United Airlines is expanding its fall schedule with more than 120 new flights, specifically built around some of the U.S.’s biggest college football markets.
United said on Tuesday that 80% of its loyalty customers are “avid college football fans” according to a recent survey. To better serve that market, it is adding connections to more than 45 away games for some of the best teams in the country, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and more.
The connections include:
- Two new direct, round trip flights between Birmingham, Ala., and Austin, Tex. for the Sept. 10 Alabama and University of Texas Austin game.
- A direct, round-trip flight between Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lincoln, Neb. for the Sept. 17 Oklahoma and University of Nebraska game.
- A direct, round-trip flight between Madison, Wis., and Columbus, OH for the Sept. 24 Wisconsin and Ohio State game.
- A direct, round-trip flight between State College, Penn. and Detroit, Mich. for the Oct. 15 Penn State University and University of Michigan game.
- A direct, round-trip flight between Greenville S.C. and South Bend, Ind. for the Nov. 5 Clemson and University of Notre Dame game.
"College football fans love following their team on the road and this year we're making it easier than ever," said Michael Weeks, managing director of domestic schedule development and publication at United.
"We're flying nonstop to some of the most historic football towns in the country, including South Bend, Columbus, and Baton Rouge, and also significantly expanding our service on the west coast to help more PAC 12 fans travel to cheer on their teams."