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AirTran U - Home of the Really Cheap Flight



-AirTran Airways Gives College Students a Study Break with Low Stand-by Fares-


    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), has announced that it will open registration for its new AirTran U standby travel program for young travelers.  Now Spring Breakers can hit the beach and have money left over for next semester's textbooks.

    AirTran U is the best college deal around -- all applicants between the ages of 18 and 22 are cleared for travel on a standby-only basis to any of the 56 cities AirTran Airways currently serves (excludes San Juan, Puerto Rico) for a fare of just $69* per short-haul segment or $99* per long-haul segment of travel.  To participate, travelers simply select the destination, dates and times they want to travel and arrive at the AirTran Airways counter no fewer than two hours before the scheduled time of departure.  AirTran U passengers can also earn 0.5 A+ Rewards credits** per completed trip.  Visit to become an A+ Rewards member. 

    "Whether they are hitting the beach over Spring Break or heading home for the weekend, students and young vacationers can save money on flights with AirTran U," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways' vice president of marketing and sales. "Our airline understands that this generation of travelers often works within a set budget, and we are pleased to offer them the same outstanding, friendly service and comfortable aircraft at a low fare."


    Application Requirements and Fees:

     -- Travelers must be 18 to 22 years of age

     -- Travelers must present valid, government-issued photo identification

     -- For placement on a standby list, travelers must arrive at the AirTran

        Airways ticket counter no fewer than two hours prior to the flight's

        scheduled departure

     -- Reservations cannot be made in advance

     -- To earn A+ Rewards credits travelers must present their A+ Rewards

        membership card at the ticket counter

     -- Short-haul segments cost $69 per segment (defined as one takeoff and


     -- Long-haul segments cost $99 per segment (Flights to/from San

        Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle and

        Phoenix are considered long haul segments)

     -- The per-segment taxes of $3.50 are not included

     -- Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $4.50 per segment are

        not included

     -- The September 11th security fee of up to $2.50 per segment is not



    Travel Guidelines:

     -- AirTran U travelers are permitted one carry-on item and one personal

        item, and luggage cannot be checked

     -- The AirTran U program is for coach class only, and AirTran U

        travelers' seats are not confirmed

     -- If a coach seat is available after the final boarding call, it will be

        given to an AirTran U traveler on standby

     -- Service to San Juan, Puerto Rico is not included in the AirTran U



    Application Tips:

     -- Travelers will have better luck getting a flight on off-peak days [Back to Press Releases Main]