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Prince may have left us, but you can still experience his iconic music here in Las Vegas in the hit show “Purple Reign”! We have prince tribute artist Jason Tenner with us today to talk about a special for locals!
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In Las Vegas, the outline of the Hawaiian islands appears on bumper stickers in traffic and on tattooed shoulders in crowds, but it is nowhere to be found on the marquee of the California Hotel & Casino.
Hi! I have a question on Lyft pickup at the McCarran airport. I have used Lyft several times in Vegas but have issues at the airport. I know where the ride share pick up is.
My question is how do you know where to wait for your ride? Is there a certain row that Lyft drivers are supposed to be in for pick up? I have missed a couple of rides because I received the message my ride was there but I could not find the driver.
OK… so Judy and I went back and forth to figure out as much of this as possible. Yes, we really are serious about the “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where we do our level-best to help with reader questions and concerns! Here turned out to be the answers and findings:
– For those unfamiliar with the pickup area, check out this video to help familiarize yourself. It is not in the general public transportation (limos, shuttles, and taxi) area.
– With the growing popularity of ride sharing services, the pickup area can get overwhelmed during busier times. McCarran and the ride share companies ARE aware of this. However, no solution has been floated at this time.
– Judy had an issue finding her driver. Also, the driver did not pickup when she used the “call driver” button on her app. And, the driver was not right there in the general area for pick-ups (evidently due to the crowding we mentioned above, or perhaps the driver simply wasn’t that familiar with the airport pick-up procedure).
Since the apps tell you what kind of car and similar you are looking for, you may need to do your best to see if you can see it. If you can’t, and you call, and the driver does not answer, you are within your rights to cancel the ride. And then, input for a new ride.
Yes, the rideshare companies will dock you the normal (and nominal) cancellation fee. However, you can straighten that out with them later. Although a somewhat regular Uber user, I’ve been fortunate enough not to have this happen. However, any report that the response to complaints with both Uber and Lyft is good. If you get long-hauled or have a situation like this, they will give you your money back to make it right.
We still strongly suggest ride-share over a cab. And, the proof is in the pudding. We regularly get reports that there are virtually no cab lines, but plenty of people waiting on ride-shares. It is nearly always cheaper, you have an app to track things, and you have better recourse.
Hope that helps everyone!
P.S. Note from Amy – this video is for Terminal 3, many of you fly in to Terminal 1. I recently (mid-August) caught an Uber ride from Terminal 1, it is a similar set-up to what is shown in the video. We walked out the “Passenger Pick-up” doors from Baggage Claim, walked across the bridge to the parking structure, took the Elevator to 2B (I think) – it is marked for Rideshare. Once at that floor, there was a designated area to wait for your driver. When the driver reaches this floor, they select a lane and a parking space, once parked they should text you the spot where you can find them – B5 for example.
There are signs that show the row designations and you aren’t supposed to walk out to the pick-up area until your driver tells you the spot. My husband said this setup was new, it is the same floor in the parking garage, but the layout/way it functioned was different than when he had previously used Rideshare. So if you have used Rideshare here before, it may be somewhat different the next time you visit. It was quite busy with passengers waiting to be picked up on a Sunday morning, but I thought it was efficient and easy to find our driver once he arrived.
Is it possible to have a package shipped to the Casino you are staying at, prior to your arrival?
Thank you, Howard Kendall
In a nutshell, YES. It is regularly done with people coming in for conventions and similar.
The downside? In this day of horrible fees, there is usually some kind of fee to keep it, another fee if they bring it to your room, and similar.
You’d really need to call the property and and ask what their policy is and how to address it and such.
Also, the UPS store in Harrah’s closed about a year ago, but they did handle inbound packages. It appears (as of this writing) that the FedEx stores in Flamingo, Venetian, and Mirage may suit your needs.
The UPS store at The Palms handles inbound packages for a fee, and may be cheaper than the above as they are off-Strip. They are at:
Phone: (702) 944-5970
Email: [email protected]
And, there are other UPS stores within 5 minutes of The Strip (various locations).
The US Post Office still has general delivery available! Yes, seriously. And, it if free. HOWEVER…
Generally (no pun intended), very few — and sometimes only one — post office in a city will handle general delivery. AND… it is very, very, very important that the person sending to you use the correct zip code that particular location uses. Obviously, you must have valid ID.
Since regulations like this are subject to change, we encourage calling (800) 275-8777 to get the specific details you need.
Other than that, I can’t think of a way that is safe and assured but I’ll let you know if I do. Unless you have a rental car
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The Sahara name is back on top of a marquee sign on the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS has officially been renamed Sahara Las Vegas.
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