|FLIGHT||Nonstop, with reasonably good departure times for the direct flight each way (midday Friday, Monday morning).||Connection hell. Northwest, with stopovers in Minneapolis and Salt Lake City; return is a Delta red-eye through Atlanta.|
|HOTEL||More than 70 deals, including the entire Strip. We chose the Riviera.||Any you can ask for (at a shade above $100 a night), including the Riviera.|
|CAR||The carrier’s deal with Alamo books you into a full-size car. Or downgrade to a compact and get $30 back.||Selection runs the gamut. We picked a full-size model from Dollar Rent A Car.|
|SHOW||Offers “good” tickets to Blue Man Group.||Has all of Cirque du Soleil’s shows, if you’d rather catch Zumanity.|
|ONBOARD EXTRAS||One checked bag, $15. Other options: “premium” seat selection, $17 per flight. Priority boarding, $8.50.||Northwest/Delta charges $15 for the first checked bag; second would cost $25. Soda and pretzels are free.|
|TOTAL||$754.70 per person.
Travel time: 6 hours, 50 minutes
|$794.76 per person.
Travel time: 18 hours, 6 minutes