So, which is better, Southwest Airlines or AirTran Airways? That may depend on what you consider “better.” Prices. Customer service. Convenience. Here’s a guide that may help you decide:
Q: Which airline is cheaper?
A: Southwest Airlines keeps its costs low because of its “on the ground efficiency,” said Clark Howard, consumer advocate and AM 750 and now 95.5FM News/Talk WSB radio host. Over a longer flight, that costs savings disappears in favor of AirTran, Howard said.
Q: Does this mean baggage fees go away?
A: Southwest does not charge anything for the first two checked bags. AirTran charges $20 for the first checked bag, and $25 for the second.
Q: What about other fees?
A: One of the best fee comparative websites is TruPrice.net.
Pets in cabin $75; Pets as cargo: $0; Unaccompanied minor: $50
Pets in cabin: $65; Pets as cargo: $0; Unaccompanied minor: $49
Pets in cabin: $125; Pets as cargo: $200; Unaccompanied minor: $100
Q: Will I have a seat
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