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going to vegas on thanksgiving, need advice

i didnt know where to post this since it isnt a hot deal or anything related to a review but i hope someone can help me out. me & my friends are planning a trip to vegas on thanksgiving & returning sunday night. we are planning to catch the cirque de solei there. the females will be going to a celine dion concert as well. us guys will be left to fend for ourselves.

what we are trying to figure out is if anyone knows of any cheap one way flights to there & back? we are trying to cut costs in order to go, so we are staying in one or two star hotels. the entertainment is what we are trying to maximize. anyway, if anyone could help me find one stop fares, or point me in the general direction of a place that i can help myself, that would be helpful & greatly appreciated.

suggestions on sights & events would be great too!!!
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search for the official Vegas thread. How much are you spending on motels?
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since OP is in NYC, check out JetBlue or America West. Nonstop to vegas. If you are flixible the cheapest time to go is monday to friday. hotels jack up their rates by 50% on weekends, and flights are more expensive.
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OMG, that is an awesome thread...thanks to the op of that thread for putting in so much effort to put that together

also thanks to anybody else with tips

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Re: going to vegas on thanksgiving, need advice

Originally posted by elny3680
the females will be going to a celine dion concert as well. us guys will be left to fend for ourselves.
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Re: Re: going to vegas on thanksgiving, need advice

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Here's a tip. If you tell the cabbie you are going to a strip club, you should get a free ride. Make sure you ask before you get going in the cab. They get a spiff from the strip club, so it's worth their while to take you.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
They get a spiff from the strip club...
I did once. Had to untuck my shirt on the way out.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Here's a tip. If you tell the cabbie you are going to a strip club, you should get a free ride. Make sure you ask before you get going in the cab. They get a spiff from the strip club, so it's worth their while to take you.
I originally wondered why they would slow down and offer to take me there. My buddy and I talked to a cabbie (female) and she said they got $10 per person for Deja Vu, etc. and around $40 per person for the massage parlor.

That instantly told me that a massage was more than $40.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Here's a tip. If you tell the cabbie you are going to a strip club, you should get a free ride. Make sure you ask before you get going in the cab. They get a spiff from the strip club, so it's worth their while to take you.

Depends on which strip club you go to. For example, OG does not give kickbacks to cabbies. You have to be careful about this. In fact, I've frequently had cabbies try to steer me to other strip clubs besides OG (which is the best one IMO) because they don't get kickbacks from OG.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Depends on which strip club you go to. For example, OG does not give kickbacks to cabbies. You have to be careful about this. In fact, I've frequently had cabbies try to steer me to other strip clubs besides OG (which is the best one IMO) because they don't get kickbacks from OG.
Oh yes they do, unless it has changed. I was there September of last year. The cabbie got $15 per person (there were 3 of us) for taking us to the OG. He told us it varies by club.
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
Oh yes they do, unless it has changed. I was there September of last year. The cabbie got $15 per person (there were 3 of us) for taking us to the OG. He told us it varies by club.

Well then it changed from what it used to be.

The owners of OG went to court over this several years ago. Never found out what the outcome was.
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Speaking of Celene Dion, here is the most disgustingly stupid picture I took while I was in Vegas last month.

I mean it. It is both revolting and asinine. I had to toss my cookies in a garbage can right after I took this photo and my camera shut down and wouldn't turn back on for 3 hours.

Taken in the casino at Caesar's:


(don't look unless you have a strong stomach)


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And it sounded something like this:
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Which Cirque Du Soleil show are you going to see?
'O' is my favorite.
'Mystere' is very good too.
'Zumanity' is great, but is not typical of Cirque. I usually say, check out there other shows first, but if you and the boys aren't offended too easily, it may be up your alley. Be sure to 'enjoy' the strawberry ladies.

For other 'vegas' shows, there is a place near the M&Ms place next to MGM which has a lot of shows tickets for sale at 1/2 price on the day of the show. Check it out for the more middle-low shows.

Also, check out Bottoms UP at the Flamingo Hilton (the afternoon topless show). It's damn cheap (when I went I just had to buy to drinks and I got in). Tip 5 - 10 to the person seating you and ask for a booth (nice old mobster style) while everyone else is jammed in cafeteria style tables.

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