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Tara R.
Tara R.
Denver, CO

57 reviews

I recently road a flight that had both and airtran and southwest flight number. Someone on my flight mentioned something about a merger... Do know anything anything about that? (For example will one of the airlines fade out? will frequent flier points be transferred?)
Lindsay W.
Lindsay W.
Dec. 23, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
The merger makes me sad. We used to have flights on AirTran into the airport 30 min away at a very resonable rate. After the merge they stopped flying into that airport so the closest (resonable priced) airport is 2 hours away.
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Jolene G.
Jolene G.
May 14, 2014, 3:03 p.m.
There is certainly a merger, but their systems are not yet compatible. If you book through Southwest, you get the free bags, but NOT if you book the same flight through AirTran. Also, if you book through AirTran, you can chose your seat on that leg, but not if you booked through Southwest - they will assign you a seat. Flights that are one leg on each are rather awkward, definitely need to price compare them against each other/themselves too!
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Shamera M.
Shamera M.
Sept. 28, 2013, 1:13 p.m.
I know that Southwest purchased Airtran. I do not know about AirTran's rewards program but Southwest stuff will stay the same.
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Cassidy P.
Cassidy P.
May 13, 2013, 8:37 p.m.
Southwest did acquire AirTran and in time, AirTran branding will be completely phased out into Southwest. Currently, the two airlines are still operating under two different programs but points and credits can be transferred between the two. Go to www.rewardsfarther.com for all the details.
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