The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Southwest Airlines, four nights at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes, from $152 per person—plus about $30 in airport taxes.
When: Through March 31.
Gateways: L.A.; add $20 for Burbank; $24 for Phoenix; $60 for San Francisco; $68 for Sacramento; $104 for El Paso; $112 for Seattle; $116 for Kansas City; $124 for Indianapolis, Providence; $132 for Austin, Columbus; $144 for Buffalo.
The fine print: Does not include about $30 in airport taxes per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $80. Five-day advance purchase required. The starting price is based on Feb. 16 and Mar. 2 departures; other dates might be slightly more expensive. Prices may vary when booking by telephone. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: Feb. 11, 2010.
Contact: Southwest Airlines Vacations, 800/243-8372, southwestvacations.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $139 fare between L.A. and Las Vegas for travel in mid-February (US Airways). A four-night stay at the hotel costs about $153 per person. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $292 per person, all taxes included. This package, with taxes included, is $182—a savings of $110.
More: It's possible to add nights to this package; prices vary greatly depending on travel dates.
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