WICHITA, Kan. (YOU ARE) – After a big win for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, travel agents are advising fans who want to go to the Super Bowl to book and celebrate later.
The big game is in Glendale, Arizona this year, near Phoenix, on February 12th. The Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles.
“It was just unbelievable awesome,” Chiefs fan Chuck Fann said. “I’ll tell you what, I couldn’t sit still most of the time.”
AAA Travel Advisor Matt Bert said the Super Bowl is one of the most expensive annual events. He said that when booking a trip to Arizona, finding a place to stay should be the number one priority.
“The rooms, you know, are not as available because it’s a big event and the cost of the rooms has gone up exponentially overnight,” Bert said.
Delta Airlines is offering a nonstop flight from Wichita to Phoenix on Friday, February 10th. Bert said, if one is looking for a cheaper option, there is a second, smaller airport in Phoenix, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
“Look at Tucson, too,” he said. “If you’re going to rent a car and have to stay in a hotel, you know, flying into Tucson and driving to Phoenix wouldn’t be a bad idea.”
Tucson is about a two-hour drive from Glendale. Flights from Wichita are also cheap during Super Bowl week, but priced closer to $1,500.
“You want to get a good deal, but sometimes those prices are too good to be true, and you end up stuck in an airport or have a 15-hour layover in Dallas or something… where is it really worth it?” said Bert.
Fann said a trip to the Super Bowl is beyond his reach, as far as he’d like to go. However, he is still taking a few trips to watch the game with his son in Texas.
“There’s no doubt about it,” Fann said. “It’s going to be fun. It’ll be fine, and go boss.”
Several airlines are also adding direct flights to Phoenix from the Kansas City airport.
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