AirTran Airways has re-launched their popular X-Fares standby program for 18- to 22-year-old travelers.
Now through Dec. 15, 2006, if you’re between the ages of 18 and 22, you can travel in coach class on a standby-only basis to any of the 48 destinations AirTran Airways serves (excluding Grand Bahama Island) for a fare of $69 per segment of travel, $89 for long-haul segments. (A segment is defined as one take-off and one landing.)
To participate, simply show up at the AirTran Airways ticket counter at least two hours before the scheduled time of departure and present your valid government-issued photo ID.
Additional taxes of up to $11 per segment may apply, and there are some blackout dates. Also, since you're flying standby, you can only bring one carry-on bag plus one personal item--no checked luggage. But with a little flexibility and patience, you can get a rock-bottom price on flights to cities like Boston, Tampa, New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Washington, D.C., or Chicago.
AirTran created X-Fares in June 1997 and since then nearly 700,000 passengers have participated in the program.