CES 2012 Las Vegas
Quickaid’s in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show “CES 2012″. Here, the gadget and computer world gathers every January to showcase technology and innovation in thousands of products from some 2700 companies exhibiting here. This will be QuickAid’s only post from CES 2012 – most of the coverage is over at Technology Report.
One of the challenges in Las Vegas is getting to and from the airport. Taxi service can be slow and is fairly expensive given the short distances, where the shuttles are reasonably priced at about $5-7 per trip but can take up to an hour depending on traffic and where you are heading. The airport shuttles generally wait until they are full to go, and then must stop at each venue to drop off the passengers and unload their luggage.
However there’s a fairly new option in LAS service from both the strip and downtown and it’s the “Express Bus” or SDX. These new speedy double deckers appear to go directly to and from the airport, although I’m still having some trouble confirming exactly how this works. The signs suggest the bus goes right into McCarran but some of the online info says you’ll need to transfer at the SSTT or “south side transfer terminal”. I’ll figure this out when I leave town on Friday and post more here.