Fans scramble to make travel plans for BCS title game

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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon Ducks are BCS bound after a big win over Oregon State. Now travel agencies are scrambling to book flights for fans.

"It's been very crazy, very exciting, everyone is just thrilled," said travel agent Lauri Quinby.

Quinby, who works for Premier Travel in Springfield, said they're offering Ducks fans the choice to book two different three-night BCS packages. Both include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and travel transfers to the Oregon pep rally and game day. 
"We have a three night package, which is from Eugene, it's a charter flight leaving on Jan. 8 and staying three nights, coming back on the 11th," said Quinby.

One is going for $1,549 per person if you choose to stay at the Embassy Suites. The other is $1,699 per person with a stay at the Doubletree Hotel.

So far both have been the popular among fans.

"Our charter is a little over two-thirds booked right now," said Quinby, "so it's been selling really fast."

If booking a package isn't your thing, she said flights are still available - but you'll have to be flexible.

"Some people are flying into different areas, I've booked people into Las Vegas that are driving, people into Southern California, different airports," she said.
But prices are steep.

"Out of Eugene, if you can get a seat, I mean it's depending on the travel dates, but it's $900, $1,000 a ticket."

Quinby says your best bet is flying out of Portland. As for hotel rooms, those aren't quite as picked over.

"There's still hotel availability, we found some today in the mid $150 range, depending where people want to stay in that area," said Quinby.

Her best advice for flying south this January?

"I would tell them to book right away, as soon as possible, because it's filling very, very quick," she said.

AAA Travel and the University of Oregon Alumni Association are also offering travel packages including airfare and hotel accommodations.
Some of these packages offer options to buy tickets to the game.