Hello From Las Vegas! – Well, throughout the fall, winter, and spring, we (here in Las Vegas), see social media postings when others have a warm weather streak. More often than not, it says “We’re warmer than Las Vegas!”
Looking at the weather this past weekend, I have a simple thought for many of you in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States: Don’t try this at home!
Leave it to those of us who are profssional Desert Dwellers. Those of us who walk out into super-hot weather and go… “Oh, not too bad today”.
As June turns into July, we’re 1/3 of the way through our three hot months. No trip on the horizon? As we always tell you, October is the absolute best month of the year to visit us. Not too hot, not too cold, light winds (which is not always the norm in other months, as we’re in the middle of a rugged desert), and very few kids and strollers.
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Booking The Right Seat On Your Flight – On a recent forum we monitor, someone asked where they should sit on the plane for a view of The Strip and/or Grand Canyon while flying in. People chimed in with all kinds of answers. Which just confused the situation. Why?
There is no CORRECT answer. People are telling you what happened on their trips. I’ve lived here 25 years and have landed and taken off in just about every direction.
The “calm wind” runway, IE, the one that gets used most of the time, is the runway where the planes land facing the west. Hence, sitting on the right side of the plane is generally your best bet.
That is, unless winds start to get over the 20 knots-per-hour speed. At that point, the airport will start to direct planes to the runway that is (as much as possible) facing into the winds. Landing facing the wind actually lowers the speed of the airplane upon touchdown, and creates the most safety cushion. Also, planes will NOT land on a runway that has more than 10 knots-per-hour of tailwind (wind coming from behind).
HOWEVER, Las Vegas is a very windy place and the winds can come from any direction. For example, if the wind is strong from the north, planes will take off and land facing north. Which makes the LEFT side of the plane have the view. If the wind is strong from the east, once again, the LEFT side of the plane will have the view.
Similar is true regarding seeing the Grand Canyon from the plane. It depends on where you are flying in from, and what approach (routing that can start a couple of hundred miles out) is in use. As a rule of thumb: When flying in from the South (Dallas, Atlanta, etc), the canyon will be on your right. But when flying in from the North (Salt Lake, Chicago, New York), it will be on your left. However, that is just a rule of thumb. Depending on the wind and air traffic routing, all bets can be off.
If you really want to geek out and watch a map of the airplanes flying in and out of Las Vegas (or anywhere else) in real time, we use and suggest Flight Radar 24. However, keep in mind that even if you are flying an airline where you get to pick your seat if you are early, how the planes are landing at that time does not mean that is how they will be landing when you land.
The odds are with you if you sit on the right side. However, like anything else in Las Vegas, it is a gamble!
The Cheapest (And Free) ATM Cash On The Strip – ATM’s on The Strip are getting out of hand. We’re hearing reports of up to $8 to withdraw cash at various casinos.
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Unfortunate Passings – We usually try to keep it happy here. However, I’d be remiss in mentioning a couple of local celebrity deaths:
– Pawn Star’s Richard “The Old Man” Harrison passed away at age 77 after battling Parkinson’s. Many years ago when the show was relatively new (and there were no lines), I was able to get this signed logo shot glass:
This member’s only article gives members our insider tips for 1. Avoiding the lines (at no cost) when you visit the
Pawn Stars shop and 2. How to meet Rick Harrison during your visit. And no, this isn’t some VIP deal. Rick enjoys meeting fans. At no cost. You just have to know when and where.
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Blink-182, a band that’s always seamlessly blurred the line between rock, punk and pop, kicked off their Kings of the Weekend residency at the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The band put the new multi-million dollar sound system to the test, performing hit songs from their nearly 25-year history including “What’s My Age Again,” “First Date,” and “Dammit,”
- The Palms In Las Vegas Banks On Music, Art & A Nice View With $620M Renovation – Members: Read Ted’s Take on this story, and add your own comment or question for us
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When Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Spago opened 25 years ago in Las Vegas, the level of influence he and the restaurant would have on the city was unimaginable. The revolutionary restaurant is recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter. Wolfgang’s relentless drive to transform continues today as the chef debuts the new Spago Las Vegas at Bellagio Resort & Casino
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As if skydiving over the Grand Canyon didn’t already sound adrenaline racing enough, Paragon Skydive, the only company leading jumps outside of the national park, now wants to push you (and your instructor) out of an airplane at 18,000 feet (or basically as close to 18,000 feet above sea level as allowable by FAA regulations and local aircraft control) with their new Oxygen Jump, and who are you to argue?
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A Wisconsin woman won a big jackpot — more than $1.4 million – on a Las Vegas slot machine, the casino’s owner tweeted Tuesday morning. Derek Stevens of the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino said the win was the “largest jackpot” in his career. His tweet included a photo of himself with the new millionaire, whom he identified only as “Rhonda L.”
The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces today announced the team has signed free agent center Lady Liberty to an honorary contract for its inaugural season. Aces Head Coach and General Manager Bill Laimbeer recently presented Liberty with her official 75.5-foot tall jersey for all to see (and take selfies with) at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
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