This isn't super clear from the website. On the first link, it states: "When you earn 10 or more A+ credits flying AirTran Airways within any 90-day period..."
To me, I would think the 1.5 credits are earned flying AirTran and thus would count towards the count.
Too bad if this isn't the case...
Based on that verbiage, you would be right to assume that the accumulation of all A+rewards from paid travel, including the one-half point earned for a full fare business class ticket, would count towards the total. But it doesn't. To further cause confusion that would make you believe all A+ credits count is, in order to renew elite membership, you must fly 12 one-way flights. (this is more accurate) This includes paid travel and not reward travel, bonus points, or points earned from partners of Airtran.
Here is the excerpt from the Terms and Conditions.
Elite Level: Beginning April 22, 2009, A+ Rewards members who earn 10 or more A+ flight credits in any 90-day period or 25 or more A+ flight credits in any 365-day period will be qualified for Elite status in the A+ Rewards program. A+ Rewards flight credits are only those A+ credits earned by flying AirTran Airways and do not include A+ Rewards one-half credits earned for flying in Business Class or other A+ Rewards credits.
Last edited by FlybyeKnight; Apr 13, 10 at 7:39 pm..