Flights from Carlsbad to Las Vegas roll out

Flights from Carlsbad to Las Vegas roll out
Posted at 10:57 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 20:52:51-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego has a new route to Las Vegas, flying out of the North County and straight into Sin City.

Cal Jet by Elite Airways rolled out commercial jet service from McClellan–Palomar Airport to Las Vegas for as little as $69 one-way non-stop. The airline is offering two daily roundtrip flights to America's Playground, an alternative for North County residents who have traditionally had to drive to Lindbergh Field for the closest flights out of town.

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While fares can be cheap, they can also reach as much as $100 or nearly $200 on a given day. But officials say travelers can potentially make up costs in parking and travel time compared to heading downtown to catch a flight.

For passengers' luggage, their first checked bag and carry-on will be free and second and third bags will be charged $50 and $75 thereafter. Luggage weight fees may apply as well, on top of extra bag fees.

Cal Jet Elite will use regional jets seating a little more than 50 travelers per flight. Flights out of Carlsbad leave at 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., while returning flights from Las Vegas depart at 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.