Chase Air Tran Credit Card With 32 Credits is Back! [Expired]

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Chase Air Tran Credit Card With 32 Credits is Back! [Expired]

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View From the Wing writes that the 32 credit Chase Air Tran offer is now available publicly.

I wrote about the targeted version of this offer previously.  But the public version is good news because we can sign-up for the new Air Tran card before it disappears after the merger with Southwest is complete!

Emily got the Barlcaycard Air Tran card last year when it offered 16 credits, the highest bonus I’ve seen, last year.  The current offer is for twice the number of Air Tran credits as the best previous offer.

It takes 16 Air Tran credits for a flight (subject to availability) on Air Tran or 32 credits for a business class flight subject to availability.

Unfortunately, this is a Chase card so you’ve got to prioritize your applications since Chase has most of the so many of the good offers.

If you’ve got the Southwest Companion pass, this is a good card to get because you can transfer Air Tran credits to Southwest, for free, and use them with your Southwest Companion Pass.  It takes 16 credits for a return Southwest flight, but in my experience, Southwest credits have much less award availability than flights using Southwest miles, but you can still get value out of the card.

If you don’t have the Southwest Companion Pass, you could be better off applying for the 50,000 point Chase Southwest credit cards and completing the last of the $2,000 minimum spending strategically so that the 50,000 points bonus posts to your account in early 2013 and count towards the Companion Pass in 2013.

That’s because it is easier to use 50,000 Southwest points than 32 Southwest credits.  Earning the Companion Pass in early 2013 means that your companion can fly free with you until the end of 2014!

Or you could delay earning the Companion Pass until later in 2013, and load up on some Air Tran/Southwest credits now since the Air Tran credit card will disappear at some point after the Southwest and Air Tran merger is complete.

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Hi Daraius,

I need to cancel my airtran credit card. I have 42 credit. What would happen to my credit if I cancel my card which help earn those credits. Thanks

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@leslie – The credits are yours to keep. See this post for more details.

The transition from Barcalay to Chase resulted in blocking my old credit card and also the new Chase/airtran card . On telephonic Enquiry I was asked to wait for 24 hrs . Now more than 48 hrs elapsed No reply ??????

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@Ghousia Ali – Not sure I understand, but are you not able to use your old card?

Is there any restriction on using the A+ travel awards on international flights (i.e., ATL to CUN)? …or tougher to get these flights using rewards?

I know air tran has a business card. Does anyone know of a link for the same 32 bonus points for the business card?

thanks if you do!

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@madreblair – 16 credits will get you one round trip award or 2 1 way awards.

@Anah Best – I don’t know of a link to a 32 credit Air Tran card.

Hi I just received this card and am looking at using the Airtran credits for one way flight to SFO but return using Southwest from Oakland.

Being new to SW I am totally confused as to how many miles or points does the Airtran credits translate to SW on their website. ( anytime pts, wanna get away pts. etc.)

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