Rodney Alcala, the 68-year-old so-called "Dating Game Killer," is finally being extradited to New York to face charges for murdering two women in the 1970s. However Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is apparently wary of allowing Alcala to us a commercial flight, and instead has asked U.S. Marshalls to transfer him by charter plane and bus over the next several weeks.

"To take one prisoner from one location to another isn’t cost-effective," Marshals Service spokesman William Dundon tells the Post, while another law enforcement "source" adds, “It could take four weeks or more. There’s no rush. It’s going to cost thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, it’s $300 for a one- way ticket.”

Alcala has been imprisoned since 1979, and is currently on death row in California for murdering five people. He earned his nickname in his appearance on The Dating Game in 1978 while he was in the midst of a killing spree. Authorities believe he could have been responsible for the deaths of at least 50 women. Both of Alcala's alleged New York victims were 23 years old.

Investigators said Alcala "took his time terrorizing his victims" by sexually assaulting them and "choking them with his bare hands, waiting for them to wake up at least once, then strangling them again—sometimes using shoelaces or panty hose."