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January 20, 2014    Featured Story

Broncos and Seahawks in the Big Game; Priceline.com Unveils Latest Travel Data and Tips for Fans Looking to Book Last-Minute

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With both 2014 NFL league champions named and en route to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Broncos and Seahawks fans alike are in pursuit of airfare and hotel deals in the greater New York City area. While the search for bargains may seem intimidating, priceline.com offers key insights to assist fans planning to attend the biggest football event of the year.

Key highlights include:

  • Up in the Air: Flights are still available, but travelers can expect to spend at least 20% more on airfare to the NYC area – a bargain compared to the increases seen during the New Orleans and Indianapolis games (59% and 166% increases, respectively).  Roundtrip tickets from Denver can be found for as low as $334, while airfare from Seattle to New York is $654.
  • Fan-Friendly Hotel Rates: Overall, hotel rate increases in New York and New Jersey for the big weekend (93% and 56% increases, respectively) are far less than previous game day locations. The 2013 game in New Orleans experienced 143% increases in hotel hikes, and 255% increases in 2012 in Indianapolis. 
  • There’s Still Time to Book: Hotels are still available through priceline.com’s “Express Deals,” where travelers can save up to 40% off rack rates.  And, rental cars can be booked for as low as $15/day.  For travelers looking for the best last-minute deal, priceline.com’s “Tonight Only” mobile app feature offers exclusive discounts, while fliers who choose to “Name Your Own Price” 7-days or less from their departure can save up to 50%.

Because of New York City’s sheer capacity of hotels and inbound flights, percentage increases in airfare and hotel rates did not spike nearly as much as previous game day locations, affirming NY/NJ as the ideal host for the big game.