Friday, August 06, 2010

Tom Glavine's #47 Gets Retired--You Save

/PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today launched a special one-day, $47 sale to more than 47 destinations in honor of pitching great and AirTran Airways' endorser Tom Glavine.

Glavine's signature number 47 will be retired in Atlanta tonight in a special ceremony. To commemorate this occasion, the airline has brought $47 fares in from the bullpen for a very limited time.

"Having my number retired is one of the greatest highlights of my career," said Glavine. "Being able to share this moment with all my fans with this sale from AirTran makes this moment all the more special."

The sale focuses on Atlanta, where the iconic hurler began and ended his stellar career. There are also special Boston-based fares, Glavine's hometown.

These special fares are available for one-day purchase through August 6, 2010, and are good for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through October 7, 2010. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are available for one-way travel and do not require a roundtrip purchase or an overnight stay.

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

Below are the $47 commemorative, one-way sale fares*. All fares are valid in either direction:

Markets: Fare:
Atlanta - Akron/Canton $47
Atlanta - Bloomington/Normal $47
Atlanta - Branson $47
Atlanta - Charlotte $47
Atlanta - Dayton $47
Atlanta - Ft. Lauderdale $47
Atlanta - Ft. Myers $47
Atlanta - Harrisburg $47
Atlanta - Indianapolis $47
Atlanta- Jacksonville $47
Atlanta - Memphis $47
Atlanta - New Orleans $47
Atlanta - Newport News/Williamsburg $47
Atlanta - Orlando $47
Atlanta - Pensacola $47
Atlanta - Pittsburgh $47
Atlanta - Raleigh/Durham $47
Atlanta - Richmond $47
Atlanta - St. Louis $47
Atlanta - Sarasota/Bradenton $47
Atlanta - Tampa $47
Atlanta - West Palm Beach $47
Boston - Akron/Canton $47
Boston - Baltimore/Washington (BWI) $47
Boston - Newport News/Williamsburg $47

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, 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

*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. Twenty-one-day advance purchase required. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased on August 6, 2010. Sale fares are valid for travel through October 7, 2010. Sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Service on some itineraries may be provided by our partner SkyWest Airlines. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $15 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way. Reservations may be obtained or changed through an AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for an additional $15 per person. 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.

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