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Advanced Check-in at Airport.

Friday the 13th wasn’t so bad. We arrived at about 6 am at the airport. We had pre-


checked, so all we needed to do was get our bags checked. American Airlines now charges $2 per bag to be checked outside! What a crock. Inside you can wait in line and it will be free, but still, American is now on my list! The flight itself was pretty good, but don’t expect much by way of service. No snacks or anything. Also, we had problems with changing our flights with American. Our tickets were originally supposed to be for Monday, when we decided to go to Utah we tried to change them. They were $180 tickets, to change the date on them, would have been $100 charge.

MGM main Lobby
Again American does not seem to care about good customer service.


At Las Vegas had an excellent experience. We were staying at the MGM and they have a check in desk at the airport at the baggage claim. We found it easily, the lady at the desk was awesome, and so was the bell boy. They check you in and give you a floor (if you check your ticket they put on your baggage, it has a room number on it, but they don’t want you to know that because your room probably isn’t ready yet). The bell boy takes your bags, and you pay for the shuttle (which is worth the price!!), he gets on a shuttle to the hotel. The hotel then keeps your baggage, your free to do whatever, and they will call you when your room is ready. When the call, your baggage will already be in your room. It was great! Super easy and non-stress!


MGM was great, good rooms, easy stay. Would definitely stay there again. However, we played the Blackjack tables Friday night, and we didn’t have a very good outcome. Had better tables elsewhere. Would not gamble there again. Slots and video poker were not loose either. We ate at the Italian restaurant in the MGM that night, I think the name is Fiamma, and it was awesome! I had the calamari, the scallops (with mashed potatoes), and some sort of chocolate cake. It was all wonderful. Service was terrific too. Everyone had a wonderful meal, we shared, there is a dish with some sort of potato dumpling, was to die for. Andy had some dessert that was like a warn chocolate pudding with graham crackers and marshmallow cream (tasted just like a s’more), it was sooooo good.


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Advanced Check-in at Airport.
Advanced Check-in at Airport.
MGM main Lobby
MGM main Lobby
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