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Airlines add flights to get Chiefs fans to Miami for the Super Bowl

American Airlines
Posted at 7:50 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 06:56:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four airlines announced they have added flights to take fans from Kansas City, Missouri, to Miami for the Super Bowl.

American Airlines normally schedules two flights each day to Miami.

The airline will have six flights on Friday, Jan. 31, to south Florida and six return flights on Monday, Feb. 3.

Delta Airlines plans two flights Friday, January 31 to south Florida and two return flights on Monday, Feb. 3.

The south Florida flights will go to Miami International Airport.

Southwest Airlines is also adding flights.

The airline announced Monday it would add three more flights from Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, Jan. 31. It added two more flights on that route plus a non-stop from San Jose, California, to Fort Lauderdale along with matching return flights Monday, Feb. 3, on Tuesday afternoon.

It’s also adding three more return flights on Monday, Feb. 3.

The low-cost Spirit Airlines will add extra flights Thursday, Friday and Saturday to Fort Lauderdale and return flights on Monday.

Acendas Travel is booking non-stop, round trip flights from Kansas City, Missouri, to Miami specifically for the game. Delta Airlines currently is the only provider.

The Acendas offer includes departure flights at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 and return flights at 10:15 a.m. and 6:42 p.m. on Feb. 3. Costs for these flights start at $1,084.

Kathy Sudeikis, an agent with Acendas, said after booking your flight one of the best options is to buy a bundle which includes a ticket to the game, hotel, transportation to the stadium and a pregame tailgate. Those packages cost another $8,000.

She said the price goes up quickly because most hotels in Miami are requiring you stay a minimum of three nights. If you want to come in for the game and leave all within 24 hours, you'll have to get creative.

"You could stay 100 miles away and find someplace and have a car, or drive your car down there and have the car and be able to drive to the game. And then there will be scalper's tickets, but you know they'll be in the $1,000+ range and that kind of thing," Sudeikis warned. "This isn't for sissies. This is for the hardcore fan who wants this once-in-a-50-year-opportunity.”