By now, Boston College fans have probably decided whether or not they will be attending the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.
If not, fear not: there’s still time to work out the travel arrangements. For the next few days, our bowl coverage will shift to travel agency mode, with this first piece focusing on how to get there for kickoff.
2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl: By Plane
This is by far your best option, especially if you live nowhere near the Ark-La-Tex region (and I’m assuming most Boston College alumni do not).
Logan Airport offers no direct flights to any Shreveport-area airport. The best you’re going to do is have one layover, with possible candidates being Dallas, Houston, Chicago, or Atlanta. Total travel time from BOS to SHV looks like a minimum of six or seven hours, with several airlines involved including Delta, American, and United.
A round-trip flight from Boston to Shreveport and back would probably cost approximately $400 and up, depending on your departure and arrival dates of choice.
Another possibility is flying direct from Boston (or whichever major city is nearest to you) to Dallas, and then renting a car for a three-hour drive to Shreveport. It’s not perfect, but it’s an idea at least.