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Auburn fans paying top dollar for trip to Arizona

By Katie Herrera

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - With a Heisman Trophy Winner now on Auburn's football team, Tiger fan excitement is growing even more for the National Championship game in January.

It has been more than 50 years since Auburn went to the championship, so many folks are determined not to miss it.

Even top-dollar, first-class trips are being booked by the minute.

"Fast! I've never seen anything go this fast!" explained Demarcus Hill, CEO of Covenant Charter Jets in Birmingham, a company that provides first-class travel and accommodations.

The biggest project on the books right now is getting Auburn fans to Arizona, and they're not just coming from Alabama.

"We have people that want to go or are calling setting up appointments to go, that are from Atlanta, Kentucky. Because you have parents that their kids go to Auburn. Or they may be from Birmingham, but have moved away to places like Colorado. It's amazing the places the calls are coming in from," said Hill.

Calls started coming in to Covenant Charter Jets during half time of the SEC Championship game. Hill even added an extra phone line just for Auburn customers.

"At this point, we have 50 seats left on an additional jet. We've got one that's already booked. I can't even get on that one because we want to take care of the customers first," explained Hill.

And now with a Heisman Trophy Winner in the starting line-up, the seats are flying even faster.

"I was on the phone last night all the way leading up to the ceremony. I kind of had to cut some phone calls short. The volume has picked up tremendously, even since the Heisman announcement," said Hill.

The Auburn phone line at Covenant Charter Jets is 1-866-576-3496 or e-mail them for more information at dhill@covenantcharter.com.  

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