United Airlines expands more flights and seats for college football fans
With college football being one of the most popular spectator’s sports in the United States, United Airlines announced on Tuesday an intention to add more flights and seats for sports fans to travel to popular college towns and see their favorite team play. With a total of at least 204,000 seats, the Chicago-based airline plans to increase 2,220 daily seats to the United’s domestic network.
The company also plans to add more flights that would enable fans to travel from major cities, such as Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., to college football towns, such as Madison, Wisconsin, South Bend, Indiana, and State College, Pennsylvania. Due to the college football market expansion, United is utilizing bigger planes to transport fans to towns and cheer on their favorite college team.
“Each fall, football fans travel from near and far to cheer on their alma mater or favorite college team,” Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of Domestic Network, said in a statement. “Football brings families, friends, and classmates together for thrilling and memorable moments, which is why we’ve added over 204,000 seats to top college markets this fall to help our customers more easily get to these exciting games.”
The flights — trips close to major universities — make travel easier for fans across the country to attend games at college football venues, such as the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Michigan Wolverines, the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Bulldogs.
United’s plans to add more flights and seats for customers take effect from September to November.
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