Jbmitt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 577 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
My dad being "the aviation expert" that he is, insists that Airtran and ATA are synonymous for each other ie. the same airline. I'm nearly 100% certain that they are two seperate airlines, not affiliated with each other. I tried to tell him that ATA is mainly a business/charter airline out of MDW & IND flying 727's, L-1011's, 753's, and 738's. While Airtran is the low cost operator out of ATL flying DC-9's and 717's. Who is correct? Can somebody prove my point to my dad.
Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
Your father is not the only one who makes that mistake. In cities where both carriers operate, especially in cities where the ticket counters and/or gates are near one another....people are CONSTANTLY getting in the wrong lines. MSP is the funniest....lined up together are:
America West Airlines
American Trans Air
The look of stark confusion as people approach these four counters is quite amusing.