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With Southwest aboard, airfare hike expected to stick

Get ready to spend more on travel. Airlines are raising ticket prices again after a four-month lull that coincided with falling fuel costs.

Hotel owners feel heat over outdoor advertising

When a large convention comes to Las Vegas, there’s heavy competition for the attention of conventioneers. They host parties for potential buyers, offer free giveaways at exhibit booths and some even take out advertising on the side of hotels surrounding the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Engineer spells out permanent repair plan for Harmon Hotel

An engineer hired by contractor Perini Building Co. on Monday began spelling ways to permanently repair the unfinished Harmon Hotel as testimony concerning demolition of the CityCenter property resumed after a four-month hiatus.

It’s on at the octagon, and city’s glad

Watch out Las Vegas, it’s International Fight Week, and the swarms of Affliction shirt-clad visitors have arrived. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hosting its first full International Fight Week through Saturday, in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

McCarran’s $2.4 billion Terminal 3 receives first flights

After five years of construction, McCarran International Airport’s $2.4 billion T3 went into service Wednesday with the standard official speeches and platoon of showgirls, celebrity impersonators and stage performers. Virgin Atlantic and three other airlines took up residence. Another 11 international carriers will move in today.

Slight decline expected in McCarran departures

As the first flights arrive at the $2.4-billion Terminal 3 today, McCarran International Airport as a whole is facing a stretch of airline belt-tightening. The trade group Airlines for America reports that the number of flights departing Las Vegas through December will drop 1.8 percent compared with the second half of 2011.

Key points in Las Vegas aviation history

1920 – First plane lands in Las Vegas on May 7. For three days the pilot sells $10 rides. First airstrip, Anderson Field, opens six months later at what is now the site of the Sahara.

McCarran embraces spacious new Terminal 3

The $2.4 billion expansion at McCarran International Airport, known as Terminal 3, begins flight operations on Wednesday. The new terminal has 14 gates, seven domestic and seven international.

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