AirTran Frequent Flyers Start “Save Our Seats” Campaign Against Southwest

November 3, 2010

Frequent flyers can be very passionate people. For some reason, people get very attached to their airline of choice and whenever that comfort level is threatened, all hell can break loose. This is happening now with the impending takeover of AirTran by Southwest, which I wrote about in September. AirTran elites are mad that many […]

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Southwest AirTran Acquisition Impact on Frequent Flyer Programs

September 27, 2010

Wow! Didn’t see this one coming. (Link) How will this effect the frequent flyer?I think this move will have an impact on all US flyers- not just Southwest and AirTran customers. This acquisition gives Southwest access many new markets- including Delta hub Atlanta, US Air mini-hub DCA and American hub Boston. I hope this spurs […]

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Program Score Card: AirTran A+ Rewards

August 12, 2010

If you live in the Southeast corner of the US, you are probably familiar with AirTran. If you live anywhere else, you are probably more familiar with ValuJet and it’s infamous 1996 crash in the Florida Everglades. Before the crash, ValuJet was cited many times for safety violations, so the negative publicity wave after the […]

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