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Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce Inspire United Airlines’ Custom Flight Numbers Ahead of Super Bowl

Football fans traveling to Las Vegas ahead of Super Bowl 2024 are sure to be flying in “Style.” In celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs advancing to the final round – having defeated the Baltimore Ravens at the AFC Championship game Sunday (Jan. 28) — United Airlines has announced custom flight numbers inspired by tight end Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

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In total, the airline unveiled three specialized flights honoring the athlete and his superstar girlfriend, each of which will transport fans from Kansas City International Airport to Las Vegas’ Henry Reid International Airport Feb. 8 and 9 ahead of Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 11). The first trip is simply named “UA 1989” in honor of “the album of the Chiefs’ popular superfan,” according to a press release. (It also happens to be the year both Swift and Kelce were born.) 

The second, “UA 2287,” combines Swift’s famous Red single “22” with Kelce’s jersey No. 87. The third, “UA 1587,” features the jersey numbers of both Kelce and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

“These special flights will provide direct flights for more than 1,000 Kansas City fans to get to Vegas to cheer on the Chiefs,” United continued in the release. “United is flying its largest Super Bowl schedule ever this year adding more than 40 special flights total, which will help 14,000 more fans across the country get to the big game.” 

Swift herself will have to catch a long flight from her Feb. 10 Eras Tour show in Tokyo if she hopes to make it to Sin City in time to watch Kelce play at the Super Bowl — but she does have access to her own selection of private jets. Once in Vegas, the Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers, who won their own championship game against the Detroit Lions at the NFC finals also on Sunday. 

And, worry not, 49ers fans: United also has a couple special flights in store for the Chiefs’ upcoming opponents. Two planes leaving from San Fran ahead of the big game will fly under the identifiers “UA1995” and “UA 1849,” respectively named in honor of the year the Cali team last won the Super Bowl and the year of the state’s famous “Gold Rush” (which is, coincidentally, the title of another Swift song). 

See United’s Instagram post about the flights below:

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