I have been flying into Las Vegas for well over 20 years. I really enjoy my travels to Las Vegas, each and every time. When I am not in Las Vegas, I have Las Vegas on my mind.
I become totally excited about going to Las Vegas beginning with my brief drive to MDW. I am an early bird, so I arrive very early at MDW when not too many travelers are there.
The flight from MDW to LAS is not bad. Just a little over 3 hours and 40 minutes from gate to gate. Usually the flight arrives a bit early… Yippee!
There is nothing much to see from my window view at 39,000 feet. The Midwest is often overcast and when I am not sleeping, I look for changes in the landscape alerting me when closer to the arid landscape in the southwest.
Now, this is when I start getting geeked and excited. THIS is the changed landscape that I have been waiting to see for the past 3 hours!
Final descent starts at about 40 minutes out of McCarran International Airport. Usually at this point, the route flies over Lake Las Vegas…. Which up until this year, I thought this body of water was Lake Mead. LOL!
Shortly thereafter… about 4 minutes out from McCarran, I usually can view this awesome landmark- The Wheel of Fortune … or the Wheel of Misfortune.
I am always watching for the Las Vegas skyline. I am just so excited!!! I am usually booked on The Strip, so I’m watching to see my hotel.
These landing photos are just so cool!!!!
Reverse thrust! I have arrived to Fabulous Las Vegas!!