Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting to the Spring NABC in Louisville

I’ll be at the Spring 2011 NABC for a little over 3 days this spring – enough time to play the IMP pairs and a couple of midnight game with Sean Friday and Saturday March 11-12, maybe a couple of midnight games, and then do who knows what on Sunday. When I started looking into travel to the Spring NABC in Louisville, initially it looked like Delta was the only airline flying from Atlanta to Louisville, and therefore could get away with charging way more than what I think the 322 mile flight should cost. At that time it was around $340 and today is trying to charge $600 for a round trip March 10-14. But then I ran across Vision Airlines and I only found them because there was an article in the Macon newspaper about them reviving commercial flights out of Macon (to Destin, FL this time).

Anyway, I was able to book a Vision Airlines flight for $120 for Mar 10-14. I had also tentatively booked a room at the Econo Lodge about 6 blocks from the Galt House where the NABC will be held. However, I’ve still been trying priceline to see if I could get a better deal and maybe a nicer place. Today, I put in $71 for 4 nights at a 3+ star hotel in downtown Louisville and it gave me the Galt House. With taxes, that’s only about $86/night. Of course, there’s the drawback that the reservation is non-refundable and you can’t be guaranteed a particular type of room.
So, if you’re still trying to plan how to get to the NABC in a couple of weeks, check out Vision Airlines (if you’re from near ATL) and priceline.

1 comment:

  1. I've not heard of Vision Air, I'll definitely check them out.