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American Airlines Adds Flights for College Football’s Grand Finale

American Airlines is announcing new service to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in California for the college football championship game. Direct flights from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in South Carolina and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama to SJC are available for purchase now.

American already operates up to 16 flights per day to SJC from four of its hubs: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW); O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago; Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona; and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Increased service to San Jose, California, gives fans more options to support their team in the championship game.

“We have a unique opportunity to support our customers and give them a wide array of flexible flight options to San Jose to cheer on their hometown team,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American. “We know how important these special events are for our customers throughout the year, and it’s our job to provide the best ways for them to get there and back. These direct flights from GSP and BHM, along with connecting service through our hubs, accomplish just that.”

In total, college football fans will have 16 American flights to SJC to choose from Jan. 5 and even more options for the trip home Jan. 8 with 17 American flights scheduled from SJC.

Schedule of added direct service

DateDeparture airportArrival airportDeparture timeArrival timeAircraft type
Jan. 5GSPSJC
12:15 p.m.2:58 p.m.Airbus A321
Jan. 5
BHMSJC10:10 a.m.1:15 p.m.
Airbus A321
Jan. 8
SJCGSP10:45 a.m.
6:33 p.m.Boeing 737
Jan. 8
SJCGSP
1:45 p.m.9:24 p.m.Boeing 737
Jan. 8
SJCBHM10:00 a.m.
4:35 p.m.Boeing 737
Jan. 8SJC
BHM
2:15 p.m.
8:50 p.m.Boeing 737

American has more service than any other airline from GSP and BHM today, and with this announcement in support of the championship game, increases daily service to up to 20 flights per day from GSP and up to 21 flights per day from BHM.

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