American kicks off new routes in time for college football season

American Airlines has made this announcement:

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.

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.