Air Tran Airline
by Joel Jacobson
If you’re looking for a high quality, low cost, and dependable domestic airline (and flies to the Bahamas), look into flying Air Tran Airline.
A nice feature of Air Tran Airline frequent flier program, called A+ Rewards, is that you can earn travel on any airline, anywhere in the world. You can also earn a free annual companion pass to take a designated companion with you every time you fly on Air Tran Airline.
Some other nice benefits included with the Air Tran Airline A+ Rewards program are that you can check it anywhere, anytime online. They have a flight credit system that rewards you by how often you fly, not by how many miles you fly.
Air Tran Airline offers its A+ Visa. You can earn A+ Rewards points that much faster by using it. Hertz also is involved, so if you need to rent a car, just provide your member number when you make your reservation or when you return the vehicle. You can also use your American Express card to earn reward points as well.
After only 3 round trips in business class on, or 4 in coach on Air Tran Airline, you’ve already earned a free round trip ticket with the A+ Rewards program.
I don’t know of any other airline that offers that incentive to use their frequent flier program. That’s an incredible deal! If you don’t want to wait to enjoy a free round trip ticket on Air Tran Airway, just redeem 2 one-way rewards. Every time you fly, you receive rewards points.
If you travel a lot on Air Tran Airline, you can earn what is called Elite Membership. When you earn 20 or more base credits within any 90 day period, or earn 50 or more within any 365 day period, you qualify for A+ Rewards Elite Membership. Here are some of the goodies you get:
- Free Business Class upgrades (check before booking)
- Guaranteed full fare coach seat on purchased tickets in Y fare class.
- Advance seat assignments on all fare classes.
- Dedicated check in lines and security entrances
- Priority boarding
- Cancellation fees waived
- Purchased upgrades available on any coach fare
- Transferability of credits to other A+ Rewards member accounts.
With all these perks available for flying Air Tran Airline, it’s easy to see why they are becoming one of the more popular low-cost carriers in the airline industry. There are lots of perks at a very reasonable price.
Mr. Jacobson is a freelance writer, web designer, and product design engineer. He's an avid fisherman who loves to northern and musky fish. He and his wife recently adopted two infant girls from Russia, and that keeps them quite busy.