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Nonstop to gameday: Touching down in a college town has never been easier

By Ryan Hood, June 20, 2019

Here's a win, college football fans: United is adding nine special nonstop routes for big college football games this season, in addition to adding around 10,000 seats between its hubs and popular game destinations.

"Our playbook this year will make it easier than ever for fans, alumni and students to cheer on their teams in other college towns across the country," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning. "It's exciting for football fans and even more exciting for United to be able to operate nonstop flights between these communities for the very first time."

Touching down in a college town has never been easier, thanks to these nonstop routes.

Here's the full list:

New round-trip point-to-point flights

Game Day Game Point-to-Point Arrive Return Aircraft
August 31 Auburn University vs. University of Oregon at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas EUG - DFW 8/30 9/2 737-900
September 7 Louisiana State University at University of Texas - Austin BTR - AUS 9/6 9/8 737-900
September 14 University of Alabama at University of South Carolina BHM - CAE 9/12 9/15 ERJ
September 21 University of Notre Dame at University of Georgia SBN - ATL 9/20 9/22 E175
September 28 Ohio State University at University of Nebraska - Lincoln CMH - LNK 9/27 9/29 E175
October 12 University of Alabama at Texas A&M University BHM - CLL 10/11 10/13 737-900
October 12 University of Southern California at University of Notre Dame LAX - SBN 10/11 10/13 737-900
October 26 University of Wisconsin at Ohio State University
MSN - CMH 10/25 10/27 737-900
November 9 University of Notre Dame at Duke University SBN - RDU 11/8 11/10 E175

Tickets are now available for purchase at united.com

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United to fly new routes, add additional flights and operate larger aircraft to get more fans than ever to the best football games this season
By United Newsroom, August 04, 2021

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Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
By United Newsroom, July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

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New pre-order option builds on the airline's contactless payment technology and is another example of the customer experience transformation underway at United
By United Newsroom, July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today on select flights, all United customers – no matter what cabin of service they're flying in – can use the airline's award-winning mobile app and website to pre-order meals, snacks and beverages up to five days before they're scheduled to travel. United is the first and only U.S. airline to offer economy customers the option to pre-order snacks and beverages, a reflection of the customer experience transformation underway at the airline.

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