American Kicks Off New Routes in Time for College Football Season

Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 AM


FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s football Friday. Almost. To get ready for the upcoming season, American Airlines announces special routes in support of college football’s biggest games of the year. American is providing more convenient access to and from cities that are hosting the games that matter the most to alumni and college fans across the U.S. See below for more details to plan ahead for the upcoming season. Flights are available for purchase now.

New point-to-point flying

Game Origin Destination Departure Arrival Date
LSU @ Texas

Sept. 7

New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY) Austin, Texas (AUS) 5:39 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Sept. 6
AUS MSY 7:20 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Sept. 8
UVA @ Notre Dame

Sept. 28

Washington, D.C. (DCA) South Bend, Indiana (SBN) 11:40 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27
SBN DCA 2:20 p.m. 4:09 p.m. Sept. 29
USC @ Notre Dame

Oct. 12

Chicago (ORD) SBN 3:05 p.m. 5 p.m. Oct. 11
SBN ORD 12:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Oct. 13
Alabama @ Texas A&M

Oct. 12

Birmingham, Alabama (BHM) College Station, Texas (CLL) 6:40 p.m. 8:36 p.m. Oct. 11
CLL BHM 7:12 a.m. 7:59 p.m. Oct. 13
Virginia Tech @ Notre Dame

Nov. 2

DCA SBN 11:40 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1
SBN DCA 2:07 p.m. 3:56 p.m. Nov. 3

Extra sections added

Game Origin Destination Departure Arrival Date
Texas A&M @ Clemson

Sept. 7

Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 6:20 a.m. 7:54 a.m. Sept. 8
Increasing from 3 to 4 flights.
Michigan @ Penn State

Oct. 19

ORD State College, Pennsylvania (SCE) 3:05 p.m. 5:48 p.m. Oct. 18
SCE ORD 6:20 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Oct. 20
Increasing from 3 to 4 flights.
Tennessee @ Alabama

Oct. 19

BHM DFW 7:15 a.m. 9:27 a.m. Oct. 20
Increasing from 2 to 3 flights.
LSU @ Alabama

Nov. 9

BHM DFW 7:15 a.m. 9:27 a.m. Nov. 10
Adding an additional return flight.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life’s journey, American’s 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at