Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You CAN direct to Vegas!

A couple months ago I bemoaned the lack of direct flights to Las Vegas from  greater Boston. Today I actually booked my trip and just on a whim once again tried Bradley airport in Hartford. I like Bradley, its only 10 miles farther from my house than Boston Logan, Google says that 10 miles will take me 20 minutes but I don't believe it. Its a small regional airport, easy to get into and easy to get out of. I flew out of there to Vegas last year and I'm going to fly from there to Los Angeles in a couple days. Anyway I thought I'd checked Bradley for a direct to Vegas back in January but either I didn't check, or I didn't do a good job, or more likely our stupid travel booking system at work missed the flight. As it was I very nearly didn't spot it today but completely by accident I managed to find that holy grail, a direct flight from Boston to Las Vegas and joy of joys its at 11:30 in the morning. Many of the west coast or Vegas flights leave so dang early, they make you leave home at sparrow fart and then you can't get into your hotel room yet when you get there... This flight gets me into Vegas at something like 3pm which is a great time to take a nap.

Yes a nap, remember this is a work trip that I've taken 7 times already. I'm Las Vegas-ed out. I don't know what hi-jinks we'll be up to but I'm reasonably sure there won't be much if any time spent on the Vegas strip and nearly no time spent gambling...