News You Can Use – Chase Air Tran With 32 Credits [Expired] & Priority Club Points Break List

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1.   Chase Air Tran.   Million Mile Secrets reader Paul (thanks!) emailed with links to a better Air Tran offer with 32 credits after spending $2,000 within 3 months.  This is better than the usual offer of 16 credits.

You can transfer Air Tran credits to Southwest and vice versa, so this may be useful as a way to get more Southwest travel.  But I prefer the 50,000 points offers on the Southwest Plus credit cards than 32 credits on the Air Tran credit card, because the 50,000 points currently counts towards the Southwest Companion Pass and are easier to use than credits.

2.   Priority Club Points Break.   Via Loyalty Lobby, the latest list of Priority Club Points Break hotels is out.   Hotels on the PointsBreak list cost only 5,000 points for a night (the regular rate is 10,000 to 50,000 points)!

Priority Club hotels include Candlewood Suites, Crowne PlazaHoliday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, and Staybridge Suites brand hotels.

The current list isn’t as long as previous lists, but perhaps you’ll find something useful!

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12 Responses to News You Can Use – Chase Air Tran With 32 Credits [Expired] & Priority Club Points Break List

  1. I agree with your view that the Southwest card is better if you’re working for the companion pass. Apart from that, I do see merit in the Air Tran card, though. For one, Air Tran will go out of existence, and if you get this card and its benefits now, you can still apply for the Southwest card later. The reverse won’t be true. Also Air Tran has Mexican and Caribbean destinations and premium class service.

  2. Indeed — but, as was said, USING the AirTran credits is a huge hassle. They sell out of the available seats very quickly — and they have blackout dates. You have to be watching for the new schedule to open and then jump on it if you expect to be able to use those AirTran credits for coach seats. You MAY have better luck using them for Business Class seats, but then they will cost you double the points.

    Transferring them to Southwest Credits helps some — since they are a BIT easier to use — but still nowhere near as easy to use as Southwest POINTS, of course — which you can use for anything at any time.

    But, what BobChi said is right too — the real answer is: do BOTH. I earned my CP via Southwest last year and it is good through the end of 2013. I did the AirTran card too just to have a bit extra to mess with. And, if you transfer them to SW and can use that credit there — then you can use it with your CP, of course!

    – John…

  3. How is Air Tran Availability to the Caribbean and Mexico using points in coach from the lower 48?.

  4. i already have a barclays airtran card,can i also get a chase airtran card?

  5. I agree, BobChi — If you’ve already had the Southwest card and earned the 50k bonus, the generous 32-point AirTran card is a nice option. Those credits can be transferred to your SW account or used on AirTran.

    Are we correct to assume that when the merger is complete there will be an all new Southwest/AirTran supercard of some sort? I hope so.

    Follow John…’s advice and get BOTH now. Then cross your fingers that there will be an all-new card after the merger. And enjoy all the points!

  6. @BobChi @John… @jac - I agree, the correct answer is get both both while you can!

    @Jason @ – Depends from where you fly. I’d do dummy award searches from the cities you’re likely to depart from.

    @Jason – You should be able to.

  7. I got the southwest companion pass this week from the premier personal and business southwest cards. Yesterday I also received a new Airtran personal card.The offer was for 32 A+ credits but chase told me it now will be 38400 Airtran points which won’t have blackouts and can be used for any seat on Airtran. I am glad for that but really want to transfer these points to Southwest to get to use them with my Southwest companion pass to double their value.I was told that at this point if I transfer the 38400 Airtran points to Southwest they will have to be converted to 2 old format standard southwest awards with blackouts and award seat availability restrictions. Chase said this may be changing later this year or in 2014 and that I might be better advised to wait and see if in time the Airtran points can be converted to southwest points without blackouts and award seat restricted availability. Have you heard any predictions about this? Thanks for all your help! Companion pass seems too good to be true. But it’s the real deal.

  8. @Larry – That’s correct. You can transfer them to Southwest, but they will be 2 round trip awards which DO have blackout dates. But you could use them with your Companion Pass. Award availability using the credits keeps on changing, so if you do convert them, you can keep checking back to see if there is availability. I don’t know about transferring the points directly to Southwest points later on. Enjoy the companion pass!

  9. @Larry – I want to know if that 32+ AirTran card is still available?

  10. @Becky – There’s a link on the Airline Credit Card tab.

  11. Hi Darius,

    I just received an e-mail offer for 2 roundtrip flights from AirTran with the Chase card. I already have the SWA card. Do you recommend this card?

    Thanks for the great site. I read it every day!

  12. @Teresa – Thanks for reading! You can transfer Air Tran credits to Southwest, but they have restricted award availability. But they could be useful if you like flying on Southwest.

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