Southwest Airlines has announced that the AirTran A+ Rewards program is ending, and Rapid Rewards will be the loyalty program for the combined airline starting Nov. 2, 2014.
On Nov. 2, 2014 AirTran A+ Rewards accounts will be closed, and active A+ Rewards credits will be converted to Rapid Rewards points at a ratio of one A+ Rewards credit to 1,200 Rapid Rewards points. The last day to earn or burn A+ Rewards credits is Nov. 1, 2014. Credits will not automatically convert to points prior to Nov. 2, 2014, but Rapid Rewards members may still transfer credits between programs through rewards conversion HERE
AirTran A+ Rewards credits can still be earned with partners Hertz, e-Rewards and e-Miles through Sept. 30, 2014. Existing A+ Rewards Chase card members will begin earning Rapid Rewards points in late October.
INSIDE|Point: If you are already a member of both programs, you will be given the opportunity to link your accounts later this year. AirTran A+ Rewards members who are not Rapid Rewards members are strongly encouraged to enroll in Rapid Rewards prior to Nov. 1, but if you fail to do so, a Rapid Rewards account will be created for you. For more information on the integration, click HERE