Orange Bowl Charter Itinerary

I have compiled the information given to me by Game Time Travel for the reference of all the Hawk fans on the Orange Bowl charter.

Official Orange Bowl Itinerary

Tuesday, December 31st:

Bring your photo ID with you - this is all that you will need to check in for the flight!

This is a Charter flight operated by Game Time Travel and Falcon Air. Piedmont Hawthorne, American Airlines and Delta Airlines been contracted to assist with check-in and baggage handling. Seating will be "Southwest" style - open seating on the aircraft

Please note: Bags in Cedar Rapids need to be checked in a day prior to departure. Cedar Rapids has new bag "sniffers" which check for explosives, drugs, etc. However, they can only check 85 bags per hour. There are several B747 and DC-10 aircraft departing the same day as our trip. If 1 day prior drop off is not possible, please check in 4 hours early, 3 hours early for those without bags. Expect heavy, heavy lines!

Cedar Rapids: Please enter the airport and turn right in the main terminal, continuing to the West end. There will be a banner reading "Piedmont Hawthorne" where you are to check in.

6:00 am - Check in at the Cedar Rapids Airport - for those who have not yet checked bags.

7:00 am - Check in at the Cedar Rapids Airport - for those without bags.

10:00 am - Charter flight departs Cedar Rapids for Des Moines.

Des Moines: Check in at the ticket counter between American Airlines and Delta. There will a "Game Time Travel" sign at the counter. This counter is located in the center section of all ticket counters. Departure is from Gate 6.

10:30 am - Check in at the Des Moines Airport

12:00 Noon - Flight departs Des Moines for Miami - Hot Breakfast will be served!

4:00 pm - Arrive in Miami

Shuttle buses will pull up to the aircraft for transfer to the Hampton Inn & Suites and the DoubleTree Coconut Grove. Baggage will be loaded directly from the aircraft onto the buses.

Wednesday, January 1st:

Free day to enjoy the sun! Local attractions (including golf) can be recommended. Buses will transport fans to the Hawkeye Huddle at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Huddle runs from 7 p.m. until 10 pm

Thursday, January 2nd: - GAME DAY!

Shuttles will be running throughout the day to the game. Shuttles will leave to return to hotel 45 minutes after the game ends.

Friday, January 3rd:

Check out of hotel and meet in lobby for airport shuttle. Shuttles depart hotel for airport

8:00 am - Check in at the Miami Airport in Terminal E at Falcon Air.

11:00 am - Charter flight departs Miami for Cedar Rapids. 1:10 pm Charter arrives in Cedar Rapids.

3:00 pm Depart Cedar Rapids for Des Moines on Concourse C

3:50 pm Arrive Des Moines.

Editor's Notes:

Current weather in the Miami area is in the 70's during the day and the 50's in the evening. Given the cool weather at night, long sleeve shirts and sweaters would be appropriate.

There is a 60 per cent chance of rain on New Year's Eve. Therefore, please bring a rain jacket.

The Hampton Inn in Fort Lauderdale is located at 250 North Andrews Avenue. The telephone number is: 954-924-2700.

The Coconut Grove Doubletree is located at 2649 South Bayshore Drive in Miami. The telephone number is: 1-305-858-2500

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