Airtran fare sale!

JT12345

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I think they have gone up $20.:rolleyes:

Are they trying to do what Frontier is doing. Go bankrupt and negate the union contracts?

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Start Planning Your Holiday Vacation with Fares as Low as $59* -

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI - News), today launched a sale for travel to all of the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $59*. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at http://www.airtran.com or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.
The special fares are available for purchase through September 25, 2008, and are good for travel through January 30, 2009. Off-peak fares are valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Peak fares are valid for travel on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are available for one-way travel and do not require a roundtrip purchase or an overnight stay.
Following is a sample of the one-way sale fares. All fares require a 10-day advance purchase and are valid in either direction:

Akron/Canton - New York (LaGuardia) $79 $99
Atlanta - Charleston $59 $69
Atlanta - Newport News/Williamsburg $74 $94
Atlanta - Orlando $84 $99
Atlanta - Philadelphia $89 $99
Atlanta - Phoenix $119 $144
Atlanta - West Palm Beach $84 $99
Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Portland, Maine $74 $94
Bloomington/Normal - Atlanta $89 $104
Boston - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) $64 $79
Burlington - Tampa $99 $114
Buffalo/Niagara - San Antonio $89 $124
Charlotte - Milwaukee $94 $134
Chicago (Midway) - Sarasota $101 $119
Columbus - Atlanta $84 $99
Dayton - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) $69 $94
Ft. Lauderdale - Newport News/Williamsburg $79 $89
Flint - Orlando $95 $109
Gulfport/Biloxi - Atlanta $74 $89
Harrisburg - Orlando $103 $124
Houston (Hobby) - Ft. Lauderdale $99 $144
Indianapolis - Ft. Myers $89 $134
Jacksonville - Richmond $99 $129
Las Vegas - Milwaukee $109 $149
Los Angeles - Atlanta $149 $169
Milwaukee - Tampa $95 $124
Newark - San Antonio $99 $124
Newport News/Williamsburg - Orlando $71 $99
New York (LaGuardia) - Richmond $59 $59
Orlando - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) $78 $124
Philadelphia - Ft. Myers $89 $144
Portland, Maine - Orlando $84 $124
St. Louis - Savannah/Hilton Head $99 $119
San Antonio - Boston $94 $124
San Juan - Orlando $94 $124
Washington DC (Dulles or Reagan National)
- Las Vegas $140 $204
White Plains (Westchester) - Orlando $89 $134


AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI - News), a Fortune 1000 company, is ranked number one in the 2008 Airline Quality Rating study. The airline offers coast-to-coast flights, North America's newest all-Boeing fleet, friendly service and Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.
 
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DonVerita

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What's your point?

Go to Southwest's website and you will see sale fares starting at $59, just like on the AirTran website. SWA even had one on there for $39.

JetBlue has fares starting at $49.

Delta has fares starting at $59.

And then there's Spirit, proudly advertising on their website fares starting at $9. Nice going guys.

So as far as AirTran standing out, they are not. They are running with the pack.

So I say again...what is the point of your post?


The only standout here is Spirit.
 

CoolSidePillow

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What's your point?

Go to Southwest's website and you will see sale fares starting at $59, just like on the AirTran website. SWA even had one on there for $39.

JetBlue has fares starting at $49.

Delta has fares starting at $59.

And then there's Spirit, proudly advertising on their website fares starting at $9. Nice going guys.

So as far as AirTran standing out, they are not. They are running with the pack.

So I say again...what is the point of your post?


The only standout here is Spirit.
So what? Call your mom and tell her she forgot to abort you.
 

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Sorry, I thought you said FIRE sale. Nevermind.
 

Clyde Frog

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I thought it said Fire sale also.
 

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"Sorry, I thought you said FIRE sale. Nevermind."

"I thought it said Fire sale also."

"haha me too"

You guys need reading glasses!

HaHa!
 

Clyde Frog

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I just need to learn how to read.
 

ACL65PILOT

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It means that they are in a short term cash crunch. The only way to raise money is to sell seats for cheap to get people to buy.
 

SkiFishFly

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It might just mean they don't want to fly half empty jets on Tues, Wednesday and Sat....
 

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it might just mean that any revenue is good and with ASMs unsold , getting money for them is better than not at all...pretty simple huh beaver...Geee Wally... I thought the more tickets sold, the better the bottom line.
 

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It means that they are in a short term cash crunch. The only way to raise money is to sell seats for cheap to get people to buy.

Why does Delta hate Airtran so much?? I mean the ATL market is big enough for the both of them!!
 

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Delta pilots can't hate us... they like jumpseating on us. They are treated nice.


These sales are upto January? It is 3-4 months from now. Don't just give seats away.
 

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It means that they are in a short term cash crunch. The only way to raise money is to sell seats for cheap to get people to buy.
So what does it mean when your airline is selling seats for $10 less than we are?

There's no "cash crunch" here, my friend. Our cash position has been steadily growing since the beginning of the year. We're gonna be just fine. Don't start salivating over those C and D concourse gates just yet. Besides, you'd just put more replacement jets on them anyway, I'm sure. :rolleyes:
 

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What we are doing is matching or beating you on every seat you are selling. It is DAL's business plan as it pertains to AAI to put the pressure on you.
Not that I think it will do much good. You have a good product and a customer base.
 

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What we are doing is matching or beating you on every seat you are selling. It is DAL's business plan as it pertains to AAI to put the pressure on you.
Yes, and it's the same business plan that DAL's had against us for many years. It hasn't worked before, and it won't work now. DAL just throws money down the toilet with these stupid fare wars.
 

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I once heard trying to sell empty seats on airplanes is like trying to sell the last banana in the grocery store. You can either give it away or sell it for a couple pennies.
 

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What we are doing is matching or beating you on every seat you are selling. It is DAL's business plan as it pertains to AAI to put the pressure on you.
Not that I think it will do much good. You have a good product and a customer base.

I wonder about the intelligence of such a plan. We have lower costs.
On most of the routes where DAL and AAI compete, we have newer, more efficient aircraft which use much less fuel.
I wish we would both charge a reasonable fare which will allow both of us to make a profit and move forward.
 
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