The Wynn Las Vegas is Offering Up Its 'Private' Jet To Guests
October 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM
Apparently the folks at the Wynn Las Vegas had some unused jets lying around the tarmac - the recession's been rough on everyone that way - and decided to try to do something with them. For the next two months they'll be flying travelers between Los Angeles and Vegas as part of a broader vacation package:
The package begins at $780 per person for double occupancy and $1,193 for single occupancy. The price includes roundtrip airfare on a 50-person jet from Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport or John Wayne Airport in Orange County and a three-night stay in a standard room at Encore or Wynn. On board the private jet, a Wynn concierge will have room keys on hand so guests can skip the hotel check-in process, as well as champagne before take off. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport’s executive terminal, limousine service will take guests to the resort.
This is presumably targeted at the same kind of Vegas bachelor parties where people book single-night table service at a club because they're rolling high class, which isn't the worst market to target. It might also be nice for important anniversaries. And though we're not really sure why a 50-passenger jet counts as "private" when the USAir shuttle from Burbank to Vegas has less seats, the limos are a nice touch.
This might be one of those rarest of all things: a schticky Vegas package that makes financial sense. Roundtrips from LA to Vegas hover around $125 unless you score a deal, and significant discounts won't be around much longer. Walk-up limo service at McCarran costs another $55 minimum. Add in taxes and tips and you're at $200 before you get to the hotel.
We're obviously giving them credit for "free" alcohol because before takeoff you have access to your cabinet and after landing you're in Vegas. Plus we're iffy in general on pre-flight champagne.
As far as the 5-star Wynn itself goes, Priceline has rooms going for $230 for an overnight during the week. Room prices double on the weekends but we're certain that'll get bundled into the package prices (note the language: "... begins at $780.") But if the weekday prices are any indication you're saving money on this deal.
Of course your other option is to book a discounted 3-star hotel on the Strip, Priceline or Hotwire airline tickets, and take a cab into the city. If you're nonetheless interested in this Wynn package, it's good through the end of November.