More Florida nonstops: Airlines add Super Bowl flights to Miami, Fort Lauderdale

Jan 20, 2020

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The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV and the nation’s biggest airlines are rolling out a raft of extra flights to capitalize on the big demand.

The game will pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Hard Rock Stadium near Miami. American, Delta and Southwest are among the big U.S. carriers beefing up their flights to South Florida for the event.

American, which operates one of its biggest hubs in Miami (MIA), is adding four extra round-trip flights from Kansas City — some on Boeing 757s. For Bay Area fans, American will run five extra Miami-bound flights ahead of the Super Bowl and four on the return the day after the game. Four of those will run between Miami and San Jose (SJC), a route that doesn’t normally have nonstop service.

Beyond those extra flights, American said it will put Boeing 777-200 wide-bodies on some of its existing flights between Miami and its hubs in Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Los Angeles (LAX) and New York JFK.

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“We’re looking forward to providing new and increased service to Miami so more fans can make their dreams a reality,” Vasu Raja, American’s senior vice president of network strategy, said in a statement announcing the enhanced Super Bowl schedule.

Southwest Airlines also is adding capacity to South Florida for the Super Bowl, though its extra flights will operate to nearby Fort Lauderdale (FLL). Southwest does not serve Miami.

Most of Southwest’s extra flights will be to and from Kansas City. The carrier normally operates two nonstop flights a day between Kansas City and Fort Lauderdale. But that will jump to five to Fort Lauderdale on the Friday before the Super Bowl and five back to Kansas City on the Monday after.

The carrier also is adding one round-trip between San Jose and Fort Lauderdale.

“Our extra flight options are designed to make it easier for more fans to get to and from the championship weekend,” Brook Sorem, Southwest’s senior director of network planning, said in a statement.

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Delta Air Lines plans to add 17 additional flights in and out of Miami during the Super Bowl weekend, according to airline spokesman Drake Castañeda. He said Delta also would move bigger aircraft — including widebodies — to some of its existing flights to Miami. TPG has reached out to Delta for schedule details for its extra Super Bowl flights.

Schedule details of the extra Super Bowl flights are below.

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Kansas City to Miami

Friday, Jan. 31

Departs 9:05 a.m., arrives 1:13 p.m. (Boeing 757)

Departs 11:50 a.m., arrives 3:50 p.m. (Boeing 737-800)

Departs 5:45 p.m., arrives 9:44 p.m. (Boeing 757)

Departs 8:05 p.m., arrives 12:03 a.m. on Feb. 1 (Boeing 737-800)

Miami to Kansas City

 Monday, Feb. 3

Departs 8 a.m., arrives 10:27 a.m. (Boeing 737-800)

Departs 10:45 a.m., arrives 1:20 p.m. (Boeing 757)

Departs 4:25 p.m., arrives 6:51 p.m. (Boeing 737-800)

Departs 5:45 p.m., arrives 8:15 p.m. (Boeing 757)

Bay Area to Miami

Friday, Jan. 31

Departs San Jose 8:15 a.m., arrives 4:41 p.m. (Airbus A321)

Departs San Francisco 11 a.m., arrives 7:38 p.m. (Boeing 737-800)

Departs San Jose 10:10 p.m., arrives 6:28 a.m. on Feb. 1 (Airbus A321)

Saturday, Feb. 1

Departs San Francisco 1:30 a.m., arrives 10 a.m. (Boeing 737-800)

Departs San Francisco 9:45 a.m., arrives 6:18 p.m. (Boeing 767)

Miami to Bay Area

Monday, Feb. 3.

Departs 8 a.m., arrives San Francisco 11:24 a.m. (Airbus A321)

Departs 8 a.m., arrives San Jose 11:24 a.m. (Airbus A321)

Departs 5:45 p.m., arrives San Jose 9:08 p.m. (Airbus A321)

Departs 10:10 p.m., arrives San Francisco 1:38 a.m. on Feb. 4 (Airbus A321)

All of the above flights are in addition to regularly schedule flights already on American’s schedules in these markets.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

Kansas City to Fort Lauderdale

Friday, Jan. 31*

Departs 5:55 a.m., arrives 10:05 a.m.  (sold out)

Departs 8:15 a.m., arrives 12:20 p.m.

Departs 4:15 p.m., arrives 8:20 p.m.

Departs 6:50 p.m., arrives 10:55 p.m.  

Departs 8:50 p.m., arrives 12:55 a.m. on Feb. 1

*  = Italics indicate normally scheduled flights. Availability as of 2:45 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 20.

Fort Lauderdale to Kansas City

Monday, Feb. 3*

Departs 7:35 a.m., arrives 10 a.m.

Departs 9:40 a.m., arrives 12:05 p.m. (sold out)

Departs 11 a.m., arrives 1:25 p.m. (sold out)

Departs 8:10 p.m., arrives 10:45 p.m.

Departs 9:10 p.m., arrives 11:30 p.m. (sold out)

*  = Italics indicate normally scheduled flights. Availability as of 2:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 20.

San Jose to Fort Lauderdale

Friday, Jan. 31

Departs 8:55 a.m., arrives 5 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale to San Jose

Departs 3:25 p.m, arrives 7:30 p.m.

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