|For some gamblers, it’s not enough to “do” Vegas or Atlantic City, the twin gambling capitals of the US. Spirit Airlines think that for some gamblers, the ultimate experience will be to play at both destinations in the same day.|
From November 14, Spirit will launch a connecting service between Atlantic City and Las Vegas, the first time a carrier has linked the two towns.
'Maybe the connoisseur who prefers baccarat at Caesars Palace will like playing blackjack at Trump Taj Mahal,' says Erika Brandvik, spokeswomen for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, although a note of the old rivalry seeped in when Brandvik added “I wonder if the Vegas crowd would want to go to Atlantic City?”
Passengers will leave Atlantic City International Airport at 6:30 a.m. with a 2 ½ hour layover in Detroit before arriving at McCarran International in Las Vegas at 11:50 a.m. Pacific Time. The return flight will depart from Las Vegas at 1 p.m., stop in Detroit for one hour, and arrive in A.C. at 10:15 p.m. The budget fares are priced at $99 each way.
'There's a synergy between the two cities and obviously the connection is gaming and entertainment. Whoever is interested in one city will likely be interested in both,' said Gary P. Israel, a spokesman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, operator of Atlantic City International Airport.