A Festivus For the Rest of Us- AirTran Airways Announces 12 Days of December Deals

- Airline Offering Special Sale Fares During First 12 Days of December -

Dec 01, 2010, 05:00 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a special 12-day "Festivus For the Rest of Us" sale.

Over the next 11 days, the sale will feature new and exciting destinations each day with special fares valid for one day only. Today's feature kicks off with special fares to a Caribbean getaway – Montego Bay, Jamaica – providing rest and relaxation to those who may have just completed a Festivus Feat of Strength.

Similar to the humble beginnings of Festivus that eventually gained legendary status, the sale will grow into something larger each day. Special fares will be posted daily at www.airtran.com/festivus and the number of destinations on sale will correspond with the day of the sale (i.e. seven destinations on sale on day seven, etc.). A final surprise will be unveiled on the 12th day, December 12.

"Our research shows that high fares are commonly cited in the Festivus Airing of Grievances," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways' vice president of marketing and sales. "We don't want cost to stand in the way of seeing friends and family no matter what holiday they observe."

Travelers can purchase these Festivus fares online, from their local travel agent or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.

These special Festivus fares are available for purchase daily through Dec. 12, 2010, and are good for travel from Jan. 5, 2011, through Feb. 16, 2011. Sale fares are valid for travel daily. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are available for one-way travel and do not require a round trip purchase or an overnight stay.

The following are fares for Montego Bay, Jamaica:

Sample Fares:  

Akron/Canton - Montego Bay


Atlanta - Montego Bay


Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Montego Bay


Bloomington/Normal - Montego Bay


Boston - Montego Bay


Buffalo - Montego Bay


Charlotte - Montego Bay


Columbus, OH - Montego Bay


Dallas/Ft.Worth - Montego Bay


Dayton - Montego Bay


Detroit - Montego Bay


Flint - Montego Bay


Grand Rapids - Montego Bay


Houston - Montego Bay


Indianapolis - Montego Bay


Los Angeles - Montego Bay


New York (LaGuardia) - Montego Bay


Newport News/Williamsburg - Montego Bay


Orlando - Montego Bay


Pittsburgh - Montego Bay


Washington (Dulles or Reagan National) - Montego Bay


AirTran Airways is a Fortune 1000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years. AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Gogo Inflight Internet on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Our low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com

*All fares are one-way. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by December 1, 2010. Sale fares are valid for travel from January 5, 2011 through February 16, 2011. Sale fares are valid for travel daily.  Service on some itineraries may be provided by our partner SkyWest Airlines. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares shown do not include Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 is not included. Fares do not include segment taxes of $3.70 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares to/from Puerto Rico do not include additional government taxes of up to $32.20. Fares to/from Mexico and the Caribbean do not include additional government taxes of up to $100.

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SOURCE AirTran Airways