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Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Beccaberry, Oct 5, 2011.

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    :bounce: :bounce: I've just made our trip official...we have airfare :bounce: :bounce:

    Phenomenal deal, too! Under $200/person!!!
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    :tongue: I love them too! Woohoo!!! Have you made all of your ADR's???
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    That is really good news, Becca! I've flown Air Tran before. It's not a bad airline. It's not my favorite, but it certainly is decent enough. Last time I flew they had free in the air wifi. Wonder if they still do that? :unsure:
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    :wiggle: that's great! What I wouldn't give for airfare to Orlando at less that $200 per person! :lol:
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    Tink, I agree...given the choice I prefer JetBlue, but they couldn't compete this time. We flew with them this summer as well during the "grandparent tour" and yes, they offered wifi free then as well. The other bonus is that we are flying both in and out of Westchester, which is such an easier airport than either LGA or JFK ;-)
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    Don't get too used to AirTran.

    They've been bought out by South West and the livery will be changing soon. :surrender:

    Tom :)macwave:... can you say cattle car?)
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    That is an incredible price. Congrats Becca.
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    HAHA! Yes, this is true, catrancher. Luckily I don't really get too attached to ANY airline, I just find the best bargain to value balance. To be honest, I think airlines are like politicians...they are all basically liars and cheaters ;-).
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    omg!!
    under 200??

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    WOW!! we will be lucky if we can get anything under 750 per person! :surrender:
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    WOW. That really *does* put things in perspective. Sometimes we in the states forget just how fortunate we are!
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    Are they still under their old luggage policy or, now that SW owns them, do they go under theirs?
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    I thought this was a very good question, so I did a bit of research and found this on their website:

    So, no, guess I'll still be paying for baggage :) or traveling with carry on :D
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    Air Tran still operates as a Subsidiary of Southwest and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future especially out of Atlanta in markets that they compete directly with Delta Air Lines in. Southwest sees the value the customers expect from the Non Cattle Car lower end Business class service that Air Tran offers. Southwest is also trying to compete more with US Airways in the Southeast making the Air Tran business model much more compatible with that customer base. Operating as a Subsidiary allows Southwest to offer two different Products under the same roof.

    You'll continue to get a decent deal with Air Tran to include better service look for that to change as their operation makes the transition into a union workforce in Atlanta. Personally I am a Delta Person and given the choice Id fly a Full Service Air Line over a Low Cost carrier any day.

    Goofymac
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    Southwest? Non Cattle car? I'm just surprised they haven't gone to subway straps instead of seats.
    Although I think they were looking at that possibility. :eek:

    +1 on that! Of course, I'm prejudiced too. Hometown airline and all that. :airplane:

    Hmm... based on your earlier statement about driving 7 hours to Disney, it appears we might be neighbors. Of course, from up here on the lake it takes me 8 hours or so.
    As long as 400 and the downtown connector aren't toast! :ROFL:

    Tom :)macwave:... hi y'all!)

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