MCCARRAN INT'L AIRPORT this month will debut
SpeedCheck, which is said to be the country's first multi-airline,
self-service kiosk system. The system [the first phase of which
cost $2 million], which will allow travelers to print boarding
passes or check baggage for any participating airline operating
from McCarran, will be installed in two phases and will feature 38
kiosks located at strategic points in the airport. McCarran also
said it will install four kiosks at the Las Vegas Convention Center
to expedite check-ins before travelers arrive at the airport. The
first phase is for travelers with carry-on baggage only; a second
phase will accommodate travelers with checked luggage.
AGENTS CAN EARN an extra 1% commission on ATA
Vacations' Las Vegas bulk air and hotel packages that are booked
through June 30 for travel through Feb. 27, 2004. Reservations for
ATA Vacations, which is operated by The Mark Travel Corp., can be
made using vendor code ATA.
MGM MIRAGE VACATIONS is celebrating its new
service to Las Vegas from Atlanta via ATA by offering a $15
per-person discount. To receive the savings, agents should use the
code "AirTran" when booking. Sample prices, excluding the discount,
start at $259 per person and include roundtrip air, a two-night
stay at the Golden Nugget and 24-hour traveler assistance. Prices
are valid for Tuesday and Wednesday departures July 9 through Aug.
26. MGM Mirage Vacations can be booked through all four GDSs using
the vendor code MRV or through VAX VacationAccess. Agents also can
call (800) 360-7111.
ALLEGIANT AIR will begin nonstop scheduled
service between Las Vegas and Denver on July 3. To mark the new
service, which will operate on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday,
the carrier is offering an introductory one-way fare of $99, which
must be purchased by June 13 for travel through Nov. 17. In
addition, if the flight is booked at www.allegiantair.com, clients will receive an extra $5
off the price of each flight segment. After June 13, regular
one-way fares will range from $119 to $199. Allegiant, through its
Allegiant Vacations program, also features air and hotel packages
to Las Vegas from Denver starting at $209 per person, roundtrip if
booked by June 13. To book by phone call (888) 594-6937 for air
only or (800) 432-3810 for vacation packages.
FUNJET VACATIONS AND TRANSMERIDIAN now offer
first-class seating--10 seats per flight-- on all charter
departures from Chicago [O'Hare]. Sample prices, which are valid
for Monday departures between June 23 and July 28, start at $299.99
per person for a four-night package that includes first-class air.
To book, call (800) 558-3050 or use vendor code FUN on the
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and New York-New York Hotel
& Casino, citing technical glitches, delayed the opening of
Zumanity to Aug. 14. The production originally was scheduled to
debut July 31.