMS flights high.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 7th Oct 19, 11:17 AM
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    StuieUK34
    well...……..
    back in the UK now (got home yesterday)
    Took out $2458
    Came back with $534
    Not bad given when I got back in June, I had 75 cents!


    Slots = still suck a$$ , although cant prove it, they are rigged, and I aint the only 1 saying it, heard it lots over there, even amongst staff !
    Max bets that I like = kick in the teeth
    Betting $1 - $3 = pays big (in ratio basis)


    Laughlin = Cool place ! different, but enjoyable!


    Will do a mini trip report later
    best day of the trip ? Thursday....
    We hired x3 cars from hertz, we got 1 Chally, 2 stangs (V8's) …. Had some issues which took 1hr 15 to get sorted, but once sorted, I took us on the route to valley of fire, down to lake mead, and back to Vegas...
    Each car burned through $30 in fuel
    • photome
    • By photome 7th Oct 19, 5:09 PM
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    photome
    Off topic but did you sort your TV Stuie


    Not sure they are rigged, a few big wins been posted recently with 50c bets
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 7th Oct 19, 9:33 PM
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    StuieUK34
    TV ? u mean from last year ? (Hisense TV) ?

    Slots = last year and year before, playing on the likes of Wonka / buffalo / the chinese $8.88 slots (max bet, so $6 - $8.88 ) , i was getting good wins, with ratio's like 15/1 upto 400/1 (Flying Horse - $2.50 bet = $850 payout on the bonus feature) .....
    earlier this year, biggest win on a slot was peanuts, despite pumping in loads...

    Same again last week...
    Wonka = $160 coin in, $6 spin, with $13 remaining, i got the umpa's .....
    Gave me $35.......... Raging is an understatement!

    Tree of wealth at $8.88 , i used my $325 freeplay + $215 of my own money... Won the mini jackpot 2 times ($34 + $19 )..
    Got the bonus feature, pressed for 5 spins with biggest win combo, the payout was $168 .....

    Many other machines on the big strip hotels = same.......

    ie: playing max bet yielded the lowest RTP (return to player) ....

    Ironically, i play the Quick Hits slot, pressed $1 spin and it dished out $75 ! (75/1 odds!) ....
    • photome
    • By photome 8th Oct 19, 6:37 AM
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    photome
    Thats the one (hisense) you said you would keep others updated on that thread
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 8th Oct 19, 10:49 AM
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    bobbyhibs
    hi
    Stuie i can feel your pain !
    My brother is a fan of slots..i like them too but im more of a $1 a shot kinda guy and my brother is sorta like you and plays $3 plus.When we first went to vegas in 2014 whilst we were checking in he said ok be back in a minute.... he comes back a few minutes later and says just lost $300
    the worst thing to think bout is someone prob put a buck into the machine and won $500 lol

    On another side note( again!) and being very UN MSE. has anyone done BA business class from london?
    Im looking to go solo and it looks like i can get return flights to vegas business class...edi-lon-vegas...vegas-lon-edi for around £1700.. and usuing Mlife offers it seems i can get my hotel mgm for around $275 plus like $75 free play $100 resort credit.
    any advice?
    thanks in advance
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 8th Oct 19, 11:47 AM
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    StuieUK34
    totally forgot about that TV thing ! thread updated!
    • photome
    • By photome 8th Oct 19, 2:57 PM
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    photome
    totally forgot about that TV thing ! thread updated!
    Originally posted by StuieUK34

    great result


    better than the slots
    • rone
    • By rone 10th Oct 19, 9:00 AM
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    rone
    Just got virgin upper class for £1800 next year. Thought it was worth the extra just to try as a one off.

    Used to going Thomas Cooks Premiere Class for £700. Shame about that.
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 10th Oct 19, 9:12 AM
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    bradders1983
    Just got virgin upper class for £1800 next year. Thought it was worth the extra just to try as a one off.
    .
    Originally posted by rone
    You wont want to fly economy again after doing it.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 10th Oct 19, 9:19 PM
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    dontone
    It's getting really silly now. Another resort fee increase.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MTUEKXMapQ

    I think next time we go, I'm going to try and persuade Mr Dontone to stay somewhere off the Strip. We always get a car, so I can't see it being a problem.
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • messalina79
    • By messalina79 11th Oct 19, 12:09 PM
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    messalina79
    Got my next Vegas trip in December as hubby is attending the Amazon conference out there. Can't wait, especially as it means a free Wynn hotel room for me, and I also managed to bag premium economy flights in the Virgin sale for £650 (could have got upper class for £1200 but couldn't justify it, especially seeing as my last Vegas trip gave me quite a financial beating. Let's just say the slots didn't smile on me).

    The resort fees are becoming a joke, but I am pleased that Total Rewards are doing their tier match offer again. I'm going to get my Gold Mlife matched to become a Diamond Total Rewards card which gives no resort fees (too late for this trip, but hopefully next time), free parking, and I've also heard free show tickets.

    https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/03/19/its-back-caesars-rewards-match-to-diamond-status-from-competing-casino-tiers-until-31th-december-2019-waives-all-resort-fees/

    I'm annoyed my Cosmo tier has slipped this year, as the free parking and 2for1 buffet was very useful. Still, it's not hard to get it up again so I'll go and lose some money there...
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 11th Oct 19, 7:09 PM
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    stoneman
    hi
    Stuie i can feel your pain !
    My brother is a fan of slots..i like them too but im more of a $1 a shot kinda guy and my brother is sorta like you and plays $3 plus.When we first went to vegas in 2014 whilst we were checking in he said ok be back in a minute.... he comes back a few minutes later and says just lost $300
    the worst thing to think bout is someone prob put a buck into the machine and won $500 lol

    On another side note( again!) and being very UN MSE. has anyone done BA business class from london?
    Im looking to go solo and it looks like i can get return flights to vegas business class...edi-lon-vegas...vegas-lon-edi for around £1700.. and usuing Mlife offers it seems i can get my hotel mgm for around $275 plus like $75 free play $100 resort credit.
    any advice?
    thanks in advance
    Originally posted by bobbyhibs
    We only ever fly BA Club, well most of the time anyway. Usually from Dublin which can knock the price down by half.
    The BA flight leaves from T3 so you have the choice of 4 lounges to choose from. In order of loveliness, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, American and finally BA Galleries. Don't even bother with that one, its always full because no one knows you can use any of the other 3.
    Club is lie flat beds, some seats face forwards and some backwards. Upper deck is the preference because there are only 14 suites up there and it feels really private. The big bug about the seating is that if you are sitting by a window you have to step over someones legs to get out if they are sleeping, and if in the isle you have a person stepping over your legs.
    On return you are T3 LAS, the lounge there is the Club at LAS, about a 2 minute walk from the gate
    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 11th Oct 19, 7:11 PM
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    stoneman
    TV ? u mean from last year ? (Hisense TV) ?

    Slots = last year and year before, playing on the likes of Wonka / buffalo / the chinese $8.88 slots (max bet, so $6 - $8.88 ) , i was getting good wins, with ratio's like 15/1 upto 400/1 (Flying Horse - $2.50 bet = $850 payout on the bonus feature) .....
    earlier this year, biggest win on a slot was peanuts, despite pumping in loads...

    Same again last week...
    Wonka = $160 coin in, $6 spin, with $13 remaining, i got the umpa's .....
    Gave me $35.......... Raging is an understatement!

    Tree of wealth at $8.88 , i used my $325 freeplay + $215 of my own money... Won the mini jackpot 2 times ($34 + $19 )..
    Got the bonus feature, pressed for 5 spins with biggest win combo, the payout was $168 .....

    Many other machines on the big strip hotels = same.......

    ie: playing max bet yielded the lowest RTP (return to player) ....

    Ironically, i play the Quick Hits slot, pressed $1 spin and it dished out $75 ! (75/1 odds!) ....
    Originally posted by StuieUK34
    That's why I never play slots, only craps and preferably B/J.

    I like to have a fighting chance with a game I can somewhat have an input the outcome.
    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 12th Oct 19, 9:17 AM
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    bobbyhibs
    stoneman
    hi and thanks for the detailed feedback in regards my british airways question ! I think half the reason i wanna try it is im a grumpy so and so and im not the most skinny of people.though the flat bed an lounge access are a mega plus !
    thanks again for all the info
    kind regards
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 12th Oct 19, 4:27 PM
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    Brats64
    Stuie....you must have been playing the wrong slots

    We have been here since Sunday lunch time, and so far, the gambling side of things hasnít cost us a penny.
    We are not massive gamblers, and only play slots, but we do play for a few hours each day.
    Had a few wins in the hundreds...which is good for us...so no complaints about the machines from us, well not yet anyway...plenty of time for it to go horribly wrong in the next few days.

    Been in October a few times and weather in evening feels a little cooler than we have previously experienced.Mrs Brats actually put a little jacket on last night while out on Fremont Street.
    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 14th Oct 19, 12:48 PM
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    Pedrobandito
    We only ever fly BA Club, well most of the time anyway. Usually from Dublin which can knock the price down by half.
    The BA flight leaves from T3 so you have the choice of 4 lounges to choose from. In order of loveliness, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, American and finally BA Galleries. Don't even bother with that one, its always full because no one knows you can use any of the other 3.
    Club is lie flat beds, some seats face forwards and some backwards. Upper deck is the preference because there are only 14 suites up there and it feels really private. The big bug about the seating is that if you are sitting by a window you have to step over someones legs to get out if they are sleeping, and if in the isle you have a person stepping over your legs.
    On return you are T3 LAS, the lounge there is the Club at LAS, about a 2 minute walk from the gate
    Originally posted by stoneman
    How does this work??
    Just looking at prices for next trip and if I start from Dublin and fly via Heathrow its £450 is but if I catch the same flight but starting at Heathrow instead its nearly £800?
    I have never caught a connecting flight before, what happens at the stopover airport? Do you stay on the plane or does the plane change?
    What would happen if I "missed" my original flight from Dublin, could i just catch up with the plane at Heathrow?
    This obviously has nothing to do with me living about 20 minutes from Heathrow
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 14th Oct 19, 12:53 PM
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    bradders1983
    How does this work??
    Just looking at prices for next trip and if I start from Dublin and fly via Heathrow its £450 is but if I catch the same flight but starting at Heathrow instead its nearly £800?
    I have never caught a connecting flight before, what happens at the stopover airport? Do you stay on the plane or does the plane change?
    What would happen if I "missed" my original flight from Dublin, could i just catch up with the plane at Heathrow?
    This obviously has nothing to do with me living about 20 minutes from Heathrow
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    Ha, you change planes

    If you miss the Dublin flight its tough luck, however if you book a through ticket with BA (as an example) and the Dublin one is delayed to the extent you miss the connection, they put you on the next Vegas flight in Heathrow FOC
    • koalakoala
    • By koalakoala 14th Oct 19, 12:56 PM
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    koalakoala
    It's two different flights.
    If you "miss" your Dublin flight you will be a now show, so no, you can't board in LHR.
    To me the savings in club make it well worth while flying to Dublin from ABZ then on to LHR.
    Of course coming back maybe you will "miss" your flight to Dublin, but only do this if hbo or flying to Dub from LCY or LGW.
    If you need help pm me
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