(EDITOR'S NOTE: This will be the first of several reports in the next week by TitanCentral.com's new Special Omaha Correspondent, Titans798495 (as he's known as on the baseball message board). He'll be in Omaha later this week and filing reports on the Titans and offering travel tips for our fans. In this report, Titans798495 discusses air travel.)
Special Omaha Correspondent
Pack your trunks Titans, we're stampeding toward Omaha!
But before calling your travel agent, consider a non-traditional flight path.
United, American, America West, Northwest, Continental, TWA and Delta all
Omaha's Eppley Airfield. Since we don't have a seven-day advance fare, it's
going to cost at least $450.
The better option is to buy a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards coupon. If
a regular SWA traveler, you know what this is: a coupon (awarded after 8
for a free roundtrip anywhere SWA flies.
If you search newspaper classified ads, you'll find these cost about
These coupons are fully transferable so you can buy them on the open market
or just bum one from a friend or relative. Not only is this SWA option
but it's free to change flights - and this is key.
Let's say you buy a $475 roundtrip on United or America West, leaving on
(June 8) and returning the night we win it all on June 16. If, in the nearly
impossible chance we get knocked out before Championship Saturday, United and
America West will charge an arm and a leg to change flights. Look up flight
schedules at www.southwest.com/cgi-bin/displaySchedule.
Hotels in Omaha are the least of any travelers' concerns. There are plenty of
national brand name hotels in Omaha. If a hotel you want is filled
now, just keep checking back.
A ton of hotel rooms are reserved now by CWS wannabes -- fans of teams that
were knocked out in Super Regionals, so they're just now canceling
And as CWS week continues, the two-and-out frauds will be leaving town and
more hotel rooms.
(Titans798495's next report will be about tourism in the great Midwest -- in
other words, how to kill days off in the middle of nowhere)