XNA adds temporary nonstop flights for Razorback football road games

A United Airlines plane flies during a Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)

Football fans looking to call the Hogs at some away games this season have a few options for flights that aren’t usually available.

United Airlines is offering two temporary nonstop flights for both the LSU game in September and the Alabama game in October.

The first route is from Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) to Baton Rouge on Sept. 23. The flight departs on Sept. 22 and returns on Sept. 24. The roundtrip tickets for this service were priced at $473 as of July 27, according to the United website.

The second nonstop offering by United is from XNA to Birmingham on Oct. 13. That flight back to Northwest Arkansas is scheduled for Oct. 15. Tickets were available for $511 as of July 27.

Delta Air Lines has also joined in by providing a one-time nonstop flight from Salt Lake City to XNA on Sept. 15, catering to Brigham Young fans attending the Arkansas game on the following day. The return flight for BYU fans is set for Sept. 17. The roundtrip cost for the flights are much more expensive as basic packages have already sold out. As of July 27, the lowest price from Delta for the roundtrip flight was $1,418.

Arkansas Razorbacks 2023 football schedule

Sept. 2 – Western Carolina at Little Rock (3 p.m. ESPN+/SEC+)
Sept. 9 – Kent State (3 p.m. SEC Network)
Sept. 16 – BYU (6:30 p.m. ESPN2)
Sept. 23 – at LSU (TBA)
Sept. 30 – Texas AM at Arlington, Texas (TBA)
Oct. 7 – at Ole Miss (TBA)
Oct. 14 – at Alabama (TBA)
Oct. 21 – Mississippi State (TBA)
Nov. 4 – at Florida (TBA)
Nov. 11 – Auburn (TBA)
Nov. 18 – Florida International (TBA)
Nov. 24 – Missouri – (3 p.m. CBS)