JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jaguars fans who want to witness Jacksonville take on the San Francisco 49ers in London next October better start saving their pennies now.
"Everything is more expensive, in general: clothing, hotels, food -- that's just the way it is, exchange rate and all," Discount Travel agent Steve Crandall said of prices in the United Kingdom.
Crandall said fans will have to do their homework to find reasonably priced flights and hotels. He said it's still too early to book reservations -- they can only be made 330 days out -- but a flight will cost nearly $1,000.
"High $900s for weekday travels and $30 more each way for weekend, that includes all the taxes and fees," Crandall said. "United Kingdom has probably the highest taxes of anywhere in the world to fly in and out of."
As for hotel accommodations, a room can run anywhere from $100 to $500 a night, but don't expect European rooms to resemble those in the U.S.
"They got to realize, too, that a lot of hotels over there are twin beds, or one bed and you don't get the two big double beds like a lot of hotels here," Crandall said. "If you do, you're going to pay for it."
Crandall said rather than fly overseas for just a few days, fans should wrap an entire week around the Jaguars game, which many locals hope will make them proud by chalking up an overseas victory.
Crandall said there's always the possibility that some hotels may offer deals for fans as the game nears.
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