January 20, 2020 - It seems Kansas City Chiefs fans are everywhere lately, and with a team in our region headed to the Big Game, travel to Miami is a hot topic at AAA. Plans to take in the fanfare as well as the warmer temperatures South Florida has to offer (average for February is 75 degrees). Flexibility will be key for those booking travel at the last minute but AAA members can save big on game tickets, hotel costs and car rentals – a definite score for your wallet!
Save on Travel with AAA
Tickets – AAA members save up to 40 percent off on all Ticket Monster sporting event tickets, including the upcoming Big Game. To purchase tickets, AAA members can visit AAA.com/Ticketmonster and enter their valid 16-digit membership number at checkout to receive their discount.
Hotel – Best Western – Save up to 15 percent off when booking AAA rates.
Rental Car – Hertz – Save up to $15 on weekend and $30 on weekly base rate rentals with promo code 205531.
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.
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 and 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 Anita McNelly, Retail Travel Sales Manager, AAA Oklahoma. “If your plans allow, consider extending your time in Florida to escape winter for a while.”
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.