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June 30, 2013

Mark asks…

Can you please answer a few questions I have about my upcoming trip?

So tomorrow I’m flying from Las Vegas, Nevada to Houston, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany to Birmingham, UK.

1) How busy are airports the day after Christmas? My flight from Las Vegas to Houston is at 9:44AM. I was thinking of being at the airport by 8AM, should that be good enough?

2) They will give me a landing card during my Houston to Frankfurt flight. Since I’m not staying in Frankfurt, and will only be in the airport for about 2 hours (without leaving), do I need to fill out the landing card? If so, should I just put the address I will be staying at while I’m in England?

3) How long into the flight do they serve the meal? I flew from LA to London in July, but I don’t remember when they gave the meal. I’m asking this because I want to just pop a prescribed sleeping pill in so I can sleep for majority of the flight, but I don’t want to miss the meal.

4) I am flying from Houston to Frankfurt on a German airline (Lufthansa). I’m 19 and a US citizen. Can I purchase alcohol ON the flight and drink it? Like a glass of wine or mini bottle of whiskey.

5) Has the Euro changed since 2009? In 2009, I went to France and a few days ago I found about 100 Euros I had left over from the trip. Will I be able to use that money in Frankfurt, or has the Euro changed since then? I was thinking of just buying a snack and drink or something during my layover in Frankfurt.

6) Can you get cash for traveller’s cheques at airport currency exchanges? For Christmas, my family gave me about $500 worth of AMEX traveller’s cheques. Can I get UK pounds for it at currency exchange or do I need to go to a bank?

Thanks, and hope you’re all having a lovely holiday!
7) Can I take a bottle of Ensure through airport security? I just started recovering from anorexia a few weeks ago, and I think Ensure would be good for me drink incase I find myself unable to get myself to eat.

Administrator answers:

1. The day after Christmas, Airports are very easy. Some airlines must sent notification to their office that there a large number of passengers your flights will carry. At the airport, they will hold facinating activities to welcome passenger. Please check with your airline the check -in duration at the airport for your best preparation. I think you should be at the airport before 2 hours. That will be ok.

2. You do not need to fill in landing card if you do not intend to leave the airport. Landing card is only used to immigrate into Boston.

3. The meal will be served depending on length of flight, maybe a half of your segment. You can check this with your airline for more details.

4. Yes, you can.

5. Bring your cash in case of urgency. You can dismiss any anxiety.

6. Change at airport if you need. UK pounds is available at many aiports.

7. No, you can not.

Have a nice Christmas & New Year!

Maria asks…

How do I go about bringing my tack on plane with me?

For those of you who don’t know what tack is – My saddle, breast collar, headstall, reins and saddle pad. Probably a max of 45 – 50 total pounds. Can I bring it on board with me, on a plane from VA to Las Vegas?

If not how do I ensure it’d arrive in Vegas with me. I do not want these items stolen, my saddle is worth nearly $1,000.

Thank you

Administrator answers:

You can certainly take some of that with you in your carry on bag, like the bridle, saddle blanket, reins. I don’t know what a headstall is, or how large a breast collar is, but if they are small, or can be folded, or are mostly straps and buckles, then those could come with you in your carry on bag as well.

The saddle would most likely have to be sent as checked luggage, or shipped ahead of time by UPS, Fed Ex or other package delivery company. If you want to take it as baggage in the plane, then, if possible, I would either box the saddle and anything that goes with it, before getting to the airport, or, remove anything that is loose or floppy, like stirrups, and check it in without any box.

Being in a box would reduce the possibility of damage, scratches, cuts, gouges and so on, which I am certain you want to avoid.

My personal choice would be to ship it, with appropriate insurance, by Fed Ex. (Take pictures of it before you send it.). They are quite good at meeting delivery commitments. It will be costly, though.

Nancy asks…

What should I see in Las Vegas?

I’m going to Las Vegas in June and I’ve never been there before. Besides gambling, what should I definitely see or do?

Administrator answers:

When you go to Las Vegas these usual things you will want to see for FREE:

1. Number one on my list is to watch the fountains displays in front of the Bellagio hotel. It usually runs every 15 minutes in summers starting at 3:00 PM; runs continuously until about midnight. Each show is different (there are more than 20 different tunes choreographed) so stay and watch at least 2 or 3. ALSO, go inside the Bellagio hotel to its lobby and view the beautiful glass sculptured ceiling AND the seasonal floral arrangements in the Atrium.

2. The “Sirens of TI” show (spectacular) in from of the Treasure Island Hotel; it runs every 90 minutes starting at about 4:30 PM. Simply stand on the sidewalk in front of the TI Hotel.

3. The volcano erupt in from of the Mirage Hotel; starting at dark until midnight. Again, just stand on the sidewalk in front of the hotel.

4. Go down to Fremont Street and see the light shows. There are usually 3 or 4 different shows, starting after dark (about 8:30PM) and lasting about 5 or 10 minutes each.

5. Go to the RIO hotel to see the Masquerade in the Sky show. It is like Mardi Gras parade, only suspended from the ceiling over the gambling floor. It runs every 60 minutes starting about 3:00 PM; the last show starts at 9:30 PM..

6. Go in Caesars Palace and walk through the Forum shops to the first fountain (its spectacular) then take the first fork to the left to go see the aquarium. Then continue on through the shops to the second fountain and wait for the show to start.

If you are a Star Trek Fan, go to the Hilton (off the strip) for “Star Trek The Experience”; it cost about $30.

If you want to see a production show, I recommend the show at Bally’s, “Jubilee” and the show at the MGM, “KA”. These will cost about $100 each; that’s the going rate for production shows in Vegas now. I aso suggest that you buy tickets online before you go, particularly if you want to see a Circ d Sol show. You can try for discounted show tickets at a booth in the building with the coke bottle, look for Coke World and the M&M factory. They are same day tickets sold on a first come basis. I have never done this but see people doing it. If you are in Vegas as a couple, you will be stopped many times by folks in a number of hotels trying to offer free stuff in exchange for listening to time share presentations. They will get on your nerves. But if you don’t mind sitting through a time share presentation you can get free show tickets or some cash.

You can see most of the stuff on the Strip by walking, so you don’t need a rental car. There is a free monorail between Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay. The one on the opposite side of the street which runs from the MGM to the Hilton you have to pay to ride. There is a free bus between Harrahs Hotel to the RIO Hotel that runs every half hour. There is also a free bus that you can get at Bills Gambling Hall (corner of Flamingo & the Strip) that will take you to the Orleans and some other off strip casinos.

Plan which hotels/casinos you want to visit each day so you can make the most of your walking and the free monorails and scuttles. When you get to Vegas you will probably have in your hotel room a free guide to the city called either “What’s ON” , “Showbiz”or “Las Vegas Today”. These are helpful guises as they have a map of the Strip and city with the hotels marked, current hotel shows and prices, plus useful coupons. Some coupons will give you a free souvenir from certain hotels; you just have to take the coupon to the hotel. They also list hotel restaurants and buffets time sand prices.

There’s shopping at Fashion show mall right next to Treasure Island Hotel (across from the Wynn Hotel), or you can drive or take a taxi or the bus south on the Strip (just past the airport) to the outlet mall. For more shopping, drive south on I-15 to Primm, NV (at the Calif border … About 45 miles) and there is a big outlet mall and some casinos. There is also a mall that locals use about a mile east of the Strip on Maryland Parkway (take Flamingo Rd East to Md PKWY, turn left (north) and go about 3 blocks to Boulevard Mall. Then just north of downtown on I-15 and W. Charleston BLVD is the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall.

The hotel coffee shops and buffets are now much more expensive than they were years ago. So, if you want to eat for less go to the food courts located in many hotels and also try one of the several Denny’s restaurants on the Strip (one in the Casino Royal hotel/casino). There are also a number of McDonald, Burger King, and other fast food places on the Stip. You can get breakfast and dinner buffets a few dollars less at the Imperial Palace hotel/casino and at the Gold Coast hotel/casino. Buffets also cost less at the Circus Circus hotel/casino and in Fremont St hotel/casinos. There is an Outback Steak House in the Casino Royale Hotel. There is a Cheesecake Factory and a Planet Hollywood in Caesars Forum shops. There is a Margerittaville in the Flamingo hotel. I recommend Tony Roma’s, a ribs and chicken restaurant; one on Fremont St and another on Sahara Ave near Paradise Rd.

There are movie theaters in the Palms (multiplex) and also another on the Strip across the street from the Monte Carlo hotel, near the MGM hotel. If you like to bowl, there are alley’s in The Gold Coast Hotel/Casino (beside the RIO) and in the Orleans Hotel Casino. If you like roller coasters, there are roller coaster rides at the NY, NY hotel/casino, at the Sahara Hotel/Casino, and, for those with a strong heart, three rides at the top of the Stratosphere Tower. The Circus Circus Hotel/casino has arcades and an indoor amusement park. There is a place called Game Works below the Coke World experience that has all type video games.

.RED ROCK CANYON: Its about 20 miles west of Las Vegas out Charleston Blvd (you can
pick up that street at the north end of the Strip) It’s a scenic drive-through park. Go early, not in the heat of the day; there’s no shade.

HOOVER DAM: Drive about 30 miles southeast of Vegas and go to Hoover Dam; the National Park Service offers tours there (@ $15.) and its interesting stuff. Go on past Hoover dam to Boulder City and then to Lake Meade for a swim and/or to visit the new casino there. Also, there are tour companies that will take you on a cruise of the river below Hoover Dam. Check the Vegas web sites.

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK: Drive about 35 miles north of Vegas on I-15 and go to Valley of Fire State Park, another scenic park area.

Betty asks…

i want to rent a Sprinter 9 seats in las vegas?

Where can i rent a 9 seats sprinter (Dodge) in las vegas on JULY 11 2010? pick up at airport and drop off in los angeles.

Administrator answers:


William asks…

I have 10 days to visit california on my own. But I’m not sure where to start?

I want to go to LA, San Fra, Dan Diego and LAs Vegas.Are these cities far away from each other? what is the best way to travel between these cities? do you know a good travel agency i can turn to?

Administrator answers:

Depending on where your starting you can either go up or down. I would start from sf then go to la, san diego, and vegas. Or if your in the south go the opposite way. Vegas, san diego, la, sf. Either way you llok at it though all the airports are super expensive especially sf and la. So i would look for the better price if you are flying. Driving is way cheaper while traveling through california, but honestly its long and most of the view is super boring (like farm lands and plantations). But california is super fun and there are a lot of things to do. So far as travel agencies im not sure where your located so i cant give you any recommendations.

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