By Joe Brancatelli
Speaking of war, it’s Frontier Airlines, which now includes Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines, versus AirTran Airways, which once tried to buy Midwest. Frontier has severed its frequent flyer program link with AirTran and AirTran has responded by offering 32 credits in its A+ Rewards program to any Midwest customer who donates 50,000 miles to charities associated with the Midwest Miles program. The 32 credits are good for one business-class roundtrip wherever AirTran flies.
And while Frontier and Midwest are merging their fleets and schedules, AirTran is bulking up. It is adding flights from Milwaukee to Washington/National and Boston and introducing two new routes (Milwaukee-New Orleans and Milwaukee-Sarasota, Florida). Just for a final tweak, AirTran has painted one of its planes with the logo of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team.
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