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Airways:  A Plus, the Gem of Flight

 As busy travel writers we have had to use several different airlines over the last few months. We have not enjoyed the experience. Surly and incompetent personnel, long waits, airplanes old and tired and in need of makeovers have all been part of the problem, most everywhere. American Airlines we would give a failing grade.  Ditto JetBlue.

But AirTran Airways, the gem of flight –earns an A plus. - click to enlarge
But AirTran Airways, the gem of flight –earns an A plus.

From all phone contact with AirTran personnel to the check in counters to the flight attendants – there is a sense that employees know what they are doing and enjoy what they are doing. The whole operation is a refreshing way of life in a cluttered, confused, chaotic climate in the world of flying.

AirTran features low fares, XM Satellite Radio and EasyFit Overhead Bins. It also boasts a highly affordable Business Class that is available as an upgrade from any fare class on a first come, first served basis.  This is one of the best kept secrets and one you should check into.

With one of the youngest all-Boeing fleets, an always on catering to its passengers service, inflight internet Wi-Fi now onboard, a lot is going on.

There is a constantly expanding list of destinations: AirTran Airways has service now to  San Juan, Puerto Rico,  to Cancun, Mexico’s most popular destination, flights to Nassau, Bahamas, Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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

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

 

Destinations

Akron/Canton, OH
Allentown, PA
Aruba, Aruba
Asheville, NC
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Baltimore, MD/Washington
Bloomington/Normal, IL
Boston, MA
Branson, MO
Buffalo, NY
Cancun, Mexico
Charleston, WV
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL - Midway
Cleveland AREA
Columbus, OH
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Dayton, OH
Denver, CO
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Flint, MI
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Grand Rapids, MI
Gulfport/Biloxi, MS
Harrisburg, PA
Houston, TX - Hobby
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Key West, FL
Knoxville, TN
Las Vegas, NV
Lexington, KY

 

Los Angeles, CA
Memphis, TN
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Moline/Quad Cities, IL
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nassau, Bahamas
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY - LaGuardia
Newport News, VA
Norfolk AREA
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Pensacola/Gulf Coast, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, ME
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Juan, PR
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Seattle/Tacoma, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC - Dulles
Washington, DC - Reagan
West Palm Beach, FL
White Plains, NY
Wichita, KS
Williamsburg AREA

Home Page: http://www.airtran.com/Home.aspx

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

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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
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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