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Everyone's got their NFL playoff story; here's mine.
I'm on a return from Orlando yesterday, after changing my flights to circumnavigate Storm Harper, "watching" the conference championship NFL games as I tromped through various terminals. Folks bunched up outside the bars with big-screen televisions, hunched over their phones with the sound turned way up so everyone could hear, and the cheers and groans as the game progressed. After the underdog LA Rams won in overtime, it was on to the Patriots game with a 6:40 PM EST kickoff. Eyeballs glued to the television screens hung throughout Delta terminal B in Atlanta. I decided to listen to my Audible book "Emma" by Jane Austen as the soundtrack to the visual playoff on CBS. It was entertaining. For me.
Climbing aboard the airplane to TF Green airport in Providence, Rhode Island, because Logan in Boston had a ground halt due to ice and wind, the 9:33 PM flight did not have working wifi! I could see my fellow passengers trying to get an update, any update on the game, with no luck. There were no shouts of joy nor groans of disappointment, just a palpable sense of "Get There FAST" in the recirculating air. I think the tension was propelling our airplane towards PVD quickly. When the pilot came on to tell us that he was going to "slam on the brakes once he hit the tarmac due to the wind," I could see that no one cared. Just get me there. ASAP.
We landed at 11: 28 PM and there was a frisson of excitement from seat to seat. The Pats are going to the big game again. They won the game in overtime. Sudden death with a final touchdown.
With the big game going to Atlanta in two weeks, what happens to travel? I took a peek after I saw JetBlue's tweet that they added flights to the game.
And, then took a look at the pricing for the flights.
I guess JetBlue is going to make out with those $1K+ flights. Because my parents live north of Atlanta, I make the JetBlue BOS > ATL trek fairly frequently, for $100.
Lola.com is here to help. We'll give away a two RT tickets from Boston to Atlanta plus a tailgate package consisting of a Publix gift card, a YETI cooler bag, and a credit on Uber to get to and from the game. Heck, we'll even throw in two nights hotel (Saturday and Sunday). Or, you could stay at my parent's house!
We'll pick a winner on Friday afternoon from the blog comments below and any comments on LinkedIn or Twitter replying to our official posts. Go Pats!
Posted byJeanne Hopkins