As I've stated before, I always make sure to use up the "Seven Stars Annual Trip" benefit.

For those of you that don't know, you get $1200 airfare (or $600 each for 2 people), plus a $500 food and beverage credit at the property you're visiting.

The trip has to be something other than your "home market".

I don't find it interesting to simply fly to a far away casino. While I enjoy taking a stroll through and looking at the differences, let's face it -- a casino is a casino. It's not worth getting on a plane to fly thousands of miles to go to a different one.

Therefore, I build vacations around these Seven Stars trips.

In October 2012, I went to Caesars Atlantic City, and then visited New York and New England, flying back from Boston.

In December 2013, I went to New Orleans and took a cruise from there, as well. I also visited the Grand Biloxi for a night.

In May 2014, I went to Caesars Windsor (Canada, right across from Detroit). After seeing the "ruins" of Detroit and staying in Windsor for 2 nights, we moved on to Niagara Falls and Toronto.

This year my idea was to try to add extra "legs" onto a trip.

So the question:

If you can keep under the $600 per person, can you take more than 2 flights?

Here's an example:

Let's say you wanted to visit your brother in Montreal, but there isn't a CET property anywhere near there. Can you book Caesars Windsor (several hundred miles away from Montreal), fly from LA to Montreal, visit your brother, fly from Montreal to Detroit (Windsor), stay Windsor, and then fly back to LA?

The answer is NO.

They will not allow you to fly TO a destination which is far from the casino you're visiting, and they also won't allow you to take extra flights in the middle on their dime, even if it stays under the $600 maximum.

However, they will allow you to fly BACK from pretty much anywhere.

So in the above scenario, you would do this:

1) Fly to Detroit/Windsor
2) Stay at Windsor
3) Fly from Detroit to Montreal
4) Stay with your brother
5) Fly back from Montreal to home

The above WOULD work, except you would have to book the Detroit-Montreal leg separately, on your own (and at your own expense).

Anyway, I booked a similar trip (not to Montreal, though), and am doing exactly what I described. Also, they are allowing me to do an "intentoinal stopover" in Vegas for a few hours, which I requested because I have to briefly meet up with someone there. So Passport created an "intentoinal layover" for me by essentially combining two separate flights into one reservation.

I will say that the formerly incompetent/maddening Passport Travel (the internal company that books your flight) has dramatically improved. I dealt with a guy who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The first person I spoke to was clueless, but on my second call, I got a surprisingly competent travel specialist. I have heard from others that Passport (known in the past for repeated fail) has greatly improved.

One nice thing was that they were willing to use my "leftover" money to upgrade me to economy plus seating, which is essential for me on long flights, since I'm 6'2".

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that if you're sick of the same old CET destinations, there are ways to use this Seven Stars Annual Trip to go other places, for minimal additional expense.