Articles tagged “airtran”

Delta Air Line’s ‘Ineptitude’ Costs It Another $2.7 Million in Baggage Fee Case

Delta Air Line’s ‘Ineptitude’ Costs It Another $2.7 Million in Baggage Fee Case

A very tiny slap on the wrist. That $2.7 million is likely less than Delta collected in baggage fees at one airport last year.

4 years ago

Southwest CEO: An Acquisition Would Be a Low Priority and a Distraction

Southwest CEO: An Acquisition Would Be a Low Priority and a Distraction

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest already has a lot on its plate without additional acquisitions: international expansion, a new reservations system and expansion of its ancillary service capabilities. With all of the consolidation in the U.S. airline industry, there is a lot less to buy even if Southwest had the inclination.

4 years ago

AirTran Makes Its Final Flight and It’s All About Southwest Aircraft Now

AirTran Makes Its Final Flight and It’s All About Southwest Aircraft Now

Associated Press

With this last flight, pending a few more paint jobs in the works, Southwest's entire fleet will have the Southwest livery, an important milestone in the merger of AirTran with Southwest.

4 years ago

Southwest Airlines May Not Be Done Changing Its New Livery

Southwest Airlines May Not Be Done Changing Its New Livery

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest Airlines emphasizes how it cares about its employees yet it chose to ignore the legacy of AirTran in designing Southwest's new "Heart" livery. It wouldn't have taken much to include AirTran, and it would have meant a lot.

4 years ago

Southwest’s $550 Million Integration of AirTran Still A Work in Progress

Southwest’s $550 Million Integration of AirTran Still A Work in Progress

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As airline integrations go, Southwest-AirTran has been relatively smooth. United-Continental is a nightmare in comparison.

5 years ago

The Last Flight for Southwest’s AirTran Scheduled for December 28

The Last Flight for Southwest’s AirTran Scheduled for December 28

Associated Press

AirTran may be going away, but no doubt Southwest has learned much about fees from the low-cost carrier.

5 years ago

Florida Airport on the Way Back After Losing AirTran

Florida Airport on the Way Back After Losing AirTran

Charles Schelle, Bradenton Herald

Losing AirTran was a crushing blow to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, but the facility has come most of the way back. It's tough for a non-hub airport to recover from such a blow when many airlines are focusing on international service.

5 years ago

AirTran Loyalty Program Members to Transition to More Complicated and Costly Southwest Program

AirTran Loyalty Program Members to Transition to More Complicated and Costly Southwest Program

Associated Press

AirTran loyalty program members are about to feel the pain of the integration with Southwest up close and personal -- in their mileage redemptions.

5 years ago

Southwest Announces Its First International Flights to the Caribbean

Southwest Announces Its First International Flights to the Caribbean

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is the first step in Southwest's anticipated takeover of subsidiary AirTan's international flights and to Southwest's greater route expansion through Latin America.

5 years ago

What AirTran Is Teaching Southwest Airlines About Fees

What AirTran Is Teaching Southwest Airlines About Fees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest has no imminent change in policy in the works regarding fees, but that doesn't mean that it considers having no bag fees its religion. The airline is willing to mull policy changes if it determines that a big switch would be in its interests.

6 years ago

Southwest Airlines makes San Juan debut

In a signal of the further integration of AirTran, Southwest Airlines' first flight to San Juan arrived April 14. AirTran had already been flying to San Juan and previously operated the Orlando-San Juan flight.

6 years ago

AirTran eliminating bag fees when booked with Southwest flights

AirTran eliminating bag fees when booked with Southwest flights

Dennis Schaal, Skift

AirTran's flights will be eliminating bag fees even faster than Southwest can repaint the planes.

6 years ago