AAA: Travel Advice for Chiefs Fans Heading to Miami
Expert travel tips for members of Chiefs Kingdom heading south for the Big Game
Wichita, Kan. – With the Kansas City Chiefs, for the first time in 50 years, clinching their spot to compete for the NFL championship on Sunday, February 2nd in Miami, there’s a lot of pent-up demand across Chiefs Kingdom for fans wanting to be there in person for the game and festivities.
Flexibility will be key for those booking travel at the last minute, but as a AAA member, you could save big on game tickets, hotel costs and car rentals – a definite score for your wallet!
AAA Travel Advice
Because the location of the Big Game is in Miami, a well-known vacation destination, there are multiple airports (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach) to consider when booking travel. Be flexible and remember that with less than two weeks until the game, airfare inventory may be low. Other Florida airports – such as Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville – may provide additional flight options and pricing and perhaps more availability on rental cars, with a relatively short drive to Miami.
Bus and Train:
If you don’t mind taking extra time to travel, bus and train routes may be another consideration. Dates, times and the number of stops can vary but if your funds are small but your love for football is limitless, this option could be worth investigating.
Hotel options are plenty and available for all price points, however booking now may be within the non-cancellation period, meaning charges (typically one night’s stay) for any cancellations.
“Being flexible with your flight, hotel and rental car options will be the best way to go about planning a trip to Miami for the Big Game, especially last-minute,” says Matthew Bert, travel agent with AAA Kansas. “If your plans allow, consider extending your time in Florida to escape the winter weather much of the country is seeing. South Florida’s average high temperature for February is about 75 degrees.”
Travel like a Champion
- Making your travel plans with a travel agent is a good idea, especially to try and avoid any potential scams.
- Use your credit card when purchasing to give yourself a good way to have money returned if you need to cancel or dispute a charge.
- Read hotel/airline policies carefully so you understand what cancellation policies entail.
- Call the air/train/bus company you will use to get there personally. Leaving your reservations and hard earned dollars up to an emailed confirmation number can be risky. Do the same with hotel reservations. Try to talk to a live person who can confirm what you’ve just paid for.
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