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MosheD's West Coast Summer Road Trip
« on: September 07, 2015, 11:28:33 PM »
Finally decided to write this.
Although much of this was inspired by DDF I would not call this the typical DDF trip. No fancy cabins and no five-star hotels, but figured since Y'all enjoy TRs I'll try and write one.

To begin, I flew CLE-LAS using a Frontier voucher I had from a cancelled flight. I know everyone hates frontier, but hey, it was free. There was actually a couple next to me, and it was the lady's first time flying. I told her "I'm sorry your first time is on Frontier" and then the husband got upset at me

Anyway, I actually somehow forced myself to sleep most of the flight and arrived at LAS. We proceeded to hertz to pick up our car. I had five star gold status from ddms post, but alas at 1 in the morning the gold counter is closed so we had to wait. I tried pusbing for an upgrade to convertible, but it was no-go, so after a lot of back and forth I walked out with Chrysler 200. (I had rented lowest level).

We proceeded to our hotel, The Stratosphere, which I had booked using Hotwire deals for $25 (iirc) and I basically crashed.

I'll start with Day 1 and pics in next post

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Re: MosheD's West Coast Summer Road Trip
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 11:31:22 PM »
Nice start, I too am usually a budget traveller.

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Re: MosheD's West Coast Summer Road Trip
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 11:34:14 PM »
OK problem, pics are too large, will have to upload. Say be break before next post

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Re: MosheD's West Coast Summer Road Trip
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 12:23:35 AM »
OK problem, pics are too large, will have to upload. Say be break before next post
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46084.0

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Re: MosheD's West Coast Summer Road Trip
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 11:10:53 AM »
Nice TR, OP!

Nice start, I too am usually a budget traveller.
I think most people are, they just don't count the points the spend at 5* hotels as cash. ;D