Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: May 18, 2004

MEMBERS OF AMERICA WEST'S FLIGHTFUND frequent flyer program who fly one roundtrip to Las Vegas by May 31 can earn a free companion pass to one of several destinations in Mexico, including Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Guaymas, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The pass is good for travel Aug. 15 to Sept. 30. Travelers must pre-register at www.flightfund.com for this promotion before booking tickets. Tickets to Mexico must be purchased online at FlightFund.com, while tickets to Las Vegas can be booked at www.americawest.com or by phone at (800) 2-FLY-AWA.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, which is increasing its fleet with two new Boeing aircraft next month, will beginning June 13 add one daily nonstop flight between Las Vegas and each of these destinations: Baltimore/Washington, bringing the total to three daily; San Jose, for a total of seven daily, and one daily nonstop between Las Vegas and Oakland, for a total of 11 daily. The carrier also will add two daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Chicago [Midway], for a total of nine daily.

GOGO WORLDWIDE VACATIONS is offering summer packages to Las Vegas starting at $319 per person, double. Valid for travel from May 31 through Sept. 9, the plans include roundtrip mid-week transportation via America West; airport transfers; accommodations; a Las Vegas Fun Pak; a tour of Laughlin, Nevada, including a buffet lunch; a Primm shopping tour with a buffet lunch; two-for-one admission to the "Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas" show; and hotel tax. Sample prices for a three-night package run $319 for a stay at Palace Station; $395, for New York-New York; $399, for the MGM Grand; $439, for the Mirage; $435, for Treasure Island, and $529, fort Bellagio. Reservations are available through a local GoGo office; at www.gogowwv.com or by calling (866) 229-4999; and in Sabre, Worldspan and Amadeus.

ALLEGIANT AIR starting June 24 will launch year-round nonstop scheduled jet service between Las Vegas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, using 161-seat MD-83 aircraft. Initially, the new service will operate Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. Introductory fares, which must be purchased by June 2, start at $89 per person, each way. The price is valid for travel on Sunday and Monday departures from Cedar Rapids and Thursday and Friday flights from Las Vegas June 26 to July 31. Allegiant Vacations also is offering a two-for-one "Fly Free" promotion in conjunction with its Las Vegas air-hotel packages. When a package is purchased, a second person can fly at no charge. Packages must be booked by June 2 for travel June 26 to July 31. For more information or to book, call (888) 594-6937 or visit www.allegiantair.com; for Allegiant Vacations packages, phone (800) 432-3810.

"THE MAC KING COMEDY MAGIC SHOW," which had been performed in Harrah's Comedy Cabaret, through September will be in larger quarters--the Clint Holmes Theater. King, a comedian and magician, performs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Tickets are $16.95 plus tax and can be purchased by calling (800) 392-9002, ext. 5111, or by visiting www.harrahs.com.

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