|by Mr Credit Card|
No annual fee version – With this card, you can earn 1 point for every $1 spent on AirTran travel and 1 point for every $2 spent everywhere else. An an incentive, new cardholders can earn 2 A+ Rewards credits the first time they use the card and also up to 10 A+ Rewards credits for balance transfers from your other business accounts within the first 30 days of account opening.
Annual Fee Version – The version with the annual fee has an annual fee of $39. It obviously has better rewards than the no annual fee version. For example, you can earn 2 points for every $1 spent on AirTran travel and 1 point for every $1 spent on other regular purchases. New cardholders get 10 A+ Rewards credits the first time they use your card and up to 10 A+ Rewards credits for balance transfers from other business accounts within the first 30 days of account opening!
Opinion – The AirTran Airways Business credit card will obviously appeal to the business owner who flies a lot with AirTran. Charging business expenses to the card will allow him or her to accumulate miles faster and save on a couple of free tickets. I would recommend getting the one with the annual fee as the fee is reasonably low for an airline credit card and you get to earn double miles. The only thing that is missing from this card are features like free or discount annual companion ticket which some other cards offer.
Alternatives – I also have to mention a couple of alternatives for folks looking to earn AirTran Miles. AirTran is a partner of the Membership Rewards program and you can transfer membership reward points to AirTran miles.
The following Amex charge cards have Membership Rewards Program as their (well) reward program.
|Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN||The Gold Card from American Express OPEN||The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN|
Get 5% Discounts on AirTran Tickets – AirTran is also part of the American Express OPEN Savings network and cardholders of the following Amex business credit cards will get 5% discounts when they book AirTran Tickets. (Note: you do not need a business to get these cards. You will simply be treated as a sole proprietor if you do not have a EIN number and just use your social security).
In addition to the cards already mentioned above, the following cards are also part of the OPEN network and you can get 5% rebates when you AirTran tickets.
|The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN||Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN||JetBlue Business Card from American Express OPEN||Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN|