Less than two hours after announcing 1,000 free flights to Las Vegas as the city prepares to reopen, Downtown property developer and CEO Derek Stevens’ “Keep America Flying” promotion officially booked every flight offered. Given the demand and Stevens’ intent to fuel Las Vegas tourism and reignite the airline industry, he is adding nearly 700 new free one-way flights to Vegas (for a total of 1,700 trips all together). Flights are offered on a first-come first-serve basis and interested participants can register at www.thed.com/keep-america-flying.

Stevens will reopen his Downtown Las Vegas casinos, the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4.

“We knew there was a high demand for Las Vegas, and to see these flights book as quickly as they did is overwhelming and exciting,” said Stevens. “Whether people decide to visit my casinos or explore other parts of the city, this is a strong indicator of how Las Vegas can quickly be restored to its former glory.”

The new flights are available through Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Cities in which new flights have been added include Atlanta (ATL); Boston (BOS); Buffalo (BUF); Denver (DEN); Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR); Kansas City, Mo. (MCI); Orlando (MCO); Oakland, Calif. (OAK); Phoenix (PHX); San Antonio (SAT); St. Louis (STL); and Tampa (TPA). Once registered, guests can choose from several flight options and reservations, which will be arranged through the concierge team at the D.

When they reopen on June 4, guests can look forward to visiting Stevens’ Downtown Las Vegas properties, located on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience:

  • the D Las Vegas – A Downtown Las Vegas party hotspot, the D Las Vegas delivers a thrilling energy and attitude synonymous with the surrounding neighborhood. With 629 rooms and suites, as well as a two-story casino, visitors will find that classic Vegas excitement with offerings such as LONGBAR, a sports hub and the longest bar in Nevada; the only Sigma Derby horse racing game in Las Vegas; the recently debuted Circa Sports book; and new hockey-centric bar, BarCanada. Hungry patrons can once again grab a world-famous Coney Dog at American Coney Island, premier steaks and seafood at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse and contemporary fare at D Grill.
  • Golden Gate Hotel & Casino – Originally opened in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate is Downtown Las Vegas’ most historic hotel. Brimming with stories and artifacts from Las Vegas’ past, visitors can retreat to one of Golden Gate’s “Original 10” rooms – which have been maintained for 114 years – or opt for a swanky suite, located in its luxury tower. Guests can get a drink at the property’s outside watering hole, OneBar, or relive the Rat Pack era with a stop at Bar Prohibition!, which is located in the exact same spot where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. used to drink. Sports fans can bet on their favorite teams with a visit to Golden Gate’s intimate Circa Sports book.

All participants in the “Keep America Flying” promotion must be at least 21 years of age. Though guests are encouraged to stay at Stevens’ properties, they are not required to do so. Flight recipients are responsible for return flights, hotel accommodations and all additional costs associated with their stay, including cancellations and/or rescheduling. For additional information, including terms and conditions, visit www.theD.com.

For information regarding the D and Golden Gate’s health and safety protocol following the COVID-19 crisis, visit www.thed.com/health-safety/.

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About the D Las Vegas

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR, BarCanada and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino  

Opened in 1906, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Located at One Fremont Street on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience, Golden Gate claimed Las Vegas’ first official address and became a landmark as the city’s most historic hotel and casino. Golden Gate has continued its vintage Vegas character by preserving 10 of the rooms that opened with the property. The “Original 10” rooms welcomed ranchers, railroad men, singers, mobsters, vacationers and more and have become a part of Golden Gate’s deep roots. Fast forward to the present, Golden Gate now houses CEO Derek Stevens’ sports betting venture, Circa Sportsbook, two luxurious penthouses, an expanded 14-suite tower, two bars and an expansive gaming floor. For more information, visit www.goldengatecasino.com or follow Golden Gate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.