Taylor Swift Gets Special American Airlines Super Bowl Flight: AA1989
09.02.2024 - 19:27
/ Taylor Swift
/ London Heathrow
/ Travis Kelce
/ Gordon Smith
/ Patrick Mahomes
You’d better be swift to catch Flight AA1989. The Super Bowl LVIII takes place in Las Vegas on February 11, and American Airlines has spied a unique way to get involved. The Nevada competition will see the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out, but there’s another story off the field that has also caught public attention.
With pop star Taylor Swift dating the Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce, the airline has had some fun with its flight numbers. Two special AA1989s will operate between Kansas City and Las Vegas, bringing football fans to the biggest game of the year.
On February 9 and 10, an Airbus A321neo will depart the Midwest city at 12:30 pm and touchdown in Nevada at 1:35 pm. As any Swiftie will tell you, 1989 is the year of the singer-songwriter’s birth and the name of one of her best-selling albums.
That’s not all – KC fans taking a return flight home also have the opportunity to travel in style. Those making a swift exit after the game can book Flight AA87 – a tribute to Kelce’s jersey number. This service leaves Vegas at 12:20 am on February 12, arriving back in Kansas City at 5:30 am.
AA1989 is usually assigned to the carrier’s service between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, AA87 usually appears on the London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare route.
As well as nods to Taylor and Kelce, the airline also has a few other special flight numbers planned. AA15 is named after Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, while AA1521 is a combination of Mahomes and KC’s safety Mike Edwards.
As you might expect, the American Airlines social media team has been making the most of the flight number frenzy, and there have been Taylor jokes a’plenty. Among the responses to excited fans from the company’s official account were:
We'll be sure to take great care of you because we don't want any bad blood between us. See you soon!
What if we told you none of this was accidental…