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Old 04-02-2004, 11:14 AM   #1
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AirTran Airways Named Best Low-Fare Airline

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AirTran Airways Named Best Low-Fare Airline by Entrepreneur Magazine; Airline Once Again Listed in Best Airline Category by Prestigious Publication
Source: Comtex News Network (Business Wire)

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI), is named Best Low-Fare Airline in the April 2004 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. This is the second time AirTran Airways has received this distinction from the prestigious business publication.

Entrepreneur Magazine highlights travel services like AirTran Airways that "offer the most bang for your buck," stating these companies have "...the best product and services...at an affordable price." AirTran Airways specifically is credited with executing a "slow and deliberate path to success, winning over the hearts and wallets of value-conscious business travelers."

"We've long been proud that AirTran Airways is the stand-out leader in low-fare air travel," said Joe Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer, AirTran Airways. "Our friendly crew members, innovative operations, and solid business strategy have helped us make our way to the top as the best airline in the industry. We believe it, we know it, and so do our passengers."

AirTran Airways is positioned for further growth, working to continue defying below par industry trends, enhancing routes and adding amenities. AirTran Airways flights feature a Business Class section with affordable upgrades, easy online booking and check-in, advanced seat assignments and full participation in travel agents' computer reservation systems without roundtrip or stay restrictions. Since retiring its last DC-9 aircraft in early January, AirTran Airways currently has the youngest all-Boeing fleet of any airline in the United States. Starting June of this year, the airline will begin taking delivery of 100 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft and 10 additional new Boeing 717 aircraft. Additionally, AirTran Airways has selected XM Satellite Radio as the airline's new inflight entertainment system, soon providing every passenger with up to 100 digital audio channels in their seat-back.
This really says it all, doesn't it. dbaker, the time has come to step up to the plate, to be a real man, to swallow hard, and to correct the blatant errors on your warning page and prove once and for all that you're not just a propagandist. Ancient fleet of DC-9s purchased from Turkey indeed
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Old 04-03-2004, 11:32 PM   #2
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The Top 15 Advertising Slogans for AirTran
1. AirTran: We're Amtrak with wings.
2. Join our frequent near-miss program.
3. Ask about our out-of-court settlements.
4. Noisy engines? We'll turn 'em off!
5. Complimentary champagne in free-fall.
6. Enjoy the in-flight movie in the plane next to you.
7. The kids will love our inflatable slides.
8. You think it's so easy, get your own damn plane!
9. AirTran: Our pilots are terminally ill and have nothing to lose.
10. AirTran: We might be landing on your street!
11. AirTran: Terrorists are afraid to fly with us.
12. Bring a bathing suit.
13. So that's what these buttons do!
14. AirTran: A real man lands where he wants to.
15. AirTran: We never make the same mistake three times.
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Old 04-04-2004, 11:52 PM   #3
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Yikes!

Boy, not so sure I'd be willing to show my true colors if I was that much of a complete ignoramous. Good luck with that, I am utterly embarassed for you
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Old 04-05-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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Welcome to the game Mduell!!!! Your team needs all the help it can get. Although you may not be their all-star, In fact your our MVP. I especially like the remark about our engines, and since you like the Bombardier Global Express (it appears from your pic) thought you would know that Rolles-Royce makes that engine and in fact its basically a minature of the BR-715 engines on the 717. Dont worry here at ITYT we teach the truth about aviation, so there will always be someone here to steer you in the right direction. P.S. I always liked these funny sayings about airlines:

British Heirways
Un-tied
Alitalia: Always Late In Takeoff And Late In Arrival
USAir: US Scare
Northwest: Northworst
BEA: Broken Engines Everywhere
BOAC: Best on a Camel
TWA: Try Western Airlines
TAP: Take Another Plane
SAS: Sex And Service
OLYMPIC: Olympic Likes Your Money Paid In Cash
DELTA (Don't Expect Luggage to Arrive)
SkyWest- SCAREwest
Hughes Airwest, Hughes Airworst
TWA Teenie Weenie Air
SABENA Such a Bloody Exprerience Never Again
America West- America PEST
DELTA = Doesn´t Ever Leave The Airport


By the way your not the first person to make fun of airlines. keep up the good work.
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:37 AM   #5
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AirTran Airways Reports Record April Traffic

...looks like a few travelers read Entrepeneur Magazine last month
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AirTran Airways Reports Record April Traffic
Source: Comtex News Network (Business Wire)

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI), today reported its revenue passenger miles (RPMs), available seat miles (ASMs), and load factor all represent records for the month of April. The total number of enplaned passengers represents an all-time company record.

AirTran Airways' traffic, measured by revenue passenger miles (RPMs), grew by 24.5 percent, to nearly 736 million RPMs, on an increase of 18.7 percent in capacity, based on available seat miles (ASMs). April's load factor, also a record high for the month of April, reached 76.6 percent, compared to 73.0 percent in April 2003. The airline enplaned 1,154,249 passengers in the month of April, a 19.7 percent increase over April 2003, and a record for the month of April, as well as a company record.
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