American and United Airlines Honor Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce With Kansas City-Las Vegas Flights for Super Bowl

The flight codes for the flights directly reference Swift's music and Kelce's jersey number.

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American Airlines and United Airlines are cashing in on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's romance.

As reported by ABC News, both of the airlines have announced new flight routes from Kansas City to Las Vegas ahead of the Super Bowl on February 11. American Airlines launched a flight with the code 1989, a reference to Swift's album of the same name, that goes from Kansas City International Airport to Harry Reid International Airport. The return flight, meanwhile, is number 87, a reference to Kelce's jersey number.

1989 will run twice from Kansas City to Las Vegas on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, while 87 will leave Las Vegas on Feb. 12

American Airlines created a flight from KC to LV for the Super Bowl. Flight number: 1989. And a return flight from LV to KC. Flight number: 87.

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"You could say that after tonight’s games, we are in our football era, and we are thrilled to provide additional direct flights from Kansas City to Las Vegas," said an American Airlines spokesperson in a statement. "To our customers who are huge sports fans, look what you made us do."

United Airlines, meanwhile, will also be offering multiple flights in time for the big game. Three flights from Kansas City to Las Vegas have been added, with the codes 1587, 2287, and 1989. There will also be several San Francisco to Las Vegas flights, under the numbers 1995 and 1849.

So if you're looking to support the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl LVIII, where Usher is scheduled to perform, now you've got more opportunities, however gimmicky they may be.

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