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Old 04-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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Exactly how I feel I am willing to pay for the seat, but I rather not pay for two flights out of pocket just to reserve seats, but am considering it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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Exactly how I feel I am willing to pay for the seat, but I rather not pay for two flights out of pocket just to reserve seats, but am considering it.
I said to my dh in retrospect I should I have bought 2 with points on SW for the cked bags and 2 on Airtran with cash for the seat assignments. I didn't realize this would cause on issue. Live in learn I guess
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I said to my dh in retrospect I should I have bought 2 with points on SW for the cked bags and 2 on Airtran with cash for the seat assignments. I didn't realize this would cause on issue. Live in learn I guess
I think that is what we are going to do, our 12, and 10 yr old DDs shoud be ok if they are split but I would like or either DH or myself to be with DD 6. So I will use points to buy 3 tickets for DH & DDs 1 & 2, and then pick 2 seats for DD and me on AirTran . I guess that will work? I am really hoping by October they will have some of this worked out.

Better yet I just found non stop flights to Tampa operated by SW that are cheaper! Whew we're going to rent a car anyway, so it might work out better!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #20
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I flew AirTran this past Saturday and it was booked thru southwest. I checked in right at the 24 hr mark, and was at the gate 1.5 hrs before the flight, only to find out that they didn't have a seat for me at all, and I got bumped to the next flight
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I flew AirTran this past Saturday and it was booked thru southwest. I checked in right at the 24 hr mark, and was at the gate 1.5 hrs before the flight, only to find out that they didn't have a seat for me at all, and I got bumped to the next flight
I wish I would have known about issues like this when I booked. There are 5 of us going, including a 4-year old and I'm not keen on encountering any problems (who is?).

I've always loved Southwest, but it seems like they're treating their customers like second class citizens when they book AirTran.
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I flew AirTran this past Saturday and it was booked thru southwest. I checked in right at the 24 hr mark, and was at the gate 1.5 hrs before the flight, only to find out that they didn't have a seat for me at all, and I got bumped to the next flight
Just curious did your boarding pass have a seat assigned on it?
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I flew AirTran this past Saturday and it was booked thru southwest. I checked in right at the 24 hr mark, and was at the gate 1.5 hrs before the flight, only to find out that they didn't have a seat for me at all, and I got bumped to the next flight
not great unless you are agreeable to a bump.

did they make a general announcement offering those at the gate compensation to try and get you seated since they oversold?

curious as to what compensation you were given and if you tried to leverage their first offer.

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Just curious did your boarding pass have a seat assigned on it?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #24
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My boarding pass did not have a seat number, I was told I would be assigned at the gate. When I got to the gate, I was not asked, I was told. I don't believe they asked for volunteers as there were only 3 other people there, but there was a high school trip that apparently had the rest of the flight full.

I have an active thread here on the transportation board with my whole saga called "Southwest booted me from my flight" (I actually got the boot twice from the same flight). I can't remember how to post the link from my iPad. Lots of useful information provided by more experienced travelers about flyer rights.

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Thanks I only ask because whenever I print out an airtran pass it has a seat assignment. So i guess my next question for future posters is did your boarding pass have a seat assignment?
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I flew AirTran from BWI (Baltimore) to MCO on a flight booked at SW.com with Rapid Reward (SW) points. Because I paid for all 4 of us with points, we had 4 separate confirmation numbers. Checked in online at SW.com about 8 hours before the flight. Had seats assigned on the boarding pass. They came out as 2 pairs (2 beside each other in one row, 2 beside each other several rows back). Checked in 2 hours before flight at the counter. Checked 6 bags and 2 car seats for free (YES!). The agent gave us 3 together and one across the aisle, as we wished. We were pretty far back in the plane, but together. Easy ... and free bags .. counter agent sat us together ... and paid with points! YES! Awesome!!! And direct flight with a time we liked to MCO!!
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I was able to change my flight down to a SW flight that was still direct and left 20 minutes later than my original airtran flight. It was pretty much the same price, only a few dollars different. I am more comfortable knowing we are responsible for getting our seats together over some random assigning system.

I did have to leave our flight home as an Airtran bought through SW. I am hoping for the best or some miracle that the flight prices drop and I can change to SW.
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I flew AirTran from BWI (Baltimore) to MCO on a flight booked at SW.com with Rapid Reward (SW) points. Because I paid for all 4 of us with points, we had 4 separate confirmation numbers. Checked in online at SW.com about 8 hours before the flight. Had seats assigned on the boarding pass. They came out as 2 pairs (2 beside each other in one row, 2 beside each other several rows back). Checked in 2 hours before flight at the counter. Checked 6 bags and 2 car seats for free (YES!). The agent gave us 3 together and one across the aisle, as we wished. We were pretty far back in the plane, but together. Easy ... and free bags .. counter agent sat us together ... and paid with points! YES! Awesome!!! And direct flight with a time we liked to MCO!!
Glad for the positive review too!

I've been stressing endlessly about how our flight is going to go. It doesn't help that I'm terrified of flying and suffer from anxiety. Xanax will be my best friend.
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Glad for the positive review too!

I've been stressing endlessly about how our flight is going to go. It doesn't help that I'm terrified of flying and suffer from anxiety. Xanax will be my best friend.
I never stress it.. it is vacation!! LOL. We fly Air Tran at least once per year, BWI to/from Nassau Bahamas as we stay at Altantis. We do BWI to MCO for 3 trips per year, (well, either Allegiant MDT to SFB or Southwest or AirTran BWI to MCO). My 5 year old has been on 26 flights thus far, has a page and a half filled on his passport. What we have learned in all of that is to not stress it getting there and back. AirTran and SW has always been great. Bags lost once, they had a van drop it about 20 hours later.Some flights delayed due to weather. One actually left an hour early to avoid weather! That was an adventure to get to airport on time when they called!! If something goes awry, be calm and kind and the staff will try to help. The worst we ever had to do is split on Southwest into 2 pairs for the 2 hour flight. AirTran we've never had a problem getting 4 together. Just got back from a 4 day cruise and 5 days in the Dis and SeaWorld parks. Booked at SW.com for the AirTran route... it was a breeze. No meds needed. Sit back and enjoy!!
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Thanks I only ask because whenever I print out an airtran pass it has a seat assignment. So i guess my next question for future posters is did your boarding pass have a seat assignment?
If the flight is oversold, they only assign the seats they have, people who check-in after the seats are gone will get a BP without a seat # on it. People could always cancel or miss the flight so seats could open up.
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