AirTran Credit Card Review

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In this review, we will review the AirTran credit card that is issued by Barclays Bank. There are two consumer versions and a business version as well. At the end of the review, we will also highlight other cards that allow you to earn AirTran rewards and some cards that actually let you get discounts on AirTran tickets. So let’s begin.

Reward Formula – There are two versions of the consumer card. One has no annual fee and the other has an annual fee of $49. Let’s start with the version with no annual fee.

No Annual Fee Version – The no annual fee version allows you to earn one mile for every dollar you spend on AirTran tickets and one mile for every two dollars that you spend on other regular purchases. As an incentive, new cardholders get 2 A+ Rewards credits when you spend $250 in the first 90 days and up to 10 A+ Rewards credits for balance transfers! You also get double the A+ Rewards credit redemption period for AirTran A+ Visa cardmembers.

Annual Fee Version – The annual fee version comes with a $49 fee. But you can earn double miles for every dollar you spend on AirTran tickets and one mile for every dollar you spend on other regular purchases. As an incentive to sign up, you will get 10 A+ Rewards credits when you spend $750 in the first 90 days – that’s more than a FREE 1 one-way ticket. You also get two $50 Discount Certificates from AirTran each year on your account anniversary. And you also get up to 10 A+ Rewards credits for balance transfers! Like the no annual fee version, you will get double the A+ Rewards credit redemption period for AirTran A+ Visa cardmembers.

Verdict – The AirTran credit card is designed for the frequent flyer on AirTran. If you happen to be one of them, then either of these cards will allow you to earn faster miles and put you on the way to another free flight. Having said that, there are other cards that allow you to earn AirTran miles (which you should be aware of).

AirTran is a partner in Membership Rewards – AirTran is a partner in the Membership Rewards program and American Express charge card holders can earn points which can be transferred to AirTran miles. The American Express® Gold Card, American Express(® Premier Rewards Gold Card and the Platinum Card(® from American Express are all charge cards that will allow you to transfer points into AirTran miles.

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).

The following American Express Business Cards are part of the OPEN network.

Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

The Gold Card from American Express OPEN

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

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

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  1. Charles Jacobs Says:

    AirTran Visa Signature Card was a big disappointment. I signed up for card with annual $59 fee. Award was free one way ticket if you spend $750 on card within first three months. Received first bill and sent $59 annual fee payment in electronically. Lag time resulted in payment being received 1 day late. RESULT: Received $20 late fee plus $2 interest payment. Customer Service took $12 off but would not negotiate remainding $10 fee. As a result I cancelled the card. BOTTOMLINE: No round trip ticket and My free round trip ticket ended up costing me $69 and I received nothing but aggrivation.. This is one of those gotcha cards.

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