Tuesday, January 6, 2009

AirTran Courts Students With Cheap Standby Fares

(From Smarter Travel)

AirTran is back with its third year of AirTran U, a cheap standby program for college students with fares starting at $69. While the program is not new, it remains compelling and worth a mention each time AirTran renews it, as it did this January.

The premise is simple: College-age students register with the program and show up two hours before their desired flight. If a seat is available after the final boarding call, it's theirs for either $69 or $99, depending on the length of the flight. Checked bags aren't permitted due to the nature of flying standby. Read more...