The scramble continues for football fans looking to follow the Hawkeyes in their bowl game. The Miami location for the Orange Bowl forced those who were hoping for a trip to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl to change plans. Terry Tegen, the general manager of Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel in Iowa City, says he had more tentative commitments for the trip to Arizona.
Tegen has been arranging chartered flights to Miami, but for those in eastern Iowa, he was unable to get flights from the Quad City Airport. Tegen says they tried really hard to get a charter from the Quad Cities, but only 28 people signed up, so they moved the flights to Cedar Rapids. Tegen says he now has five of six charters full, which is about 1,100 fans.
The University of Iowa Alumni Association say it has two charters from Cedar Rapids and two from Des Moines which are sold out. Iowa State’s Alumni Association is arranging charters for the Cyclone’s game in Tempe, Arizona, and the association says all the flights will leave from Des Moines.