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United is launching special nonstop flights for college game days

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This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

In celebration of the upcoming college football season, United Airlines is touching down with nine special nonstop flights this fall. Texas scores three of them, including one nearby in College Station. The airline announced its "nonstop to game day" special, which includes one-time routes connecting major college football hubs.

From October 11-13, United will fly a special nonstop route from Birmingham, Alabama, to College Station, in honor of the can't-miss Texas A&M University vs. University of Alabama game, which A&M is hosting on October 12.

The flight departs from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on October 11 at 1:30 pm, landing in Easterwood Airport at 3:30 pm. The return flight departs CLL at 10:30 am on October 13, landing at BHM at 12:30 pm.

In addition to the Aggies-Crimson Tide matchup, United is rolling out brand-new nonstop flights for the Auburn University-University of Oregon game, taking place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and the University of Texas at Austin-Louisiana State University game in Austin.

The Auburn vs. Oregon game takes place August 31, with United's special nonstop flying from Eugene Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport between August 30-September 2. That flight takes off from EUG at 9:30 am on August 30, landing at DFW at 3:15 pm. Return flight leaves Dallas on September 2 at noon and lands in Eugene at 2:25 pm.

Continue reading on CultureMap to learn about nonstop flights for the UT vs LSU game on September 7.

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LAST WEEKEND

The season ended with a massive beating in the SEC championship game in Atlanta as LSU smacked around Georgia. Joe Burrow put the period at the end of his Heisman Statement at this game after he threw for four more touchdowns in a lop sided 37-10 victory. The other national implication coming from this game is seeding for the College Football Playoff for the National Championship, with LSU having been moved down to second (in a bizarre move to many) earlier in the season, the committee did wind up picking LSU to be the #1 seed after conference championship weekend.

PLAYERS FROM THE GAME

Jake Fromm, Quarterback of Georgia, wasn't ready for the big time and played inconsistently in a game that Georgia can never seemingly win, the SEC championship game, with two interceptions and only one passing touchdown.

Joe Burrow, Quarterback of LSU, this was a great game on a great stage and this is the most proof so far that there is no doubt that Burrow is a big time quarterback deserving of all the national love and accolades this season.

D'Andre Swift, Runningback of Georgia, he'd been the other big name coming into this game and because of injuries from the Georgia Tech game was really unable to get going.

AND NOW...

So now for LSU the stage is set, December 28th in Atlanta again, they'll play in the Peach Bowl against Oklahoma and the winner goes on to the National Championship to play the winner of Clemson/Ohio State. The likelihood of LSU making it is good but now the question becomes, who do they play? Is there a match up they'd like to see more? My prediction is LSU against Clemson for a close LSU victory in the National Title game.

SEC BOWL SCHEDULE

Texas A&M (vs Oklahoma State) 12/27 Academy Sports + Outdoor Bowl Texas

LSU (vs Oklahoma) 12/28 Peach Bowl

Mississippi State (vs Louisville) 12/30 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Florida (vs Virginia) 12/30 Capital One Orange Bowl

Kentucky (vs Virginia Tech) 12/31 Belk Bowl

Alabama (vs Michigan) 1/1 Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Auburn (vs Minnesota) 1/1 Outback Bowl

Georgia (vs Baylor) 1/1 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Tennessee (vs Indiana) 1/2 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

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