Planning is not always a breeze

January 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Planning my next trip requires less this time as my hotel was arranged by the officse and I won't need a car in Vegas for the SHOT show. However I still had to buy the airline tickets and thats always a challenge in one way or another. Last week I looked at Southwest and got a price for $357.00 RT  from Spokane. Today I went back to make the reservation and got a price of 269.00. Well, in the last five years of flying exclusively Southwest this is the first time the price went DOWN. Not sure what caused it but its great and the best part I was able to get a non stop flight both ways and that was also a first. I fly only Southwest as their schedules and destinations for the most part are ideal for the assignments I get regularly. I do like the bording procedures as well and as an A List flyer I am usually able to get an exit row for the added room. I am going to Vegas a day early to attend the Media day at the range hoping to find something new to share with our readers. As everyone knows the shooting sports climate is very testy these days due to the tragedy in CT which was certainly horrific. As a father I just can not imagine what those parents and families are going through. 

While I look forward to the show I must admit to not being a fan of Las Vegas. Vegas is a city that just beats you up. Everyone has their hand out and its a jaded and cold place. The good news is i will see manyfriends and business associates at the show and thats always good. Getting around the city is at best a nightmare unless you like being overcharged by taxis or waiting in line for the shuttle buses. Like everything we do there are positives and negatives so no point in complaining. My job is to get the story of the show and see our faithful and quality advertisers and then come home and write the story. Looking forward also to seeing the new Sporting Clays range at the Clark County Shooting Complex and getting the tour from Steve Carmichael and Mike Reese. 

See you again soon

Al


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