If you want to hear the Rock Chalk chant in San Antonio, it’s going to cost you.
“For flights, if you are looking at going down, it’s less than seven days, they are pretty expensive,” says Matthew Johnston with Air Capital Travel. “A lot of the hotels are getting booked up right now. Just this morning, I did one for one of my clients. Just for flights and hotel, it was about $3,400.”
Alumni across the state are planning on going, and some are bringing their families. Alumni association members in Wichita say Jayhawk fans had already been thinking about it, but now, they are planning the trip.
“Watching the Duke game, we were nervous, but we are very thrilled to be going back to the Final Four in San Antonio,” says Danielle Hoover, Director of Donor Relations for the KU Alumni Association in Wichita. “Some people make travel plans early, some people don’t. The ones who don’t, I’ve had people reach out to me, and they are making plans to drive down there, looking for hotels.”
If you don’t want to fly and don’t want to drive yourself, Village Tours does bus trips, and they have one ready to go to San Antonio.
“We’ll head out Friday, and we will do four nights in San Antonio and then come back after the championship game on Tuesday,” says Jeff Arensdorf, President of Village Travel. “And there’s already people who have said, hey, if there is any reason KU doesn’t make the championship game, what are we going to do? And I said, sell your ticket, pay for your trip that way and we’ll go do something else.”
Johnston says flights will get tougher to find later in the week.
“Sooner, rather than later,” said Johnston.