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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — United Airlines is getting into the football spirit and hoping to make it easier for college football fans to see their favorite teams play at games.
The company is adding more than 200,000 seats to its flights that travel to college football hot spots.
The increase impacts 11 airports near cities with big universities.
United is adding flights to destinations that include the South Carolina cities of Columbia and Greenville; and Knoxville, Tennessee; College Station, Texas; South Bend, Indiana; and State College, Pennsylvania, among others.
It will also use larger airplanes for destinations such as Birmingham, Alabama; Austin, Texas; and Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
The airline says that’s an average daily increase of 2,200 seats in the college football markets compared to 2017.
The change takes effect in September and will remain through November.
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