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Southwest Airlines adds special flight for fans attending Texas vs. Georgia game

On3 imageby:Sam Gillenwater06/11/24


J.D. Breaks Down the SEC Matchup Between Texas and Georgia?

Texas vs. Georgia is one of the best matchups on the schedule in the upcoming season in college football. It features two of the best programs in the sport in what is now a conference matchup between the two.

With that, Southwest Airlines is making it easier for fans interested in attending that game, along with others throughout September and October, to go. Per an announcement by the airline, they’ll be adding flights during the season, including those on the weekend of the game between the Longhorns and Bulldogs, in order to accommodate those of a select few fanbases nationwide.

“Thinking about following your favorite college football team on the road this season? Southwest just made it easier for you with extra flights to see six marquee matchups in September and October,” they wrote in their release. “On key weekends, we’ve added extra service between New Orleans and Las Vegas, Nashville and Oklahoma City, as well as Atlanta and Austin. Additionally, new service kicks off between Austin and Detroit, Birmingham and Milwaukee, and Columbus and Portland, Ore.”

Texas and Georgia will meet on October 19th on at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

For the top matchup, Southwest is offering an extra flight from Atlanta to Austin on October 18th. That will then apply to a return flight from Austin back to Atlanta on October 20th.

Those flights are already available for to be booked on Southwest’s website. That gives even more fans of the ‘Dawgs an opportunity to possibly plan a trip to The 40 Acres.

Again, this game will have several implications both in their league and across the country. Texas and Georgia both expect to open the season in the top-five or so. In turn, that would lead each of them to plan on being two of the dozen teams in the playoff. It could also be a preview of the SEC Championship, which would be in the Bulldogs’ backyard in Atlanta.

This also features a meeting between two famous former assistants from under Nick Saban at Alabama. Kirby Smart was a defensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide for nine seasons. Steve Sarkisian was also an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for ‘Bama in two separate stints. The two didn’t cross over, though, with Smart’s tenure in Athens starting in the season where Sarkisian had his first on the staff in Tuscaloosa as an interim and analyst

This matchup between Texas and Georgia was already going to have plenty of emphasis and attention on it in mid-October. It should be even more contested now, though, with more of the road crowd being able to possibly get there.