2 Airlines Offer Superbowl Non-Stop From Cincinnati to LAX (For Less Than The Airline That Already Flies That Route)

by joeheg

On every other day of the year, the only airline that flies non-stop between Cincinnati (CVG) and Los Angeles (LAX) is Delta, which offers twice-daily service.

The Super Bowl is no regular event and home city fans will drop big money to see their team in the biggest spectacle of US sports.

Shortly after the Cincinnati Bengals pulled off an unbelievable comeback to beat the KC Chiefs in overtime, American Airlines hit social media advertising its new CVG-LAX Super Bowl flights.

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Getting to LA isn’t going to be cheap, but neither are those tickets to the Super Bowl. Round trip tickets on the new non-stop flights start at $1,131 round trip.

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If you want to fly home on the same non-stop on the day after the game, be prepared to fork over even more cash.

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Ouch to the person who pays 10K for a first-class round trip on an A321.

Compared to Delta, the other airline that flies between the cities non-stop, American’s prices are a bargain.

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Round trip flights from Friday-Monday go for $2,400 each. The $150 upcharge to Comfort+ seems like a bargain.

That was, until I looked and saw that another airline had flooded the zone with flights between the two cities. United has added FIVE flights from CVG to LAX and while they’re not cheap, they’re less expensive than the other two airlines with round trip flights starting at $1,000.

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Flying home, United offers a red-eye flight leaving at 1 AM if you need to be to work on Monday.

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If you’re a Bengals fan and want to see your team in the Super Bowl a non-stop round-trip ticket is going to cost at least 1K. These flights are not for casual fans but for those who will spend anything to see their team in the largest sports event the US has to offer.

I’m sure the airlines are disappointed that the other team in the Super Bowl is the LA Rams and their fans are able to drive to the stadium for the game.

Two years in a row where the home team is in the big game. Drats.

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Joe January 31, 2022 - 1:15 pm

Yes, Delta was kind enough to some non stop flights to Dallas for Cincinnati Bearcat football fans to go to the Cotton Bowl. Of course, $1400 a ticket. (Normally a flight from CVG to Dallas is $200-$300) Thanks Delta. Suffice to say, most everyone took connecting flights for 1/2 the cost.

CVG price gouging. I am jealous of other people near larger airports that actually have competition and thus better pricing.

Rich January 31, 2022 - 2:55 pm

How come Economy Y is significantly more expensive than First Class?

joeheg January 31, 2022 - 8:12 pm

Not sure. Maybe it’s because some people want to lock in flights but don’t have tickets. The ability to cancel would make those tickets more desirable.

Jim February 1, 2022 - 6:28 pm

I’d look for delta to upgauge the red eye to a 763 or a 339. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they added a second redeye using a heavy or 752.


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