Las Vegas Airfare

by JoAnna  

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When you begin searching for a flight to Las Vegas, you’ll find that there are two options for booking. You can search for and book an airline ticket and that’s it, or you can save a bit of money when you look for Las Vegas deals by booking a vacation package. These packages can be excellent options, especially if you also need reservations for a Las Vegas hotel and are considering renting a car or attending a show.

If, however, you are just interested in searching for airfare to Las Vegas without all the extras, there are a few things you might want to consider in order to get the best deal available.

Airlines That Serve Las Vegas

There are currently around 30 airlines that offer flights to Las Vegas’ airport, McCarran International Airport. AllegiantAir, US Airways and Southwest Airlines use McCarran (LAS) as a hub, and Southwest offers the most flights to and from the city every day. Due to the number of airplanes these airlines have scheduled to go to Las Vegas, there are often several flights that aren’t full and therefore the final, leftover seats sell at rock-bottom prices. This is not always the case, but it is worth checking, especially if you don’t mind making flight plans at the last minute.

The other airlines that currently service McCarran International Airport are AeroMexico, Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Korean Air, Mexicana, Midwest Airlines, OAI, Philippine Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, SunWing, Thomas Cook, United, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Viva Aerobus, WestJet and XL Airways France.

Use the booking widgets on the top and bottom of this page to search for the cheapest flights available, regardless of airline.

Fly into a Different City

If you are flying from outside the United States, Las Vegas might not be the least expensive entry point. There are many flight deals to Las Vegas from other big cities within the United States and it might make more financial sense to book your originating flight into a different city and then a seperate flight to Las Vegas on a U.S.-based airline.

There are other ways of getting to Las Vegas as well. Once you’ve flown into a different city in the United States, you may want to take a bus or rent a car and drive into Las Vegas.

Day of the Week

In general, it’s a good idea to schedule your flights for midweek and midday. Weekends are packed with vacationers while Mondays and early mornings are the busy times for business travelers. These busy travel days mean that airlines do not need to reduce their airfares because people are guaranteed to be traveling. If you have a flexible schedule, consider booking your flights so they fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. This also gives you plenty of time to rest up for the high-energy weekend ahead once you’ve arrived in Las Vegas.

Travel During the Low Season

Most tourist destinations have a high season and a low season with corresponding high and low prices on hotels, tour packages and airfare. Unfortunately, Las Vegas is a year-round vacation destination without any real high or low seasons. Summers tend to be extremely hot, making any outdoor activities less appealing but it’s still a hot spot for people who have June, July or August off from work. Winters tend to be temperate and there may be shorter business hours or shows on hiatus, but it’s still a popular escape from the colder weather further north.

Las Vegas is also a popular city for business meetings and trade shows all year long. In addition, holidays like New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Halloween draw crowds so overall there are less dramatic fluctuations in pricing and availability. That said, there are a few times of year that seem to slow down just a touch. The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are relatively quiet, and after New Year’s Day to the beginning of March (before Spring Break) also slows down a bit.

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Photo credit: tomspixels (Southwest and Luxor), Team Dalog (McCarran)

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