Virgin America is now giving passengers the opportunity to fly in pre-party fashion to Sin City direct out of Los Angeles. The route to Las Vegas from LAX will fly three flights a day and starts April 22, just in time for the end-of-college, bachelor/bachelorette and “I need a vacation” season. I have always assumed that Virgin already offered direct flights to Vegas from Los Angeles considering so many other airlines already do.
Southwest, American Airlines and Spirit offer direct flights for about the same price that Virgin America will offer. Round-trip flights with Virgin America are going to cost around $130 or 4600 points if you redeem a ticket using Virgin Airlines Elevate Rewards Program. They are going to try to beat out competing airlines with lower ticket prices, which currently offer one-way tickets for around $65.
Frequent fliers to/from Las Vegas Los Angeles that are either Silver or Gold member status with Virgins Elevate Rewards program can loosen up before their flight at LAX’s newly built Virgin American Lounge. Purchased first class ticket holders get complimentary access to the lounge, for everyone else it costs $40 and includes complimentary cocktails.
On board, the 1-hour flight offers an extensive beverage menu, mood lighting, free movies and a food menu that offers gluten-free options.
Once you land, some of our favorite places to stay are the Wynn, Encore, Cosmopolitan, Aria and Planet Hollywood! Check back for a “Vegas Where To’s” guide soon!
Flights start taking-off on April 22nd and reservations are currently being booked.