The Southwest and AirTran Charter Departments were excited to participate in providing the transportation needs of college teams, school officials, alumni, and fans to college football bowl games across the country this year.
We flew a record 122 college bowl flights, including 12 flights using 737-800 aircraft, which we’ve never used before in the charter arena. Teams we flew this year included Rice, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma. We also flew the marching bands of both Oregon and Michigan. Alumni and fan charters included the already-mentioned universities plus Washington State, Northern Illinois, Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Baylor, Auburn, and BCS Champs Florida State. We also were honored to transport the Auburn University mascot, War Eagle, to the championship game! Thanks to all the hardworking Southwest and AirTran Employees who were involved in the operation and execution of these charters. You all do an incredible job providing our famous Positively Outrageous Service!
Speaking of outstanding Customer Service, one of our AirTran Flight Attendants Sandra Carter, had the privilege of serving on an Auburn charter flight heading to southern California and said, ”As a HUGE Auburn fan, it was an honor to work this flight. This is by far one of the BEST experiences I have had as a Flight Attendant! I was honored to be a part of this journey with what I call the best fans in the land—the fans of the Auburn University Tigers.”
Apparently the Auburn Fans were quite taken with Sandra, as they shared their inflight experience with The War Eagle Reader. Check it out here!