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    Vegas Jan 12-17 via Swoop

    Heading to vegas next Sunday morning at 9am and taking swoop out of Hamilton. Anybody whoís flown from Hamilton before know how far in advance i should be there to be safe? Never flown from Hamilton before.

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    Well they say for international it's 2 hrs but that is ridiculous, Hamilton is small, easy to get in an out. A big swinger is if you have luggage to check. Hint, buy your Tim's food (not drinks) at the Tim's before going through security as it has sandwiches and regular choices, then clear security and buy coffee at Tim's after security. There it is only a small Tim's there with just drinks as I recall. Compared to Pearson it is a dream. Oh yea, you do have to walk across the tarmac and up a ramp to the plane. No jetways. Hope for decent weather. One time when I came back into Hamilton, it was raining hard and windy. I pitied people with small children.
    Extra info, there is no Roma pizza there.

    I really like Swoops schedule for this as you get 5 1/2 full days in Vegas as I remember.

    What are you paying for your return flight? A little over $200?
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    Buy food at the airport? Are you crazy? I canít afford that! 😛

    I was thinking 90 mins would be plenty, especially with such an early flight time on a Sunday and Swoopís track record with delays. No luggage, just carry on. I flew from Kelowna last year on swoop, and 60 mins was plenty of time.

    I agree, the schedule is excellent. Itís basically 6 days of play with only 5 hotel nights and I love taking the redeye home. That was a big factor, not to mention the $220 return fare. 🤑

    Thanks for the info.
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    Comp nailed it.

    No luggage - download your boarding pass to your phone. No need to check in. Go straight to security. 20 min before flight tops (serious).

    One time I went through security and forgot my penknife on my keychain - I turned around, walked back to my car, dropped off the knife and went back through security - total time - 10 min.

    90 min? WTF? - you will have time for 3 Timmy's and have to pee badly by the time the plane boards and you will burn through 25% of your phone battery.



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    Cool. Good to know. Iím a big fan of arriving as late as possible,
    Thanks. 👍🏻
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    Comp nailed it.

    No luggage - download your boarding pass to your phone. No need to check in. Go straight to security. 20 min before flight tops (serious).
    That might be cutting a bit too fine, even for me. However Moose is quite right, their 2 hours ahead for Hamilton or London when not checking any luggage is ridiculous. Make sure you do the web check-in 24 hours ahead of flight time, either save your boarding pass on your phone or you can also print it at home (just to be safe). After clearing security, wait until last call for boarding and the line is gone before walking up to the gate. No use standing outside in the cold.
    Even after clearing the gate in Hamilton, their is a small area still inside where you can watch the lineup to get on the plane until it almost clears before you go outside.

    Hint: Make sure your boarding pass name matches your passport. lol, it could have caught me.
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    Planning to be there at 8 for a 9:15 flight. I figure that should be a comfortable timeline.
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    Oh wow, you were so right Moose.

    Weather was a little dodgy yesterday so the wife insisted on leaving early, just in case of poor driving conditions.

    After dropping her at Pearson first, i arrived in Hamilton right at 8 am and was at the gate by 8:15, which was perfect since we actually boarded early (and then spent an hour sitting on the tarmac for de-icing).

    Good call.
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    Have a safe flight and enjoy your week in Vegas.
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    GL and run that $100. US bill up...
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    Too late. Itís long gone.
    Gettiní beat like I stole something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Card Dead View Post
    Too late. It’s long gone.
    Gettin’ beat like I stole something.
    oops, try to play less than 15 hands per hour..
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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    oops, try to play less than 15 hands per hour..
    I think Iím down to 15 hands per day.
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    Nobody likes a quitter. Glen, dust yourself off have a virgin Bloody Mary and get back in there.

    there are 3 tables of 5-10 going at the Bellagio right now. Jump in and get loose.
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    Yeeeaaaahhhhh...... iíll get right on that Mike.
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