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Football’s biggest event takes over the Atlanta Airport with help from Delta

Delta Air Lines issued this report:

In a few days, all runways for football fans everywhere will lead to Atlanta.

Delta, the Official Airline of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, will be the first to welcome football fans around the U.S. as they arrive in Atlanta — from the die-hard followers of New England to the charged-up fans of Los Angeles, and all those looking for a do over next season.

Delta has created an immersive experience of football imagery and sound effects in seven high-traffic gates in each concourse — T8, A18, B20, C33, D12, E26, F10 — as well as in baggage claim and check-in areas. Teams, the network, league and tens of thousands of fans are expected to travel through Atlanta for the Big Game starting Sunday, Jan. 27.

When customers deplane at each of the thematic gates, they’ll be greeted with sound effects of fans cheering, game plays and music to get them pumped for Sunday night football.

Customers will also find football elements throughout the airport on passenger assistance carts, door frames, baggage claim carousels, self-service kiosks and floor graphics.

Whether landing in Atlanta or returning home after the victor’s been crowned, Delta is taking customers on a branded journey from arrival to departure.

Photos by Delta and Atlanta Super Bowl.

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Delta adds extra flights from Phoenix on February 2 for the Super Bowl

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has added nonstop service from Phoenix to Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle/Tacoma and has put larger aircraft on select flights from Seattle/Tacoma to Phoenix to accommodate customers traveling to and from the pro football championship game (Super Bowl).

The temporary service will operate as follows:

Delta 2.2.15 PHX extra flights

Flights 8789 to Los Angeles and 8799 to Seattle/Tacoma will operate using specially configured aircraft with all first or business class seats. Along with the added service, Delta has increased the size of the aircraft on one regularly scheduled flight from Phoenix to Seattle/Tacoma on February 2 from a regional jet to a 160-seat Boeing 737-800.

Delta regularly operates five peak-day flights to Phoenix from its Seattle/Tacoma hub, and two of those flights will be operated using larger aircraft to accommodate more fans traveling to the game on Friday, January 30. Delta also operates five peak-day flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Some service may be operated by Delta Connection carriers SkyWest Airlines and Compass Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-832 N399DA (msn 30379) approaches the runway at Las Vegas.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Slide Show

Alaska Airlines launches a special ‘Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight II’ to Phoenix Sweepstakes, adds extra flights for the Super Bowl

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) has issued this statement:

Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle/Tacoma to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on February 1. Alaska is launching “Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight II – For Strong Against Cancer,” a four-day sweepstakes on Alaska Airlines’ Facebook page.

Alaska 737 Seahawk colors

Above Photo: Alaska Airlines. Alaska has also changed the on-board mood lighting to the team colors.

Fifty-six prize winners will receive two roundtrip tickets for an ‘inflight tailgate party’ from Seattle to Phoenix on its “Go Russell 737-900ER” aircraft (above and below). Winners will also receive two nights of hotel accommodations, admission to an exclusive game day party and transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and their hotel.

The sweepstakes is open to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who are residents of Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Sweepstakes winners will be notified by phone and email beginning on Friday, January 23. To enter and review complete sweepstakes rules, visit www.facebook.com/AlaskaAirlines at 8 a.m. PT.

“We’re thrilled to have a second opportunity to fly Russell’s fans to the big game. We invite our loyal Mileage Plan members to join us in cheering on Russell and his team as they pursue their second championship win,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines. “By entering this sweepstakes, Mileage Plan members are also helping to raise funds to help defeat childhood cancer, a cause that’s a priority for both Alaska and our Chief Football Officer.”

Alaska Russell Wilson

Above Photo: Alaska Airlines.

Russell Wilson’s Fan Flight for Strong Against Cancer

For every sweepstakes entry, Alaska Airlines will make a $1 donation to Strong Against Cancer, up to $50,000. Strong Against Cancer is a multi-year initiative dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Funds raised go directly to breakthrough pediatric cancer immunotherapy research underway at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. In just one of the Center’s clinical trials for patients who have relapsed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), this breakthrough treatment has had a stunning 85 percent success rate – 11 of 13 patients’ cancer went into remission. Alaska joined Wilson in supporting Strong Against Cancer initially pledging $100,000 and is donating an additional $3,000 for every touchdown scored by Wilson and his offense in the playoff games and the championship game.

Alaska Adds Extra Flights Between Seattle and Phoenix

To help football fans trying to attend the February 1 championship game, Alaska has added two roundtrip flights between Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix.

Summary of extra flights:

Alaska SEA-PHX flights

Top Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska Airlines has embraced its relationship with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback with special appearances and this special logo jet. Boeing 737-990 ER N453AS (msn 36354) carries unique “Go Russell!” markings. The markings have now been modified (below). The wingtip also includes Russell’s jersey number. (Alaska Airlines):

Alaska 737-900ER WL N453AS (15-Go Russell! - Nonstop Dedication)(Titles)(Alaska)(LR)

Alaska Airlines aircraft slide show:

United Airlines announces additional flights to Newark for the Super Bowl

United Airlines (Chicago) has announced increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle/Tacoma for the Super Bowl being played in New Jersey. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2014.

For those traveling to the title game, United has added two flights each from Denver and Seattle/Tacoma to Newark Liberty on both January 30 and January 31, 2014. For fans returning home, the airline has added four additional flights back to Denver and three additional flights back to Seattle/Tacoma on February 3, 2014:

Inbound Flights to Newark Liberty
DepartureCity Flight DepartureTime Arrival Time Aircraft Seats Date
Seattle 1212 9:45 a.m. 5:31 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Seattle 1252 11:30 p.m. 7:23 a.m. (Jan. 31) Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Denver 1189 2:58 p.m. 8:29 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Denver 1112 5:30 p.m. 10:52 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 30
Seattle 1297 12:43 p.m. 8:29 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 31
Seattle 371 9 p.m. 5:04 a.m. (Feb. 1) Boeing 757 182 Jan. 31
Denver 204 9 a.m. 2:39 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Jan. 31
Denver 1155 4:05 p.m. 9:27 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Jan. 31
Outbound Flights to Denver and Seattle
Arrival City Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Seats Date
Denver 347 8:29 a.m. 11:04 a.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Denver 202 10 a.m. 12:35 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Seattle 1233 10 a.m. 12:57 p.m. Boeing 777 267 Feb. 3
Seattle 521 noon 3:12 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Feb. 3
Seattle 548 2:59 p.m. 6:03 p.m. Boeing 757 182 Feb. 3
Denver 363 6:59 p.m. 9:32 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3
Denver 254 8:10 p.m. 10:43 p.m. Airbus A320 144 Feb. 3

United offers these flights in addition to the carrier’s regularly scheduled New York-Denver and New York-Seattle/Tacoma service. The airline regularly operates five daily flights each way between its Denver hub and both Newark Liberty and La Guardia airports, and two daily flights each way between Seattle/Tacoma and Newark Liberty.

United in New Jersey

United is New Jersey’s largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from the Garden State – and from the entire region, including New York – to more destinations around the world than any other airline. United offers 400 flights each day from Newark Liberty – the region’s premier trans-Atlantic gateway – to more than 150 destinations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Newark Liberty’s location and high-frequency rail service make it the most convenient hub airport for travelers originating in north and central New Jersey, parts of New York City including Wall Street, and southern New York state. Newark’s largest private employer, United employs more than 13,000 aviation professionals in the state.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-222 ER N222UA (msn 30553) taxies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

United Airlines (current): AG Slide Show

United Airlines (historic): AG Slide Show