Whereas Longhorn soccer followers may expertise Texas vs. Alabama at Darrell Okay. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium final season, this 12 months boasts the difficulty of getting to journey to Tuscaloosa for the long-lasting matchup. However United Airways already has that taken care of.
United introduced this previous Friday that they are going to be including over 127 new nonstop flights to greater than 15 cities nationwide as a way to give followers a chance to expertise school soccer all season lengthy, close to or far.
The airline will likely be offering flights throughout the nation for 30 soccer video games amongst completely different conferences, together with direct journey from Austin to Birmingham — about an hour drive from Tuscaloosa — previous to Texas’ matchup in opposition to Alabama on Sept. 9.
After 50,000 followers flew by United final 12 months to achieve their favourite school cities for sport day, the airline mentioned they are going to be utilizing bigger aircrafts for these flights to assist everybody get to their vacation spot on time. Final 12 months’s sport in opposition to Alabama introduced in a whopping 105, 213 attendees, and United hopes to encourage the return of those followers regardless of the space.
“We’re dedicated to offering a best-in-class journey expertise for our clients, whether or not they’re touring across the globe or flying to see their favourite school soccer workforce play,” mentioned Patrick Quayle, senior vice chairman of International Community Planning and Alliances. “We’re happy to ship a schedule this season that makes it straightforward for followers to come back collectively and assist their groups on the highway.”
United additionally introduced their collaboration with College of Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams for advertising the schedule as a part of an NIL deal. The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner mentioned he’s keen to help followers in spreading the vitality of faculty soccer, it doesn’t matter what workforce they characterize.
“There’s nothing just like the vitality you get from seeing the followers within the stands and listening to them cheer you on throughout an enormous rivalry sport, whether or not that’s at house or on the highway,” Williams mentioned. “I’m excited to collaborate with United Airways to assist unfold the information of those particular school soccer flights so followers from all around the nation can expertise that vitality firsthand.”
A full schedule of the video games that may have accommodating direct flights might be discovered at united.com, together with tickets which might be on sale now.