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Delta's Secret Las Vegas Project is Some Sort of Theft Prevention Thing

January 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Delta is doing something new when it comes to how they handle the whole baggage carrousel thing, as they want to ensure that you go home with the same bag that you brought to the airport.

We guess there must be a baggage theft problem—or other issue—over in Las Vegas, as that’s where Delta is in the middle of a two-month pilot program aimed at cracking down on stolen baggage.

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See the Best of Old and New Las Vegas in 'Last Vegas'

November 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

As Last Vegas hits theaters this weekend, moviegoers will get a look at the best of the old and new in Las Vegas.

The story follows Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old friends who reunite in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. And, since the guys are both moving forward and reminiscing about past trips to the Vegas strip, the movie is set at two very different casinos - Aria, representing the new and Binion's, representing the old.

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Forget Chevy Aveos; Las Vegas' Idea of a Rental Car is a Motorcycle

October 30, 2013 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Renting a motorcycle isn’t exactly a new concept, as Harley-Davidson and other dealerships have been renting out bikes for quite some time—assuming you know how to ride one. However, this week things are a little different, as one national rental car company is getting in on the motorcycle renting business.

Enterprise—known for their ability to pick you up—is breaking the mold and will be offering up more than just compact and economy cars. In case you couldn’t figure it out on your own based off our hints, they’re now renting out motorcycles as well.

Of course the perfect place to test things out is Las Vegas, so now you can enjoy all things motorcycle while making your way down the Strip—or riding out to the Hoover Dam. For now this is their only spot renting out two-wheeled vehicles, as they’re doing it from the existing Enterprise location at 4517 W Flamingo Road—kind of near the Palms.

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How to Get Tickets to Las Vegas' Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball

September 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.

This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.

Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.

Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.

[Photo: flickr]

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British Airways Launches DIY Baggage Tagging at Las Vegas Airport

August 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM | by | Comments (0)

Self-service baggage tagging is far from breaking news—we told you about Alaskan Airlines leading the charge last year—but the TSA has just granted the privilege to its first international carrier, British Airways.

The airline has chosen Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (of all places) as "the first airport in the US to conduct its trial." Self tagging your bags is a breeze, but we do find a bit of humor in Sin City being selected as the pilot location. We guess BA figures that if the blurry-eyed tourists leaving Las Vegas can figure out the procedure, the rest of the nation shouldn't have much a problem.

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How To Get Tickets To The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas

July 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday the line-up of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival and the new iHeartRadio Village were announced.

The fest will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and include performances by some of today's biggest acts including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, fun., Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars and more.

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See 'Burt Wonderstone' in Theaters, Then See the Real Thing in Vegas

March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The protagonist of the new Vegas-set movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone may be a fictional character, but he got plenty of help from the real deal for the film.

Many scenes in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the new Steve Carrell/Jim Carrey movie about an up and coming street magician who makes the more established acts look stale, were filmed on the Las Vegas Strip, including the now famous suspended, see-through box stunt that was filmed above Las Vegas Boulevard outside of Bally’s last year.

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How To Get Tickets To Vegas Uncork’d

February 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The seventh annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit festival returns May 9-12, 2013, with a total of 28 events featuring celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and cutting-edge mixologists at Las Vegas' resorts: Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Mandalay Bay.

The highlight of the fest will be the Master Series Dinners, where ticket holders can meet leading chefs including Bobby Flay, Michel Richard, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa. There will also be an exclusive preview of chef Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 at MGM Grand.

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Five Destinations That Could Really Use a Nude Prince Harry Scandal

August 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

In case you've been living in an alternate universe (one without TMZ) since yesterday, you've heard by now of Prince Harry's nude hijinks in a Las Vegas suite. While bad for him, it's been great for promoting nakationing and Sin City tourism (not necessarily at the same time). Even Virgin Holidays reported seeing a "Prince Harry Effect" of inquiries for Vegas travel jumping 30%.

Well we feel that Vegas doesn't need the help. That "Prince Harry Effect" could absolutely be used by numerous other world destinations, and here's FIVE in particular:

Mexico: Continuous CNN alerts of drug-related murders in Mexico really detract from the blue waters and cultural vibrance of Mexico's safer areas. A little tan-lined butt flash from Prince Harry would give the country the tad bit of positive press it needs to get similarly pasty-fleshed revelers packing those Pacific beaches.

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Who's That on a Southwest Flight's Intercom? Flavor Flaaav!

July 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

Passengers on a Southwest flight from Burbank to Las Vegas were given the usual in-flight weather updates upon their arrival...from Flavor Flav.

Flav jumped on the plane's intercom to update passengers on the heat wave hitting Vegas, acknowledge the work of the flight crew, and remind his fellow flyers that he recently opened a new Las Vegas restaurant, Flavor Flav's House of Flavor.

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We Can Haz a Sneak Peek Inside Las Vegas' New Terminal 3

June 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

June 27. That's the date to mark on your iCal for the first arrivals of airplanes to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport's new Terminal 3. From this day, T3 at LAS will host domestic flights from seven airlines and international flights from fifteen airlines.

We've been following the progression of this new, $2.4 billion project for some time now and finally the 14 gates allowed the public in to push buttons, flip switches and sniff the new airport air during an Open House this past weekend. Our sister site VegasChatter was in da house, reporting back with observations like, "the WiFi will be free, but the 3G won't be easy" and "it's huge. And, sprawling. In the shape of a double-decker 'H.'"

VegasChatter was lost...and then found, and then confused about the parking situation. Still they emerged with some excellent preview shots of the space and some constructive criticism for those putting finishing touches on traffic signage. Head on over to the full report this-away.

[Photo: VegasChatter]

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The Wolf Pack Heads Back to Vegas to Begin Filming 'The Hangover 3'

June 11, 2012 at 1:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

It looks like the rumors can be put to rest for the location of the third 'Hangover' movie, as the guys return to Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Mike Tyson, will film The Hangover 3 "on and off the Strip and at Caesars Palace" this fall.

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