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Old 08-19-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Also Las Vegas unlike most other cities with an International Airport doesn't seem to have much options for off-airport parking. Or park and stay options. I am guessing its because maybe it used to be people just leave their car parked at a large hotel garage(or with a free valet parking) after a night stay, thus making park and stays unnecessary, however those days are long over many hotels who used to offer generous free parking both self and valet now charge a hefty sum per night of parking. And parking garages downtown despite having posted daily rates will threaten to tow people who park there and fly or park and ride the bus/train for that matter, it seems an illegal threat as there isn't a maximum parking limit posted anywhere in the garage or on the entrance ticket just the rate per day. I learned that in Nevada, vehicles can only be removed from a parking facility if there is a sign on every entrance stating the conditions of stay in the parking lot and that violators of the posted conditions of stay could be towed in certain size font with the statue that authorize towing and those must be followed to the letter. This is not too different than in California or most all other states as well. Though I see no such sign anywhere on any of downtown's garages. Just the hourly daily rates and limitation of liability.

Yes it makes no sense however only in Vegas would one looking for parking(near the downtown Las Vegas bus station) be literally told to "get lost" and park at the airport when they are only merely looking for a place to park so they could ride the bus or train(Amtrak thruway connection to be exact) out of town from Las Vegas bus station, not flying out. Anyone living in Southern Nevada having the same experience? Apparently, their lame excuse is that if they allow parking likethis no one would park at the more expensive airport lots. This is not true as downtown is miles away from the airport, taxi is going to be expensive especially given the traffic through Las Vegas, which negates any cost savings of parking downtown instead of the airport, though makes no sense to go to the airport when one is not going on a plane but taking the bus.
What a rant. Get acquainted with rideshare, leave your car parked at home, and eliminate 87% of your rant.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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Based on my experience what I really don't like Las Vegas, is that while seems pretty much the norm to encounter unhelpful and even to the point of being short-tempered personnel whether its city government personnel/staff, parking garage attendants(whether municipal or private), doorman/service personnel or parking valets, bus drivers, vacation rental salesman, etc. People who normally one would expect to act politely and professionally towards paying patrons(who supposingly help put bread on their tables(not the gaming table or is it)). Apparently, there are many people who are not fit for being "the face of the city" yet somehow being there. Its like Los Angeles but sometimes can be even worse than Los Angeles.
It appears getting a simple question answered they can make go around in circles for hours and playing phone or email tag, apparently, there just seems no incentive to be helpful in this city. Or that so many people are so bad probably due to compulsive gambling, drinking, and other sinful daily habits that depends on luck, you will not fill the position if you are picky about getting someone who is suited to do the job. I am surprised that the business owners/staff in "Chinatown" are actually the most customer-friendly folks I encountered in this city and actually treat paying patrons like such. The opposite way around than in Los Angeles where Chinatown is known for its rudeness though LA's rudeness seem to be evenly spread. Apparently, in Las Vegas those groups I mentioned above will somehow let you know that they woke up on the wrong side of the bed today and that they lost their fortune or their girlfriend the night before, you better not make my job harder or I will take it out on you. On the flip side those feeling lucky that day would be very nice and happy to serve you.

Also Las Vegas unlike most other cities with an International Airport doesn't seem to have much options for off-airport parking. Or park and stay options. I am guessing its because maybe it used to be people just leave their car parked at a large hotel garage(or with a free valet parking) after a night stay, thus making park and stays unnecessary, however those days are long over many hotels who used to offer generous free parking both self and valet now charge a hefty sum per night of parking. And parking garages downtown despite having posted daily rates will threaten to tow people who park there and fly or park and ride the bus/train for that matter, it seems an illegal threat as there isn't a maximum parking limit posted anywhere in the garage or on the entrance ticket just the rate per day. I learned that in Nevada, vehicles can only be removed from a parking facility if there is a sign on every entrance stating the conditions of stay in the parking lot and that violators of the posted conditions of stay could be towed in certain size font with the statue that authorize towing and those must be followed to the letter. This is not too different than in California or most all other states as well. Though I see no such sign anywhere on any of downtown's garages. Just the hourly daily rates and limitation of liability.

Yes it makes no sense however only in Vegas would one looking for parking(near the downtown Las Vegas bus station) be literally told to "get lost" and park at the airport when they are only merely looking for a place to park so they could ride the bus or train(Amtrak thruway connection to be exact) out of town from Las Vegas bus station, not flying out. Anyone living in Southern Nevada having the same experience? Apparently, their lame excuse is that if they allow parking likethis no one would park at the more expensive airport lots. This is not true as downtown is miles away from the airport, taxi is going to be expensive especially given the traffic through Las Vegas, which negates any cost savings of parking downtown instead of the airport, though makes no sense to go to the airport when one is not going on a plane but taking the bus.

Don't even get me started on the drivers in Las Vegas. There is always crime and police activity at all hours, especially at night, once saw police stop a suspect only to nearly intentionally run over by another possibly his accomplice. And it appears Ambulance companies are the real constant jackpot winners in the city as medical emergencies happen none stop in this city.

On the postive side I like about Las Vegas is all these exotic hotels that make great attractions sometimes for dirt cheap, and that most part of the city and pretty much everything you need are within a twenty-minute drive when traffic is not bad anyways. Also like in Arizona, there are no stupid carry out bag restrictions or mandatory fees unlike in California, Oregon, and parts of Washington in any Nevada city due to Dillion's rule forbidding cities from passing such ordinances, this goes for straws as well.
Good thing you don't live in Vegas right? Just stay in California and be happier with the smog, traffic, taxes, homeless, and bad drivers.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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What a rant. Get acquainted with rideshare, leave your car parked at home, and eliminate 87% of your rant.
Interesting why your rant? Just because my paragraphs are too long?
I wrote pros and cons. Including no stupid bag or straw bans as cities are not allowed to do that in Nevada. And short driving distances, for those living the metro area. Though the overall rudeness of the “face of the city” really turned me off. Thus I feel I need to warn anyone moving towards Las Vegas even if not into Las Vegas metro itself. Alas Las Vegas is a necessary evil where everything is at for those living in southeast California, south Nevada, south Utah, or northwestern Arizona.

There are not much alternatives to driving to the airport or the bus/train station if coming from other parts of Southern Nevada, North Arizona, south Utah, etc. I do know ride-share but it’s not practical even if I can find one that goes that far. It would cost hundreds of dollars. Much more than driving, parking, and staying at a hotel the night before a really early flight or bus.

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Interesting why your rant? Just because my paragraphs are too long?
I wrote pros and cons. Including no stupid bag or straw bans as cities are not allowed to do that in Nevada. And short driving distances, for those living the metro area. Though the overall rudeness of the “face of the city” really turned me off. Thus I feel I need to warn anyone moving towards Las Vegas even if not into Las Vegas metro itself. Alas Las Vegas is a necessary evil where everything is at for those living in southeast California, south Nevada, south Utah, or northwestern Arizona.

There are not much alternatives to driving to the airport or the bus/train station if coming from other parts of Southern Nevada, North Arizona, south Utah, etc. I do know ride-share but it’s not practical even if I can find one that goes that far. It would cost hundreds of dollars. Much more than driving, parking, and staying at a hotel the night before a really early flight or bus.
An internet search reveals at least 3 off-airport options including shuttle to/from airport for $6-10/day with no hotel stay required.

Another 2 minute search to explore a few outliers reveals:

RT shuttle from Mesquite to McCarran $38 pp
RT Flixbus from Kingman to LV $35 pp

Seems like you are in a situation/location inconvenient for mass trans. You are free to rant all you want, but it is still a long long rant. Try the search and see if you can find an option that works for you.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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You can park for free up to 7 days at the SSTT and ride the bus one stop to the airport terminal.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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We used to park on Tropicana for 8 bucks a day with a free shuttle to the airport
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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You can park for free up to 7 days at the SSTT and ride the bus one stop to the airport terminal.
Shhhh.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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An internet search reveals at least 3 off-airport options including shuttle to/from airport for $6-10/day with no hotel stay required.

Another 2 minute search to explore a few outliers reveals:

RT shuttle from Mesquite to McCarran $38 pp
RT Flixbus from Kingman to LV $35 pp

Seems like you are in a situation/location inconvenient for mass trans. You are free to rant all you want, but it is still a long long rant. Try the search and see if you can find an option that works for you.
Flixbus is the worst possible option for a bus company, I never have seen or rode in a company this bad and I had experienced multiple bus companies in the west coast, and many people customers share nightmare experience with Flixbus both in Europe and in North America. This is the only bus company I ever used that expects paying riders to climb under the bus to find their luggage. Worst of all they are putting competitors out of competition including Boltbus.
$35 a person for such a junk company and two people would mean $70RT which costs more than a cheap room in Las Vegas or paying for parking. And would still be quite a drive for those in other cities in Southern Nevada or north Arizona. In which Las Vegas is often the closest big enough place but a distance away they could ride a long distance bus or train or rent a motorhome. Makes no sense to park all the way in the airport when you are not even flying. Yes many people have complained about mean people and bad experiences at the airport too.
I know there are a few off-airport parking options in LV but its not readily available like other cities with airports even if one searches the internet I was caught off guard by this as its very simple in other cities to find long term parking not in an airport for much cheaper. Apparently, I guess they didn't need it before as it was common practice for those who must drive to catch the train, bus, plane to just park for free at a casino but nowadays they are cracking down on this practice even in paid parking garages.

Though I am just listing pros and cons of Las Vegas. The issue of people with attitude here is a big issue here is the main drawback, I guess it really depends on whether they got lucky or not the not before. Las Vegas is time I rode in a city bus when a confused tourist want to make sure the bus stop is hers but the driver repeatedly yelled in a meaner and meaner voice "Back door please" Back DOOR Please?" These people usually won't last in the service industry in other places. I am not good at being able to express all I need in shorter posts, I wish but I am trying best I can.

I am very thankful for the helpful posts though.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada
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You can park for free up to 7 days at the SSTT and ride the bus one stop to the airport terminal.
Does this stand for south strip transfer terminal, the one on Gilespie St.? That's awesome to know you can do 7 days. I wonder how safe that parking lot is to leave a vehicle, though.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Does this stand for south strip transfer terminal, the one on Gilespie St.? That's awesome to know you can do 7 days. I wonder how safe that parking lot is to leave a vehicle, though.
Yes. You can stay longer if you let them know before you leave. As for safety, I don't know.
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