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Airline ticket prices trending more affordable ahead of Mizzou’s bowl game in Dallas


For the first time in a decade, the Missouri Tigers will be playing in the Cotton Bowl game in Dallas, Texas.

The Missouri Tigers' fans have shown their die-hard dedication by selling out the last five home games the Tigers hosted. Those planning to make the trip to Dallas for the big game are in luck this year, as airfare prices are trending slightly more affordable.

According to the most recent Consumer Price Index data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airfares experienced a 13.2% decrease in the past year. Currently, airline tickets are 5.3% lower than pre-pandemic days in 2019.

Mizzou Athletics is offering special deals to students to support the football team.

"I think we get an email from Mizzou Athletics whenever we know we were were going to make the bowl game, and you could put your card down to bid for seats. If Mizzou got selected, it would automatically charge your card, and I was looking at the prices. They were like 200 bucks," said University of Missouri student Piper Forthous.

The Mizzou Alumni Association is also providing exclusive deals to alumni. An email offering reservations for a travel package, including chartered airfare, was sent out an hour after the announcement. To secure their flight, interested individuals must book these packages by 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Flights from Columbia Regional Airport to Dallas International Airport are no less than $400. With the holiday season around the corner, college students express they can not afford to do both.

"I feel like for a college student, it's pretty expensive. You know, we're pretty broke right now," said University of Missouri student Lauren Mitchell.

"I feel like it's expensive as well, especially during the time of the year. You want to buy presents for people and stuff. I feel like a college football game is just like the last thing on the list right now," added Taniyah Morrow.

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Euphenie Andre

Outside of my reporting duties, I’m a Division 1 track star at the University of Missouri specializing in the triple jump. My achievements include earning a spot on two national teams, proudly representing the United States at both the NACAC U23 and Pan-American Games. While my ultimate goal is to become a sports reporter, I’m currently enjoying my role in local news for Mid-Missouri.


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