For those Nebraskans who want to leave the Cornhusker State behind for a bit, Las Vegas is likely where they will be going. Sin City is the No. 1 destination visited from Omaha, the state’s largest city. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Vegas has just about anything you can imagine to mix the two together. Restaurants, clubs, thrill rides and live entertainment are all beckoning both leisure and business travelers. Of course, Vegas’ many activities come at a hefty rate, so check out Hopper’s eight tips on finding cheap flights from Omaha to Las Vegas. Doing so can save you up to $491 per round-trip ticket.
Booking a flight to Vegas from Omaha two weeks in advance can save you up to $200. If you book your flight within those 14 days, prices start to increase dramatically. That savings can be used towards an extra night’s stay or two in Sin City. Just make sure to pack a swimming suit because most of the resort pools host parties all-day long. And what better way to spend an extra day then under the sun in a festive pool-party atmosphere?
Booking a trip to Las Vegas in September can save you up to $85 on a round-trip ticket. Plus, the city’s drastically hot temperatures start to drop in September, making it easier to do outdoor activities such as swimming or four-wheeling in the desert. Traveling after the high-tourist summer season also means less tourists. That way you can expect less lines at the casino and less waits at popular restaurants. The $85 savings can also be used towards a Cirque du Soleil show — certainly worth the price if you’ve never been to one.
If your schedule allows, departing for Vegas on a Saturday can save you up to $60. Plus, it gets you there in time for some of the city’s best all-night activities. The best hotel parties, with DJs spinning until late in the night, happen on Saturday. Plus, there’s more live entertainment options to check out. Tickets to see a touring comedian or musician, for instance, might be available. Make sure to check out the city’s event calendar before traveling.
Fly back to Omaha on a Wednesday, and you can save up to $135. That extra money can be used at one of the city’s famous celebrity chef restaurants. At Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas brings delicious French cuisine to The Strip. Lobster fricassee with kaffir lime and enoki or roasted foie gras are just a few examples of dishes featured on the $135, 4-course menu available to guests. Bon appétit!
By simply taking the time to book your flight on a Friday, you can save up to $11. That’s enough for a full meal at soon-to-open Shake Shack. The popular New York hot spot will be making its Vegas debut later this year with an only-in-Vegas selection of frozen custard concretes. Of course, it will also feature Shake Shack classics such as the roadside burger and flat-top dog, which you will be able to eat in the park environment currently under development by MGM Resorts International.
Frontier offers the best deals for round-trip flights with stops to Las Vegas. The Frontier rates can be as low as $252, which is about $100 less than competing airlines such as American, Delta and United. That significant savings can be used towards a hand or two of poker or blackjack. Just make sure to play smart and get out while you’re ahead. It would be a shame to lose all that money you just saved.
Airlines offering connecting flights from Omaha to Las Vegas:
- American Airlines makes the journey in 7.5 hours via Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for $339 round trip, on average.
- Delta Air Lines makes the journey in 5 hours via Salt Lake City International Airport for $351 round trip, on average.
- Frontier Airlines makes the journey in 7 hours via Denver International Airport for $252 round trip, on average.
- United Airlines makes the journey in 7 hours via Denver International Airport for $355 round trip, on average.
Hopper’s When to Fly and Buy Reports allows visitors to the site to find the best travel deals available for flights from Omaha to Las Vegas. The report is based on 1,721,752 round-trip flight prices from airfare searches made in the last month. All you have to do is search the specific dates you wish to travel. Or if your schedule allows, try to be more flexible with your dates, and you will likely find less expensive options. If you don’t have much time to do a thorough search, you can opt to create a price alert, which will send you an email when prices for the specific route get cheaper.
Unfortunately, several airlines have hidden fees that customers don’t realize until the day of their departure. That’s why Hopper created its Airline Fees Calculator to help customers calculate the true cost of their tickets. The calculator will help customers understand upfront exactly what their travel money is being spent on (whether the fees are hidden or not). For instance, Frontier airlines requires customers to pay for any carry-on luggage, adding anywhere between $25 and $100 depending on how much luggage is being checked. (This is something to keep in mind when booking your Frontier flight.)
A good price for a flight from Omaha to Las Vegas is $273 for a round-trip flight with stops. With hundreds of flights each week between the two destinations, those prices fluctuate. In fact, some lucky travelers have found ticket prices as low as $178. The cheapest round-trip flights in the last six months were priced from $219-$275 for flights with stops. If you’re hoping to find the absolute best deal, don’t forget to set up a Hopper price alert, which will notify you when ticket prices are the cheapest.