How to Get Tickets to the 2012 US Open
Break out your preppiest threads and practice pronouncing "Novak Djokovic" for the upcoming US Open, happening this year from August 27 - September 9 in Flushing Meadows, Queens. A short 7 train subway ride out from Manhattan, the US Open is neither far nor expensive. To keep especially inexpensive this year, there are a couple legal options for scoring tickets: the normal way, or the Travelzoo way.
The normal way:
While many of the choicest weekend games are now Sold Out, there's still plenty of options for both day and evening sessions via the official website. Purchases are made through Ticketmaster, so annoying extra fees of $9.50 should be taken into account. Ticket prices run from the double to triple digits, though $158 is a common price for good-ish tickets.
The Travelzoo way:
Best for those who've never been to the US Open or just want to go for the scene, a Travelzoo discount code WTZOO will snag 300 Level Upper Promenade seats for $29.40 (plus $8.50 per ticket and $3.25 per order fees), instead of $49 plus those fees. Seat selection is still enabled, so it's not like it's standing-room-only or anything. It's just a deal.