a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), continues to
accommodate record numbers of travelers as we enter one of the busiest
holiday travel periods of the summer, and would like to offer these
guidelines to improve the experience for our loyal customers.
" Peak summer months, especially the busy July 4th holiday, generateplenty of vacations and good times, and plenty of travelers, too," said BobFornaro, AirTran Airways' president and chief operating officer. "Ourconvenient online booking and check-in at http://www.airtran.com/ as wellas our 8,800 friendly Crew Members, certainly help ease the process, buttaking advantage of these tips and reminders can alleviate the stress oftravel even more." AirTran Airways passengers can check-in online forflights up to 24 hours prior to departure at http://www.airtran.com/ wherethey can select seat assignments, print boarding passes, and view receiptsall from the comfort of home. With large crowds anticipated, travelers are greatly encouraged toarrive at the airport at least two hours before scheduled flight departuresto allow for possible slowdowns caused by heavy traffic, busy airportparking lots, and waits at ticket counters and/or security checkpoints.Atlanta passengers can also check online at http://www.atlanta-airport.com/for parking availability and estimated security wait times forHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Remember the Transportation Security Administration's 3-1-1 Rule forcarrying liquids, gels, and aerosols through security checkpoints: 3.4ounce (or smaller) bottles must be placed in 1 quart-sized, clear, plasticzip-top bag, with a limit of 1 bag per passenger. Larger quantities may beplaced in checked baggage. TSA also reminds travelers to 'dress for success,' by removingouterwear and placing those items into security bins along with shoes,coins, and other metal objects. Passengers who abide by these rules willreduce potential delays and save valuable time at security checkpoints. For more information on permitted or prohibited items, visit theTransportation Security Administration's (TSA) Website athttp://www.tsa.gov/. AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers passengers more than700 affordable, daily flights to 56 destinations throughout the UnitedStates. The airline is the second-largest carrier at its hub,Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and one of America'slargest low-fare airlines. With more than 8,800 friendly Crew Members andfree online booking on http://www.airtran.com/ AirTran Airways makes travelboth pleasant and convenient. The airline flies America's youngestall-Boeing fleet, composed of the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200aircraft. AirTran Airways was also the first to install XM Satellite Radioon a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class seatingon every flight. For more information, visit http://www.airtran.com/.