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Travel plans

Postby nacho » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm

Okay now the nervous week begins.

Let's share our travel tips, deals, itineraries, etc

My first question is for those who have driven up for the game. How'd you do it? Are there any towns in between you recommend staying overnight on Saturday?

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:50 pm

We're flying out 9am Saturday morning and flying home 7am Monday. Not the most ideal time for that flight but if we win i couldn't care less. I've been lucky enough to see every GF and the one and only time we drove was in 1999. Back in those days there was very little competition with the airlines so flights were much more expensive than what they are today.

As for a stopover to be honest the drive i wouldn't bother and just go straight through. The drive these days is an easy and very straight forward one that can be easily be done in one hit with a stop off or two to rest and have a feed.

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Bullucked » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:50 am

I've flown up for every BF bar 99 when we drove and (thankfully) missed 2008 (on holidays in another country. It might be a bad omen but I'll be on holidays again in that other country this time too!)
I'd do the drive if I had a couple of "like minded" with me but if on your own I would recommend the flight. If you're lucky you might get home on the Monday morning flight with the team, if not, be at Sydney airport to celebrate (commiserate) with them. They were very gracious with their time last year, absolute ornaments to the game, one and all.
Enjoy it everyone, go down to the rocks in the morning, enjoy the buzz, have a few frothies and a nice counter meal and let the day roll on. Envious of you all.

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:30 pm

I'm driving up from Albury with the family as I have done for all grandfinals. I'll leave sun morning early this year and drive home Monday. Can't wait !!!!
Just gotta get tickets first :shock2:

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:12 pm

You won't have an issue getting tickets. Not sure if you're a member but if so our allocation will go on sale either tomorrow or Monday. if not you can buy them on ticketek or ebay now

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:24 pm

Ice wrote:You won't have an issue getting tickets. Not sure if you're a member but if so our allocation will go on sale either tomorrow or Monday. if not you can buy them on ticketek or ebay now


Unfortunately not a member , I'm can get tickets now but the cheapest are way up the top and the Mrs eyes don't like that lol

I'll either have to wait and hope there's some tickets left in the storm section on Tues or find a member that can't make it and bribe them for a AAN number lol.
Either way we made the big dance and I'm pumped and I'll be there !!!

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:41 pm

I've no doubt a member who can't make it will be more than happy to pass on their number for you to get tickets. Depending on how many tickets we can get per member (can't remember) I might have a spare number for you. I'll let you know when the email comes through in regards to tickets

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Ice wrote:I've no doubt a member who can't make it will be more than happy to pass on their number for you to get tickets. Depending on how many tickets we can get per member (can't remember) I might have a spare number for you. I'll let you know when the email comes through in regards to tickets


From what I've read you'll be only able to buy four tickets per AAN number unfortunately. I've got a party of 5 but one of the kids is keen to stay home so that will suit well luckily .

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:17 pm

Well in that case it should be fine if we can get 4 per number. Once I get the confirmation through I'll message you with the number

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Ice wrote:Well in that case it should be fine if we can get 4 per number. Once I get the confirmation through I'll message you with the number


That would be amazing if it works out and a great offer even if it doesn't.

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:37 pm

All good mate it won't be an issue at all. The more purple we have there the better

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Re: Travel plans

Postby tigerr » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:49 pm

How much do the finals tickets cost for the Storm Supporters section?

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Re: Travel plans

Postby Ice » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:21 pm

Just had a look at my CC statement from last year and i paid $404.50 for two tickets in our section

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:23 pm

I can't remember what it cost last year. Watching the win live with other mad storm fans is priceless !
When we beat the dogs I sat right up in the highest area and the atmosphere was crap compared to in the club fan areas.

Wow I don't remember it being that expensive !

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Re: Travel plans

Postby stormfan2010 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:28 pm

I just checked mine and I paid $710 for a family and an extra adult !!!


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