Super Bowl: Flights Being Added + Prices Rising

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The Super Bowl will played in Phoenix, Arizona on February 1 which is less than two weeks away.

The big game will see the defending champions, the Seattle Seahawks play for glory against the New England Patriots.

So how does the Super Bowl affect airfares?

It’s probably not the best idea to fly into Phoenix on the days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.

According to an ABC News article,

Since Friday, airfare from SeaTac (SEA) in Seattle to Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) airport is up 24 percent, with flights beginning at $682…Meanwhile, Patriots fans have it even worse: Airfare from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Phoenix Sky Harbor has spiked 80 percent — with prices beginning at $844, according to the most recent data released by Orbitz“.

Imagine that! An 80% hike in airfare pricing due to your team making the Super Bowl!

Due to New England making the Super Bowl, JetBlue is adding two additional flights “to meet the demands of travelers”. I went to to price these flights and didn’t see either of the added flights available but others were.

Here is the cheapest flight I found on JetBlue:

nfl super bowl 2015If you think fares to get to Phoenix from Seattle and Boston are high, imagine what it could cost to get a ticket to watch the game in person.

I headed on over to StubHub to see what they had available. There are actually quite a few seats for sale. At the time of writing, StubHub had 4,362 tickets available starting at a whopping $2,319.99. I don’t know about you, but I could think of a ton of other things that I’d rather do with $2,300 than watch a football game in person!

We didn’t even talk about hotel pricing. In the ABC News article, they mention that most hotels are sold out but some 2-star properties are available at $300 per night!

Unbelievable! Could you imagine investing such a ridiculous amount of money into watching a football game in person?

Find out more from ABC News here.

7 thoughts on “Super Bowl: Flights Being Added + Prices Rising

  1. I wouldn’t call going to the Superbowl investing your money unless you’re able to buy a ticket at face value and then resell it at a higher price. 😉

    I read reports though that Superbowl ticket prices decreased right after the Patriots won against the Colts due to Patriot fan fatigue (the Pats have been in the Superbowl 6 times the past 14 years so it’s not really a once-in-a-lifetime event for Pats fans nowadays.) Regardless, I’m sure the diehard fans will still go to Phoenix.

    I, on the other hand, will simply be watching the big game on my couch eating pizza and wings. 🙂

  2. Joey- I definitely didn’t mean investing as in making money lol. I read something similar but tickets dropping from $2,800 average to $2,400 (or something like that) doesn’t sound like much of a bargain. Enjoy the game, I’ll be missing it this year due to a flight. Oh well…

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