Monday, September 27, 2010

Southwest Buys AirTran

Word came out today that Southwest Airlines will be buying AirTran.

This could be great news or a disaster for the Atlantic City International Airport. AirTran is a major flier out of Atlantic City. Ever since Spirit Airlines lost its mind and started charging to CARRY ON bags, I along with a lot of other people have stopped using the airport.

If Southwest takes over the routes and keeps flying out of Atlantic City? That would be phenomenal. But they haven't pledged to keep all the routes open. If they leave Atlantic City, the progress the airport has made will be seriously jeopardized.

I hope they stay. It's a good airport. Plus, wouldn't it be fun to see what kinds of ads they'll do for Atlantic City?

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iconjohn said...

I just flew AirTran last June to go to Aruba. Way cheaper than USAirways and American. Very friendly staff.

Jen A. Miller said...

John, the same USED to be true for Sprit. I flew it too and from Tampa all the time when I was a college student there, and I like the ACY airport. But Spirit has just become stupid with their fees, and I won't bother anymore.