Norwegian Air Canceling Las Vegas Summer Flights Citing Heat

The Las Vegas heat appears to be too much for Norwegian Air Shuttle. Citing multiple delays this past summer due to the heat, the carrier is canceling all of its LAS flights for summer 2017. Currently, Norwegian Air operates nonstop flights between Las Vegas (LAS) and four European cities: London’s Gatwick (LGW), Oslo (OSL), Stockholm…

Can I Get Hotel Upgrades by Tipping Front Desk Agents?

TPG reader Royal emailed me to ask about hotel upgrades: “Do you believe in the $20 trick at hotels? I’m going to Las Vegas in December and staying at the Palazzo. I don’t have any status with IHG, and it’s my first time staying there. Do front desk agents really have the power to upgrade me…

What to Expect if the Oakland Raiders Move to Las Vegas

While Las Vegas is known for its super-luxe hotels, grand casinos and incredible nightlife scene, the city has yet to call a professional sports team its own — the T-Mobile Arena opened earlier this year, however the venue has mostly been used to hold concerts and musical competitions so far rather than play host to its very own sports team,…

Tip: Your Hyatt Gold Passport Status Can Get You Free M Life Status

Whether you’re in Sin City for business or pleasure, choosing a hotel is always important no matter how much time you plan to be at the property. If you happen to be a Hyatt Gold Passport elite member, you can automatically become an M life Rewards elite member at no additional charge. Here’s how the Hyatt Gold Passport…

Review: Wynn Las Vegas

TPG Contributor Nick Ellis recently returned from his second trip to Sin City within a two-week period. Here’s his review of a stay at the Wynn Las Vegas. Just 10 short days after visiting Las Vegas with Team TPG for Vegas Uncork’d, I was scheduled to return to Sin City to celebrate my birthday with family and friends….

Can I Earn Hyatt Status at M Life Properties in Las Vegas?

TPG reader Victor sent me a message on Facebook to ask about a shortcut to earning Hyatt status: “I read that Hyatt Diamond status translates to M Life Platinum status, but does this work the other way around? I’ll likely reach M Life Platinum on my next visit to Las Vegas, and I’m planning a honeymoon at the Andaz in Costa Rica, so it…

Review: Megabus — Las Vegas to Los Angeles

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently took a one-way Megabus ride during a Tuesday afternoon commute from Las Vegas to Los Angeles — for $27. Read on for his impressions of the Megabus experience. (All photos by the author.) Lots of people fly into Las Vegas with dreams of winning big, only to have to make their way home…

5 Reasons to Visit The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Along the way, they visited The Neon Museum, a place you just have to visit while in Vegas. Read on for Nick’s impressions and why you should head to this classic…

Review: The Palazzo Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Knowing they were all going to be in Sin City at the same time for the same event, they chose to stay in three different hotels — all in the name of…

Booking JetBlue Plus Awards For Less Than the Cost of Blue

Logic would tell you that a base fare will be cheaper than a higher-level fare when booking air travel, however, that’s not always the case. When comparing JetBlue awards, we’re seeing that on select routes to Las Vegas (LAS) that the Blue Plus fare — which comes bundled with a free checked bag — requires fewer TrueBlue points…