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AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that flies to more than 60 cities throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Originally headquartered in Orlando, Florida, its main hubs are in Atlanta and Milwaukee, and its focus cities include Baltimore and Orlando. AirTran's predecessor, ValuJet Airlines, was founded in 1992 by several airline industry veterans, primarily from Southern Airways and Eastern Air Lines. It acquired Airways Corporation in 1997 and renamed itself AirTran Airways. In May of 2011, AirTran was acquired by, and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of, Southwest Airlines. Once the FAA grants approval for the two airlines to fly under a single operating certificate, Southwest will rebrand and retrofit AirTran's fleet. The current plan is to retire the AirTran brand so that AirTran will no longer exist as a stand-alone airline.
AirTran currently offers two classes of service on its flights
Business Class passengers enjoy more legroom, wider seats, two free checked bags, priority boarding and complimentary cocktails.
Southwest has stated that they intend to eliminate AirTran Business Class once the merger is complete and transition Airtran's fleet to Southwest's single class of service.
Economy Class passengers enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and XM Satellite Radio.
All passengers receive complimentary, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Premium beverages and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
Free XM Satellite Ratio had been available at every seat on AirTran. Southwest will completely remove XM Satellite from AirTran aircraft in order to maintain a consistent product across the combined fleet and reduce overall aircraft weight.
Wi-Fi is available on all AirTran flights for a fee via AirCell's Gogo service.
AirTran was the launch customer for the B717 in 1998.
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A+ Rewards is AirTran's frequent flyer loyalty program.