‘We kind of have a perfect storm’: Despite travel, Alumni Assoc. works out deal


It’s off to New York.

I really like New York city, says Wichita Alum Bonnie Bing Honeyman.

Honeyman is already gearing up.

I’m getting out the gold and black clothes and packing those up, she says.

This, thanks to what Courtney Marshall has had to do.

That is why they call it March Madness, Marshall explains.

Marshall says typically the Alumni Association can secure a plane for fans, at no financial risk, but this year, in part due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and issues with the groups typical airliner, Southwest, she says it did not work out.

So this year we kind of have a perfect storm. Marshall adds, We could have got a plane, but we would have had to guarantee that we would be able to fill it, and we would have to pay for it up front, which is something we have not had to do in the past.

I wish there is a charter plane, but there is not, Honeyman says. I took the land deal, and we will all be at the same hotel.

Minus the flight, Shockers can still get a deal depending on how many are in your group. The price improves, a deal Honeyman still says is worth celebrating.

That way you get in on the pep rally and all that, says Honeyman. I am really looking forward to that game.

Our fans are diehard, and they want to be together, and they want to support the team, adds Marshall.

The land deal costs just over $1,000, around trip plane ticket will cost you roughly $700, game tickets range from $18 to $276. The deal is for three days so if the Shocks win on Tuesday it will include the championship game. 

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