Does anyone have any tips on where is the best place to print your boarding passes, possibly for free in Vegas?
One thing that many people forget is that --- with SWA for example --- you do not need to PRINT your boarding pass to do the 'early check-in' 24 hours in advanced to get that A-Pass. So, if you want to just check-in via the computer .......
.... and then let the SWA TICKET COUNTER print it for you - that's more than fine.
You dont always get what you pay for... but you always pay for what you get.
A few years back, Mandalay Bay had a little room right off the front desk that one could use for that purpose and it was free. I haven't been down to their front desk in a while so I can't say it's still true.
About 2 years ago, my friends and I were passing through Casino Royale and their front desk wasn't busy and a desk clerk printed our tickets at no charge, but I did tip him.
The business centers will charge you but, if you are a Total Rewards member, you can show your card and get a discount and then pay with your points.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. What happens at an ELV slot tournament gets photographed and posted!
HET Diamond members can print out their boarding passes for free in the lounges - except in the Harrahs one you have to put in the info then go down to the Diamond check-in in the lobby and get them to print it for you. Another problem with the lounges is they are not always open at the time you need to print your b/p - especially if you are flying SWA.
However, I have gone into the Diamond check-in and asked them to print my b/p for me and they have never asked to see my Diamond card - although I do have one. I did it this way at Caesars once was able to get an A b/p for SWA. These guys do this all the time and know the ropes.
And like Lori said, if you have an HET card you can use their business center and pay with your points.
Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride.
I know that Harrahs also has some Internet Kiosks (located near the elevators) where one can, for a few bucks, get Internet access and print out their SWA boarding passes. The access is for a limited period of time (30 minutes maybe? it has been a couple of years since I used them), so have all your info ready (Rapid Rewards Number, flight number, confirmation codes, etc.) ready before you swipe yoru credit card at the kiosk. I think I did it, it took me 5 minutes to get my boarding pass (I had purchased the smallest time block of access available 30 minutes) but I don't remember the cost of access.
The RIO's Platimum registration prints 'em for me...free,
as do the folks at MResort registration. Ask...not every
place will charge you or make you find a business center.
The like/want your business (or should), it's called CUSTOMER SERVICE, lol.
At the Palazzo, the hotel front desk will print out your boarding passes (no matter what your player level is) and you can even check your bags in at the Concierge desk.
The only downside is that there is a fee for checking in your bags for the flight at the hotel... I don't believe there is a fee to simply print out your boarding passes though.
The Fremont has an internet terminal right at the front (near the gift shop and check in desk) it's $5 for a certain amount of minutes that I'm forgetting at the moment. 5 or 10 minutes I think.
Thanks everyone for your replies.
We usually stay at Harrah's, I'm not a Diamond Card (we fly SunCountry or Northwest/Delta).
When I asked at the Harrah's hotel desk last trip they referred me to the kiosk's by the elevators, they are $5 cash or $5.95 credit card and $1 per piece for printing. So $7.95 later I had checked in and printed my boarding passes for myself and husband.
I've heard some people go to the library, but when you leave at 7:00pm on a Sunday you can't find a library open 24 hours before that time. I would think you would have to be a guest at the hotel's that print them for free.
I guess I'll have to win more money to pay for the kiosk!