AirTran Airways

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Reservations: 800-AIR-TRAN (800-247-8726) operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


AirTran Airways Check-in

Passengers may check-in online within 24 hours of their departure time. AirTran Airways recommends passengers check in at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled departure, and 90 minutes before if checking bags.

Customers arriving at the AirTran Airways gate less than 10 minutes before scheduled departure will be considered a “no show” and will forfeit their reservation. If so, AirTran Airways will not be responsible for denied boarding compensation.

AirTran Airways baggage allowance

Carry-on: All customers are restricted to one carry-on item and one personal item. No carry-on item may exceed linear dimensions (height + length + width) of 50in and must fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.

Checked: The cost of the first bag is $20 and the cost of the second bag is $25. Both should weigh no more than 50lbs and should be no bigger than 62in.

The excess baggage charge will be $50 for each piece for your 3rd through 9th checked bag and any bag or item after that will cost $110 per piece. Overweight and oversized items will be accepted for $50 per piece, provided there is space available.

AirTran Airways legroom

Seat pitch: 30 inches.

Pre-arranged seating

Available for purchase, though prices vary by seat.

Passenger change details

Customers may change their flight itineraries for a fee of $50 plus any applicable increase in airfare. Customers not sure of which flight they may want also have the option of placing unused airfare in a credit file for one year from the date of the original itinerary booking, for a fee of $50.

Child fares

Infants up to the age of two carried on an adult’s lap fly for free.

Senior fares



Small, domesticated cats, dogs and birds that will fit in an approved carrier under the seat in front of you are accepted for travel. Airfare for a pet is $75 each way and is non-refundable. Six pets are allowed per flight with a limit of one pet per paying customer. As limited space is available, advanced reservations must be made. Service animals (e.g., Seeing Eye dogs) are welcome regardless of the number of pets already booked on the flight. AirTran Airways does not transport pets as checked baggage.

Carrying musical instruments

Musical instruments smaller than 55in weighing less than 40lbs can be taken on board as carry-on items. Large instruments can be carried in a seat with the purchase of a separate ticket or as checked baggage.

In-flight service

AirTran Airways offers a variety of refreshing hot and cold beverages on all of our flights, including a wide selection of Coca-Cola products. Visit the Inflight Services page on AirTran’s website for a full list of complimentary, premium and alcoholic beverages. All aircraft are equipped with inflight Internet and XM radios with over 100 channels of digital commercial free music, news, sports, talk and entertainment.

Air miles

AirTran Airways’ A-Plus Rewards is the frequent flyer program and it’s based not on how many miles you fly, but how often. You gain points for traveling and you can redeem those points for free travel.

Airline food link

Check out the list of beverages that you’ll get on every Airtran flight.

In-flight magazine

AirTran’s magazine, Go, is published monthly. Read a preview online.

Airline alliances

Southwest Airlines

Airline overview

AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the No. 1 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.

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AirTran Airways was last modified: May 2nd, 2017 by Melisse Hinkle
Author: Melisse Hinkle (383 posts)

A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.