Steelers fans save on Super Bowl

Jan. 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers fans said their plans for saving money on Super Bowl trips to Texas include flying into alternate airports and using public transportation.

David Snedeker, a former Pittsburgh resident living in Florida, said he saved $700 on a rental car by reserving a hotel room across the road from a rail station in Dallas, where he will be able to catch a train to Arlington for the Feb. 6 game, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday.

Douglas Shymoniak of Portersville, Pa., said he paid $209 for a round-trip flight from Cleveland to Oklahoma City with a $22-per-day rental car waiting to take him the 190 miles to Dallas. Web site Orbitz listed the cheapest Pittsburgh to Dallas flights as more than $800 with connections Wednesday and more than $1,400 for non-stop travel.

Ryan Springer, 29, said he will be saving money on accommodations by using Web site couchsurfer.com, which links travelers with people willing to donate a couch or spare room to people passing through. He said the service can be "a little scary at first," but he has had good previous experiences in Dallas, as well as Vancouver and St. Louis.

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