American Airlines is making it easier for college football fans to cheer on their favorite schools in person this fall by adding nearly 70 nonstop flights for some of the most popular games on the 2022 schedule.
American will fly round-trip between New York (LGA) and South Bend, Indiana (SBN) Friday and Sunday before and after each University of Notre Dame home game on Saturdays in September, October and November and plans to other nonstop flights around individual matchups such as the Orange Blossom Classic between Florida A&M University and Jackson State University on September 4.
American will operate two round-trip flights between Miami (MIA) and Jackson, Mississippi (JAN) on September 1 and one round-trip flight between MIA and JAN on September 2-3. On September 5, American will operate three return flights between MIA and JAN.
Other September fan service includes a roundtrip flight between Austin, Texas (AUS) and Birmingham, Alabama (BHM) on September 9-11 for the Alabama-Texas showdown on September 10, flights between Philadelphia (PHL ) and Montgomery, Alabama (MGM) for the Penn State-Auburn game on September 17 and a return flight between Columbus, Ohio (CMH) and Madison, Wisconsin (MSN) for the Wisconsin-Ohio State clash on September 24.
In October, the airline will offer a roundtrip flight between Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (BTR) on October 7 and 9 for the Tennessee-LSU game on October 8. Next weekend’s schedule will include a round-trip flight between BTR and Gainesville, Fla. (GNV) taking place October 14-16 for the LSU-Florida game on October 15. Finally, American will operate a roundtrip flight between Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID) and CMH on October 21 and 23 for the Iowa-Ohio State Game scheduled for October 22.
American will also add new service for a pair of big games taking place Nov. 5, including Clemson vs. Notre Dame and Florida at Texas A&M. Additionally, the carrier announced plans to fly larger aircraft on two routes, including flights between BHM and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on October 8 and flights between BTR and DFW on November 5.
Tickets for the new flights will be available for sale on aa.com from Tuesday, May 17.
“American is making it easier for college football fans to go from the gate to the grill this fall,” Jason Reisinger, US managing director of global network planning, said in a statement. “With new nonstop flights and more seats, helping fans see the action in person. Team USA is ready for game day with the youngest fleet of any US carrier and unparalleled service. “