So with Allegiant adding a $54 flight from Louisville KY to Las Vegas NV in November ... keep this option in mind when traveling to Long Beach for a cruise ... It's a very short drive (around 4 hours) from Vegas to Long Beach OR there are numerous cheap flights to LGB or LAX from Vegas for around $35. With the right planning, you could score an approximate $180 roundtrip flight versus a normal $350+ flight.
We have frequently rented a car for $22 with tax included and driven to Long Beach where we drop the car hence no paid parking and pick up another one when back.
This one's for you GrandmaJo!!!!!