LA to Vegas: Should I 🚘 or ✈️?
I’ve now traveled from LA to Vegas dozens of times, so I know a thing or two about going that route.
For the first year of my channel I would only drive. Door to door would take about 4.5 hours depending on traffic. Traffic can really suck at times since there really is only one route in and out – the I-15.
The reasons I drove was a mix of ‘I like driving’ and ‘I’m saving money’. That, and door to door flying was not much quicker. The flight itself is 45 minutes only which is awesome, but add in travel time (and cost) to the airport, check in, airport security, wait times, de-boarding, getting your luggage etc. – it was close to 4 hours all in. And that’s IF there were no delays. You can easily get a flight for $60 one way, or $120 round trip plus your Lyft rides to the airport so you’re looking at maybe $150 to fly vs the cost of driving your car ($60 for my sedan). Whichever you choose, below are some of my tricks.
2) you can change or cancel your flight any time free of charge with no change or cancellation fees (only pay more if the new flight price is higher, or get credit if you cancel)
3) they’re just freakin’ awesome to fly. Super friendly and their boarding process is spot on. And if you fly more than 25 times a year with them (I did 30!), you get priority boarding and more!
For me, the best advantage to driving is the fact that you can come and go whenever you like and you are not dependent on others for that to happen. If you have a change of plans, drive off!
And the best advantage to flying is the ease and stress free travel. Since you are reliant on others, I always choose to book my flights to arrive hours before I’m needed for a dinner or live stream because you always have some cushion to prepare for a delay.
And most certainly, never fly to the wrong airport….as I did in THIS VIDEO!
Aside from LA, I've lived in many cities and countries worldwide. More on that next week!
Brian xoxo ❤️