Southwest Airlines pilots all three of them. Two are out of Seattle (departing at 6:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.) and one is out of Portland (departing at 10:30 a.m.). Flight time for each is about 2 ½ hours, and the airfare just north of $1,000 for a round trip.
Between Southwest, Alaska, Frontier and United, there are a load of one-stop options from Seattle and Portland, as well as two from Spokane. Depending on the layover, those trips will take anywhere from six to 12 hours to reach Albuquerque. However, with a little advance planning, you might be able to turn one of the layovers into a little fun or sun in Las Vegas, Los Angeles or Phoenix.
Underground New Mexico Bowl logo.
The WSU Alumni Association and an enterprising travel agent or two will no doubt organize some charter flights, regardless of where the Cougs go bowling. For bowl sites off the beaten path, like Albuquerque and Shreveport, such package deals may present the most attractive way to get there.
The BCS bowl selection show on ESPN starts at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow (Sunday). As the biggest bowls fill, the downstream scenarios will become clear very quickly. The advice from this corner of the Web is to move quickly once it's official where the Cougars are going.
The bet here is that all roads will be leading to Albuquerque.