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American Airlines Boosting Service for College Football Season

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College football fans, rejoice! American Airlines has announced airlines/united-airlines-announces-2019-college-football-flying-schedule.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>special routes in support of the sport’s biggest games of the year.

In support of the upcoming season, American will provide more convenient access to and from cities that are hosting the college football games that matter the most to alumni and fans across the United States.

American provided a full list of added service and increased capacity for the upcoming season, with tickets for the flights now on sale:

Game City-to-City Dates
LSU @ Texas on September 7 New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin, Texas September 6 and 7
UVA @ Notre Dame on September 28 Washington, D.C. and South Bend, Indiana September 27 and 28
USC @ Notre Dame on October 12 Chicago and South Bend, Indiana October 11 and 13
Alabama @ Texas A&M on October 12 Birmingham, Alabama and College Station, Texas October 11 and 13
Virginia Tech @ Notre Dame on November 2 Washington, D.C. and South Bend, Indiana November 1 and 3
Texas A&M @ Clemson on September 7 Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina and Dallas-Fort Worth September 8
Michigan @ Penn State on October 19 Chicago and State College, Pennsylvania October 18 and 20
Tennessee @ Alabama on October 19 Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas-Fort Worth October 20
LSU @ Alabama on November 9 Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas-Fort Worth November 10

American offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

With a shared purpose of caring for people on life’s journey, American’s 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually.

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United Puts Financial Losses Into Shocking Perspective

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With the demand for travel at an all-time low thanks to stay-at-home directives and severe travel restrictions, United Airlines on Thursday put the industry’s financial losses into a stark perspective.

According to the aviation blog The Points Guy, which had privy to view a virtual town hall held by the carrier, United is losing “over $100 million a day” due to the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic, United president Scott Kirby said.

Kirby conducted the town hall along with current CEO Oscar Munoz, who is stepping down in favor of Kirby later this year.

As The Points Guy pointed out, United cut almost 70 percent of its schedule in April with further cuts likely for May—as all airlines have. In fact, predictions going forward are dire. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said they expect airlines to lose a collective $61 billion in the second quarter of this year (April, May and June).

United said it will pursue some of the $25 billion in grants available for employee compensation from the U.S. government stimulus package, as well as consider whether to apply for some of the $25 billion in loans. But this is all uncharted territory for the industry, even after the financial devastation from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“One of the lessons from this is, our stress test from 9/11 wasn’t stressful enough,” Kirby said in reference to United’s preparations and need for cash to keep operating.

United has not decided whether to permanently retire any jets as a result of the coronavirus, according to The Points Guy.

“If we want to emerge stronger, if we want to emerge the world’s leading airline on the other side of this, we have to have flexibility,” he said.

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