I have zero interest in driving to KC or Omaha. It would have to be a heck of a deal to burn a couple hours drive time, cost of gas, hotel (depending on flight time), more expensive parking rates, etc. I haven't figured the exact dollar amount it would take, but I would think tickets would have to be at least $150/ticket or more savings to make it worth my time to not fly out of DSM. In the old days, that might have been the case but you just don't see that difference anymore.
Same here. Once you add up the extra money for gas, etc. it's not worth it. When I lived in Seattle I flew back a lot, and on Northwest DSM was usually a little cheaper than OMA. Plus, I'll gladly spend a few extra dollars to support the local airport. As stupid as some of the "Des Moines International - Smart" advertisements are, there's definitely some truth to the fact that if you drive to Omaha or KC, you are telling the airlines "that's ok, I'll come to you."
Regarding game tickets - is it safe to assume if you're a season tix holder and Nat Cyclone Club member, that you shouldn't have any trouble getting game tickets as long as you jump on them the day they go on sale? I just don't have any idea about the demand or how many tix ISU is alloted. Anyone know or have any educated guesses?
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