How to Get Free Airfare to Las Vegas

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Use extra frequent flyer miles to book a room for free too!
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Las Vegas is the land of the deal. From cheap buffets, to cheap hotel rooms to cheap gambling, Sin city seems to offer as many bargains as they do games of chance. But before you can gamble in Las Vegas, you have to get there. And while there are certainly cheap deals, getting their for free is an art all it's own. An airline might not hand you a free ticket to "Sin City," but with a little ingenuity, you can get to the dessert without opening your wallet.

Frequent Flyer Miles

Sign-up for a frequent flyer program offered by the airline carries. American, United, Delta, US Air, Virgin and Jet Blue, just to name a few, are airlines which fly in and out of Las Vegas and also offer a frequent flyer program. Go to their website, create a username and password and provide the appropriate contact information in order to complete he application process.

Check the see how many miles you need to earn a free ticket to Las Vegas. There are different tiers for different frequent flyer programs which allow you to earn a free ticket. For example, earning 25,000 miles might allow you a free ticket with restrictions, but 40,000 miles might allow you an unrestricted ticket which allows to fly at any time. Determine which mileage tier is suitable for your travel needs.

Earn points or mileage for the frequent flyer program. The most popular way to earn mileage is to fly other places around the world. Generally a member of the program receives one point or frequent flyer mile for every actual mile they fly.

Enhance your miles or points. Participants in these programs can generally sign-up for credit cards, or promotional offers which enhance the miles they are earning. For instance, if you apply and receive a American Airlines MasterCard, you might earn an additional one mile for every dollar you charge to the account. If you charge, groceries, a portion of college tuition, and a few bills, you might suddenly find yourself earning twenty to forty thousand miles or points a year.

Reach the tier platform. Once you reach the necessary amount of miles or points, you may simply contact the airline and book your ticket. As previously mentioned there might be some restrictions based on the tier you reach. You will need to provide basic information such as your name and dates you want to travel.

Timeshares

Search for timeshares, condos or other real estate in the Las Vegas area. Many of the businesses who own these properties realize that they need vacation clientele to purchase their property in order to move the inventory.

Contact the businesses, especially condo operations and timeshares and let them know you are interested in purchasing real estate in the area.

Ask if the have a program which provides transportation costs to prospective buyers. These companies often offer vouchers, re-imbursments, and actual tickets because they want to gain a captive audience.

Provide the pertinent information required to get the plane ticket. These real estate companies may ask to perform a credit check, view copies of bank statements or perform other measures of verification to determine that you do in fact have the means to purchase what they are selling.

Agree to take the trip to Las Vegas and view their presentation. There will probably be a form which you must sign which states that while you are not under any obligation to purchase property, you will view and attend their full presentation. This protects the real estate company from people not showing, while at the same time gives you the free ticket.

Receive your free ticket and fly to Las Vegas. Ask for a confirmation number, pack your bags and head to Sin City.

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