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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Angola!, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    So, I just finished purchasing my tickets for a trip to Washington in June and I have a 4 1/2 hour layover in Vegas.
    I've never been to Vegas, except for the airport, and my question is this: Is a 4 1/2 hour layover long enough to leave the airport and go to a casino, just to say I've been to Vegas?
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No. but you can play the slots in the airport.

    A friend of mine once won $500 killing time before his flight.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I've played those slots before. I want to play the slots in a casino, not the shithole airport, dammit.
    Oh well. I guess I will just be stuck in one of the crappier airports in America (hi, ijag!) for the duration of that layover.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    4 1/2 hours goes by in the blink of an eye in Vegas. Plus the time you'd need to get to and fro...I wouldn't risk it.

    Hell, don't complain. You haven't seen boring until you've tried killing hours upon hours in any one of Florida's many crappy airports.
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    4 1/2 hours=

    get through airport, hail a cab= 30 min. (4 hr.)

    cab ride by one of Vegas' famous Fare Nazis= 30 min. (3 hr. 30 min.)

    Stare googley-eyed at sites (1 hr. minimum); (2 hr. 30 min.)

    Play slots for what seems like 15 minutes, but really for 1 hr. 30 min.); (1 hr.)

    Hail cab + fight traffic + more fare nazi bullshit (30-45 minutes)

    That leaves you a solid 15-30 minutes to get your bags checked, run through McCarron like your ass is on fire.......

    Nope.......our boy Beej is right. Sit your carcas down at one of the slots at the airport inbetween a 74- year old retiree named Florence, and a 48-year old homeless man named Cliff, who smells like a cross between Ben-Gay and burnt Indian food.

    If you can't stand the stench, there are plenty of whores around the airport. Outside the main entrance, take 31 steps past the United Terminal, you will find a little phone booth called "Destiny's Closet".....Go inside and ask for the "Businessman's Special".....Best $150 you will ever spend.

    Oh....and if you can't stand the stench inside the closet.......well, then you can always get good and drunked up in 270 minutes.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I hate layovers. Hate, hate, hate. Your odds of losing your luggage increase exponentially with every connection. I find it almost always worth the extra money for a direct flight.
  7. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    I wouldn't risk it. It took a solid hour to get through security the last time I was there. I vote for hanging in the airport and playing the slots there.
  8. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Don't leave the airport. Bring workout clothes and use the 24 hour fitness center. Celebrate with a brew or two afterwards.

    The first of its kind located inside a major U.S. airport, 24 Hour Fitness offers shower and locker room facilities, dry sauna, a cardiovascular workout area complete with big screen TVs, and a full compliment of exercise equipment. For more information, call 702/261-3971.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I can't wait to ask what I should do with my 45 minutes in the Minneapolis airport. I hope I get something like this.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Use the men's room.
  11. F8vortex

    F8vortex Member

    I love to gamble but I'd rather sit bored than throw away my money in a slot machine. In the airport where they've got you by the balls I'd be willing to bet they don't pay better than 5%, if that much.
  12. joe

    joe Active Member

    McCarran's unofficial motto: Tightest slots in Vegas!

    Seriously, take DocTalk's advice and hit the 24-Hour Fitness. Probably not as good as the Agassi 24-Hour Fitness in Vegas, but probably not too bad.
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