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Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

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Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

I have a free package through total rewards for a charter plane, hotel at Harrah's from Stl to Tunica.

Has anyone done this.

How was your experience?

What tower were you placed at Harrah's?

What was in your welcome packet?

Was the plane full, and how was the ease of the flight?

I am looking forward to this. Can't wait to hear what others think.

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1. Re: Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

Hi MikeLuvVegas,

It's been some time since my husband and I went on a junket there. For now, I will give you a link to my review back in 2012. Feel free to ask me any questions. Have fun, safe travels, and Good luck!

LaughlinSue

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2. Re: Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

I found a review from Dec., 2013.

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3. Re: Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

MikeLuvVegas... I wrote the review that LaughlinSue linked you to. I will give you the "plane experience" part now. LOL

The plane left at 9 a.m. on a Saturday, We were told to be at the airport 2 hours early, and the flight left on time. On the plane we were each given a drink ticket for an alcoholic beverage, though I believe you can order as many non-alcoholic beverages as you wish. The flight attendants handed out Southwest-style mini bags of pretzels. When we got to Tunica after the nonstop 2 hour flight, everybody on the plane walked to a desk to verify their identity and get their welcome packet. There were 3 buses waiting to transport everyone to the casino.

One bus was for those staying at the Casino tower, the other 2 were those staying in either the Veranda or Terrace towers. The Welcome packet had the room keys enclosed, telling people which tower they were put into.

As we booked directly through the Total Rewards web site telephone number (not any local junket companies/reps, etc.) we did not personally know the junket representative from Akron that accompanied us on the plane. She was very nice and did not "check on us" to see if we were playing a lot ( the junket was free, so there was that expectation on Caesars' part, I'm sure).

The plane ride home was exactly the same, i.e., pretzels, drink ticket, free soda and water, etc.

As far as the plane goes, it was a regular full-sized plane. I believe there was 100 or so seats on it. Each side of the plane had 2 seats, so no middle seats. The flights themselves were uneventful, which is a good thing. They were on time, the flight attendants were friendly, etc.

I don't know how Harrahs determines which guests to put in which tower. We are Diamond, and we were put in the Casino tower (the closest and preferred one), but that may have just been happenstance, I don't know. Even if you are put in the Terrace or Veranda tower, it is only a few minutes walk to the casino entrace, so really not a big deal unless you or your companion have mobility issues.

All in all, we loved the junket; we had high hopes for it beforehand, and it exceeded them. I think you will be very pleased with the whole experience, from price (free!) to ease of coming and going. Though I know of people who will fly commercially into Memphis and get a rental car or shuttle to get to Tunica, it is nice to just land there in Tunica itself and have someone else do the driving.

Enjoy yourself!

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4. Re: Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

It's too bad Tunica Harrah's is closing soon. Though they (Harrahs/Ceasars) will continue to operate and maintain The Horseshoe and Tunica Roadhouse in the area. I always enjoyed Harrah's Tunica (formerly The Grand) because it was a true resort. Had golf course, lakes, shooting clays attraction, convention center, a kids amusement/video game center (or for people who acted like kids), pools (both inside and out) and plenty of room to walk or stroll about the property. I have recently gone on two Harrah's air junkets there from Oklahoma. Has always been enjoyable, including air and 3 days room in the price (listed anywhere from the $20 experience fee up to $400, depending upon your level of play), which is a deal. Have always rented a car in Tunica to get around and to go to Memphis. With the new Interstate 65 spur, you don't even have to drive that fairly trashy part of 61 to get into town.

As to the junkets themselves, always thought they were great deals. Airfare into Memphis, now that Northwest is gone (merged) is exorbitant. It used to be fairly reasonable. SWA has started flying there but for the time or connections to go through Dallas, you might as well drive because you won't save much time. BUT if you have the direct air junkets on Harrahs, you fly straight to the Tunica Airport (very small general aviation type facility) just east of the town of Tunica and then have only about a 20 minute drive to your casino hotel. The planes are older but configured nicely with just two rows of two across. No middle seat. Plenty of leg room (relatively for a coach situation). As someone said above, they provide one free drink ticket...you can get more and pretzels. It's a pretty short flight. Then generally the buses are ready for you when you arrive. Load quickly and they take you to your hotel after you have picked up your welcome packet from the airport. Quick, easy distribution. Keys inside. If you gave them a credit card, you don't even have to set that up at hotel (though packet tells you to do that). Once again, Tunica has 7 or 8 casino properties relatively close to each other but NOT walking distance. If you plan on going anywhere ELSE in Tunica or to Memphis, you either take a shuttle bus or need to rent a car or take one of the tours that are advertised that are headquartered in the Casino Outlet Mall across street from Harrah's.

After your 3 day or night stay.........all your luggage is handled by the property as to getting from the airport and back to the airport for return flight. You don't have to mess with storage or anything. The buses load you up and get you to the airport. IF everyone is on time or early, they even will leave before scheduled time (something they can do as a charter).........though I have rarely seen them leave any earlier than about 10 minutes.

Personally, I think the junkets provide a great value. I took two this year so far; one in January; one in March. These were weekend trips leaving on Friday and going back home on Monday. The next one is scheduled mid-week, which I don't like as much, having to miss more work days. One is great; missing three for a gambling trip is NOT so good..........LOL And I'm going to miss Harrah's because of the golf. They also have improved their games recently getting rid of 6-5 blackjack at all their tables and re-instating 3-2 blackjack. Not just on their higher limit (over $25 min.) tables. So it's a good game; a good resort. Has couple nice bars, one downstairs and a sports bar upstairs. Buffet sucks since they changed from Paula Deen but there are other choices to eat. My hope is that someone will buy the property and it will be open again after the June 2 close date. But all in all I recommend the junkets. MGM /M Life is supposed to take over the Harrah's plane slots with junkets at least for a couple months but who knows how long that will last. Have fun if you go!!

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5. Re: Anybody do a junket through CET total rewards air?

I have gone on several of the junkets to Tunica. As I recall, there was only once that there were problems with the plane. At that time, they took us back to the casino, gave us dinner for having to wait, then took us back to the airport. So, for me, no problem. Every other time, the flights have been on time, everyone super nice. Now that Harrah's has closed, you stay at the Horseshoe (which I prefer anyway). Go for it and have a great time. They offer these junkets dependent upon your tier, etc. I was, but am not a Diamond any longer, but I still get offered trips ever so often. So, obviously, you don't have to be a really hi-roller to get one. I take advantage of the comp flights every time I get the chance. Really no complaints. I've gone to Biloxi and Atlantic City before. Haven't gone any comp offers for anywhere lately, until this trip to Tunica in February. I'm signed up and ready to go.

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