Southwest Airlines has started its non stop service between Las Vegas and Hawaii with two daily flights each way to Honolulu and Kahului on Maui. Southwest Airlines originally started the service in January but flights would stop in California airports such as Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento or San Jose.
Southwest has been making a major push in to the Hawaiian market, the flights from Las Vegas will take approximately six hours and 20 minutes; The return flights from Las Vegas will have an approximate flight time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Something that has been discussed for years is changing the name of Mc Carren International Airport (LAS) to something else because of the namesakes comments.
The airport is named after former Nevada Senator Patrick Mc Carren who served as Senator from 1933 until 1954. The Senator created the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, that and his longer service for Nevada is most likely why the airport was named after him.
The reason why many in Las Vegas and, even companies like MGM Resorts International have spoken about removing his name because of his racist and, anti Semitic policies.
The paperwork has been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to change the name to long time Nevada Senator Harry Reid who retired in 2016 after 30 years of service.
My whole life i have gotten used to the airport being called MC Carren but without getting political Harry Reid International Airport isn’t the worse sounding name ever.
Allegiant Airlines has announced it is adding more routes in and out of Las Vegas Mc Carren International Airport (LAS). One route has already begun that is the service to Spokane but on February 18th service to Orange County and Asheville, NC will also begin.
Allegiant also announced that starting March 4th they will begin service to Flint, Michigan’s all new services are starting off with twice weekly flights.
Frontier Airlines announced it is adding six new routes to Las Vegas starting in March 2021. The new cities adding flights to Sin City are El Paso, Little Rock, Wichita, Oklahoma City as well as Puerto Vallarta and, Los Cabo’s in Mexico.
Frontier plans to operate all the routes twice weekly but I’m sure that could change depending on demand. It seems all the low cost carriers are positioning after the pandemic ends and, with Spirit, Allegiant, Southwest, Frontier and Jet Blue battling in Las Vegas hopeful it should keep fares down when things return back to normal.
The slot machines at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas are generally not a great bet and you are much better off waiting until you get to you hotel to gamble; That being said occasionally someone does win a big jackpot at the airport.
Recently a Southern California woman won a $873,511 jackpot on a Wheel Of Fortune machine on concourse C. The woman was playing $5 a hand on the penny machine when she hit the grand price.
The payback percentage is much worse for the machines at the airport than downtown or even the Strip so I also recommend people skip these machines however tempting. The fact she beat the odds and has one of the biggest jackpots at the airport is amazing and congrats to her.
Now you have another option to get your Shake Shack fix as a new location of the fast growing chain has opened at McCarren International Airport.
The new location is along the concourse between A and B gates after the security checkpoint. The McCaren location is large at nearly 5,000 square feet and is the sixth Las Vegas location to open in the last five years.
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