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Southwest Airlines and AirTran to Merge

By October 3, 2010


This impending merger seemed to come out of nowhere and literally on the heels of the United/Continental Airlines merger being a done deal. As the industry continues to consolidate, what makes this merger particularly unique is it is one that involves two low cost airlines - giant Southwest Airlines, and much smaller Air Tran Airways.

I've compiled the main details including the numbers; the players; luggage fees; seating and change fees - Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Merger.

October 7, 2010 at 11:50 am
(1) Vadim says:

I suppose AirTran’s lowest in USA fares will be gone too :-(
Southwest is not low cost, by far.

October 15, 2010 at 12:03 pm
(2) Anonymous says:

Now all Southwest needs to do now is merge now with Alaska airlines this would give them the west coast,state of Alaska ,Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii,and this would make Southwest compete and would be a power force in the airline industry

October 19, 2010 at 2:02 am
(3) cancer says:

I would have to disagree that AirTran’s has the lowest fare’s. I only fly southwest airlines, and i have never paid more then 300.oo for a round trip as with AirTrans, the flight would have cost me over 400.00 and plus there are no baggage fee’s with southwest airlines. I love southwest airlines and hope that when the merge goes into affect, the prices and baggages fee’s stays the same.

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