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AirTran Airways:  A Wonderful Way to Fly (Part 2)

The thought of spending a few February weeks in Miami Beach out of the cold of New Hampshire was very appealing. The idea of going back and forth on Business Class on AirTran from Logan airport in Boston to the Sunshine state was also highly appealing.We had it all planned – the Florida experience and AirTran to take us there. A wonderful way to fly on a carrier featuring low fares, XM Satellite Radio and EasyFit Overhead Bins - -and for us perhaps best of all --  a highly affordable Business Class that is available as an upgrade from any fare class on a first come, first served basis:

  • $80 for Long-Range Nonstop Flights

  • $60 for Medium-Range Nonstop Flights

  • $40 for Short-Range Nonstop Flights 

We have been in more luxurious Business Class scenarios – but only on longer flights. Here, there was ample legroom, comfortable two-by-two seats, lots of privacy, even free drinks --  all of which beat flying in coach any day.

AirTran also has bragging rights to excellent customer service and one of the world's youngest all-Boeing fleets. We experienced the ballyhooed super service. Flight attendants were always available, smiling, efficient, most anxious to minister to all passenger needs. It was like the old days when airlines cared about such things.

A constantly expanding company, AirTran flies from the Akron/Canton, Ohio area and many points in between to the Williamsburg, Virginia  area.  New flights include service to San Juan, Puerto Rico,  San Antonio, Texas and Burlington, Vermont.

AirTran’s mission statement to “Be the best in everything we do every day" is met big-time.

Reservations Center: 1-800-AIR-TRAN (1-800-247-8726) or 678-254-7999

Bev Sauder, Lead Flight Attendant

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

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