Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Airlines are rushing to add extra flights to their schedules to help football fans get to Super Bowl LI in Houston. The airlines are gearing up for the Big Game by adding more flights to Houston from New England and Atlanta.
The New England Patriots will square off with the Atlanta Falcons inside NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5. Before then, fans from both regions will need a way to get to the game.
The official airline of the Patriots, JetBlue announced on Monday that it will add an extra flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) February 3 at 5 p.m. followed by a return flight from Houston to Boston February 6 at 1 p.m.
Passengers flying on game day will also be able to purchase their first alcoholic beverage for $1. And starting January 24, football fans can enter to win round-trip travel on JetBlue to Houston, hotel accommodations and two tickets to the big game.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is still working up the perks it will offer to Atlanta Falcons fans, but for the Super Bowl weekend, the carrier has scheduled four non-stop flights between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and several New England cities the airline normally does not serve with non-stop flights.
Delta will run two non-stop flights to IAH from Boston’s Logan Airport on February 3 and two back to Boston on February 6.
United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are all adding flights for Super Bowl travelers as well.
American has decided to add one flight from Boston to Houston’s IAH on Feb. 3 at 1:10 p.m. The return flight will depart Houston Feb. 6 at 10:05 a.m. American will also offer an additional round-trip flight between Atlanta and Houston on Feb. 3 and 6.
Lastly, Southwest plans to add a pair of additional non-stop flights between Boston and HOU on Feb. 3 and a pair of extra flights from Houston to Boston Feb. 6. The Dallas-based low-cost carrier will also add two extra flights from Houston to Atlanta Feb. 6.