Delta Gears Up for Gameday with New Flights!

We haven’t even made it to Summer 2024 (though in Texas it has felt like summer for weeks) and already airlines have college football on their minds. Delta is gearing up for gameday and announced 56 nonstop flights that will operate between August 30th and December 1st to connect football fans across the country.

Delta has added 5,600 seats between these college football destinations to get fans where they need to go before and after the big games.

New Roundtrip Options

The Atlanta based carrier has a wide variety of routes to connect fans including those of my alma mater, the LSU Tigers. The Tigers kick off and end Delta’s expanded service starting with their matchup against USC in Las Vegas on September 1st and ending with the Oklahoma Sooners traveling to Baton Rouge on November 30th.

a football stadium full of people
Delta will fly Oklahoma Sooner fans to Baton Rouge for their matchup against the Tigers!

Timing and aircraft type for these routes can be found on Delta.com. The full list of round trip routes and dates are below:

DateGameRoute(s)
Sept. 1stLSU vs. USC in Las VegasBaton Rouge (BTR) and New Orleans (MSY) to Las Vegas (LAS)
Sept. 14thAlabama at WisconsinBirmingham (BHM) and Huntsville (HSV) to Madison (MSN)
Sept. 21stTennessee at OklahomaKnoxville (TYS) to Oklahoma City (OKC)
Oct. 5thTennessee at ArkansasKnoxville (TYS) to Northwest Arkansas (XNA)
Oct. 12th Ohio State at OregonColumbus (CMH) to Portland (PDX) and Minneapolis (MSP) to Eugene (EUG)
Oct. 19thSouth Carolina at OklahomaColumbia (CAE) to Oklahoma City (OKC)
Oct. 26thMissouri at AlabamaKansas City (MCI) to Birmingham (BHM)
Nov. 2ndUNC at FSURaleigh-Durham (RDU) to Tallahassee (TLH)  
Nov. 9th Florida at TexasGainesville (GNV) to Austin (AUS), Tampa (TPA) to AUS and Orlando (MCO) to AUS  
Nov. 9thWashington at Penn StateSeattle (SEA) to Pittsburgh (PIT)
Nov. 9thIowa at UCLADes Moines (DSM) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Nov. 9thFSU at Notre DameTallahassee (TLH) to South Bend (SBN)
Nov. 16thTexas at ArkansasAustin (AUS) to Northwest Arkansas (XNA)
Nov. 23rdKentucky at TexasLexington (LEX) to Austin (AUS)
Nov. 23rdAlabama at OklahomaBirmingham (BHM) to Oklahoma City (OKC) and Huntsville (HSV) to OKC  
Nov. 30thOklahoma at LSUOklahoma City (OKC) to Baton Rouge (BTR)
2024 College Football Game Route Additions, Delta News Hub

In addition to all of the one-off routes, Notre Dame fans in New York can make every home game thanks to Delta’s new flights between New York-LGA and South Bend (SBN).

Texas' Darrell K. Royal Stadium
Florida and Kentucky fans get nonstop flights to Austin for games against the Texas Longhorns

Summary

Each year Delta adds flights to get college football fans seamlessly to the big game. Their 2024 announcements have a number of fantastic routes for key matchups. Will I see you on board any of these flights this season?

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