American Airlines is throwing the penalty flag on connecting flights this fall by adding almost 70 nonstop flights for some of the most popular college football games. The world’s largest airline will also add more seats to destinations throughout the season, connecting more fans to their favorite teams for game day. American currently serves more college cities than any other U.S. carrier.
"American is making it easier for college football fans to get from the gate to the gridiron this fall," said Jason Reisinger, American's Managing Director of Global Network Planning. "With new nonstop flights and more seats, we’re helping fans see the action in person. The American team is ready for game day with the youngest fleet of any U.S. network carrier and service that is second to none."
American is adding 68 new flights this fall for college football fans to get to the field faster.
|All 2022 University of Notre Dame home games (SBN)||Sept. 10 and 17
Oct. 15 and 22
Nov. 5 and 19
|One round-trip flight between New York (LGA) and South Bend, Indiana (SBN), on Friday and Sunday|
|Orange Blossom Classic
Florida A&M University vs. Jackson State University (MIA)
|Sept. 4||Sept. 1: Two round-trip flights between Miami (MIA) and Jackson, Mississippi (JAN)
Sept. 2 and 3: One round-trip flight between MIA and JAN
Sept. 5: Three round-trip flights between MIA and JAN
|University of Alabama at University of Texas (AUS)||Sept. 10||Sept. 9 and 11: One round-trip flight between Austin, Texas (AUS), and Birmingham, Alabama (BHM)|
|Penn State University at Auburn University (MGM)||Sept. 17||Sept. 16: One flight from Philadelphia (PHL) to Montgomery, Alabama (MGM)
Sept. 17: One flight from MGM to PHL
Sept. 18: One round-trip flight between PHL and MGM
|University of Wisconsin-Madison at Ohio State University (CMH)||Sept. 24||Sept. 23 and 25: One round-trip flight between Columbus, Ohio (CMH), and Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)|
|University of Tennessee at Louisiana State University (BTR)||Oct. 8||Oct. 7 and 9: One round-trip flight between Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS), and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (BTR)|
|Louisiana State University at the University of Florida (GNV)||Oct. 15||Oct. 14 and 16: One round-trip flight between BTR and Gainesville, Florida (GNV)|
|University of Iowa at Ohio State University (CMH)||Oct. 22||Oct. 21 and 23: One round-trip flight between Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID), and CMH|
|Clemson University at University of Notre Dame (SBN)||Nov. 5||Nov. 4: One flight from Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) to SBN
Nov. 5: One flight from SBN to Charlotte (CLT) and one flight from CLT to GSP
Nov. 6: One flight from CLT to SBN and one round-trip flight between SBN and GSP
|University of Florida at Texas A&M University (CLL)||Nov. 5||Nov. 4 and 6: One round-trip flight between GNV and College Station, Texas (CLL)|
In addition to these new flights, American will also fly larger aircraft on two routes, offering more seats for more fans:
- Oct. 8: Texas A&M University at University of Alabama (BHM)
- Flights between BHM and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
- Nov. 5: University of Alabama at Louisiana State University (BTR)
- Flights between BTR and DFW
Tickets for flights listed above will be available for sale May 17.