Henry Vilas wrote:
MPMay wrote:I'll be there.
Did you buy a package? Funjet charters out of Madison including hotel, ground transportation and endzone game tickets cost over two thousand a piece. UW Alumni packages, even more. Too expensive for me.
Put our own package together.
The first couple of bowl games I attended (e.g., 1994 Rose Bowl), I went with the WAA package. If you have the dough (I was in private practice back then), it is very convenient. Show up at the airport, give them your bag, they get you and bag delivered to hotel, get buses to game, etc., etc.
But we soon discovered that it was pricier than doing it yourself, and you had less freedom. If you do your own program, you can stay longer or shorter, you have a car to do other events, you can wander off with friends and not worry about the schedule.
So this year, as we've done in most recent years, we did our own. I figured the cost is about $2800 (plus usual spending money) for the two of us. I purchased air fare early Sunday out of O'Hare. By later in the day, the price was up by $100-150 per ticket, and probably more now. Plus, if you want to fly out of MSN (as the WAA does), you can add about $200 to the air fare.
If you haven't done the Rose Bowl, it is an unbelievable experience.