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AirTran helps this travel writer put the "fun" back in flying
Had I accidentally wandered into a Make a Wish Foundation flight? (This had happened once before.) No - it was AirTran's first flight to Bermuda, and I was apparently on it.
Passengers excitedly milled around the gate area and curious patrons strolled down from other flights to see what was going on. A large table was set up with complimentary bagged sandwiches, chips, soft drinks and cookies emblazoned with the AirTran logo. Employees in Bermuda shorts offered literature about the island, and the native Bermudian dance troupe, flown in for the occasion, performed a routine before boarding the plane in full regalia. Luckily the flight was only about half full and they were able to fit their four-foot tall hats in the overhead bins ...
When we landed, the city's fire trucks greeted the plane with a "water gun salute," essentially hosing us down from either side. The whole flight clapped.
And it reminded me as I typed this on the GoGo WiFi at 39,000 feet - this is why I'm a travel writer. Because sometimes, getting to the destination can be as fun as the destination itself.
The following nonstop flights between Baltimore/Washington and Bermuda will be available beginning April 7, 2011, through October 24, 2011:
Nonstop Service Between Baltimore/Washington and Bermuda
|Baltimore/Washington||Bermuda||1811||12:55 p.m.||4:15 p.m.||Daily|
|Bermuda||Baltimore/Washington||1812||5:05 p.m.||6:40 p.m.||Daily|
Note: Subject to Government Approval
The following nonstop flights between Atlanta and Bermuda will be available beginning May 26, 2011, through September 6, 2011:
Nonstop Service Between Atlanta and Bermuda
|Atlanta||Bermuda||1815||10:20 a.m.||2:20 p.m.||Daily|
|Bermuda||Atlanta||1816||3:10 p.m.||5:20 p.m.||Daily|