- New Policies for Checked Baggage for Travel Beginning on May 15, 2008 -
ORLANDO, Fla., April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a
subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), announced today changes in
its checked bag policy. Complete details of the new policy are available at
Effective immediately, customers who are traveling on or after May 15,
2008, may check one bag free and a second bag for a $10 fee. The fee will not
apply for passengers who hold Elite status in AirTran Airways' A+ Rewards
frequent flier program, or ticketed passengers traveling in Business Class.
The airline will continue to allow passengers to check additional bags for a
$50 fee per additional bag. As with the previous policy, weight and size
restrictions apply. Passengers can also continue to use AirTran Airways'
EasyFit storage bins on every flight.
"AirTran Airways is committed to keeping our fares low for all passengers.
However, in the face of record fuel costs, it is necessary to charge a nominal
fee for passengers choosing to check a second bag," said Kevin Healy, senior
vice president of marketing and planning for AirTran Airways. "This change
will allow our customers the choice and flexibility they want and it enables
the airline to keep costs down for all passengers."
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable,
daily flights to 58 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and
America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite
Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and
free online booking, visit http://www.airtran.com.
Media Contact: AirTran Airways
SOURCE AirTran Airways