Airtran: instant elite status for life?

Airtran’s A-Plus Rewards program has an elite level, which normally takes “20 or more base credits flying AirTran Airways within any 90-day period” or “50 or more base credits flying AirTran Airways within any 365-day period” to qualify.

The website doesn’t seem to say how long the status will last. I’ve heard references, though, to the status lasting for life. In other words, once elite always elite. If true, this is a really valuable perk.

And in December, Airtran is offering up their elite status to anyone with elite status on another airline. I’m going to fill out their matching form and send it in. Seems like a pretty good deal to me!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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