May 06, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
I don't know if others have a take (or even care), but I am really dreading Southwest Airlines eliminating the AirTran brand. I am not a big AirTran flyer in general, but I have been traveling between St Louis and Milwaukee nearly weekly for the last year or so for work, and AirTran has the most convenient schedule so I am becoming a 'regular' on that route. During this time, I have acquired enough FF points for several round trips and due to overcrowding in flying home on Friday night, I have voluntarily been 'bumped' to Saturday morning and have a buttload of flight vouchers. I am working hard to use them up before the brand conversion takes place, as I dread the thought of flying with the masses of Southwest. Lack of seating assignments, nasty FF program, unprofessional flight attendants trying too hard to make stupid jokes, lack of business class, lack of international destinations, no partner earning potential, etc. . . I may switch to American Airlines and the miserable O'Hare connection, I guess. With all of the problems in the world, I realize this is very insignificant and somewhat petty, but I will miss AirTran and hope it takes a long time to eliminate the brand.