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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1975)
Wednesday, december 10, 1975
Tempe via taxi, chopper, bus, tram, air
By Randy Blauvdt
Tempe via taxi?
That's right, If you can convince a
cabby to make a round trip to the Fiesta
Bowl, the fare would be about $1,300.
Don't forget the 20 per cent tip-that's
Or, if you would rather go by
helicopter, you can rent one (complete
with pilot) for about $92 an hour. A one
way chopper ride to the Arizona game site
would cost about $1 ,410.
But for those who reach into their
pockets and find nothing but holes, there
are cheaper ways to get to the game Dec.
For example, students can take the
32 and one-half hour Continental
Trailways bus ride to Phoenix (close to
Tempe) for $76 round-trip, provided they
return within a week of their departure.
Greyhound offers a thirty seven and
one-half hour bus ride to Phoenix for a
round-trip price of $122.65, but allows
a one-year return time.
Spokesmen from both bus companies
said there would be no problem getting a
bus to the game because extra buses will
be running the routes.
Motor route requests
According to Barb Ketzler, domestic
travel manager for the AAA Cornhusker
Motor Club, many people are requesting
information on motor routes to Tempe
because of a space "shortage on airlines.
The main "winter route" AAA suggests
is Interstate 80 west to Nebraska 183,
south across the Kansas border, , and
connecting west on Kansas 383 (383 turns
into 83, but later becomes 383 again), she
said. Get off 383 and take highway 54 into
Liberal, Kan. and through to Tucumcari,
N.M. In Tucumcari, get on Interstate 40
to Albuquerque and continue to Flagstaff,
Ariz. From Flagstaff, pick up Interstate
17 south and follow it into Phoenix.
Ketzler said the route is about 1,293
miles one-way and is "not too scenic,"
but is considered the safest. Most of the
route is two-lane highway. AAA has
devised a longer route in case of "severe"
Ketzler also said motorists can save
money by car-pooling, staying at the 55
m.pJi. speed limit (that is the limit,
besides, it stretches mileage) and by always
driving with the gas tank more than half
full. . .
The AAA suggests motorists leaving
Lincoln early in the morning spend the
night in liberal or Tucumcari. Finding
accommodations at either location will not
be difficult, Ketzler said.
No student packages
Although no local travel agencies are
offering special student package rates for
the trip, many plans for the general public
are still available.
Lincoln Tour and Travel still has room
on a $229 motorcoach (bus) tour which
leaves Lincoln Dec. 22 and returns Dec. 28.
Price includes transportation, four nights
of lodging in Phoenix, fees for the tour
guide, bellboy tips, game tickets and
The service also offers a $299 air-trip
tour that leaves Lincoln Dec. 22 and flies
back after the game on Dec. 26. It includes
accommodations, game tickets, transfers,
maid tips and a champagne brunch before
the game. "A few" openings remain on the
air trip, according to a travel agency
Both Van C. Duling Travel, Inc. and the
Via Van Bloom agency offer $299 airtrip
tours. Duling's tour leaves Lincoln Dec. 25
and returns Dec. 30, while the Via Van
Bloom package leaves trie city Dec. 23 and
returns Dec. 27. Both plans offer the same
features as Lincoln Tour and Travel's
Don't plan on taking Amtrack to the
Fiesta Bowl. According to an Amtrack
spokesman, a passenger wanting to go to
Phoenix would have to leave Lincoln, go all
the way to Oakland, Calif., catch a
connection to Los Angeles and take a
return route through Phoenix.
The resourceful student can really cut
cost corners for a bowl-game trip by using
the old standard-the thumb. For those
considering a hitchhike trip, a few things
that should be remembered.
-Use a sign (early in the trip use 'West',
closer use 'Phoenix').
-Hitch with a companion.
-If you sec a Nebraska car coming, let
them know where you are from.
-Get a haircut. ,
-Plan your route and stick to it.
-Avoid other game-goers who are
-Pray for a ride.
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