AeroGlobeAir7
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AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:24 am

Hi! I'm flying to Atlanta this summer with my grandmother, to visit my cousins and aunt and uncle (as well as see my birthplace  Laugh out loud) in June and we were planning on booking our flights out of Wichita Mid-Continent airport instead of MY home airport of KansaS City International. (Since AirTran is actually cheaper than Vanguard, Delta and Midwest Express). I've been pondering booking the outbound flight through Chicago Midway, on business class and was just wondering what AirTran's business class service is like? I have a pretty good idea, but I just wanted to hear from some of you who have actually experienced it. Thanks in advance! I appreciate it!

Andrew
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:59 am

Andrew,
Pleased to hear you are making AirTran a part of your travel plans; you may wish to simply make a coach fare reservation and then when you check in for your trip you can then choose to upgrade for just $25.00, if you are over the age of 21, you will get two beverage coupons that can be used to get alcoholic drinks, also you get to board first and get a little more leg room.
If you have more then one segment on your trip you can choose to upgrade on certain legs of the trip and not all of them, its your choice, if the flight is not all that full, then sitting in coach, may be a cheaper choice, however all in all, AirTran offers one of the cheapest ways to upgrade to bisness class.
Have a good trip and thanks again for making AirTran your choice for air travel.
JMH
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:44 am

I've flown on AirTran a few times and have always been upgraded to business class. I think its fine and I actually think that's what people really want when they don't want coach - mainly just more room, at a reasonable price. Also, I've been on some longer segments and they've always given me free drinks well beyond the 2 drink limit. The 717 is a neat and modern airplane, I really wish more people would use it.

kind regards,

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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:40 am

I thought AirTran's upgrades were $50 at the gate ?

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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:49 am

nate: the upgrades are $25 all segments, $50 for multiple segments.

Maybe you are confusing FL with Vanguard, who has the $50 upgrade at the gate.
 
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:07 pm

An upgrade to business class on any one segment is $25.00, if you have two segments on a trip
(two takeoffs and two landings) that will be $25.00 per segment coming to $50.00, if you have four segments, commonly, if you choose to upgrade on both directions of your trip, coming and going, that would be $100.00 for one person, for two people it would be $200.00 and so on. Regarless, Business class on AirTran is a great value, the cheapest I believe in the industry that I know of.
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:42 pm

My family and I flew JAX-DCA through ATL last summer. JAX-ATL we flew Coach both ways - it's a 45 min. flight. Those 717s are great. ATL-DCA both ways we flew Business Class on the DC-9. Great time, good snacks, and all that room for a $25 upgrade. It really pays when your on a long flight.

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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:55 pm

You didn't fly Airtran ATL-DCA since they don't serve this route. You might have flown ATL-IAD.
 
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JMH

Thu Apr 25, 2002 7:35 am



Is AirTran reserved seating? Or is it like Southwest? If so when my grandma and I fly coach I want to try and get the window seat just aft of the wing on either the port or starboard side. What seats are these? (I'm too lazy to pull up a seatmap  Laugh out loud
Thanks again!

Andrew
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:28 am

AeroGlobeAir7: AirTran has it where you pick seats for all your flights when you first check in.

If you're flying the 717, I believe the seats are about row 22 or 23. Travatl or JmhLUV2fly(sp?) may correct me.
 
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:04 am

Row 21 or so on the 717 should is right in front of the wing. I wouldn't consider FL biz class actual 'biz class', more like an economy plus (more leg room, and a bigger bag of preztils  Big grin ) which is all you really need anyway. For the money, it's a good deal...I just haven't been able to try them out on anything longer than a 40 minute flight. Who needs a leather seat, and an actual glass for $500 each way anyways?
 
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:06 am

Dazed767: AirTran biz class does have F seats, not E+.

I know you probably meant that, just wanted to clarify.
 
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Thu Apr 25, 2002 6:12 pm

Essentially, when you check in at the airport it really is first come first serve; the sooner you check in for your flight, the better seat selection you will have, yes you can reserve your seats I believe through a travel agent or with AirTran reservations, not certain of the precise procedures, but when you check in, I will ask you, do you have seating preference on the airplane, if you check in early enough, I would say two to three hours before the flight leaves, the seat map should be wide open and you can pretty much sit where ever you like providing you are over the age of 15 and are willing and able etc...to sit in an emergency row exit, on 717 rows are 21 and 22 on DC-9 rows are 18 and 19.
JMH
 
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RE: AirTran Biz Class Service

Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:25 am

I'd say get to the ticket counter 1.5 hours before flight time, in order to be in line and get a window seat. I recently flew AirTran on BWI-ROC and easily got a window seat well ahead of the wing (great for photography  Smile ).

The 717 is a great plane--AirTran's seat pitch was fine for my 5'11.5" frame, and the noise level is low. A big improvement on BWI-ROC from US Airways Express DeHavilland tuboprops!!!

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