credit for AirTran flights?

Old Dec 5, 10, 4:05 pm
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credit for AirTran flights?

With the eventual merger of SWA and Air Tran, i assume that at some point, one's Air Tran A+ credits will be converted into SWA RR credits on a one to one basis. I am thinking of booking an Air Tran trip for February, and my decision will be affected by whether I can eventually convert the A+ credit into a RR credit. Anyone have any insights or thoughts?
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Old Dec 5, 10, 5:13 pm
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Without question you will be able to convert at some undetermined rate.
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Old Dec 5, 10, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by lougord99
Without question you will be able to convert at some undetermined rate.
If WN has any sense they will surely convert at 1:1 or better. Considering that FL also uses 16 credits for an award it should be pretty simple.

So yes, I would also think it's save to assume that FL credits will be brought on at some point.
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Old Dec 6, 10, 5:08 am
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i hope it is a bit better than 1:1 - maybe try to throw an incentive to get their "regulars" to join us over here at WN. Need to keep that customer base intact and little incentives help do that.
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Old Dec 6, 10, 5:55 am
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will they honor airtran gift cards 1:1 also?
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Old Dec 7, 10, 7:18 am
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to what retroactive date will conversion likely occur?

So if I take an Air Tran trip in Feb. 2011 and earn one credit, will this be eventually converted to a SWA RR credit after the merger occurs? One lone Air Tran credit is useless to me, but I could use an additional RR credit.
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Old Dec 7, 10, 7:30 am
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One consideration would be when RR 2.0 takes effect, and how long current credits can build up to current-style awards.
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Old Dec 7, 10, 7:40 am
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If 2.0 occurs before the merger of the FF programs, everyone will clearly still get some conversion of airtran credits to RR credits even if it is only 1 credit.
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