For the first time since 1942, the Georgia Bulldogs are headed to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
No. 3 Georgia will face off against No. 2 Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 2018. It will be the first time the two powerhouses have faced each other at the Rose Bowl in college football history.
If you want to reserve a flight in time to catch the game, you will want to act quickly. Ticket prices are already skyrocketing.
“People are stunned that you can practically fly to the moon for what airlines are charging right now for tickets around the Rose Bowl dates,” WSB Consumer Expert Clark Howard says.
Clark suggests you look at flights into nearby airports to find the cheapest flights.
The Bob Hope Airport (BUR) is about 23 minutes from Pasadena, California. Only United Airlines flies from ATL to BUR. Flights are in the $1000 range.
LAX, which has several more flight options, is about 50 minutes away. Spirit, American/Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines all fly from ATL to LAX.
If you do not mind driving a bit, Clark recommends looking at flights out of cities near Atlanta.
“Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, the further afield are the cheapest,” Clark said. “If you are willing to drive up 85 to Charlotte, the fares are a third what the fares are out of Atlanta.”
Clark recommends you use Google to search for the cheapest flights out of Atlanta and surrounding cities.