It's still early, but I'm watching flights and prices from Buffalo to SLC for February for 4-5 days NOT during Presidents' Week (maybe Superbowl weekend).
Southwest is the best option, as they don't charge for bags, and it worked out well last year. However, this year there doesn't seem to be as many flights. As well, the departure/arrival times aren't ideal and the connections mostly have long layovers. Furthermore, the price is up $50 each way over last year. Checking out the other airlines, and the prices/times overall still aren't good, and there's the baggage charge to boot.
Could anyone with more experience (especially with flying out of BUF) comment on when the best time to book for SLC is? Do you think they'll add more flights in another month or two?
I'd do the extra drive to DTW to catch the non-stop on Delta, but that's $400 right now. Have any Michigan Bears ever caught that flight, and if so, how much was it?