The Washington State Cougars are headed to the New Mexico Bowl, so how do you get there to see the Cougs play?
According to Cougfan, there are only three non-stop flights close to home in the Pacific Northwest and they are all owned by Southwest Airlines.
Two are out of Seattle, (departing at 6:40 am and 2:40 pm) and one is out of Portland (departing at 10:30 am). Flight time for each is about 2 1/2 hours, and the airfare just north of $1000 round-trip.
There are apparently a good amount of one-stop options from Seattle and Portland, and a couple out of Spokane as well. The layover time could take anywhere from 6-12 hours in length and stops seem to be through Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Pheonix, depending on the flight.
The WSU Alumni Association will likely arrange some travel buses or charter flights to head down with a travel agent as well, which would likely include travel, hotel and ticket arrangements. These are generally the best possible deal and allow for fun times with fellow Cougars.
When the Cougars went to the Sun Bowl in 2002 I went in one of these packages with my family and had an absolute blast! The trip was long as we took a bus (that broke down 5 hours in) but it was worth it! Before making your purchases you may look into these to save some money. I would imagine within the next 24-48 hours we will know more on these.
Tickets, which are on sale now, range from $25-$40 and can be purchased online at www.unmtickets.com, or by calling 925-LOBO or 925-5999.
You can NOW also buy tickets via WSU