The Bills' 2016 schedule is out, so some diehard fans have likely already started discussions about potential road trips to see the Bills play away from Ralph Wilson Stadium.
I decided to take a look at what trips would cost. What I found in doing some basic research is that most of the them have similar costs, using the premise of flying out three days before the game, coming back a day after and figuring in three nights of hotel rates:
The Baltimore and Cincinnati trips are somewhat cheaper, although since it is the Ravens' home opener there may be an increased ticket cost. Of course, four of the trips (Baltimore, New England, Cincy and New York) are technically driveable, so you can cut costs that way.
The interesting thing is that just about every game has some appeal, regardless of the opponent: The excitement of the opener in Baltimore, warm-weather spots in L.A. (with new direct flights from JetBlue) and Miami, West Coast destinations in Seattle and Oakland (San Francisco/wine country), New Year's celebrations in New York City, the affordability of the trip to Cincy. Even the New England game, aside from Brady (will he play?) and Belichick, provides University at Buffalo alums the opportunity to travel for a full football weekend with the Bulls playing at Boston College the day before.
These figures will obviously change, but I think they provide a nice benchmark. I looked for the cheapest flight, generally morning ones, if possible. Southwest fares for November were not fully listed, so I used the previous week's prices for the Seattle flight.
Because where someone chooses to stay can vary greatly, I used the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index data. For tickets, I found data from an organization called Team Marketing Report.