Airtran introduces new elite benefits

Via High Anxiety, Airtran is actually improving elite benefits — granted, they’re introducing some pretty basic benefits that should have been there in the first place, but it’s improvement nonetheless.

And I’m personally fortunate that I took advantage of a temporary status match program they offered about 5 years ago — since at least up to this point elite status, once gained, is permanent….

Specifically, the new benefits are:

  • Complimentary space available upgrades for elite members and a companion, at the gate 40 minutes prior to departure.
  • Priority standby
  • Reciprocal elite benefits on Frontier
  • A dedicated elite phone number, we’ll see if it’s staffed with dedicated agents or if calls just get priority in the queue.

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  1. Delta 250 miles. It was there in the email. I promise. They want everyone to reregister for the shopping portal and wil give the 250 miles to all that either register or re-register.

    There is no link. Just do it if you want the miles.

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