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AirTran A+ Rewards Program Ends Today

Kevin Krone — who is the vice president and chief marketing officer of Southwest Airlines — sent the following e-mail message to members of the AirTran A+ Rewards frequent flier loyalty program earlier this morning…

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AirTran Airways A+ Rewards Program to End in November

If you are a member of the AirTran Airways A+ Rewards frequent flier loyalty program, get ready to bid farewell to it, as your account will be closed on Sunday, November 2, 2014. This should come as no surprise to you, as Gary C. Kelly — the chief executive officer and chairman of Southwest Airlines — announced during a “webcast” on December 20, 2013 that the operations of AirTran Airways will be 100 percent Southwest Airlines by the end of 2014, with Rapid Rewards being the surviving frequent flier loyalty program. I received the following e-mail message from AirTran Airways yesterday pertaining to its integration into Southwest Airlines…

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International Destinations Announced by Southwest Airlines

Oranjestad, Aruba; Nassau, Bahamas; and Montego Bay, Jamaica have been announced as the first international destinations served by Southwest Airlines effective as of July 1, 2014 — and you are now able to book reservations for these flights at the official Internet web site of Southwest Airlines. Some FlyerTalk members are especially excited that companion passes can now be used for international travel on flights operated by Southwest Airlines…but FlyerTalk member chuckworth posted that…

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AirTran to Be Completely Absorbed by Southwest Airlines By the End of 2014

Gary C. Kelly — the chief executive officer and chairman of Southwest Airlines — announced during a “webcast” this past Friday that the operations of AirTran Airways will be 100 percent Southwest Airlines by the end of 2014, with Rapid Rewards being the surviving frequent flier loyalty program. The completion of the absorption of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines will have…

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Flights as Low as $49 Each Way During 72-Hour Winter Sale on Southwest Airlines

FlyerTalk members usually wait for months to take advantage of a sale such as this one, as you can now book flights operated by Southwest Airlines for as little as $49.00 each way through Thursday, October 10, 2013 for travel from December 4, 2013 through December 18, 2013 and from January 7, 2014 through February 12, 2014. Even better is that…

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AirTran Airways to Double Change Fees — You Know What That Means…

“As for my song parodies: hopefully this will be my last one — for a while, anyway.” That is what I posted here when American Airlines matched similar increases in change fees of United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Air Lines…but AirTran Airways decided to join the bandwagon by doubling the fee from $75.00 to $150.00 for all changes to coach airfares which occur greater than four hours after the original booking time, effective as of…

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Kicked Off of the Airplane? You Are in Good (?) Company

A large group from a high school in Brooklyn — 101 students and eight chaperones — were expelled from a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by AirTran Airways early in the morning due to “safety reasons” on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Fiorello LaGuardia Airport in New York as a result of reportedly not complying with the directions of the flight crew to turn off and stow away their portable electronic devices and sit in their assigned seats. The flight to Atlanta was delayed for 45 minutes as a result. The chaperones claim that the flight crew…

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Three Women Removed From Flight at Palm Beach International Airport

To three women, “Go. There’s Nothing Stopping You” — which is the official slogan of AirTran — has a whole new meaning after they were removed from an AirTran aircraft at Palm Beach International Airport. The attorney, therapist and retired travel agent were on AirTran flight 1451 before its departure to White Plains in New York when they had an argument with an allegedly rude AirTran flight attendant over how he was

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Three-Day Airfare Sale

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have launched a sale with some one-way airfares at their lowest levels in months in select markets, based on the distance between the origin and destination airports but not including taxes and fees:

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