Thursday, November 22, 2007

Airfare and four nights: $356

Normally I pay about $320 for the flight and another $300 or so for hotels in Las Vegas. When looking for bookings for the Computer Electronics Show January 7-10, 2008 I started to get worried when I notice that one hotel I'd stayed at before for 55 per night - the Hilton at the Convention Center - was running $456 per night for CES. Yikes! Even some of the clever discount options in Las Vegas like the Best Western Mardis Gras (walking distance to Convention Center, modest but clean and spacious rooms) were running almost three times what I'd paid last year for WebmasterWorld. CES is the biggest tech show on earth and everything will fill up, so the prices go sky high.

Therefore, I was thrilled to find a Flight/Hotel combination at $356 - the lowest price I've ever paid in Las Vegas by far. I will be staying in downtown Las Vegas at the Fitzgerald rather than the strip, but reviews indicate it has been nicely remodelled. This deal was through US Airways.