Air Tran any good?

Old Nov 23rd, 2004, 03:45 PM
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Air Tran any good?

I have never flown on Air Tran - What is it like to fly with them? Like Jet Blue? Or Southwest?
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 04:03 AM
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It's your typical low fare carrier that gets you from point A to point B without any special perks. I flew them HOU to LGA last spring and I liked them. The main thing I noticed was the extremely quick check-in process. I would fly them again and had no problems with them.

If you do a text search here, you will find threads with more info and people's experience with them.
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 07:31 AM
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Yes - a little like Jet Blue or Southwest - but each of the newer carriers have found their own ways to cut costs.

Since there are so few amenities on any airline flying coach these days, it doubt you would notice much difference between Air Tran and most other airlines.
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 07:46 AM
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i thought airtran was in 11? if so, you might want to consider another carrier.
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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AirTran (based in Orlando) is in OK financial shape, kuranosuke-- you're confusing it with ATA Airlines (fka American Trans Air Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis), which is indeed in Chapter 11.
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 10:36 AM
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rjw; thanks for the clarification. i thought they were one in the same.
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Old Nov 24th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that AirTran is Valujet. After the crash in the Everglades and the resulting bad press, Valujet bought out the a smaller carrier called AirTran and used that name ever since.
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Old Nov 25th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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Right you are, rkkwan! This airline used to be ValueJet.
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