AirTran/Southwest final point transfer will be for Rapid Rewards Points not old awards

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  1. iolaire
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    Got an email which explain around Nov 2 all AirTran points will be transferred to SW at a ratio of 1 point to 1200 rapid rewards points. Happy to see this since the current transfer is from AirTran to old style capacity controlled awards with SW. I did one transfer in that direction and have not yet been able to use the old style award, so I'll send it back to AirTran so I get real rapid rewards points back.

    So get your AirTran cc's and stockpile those points...

    The next few months are going to be exciting as we work toward completing the integration of Southwest Airlines® and AirTran® Airways. As I shared in my last update, Rapid Rewards® will be the loyalty program of the combined airline, so you will enjoy benefits including unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and points that don’t expire*. Let me take a moment to share some additional details on what the integration means to you as an A+ Rewards® Member.

    We are nearing the final stages of integration, including the complete transition of all A+ Rewards accounts to Rapid Rewards. This process will begin on November 2, 2014. Rest assured your A+ Rewards Credits are safe and we are committed to making this a smooth transition. Here are a few key dates to know for this transition:
    * The last day to earn A+ Rewards Flight Credits will be November 1, 2014.
    * The last day to redeem A+ Rewards Credits will be November 1, 2014.
    * Existing A+ Rewards Chase Cardmembers will begin earning Rapid Rewards Points in late October. More details about receipt of a replacement for your A+ Rewards Credit Card with a new Southwest Airlines branded credit card will be forthcoming from Chase prior to the end of October.
    * The last day to earn credits with Hertz®, e-Miles®, and e-Rewards® will be September 30, 2014.
    Your A+ Rewards account will be closed on November 2, 2014. We will convert your active A+ Rewards Credits to Rapid Rewards Points at a ratio of one A+ Rewards Credit = 1,200 Rapid Rewards Points. We plan to complete this process as quickly as possible.

    Please note that your credits will not automatically convert to Rapid Rewards Points prior to November 2, 2014. However, as a Rapid Rewards Member, you may still use Rewards Conversion to transfer your credits between programs. With this option, you can enjoy all 90+ destinations served by Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways.

    We are excited to be this close to completing the transition to Rapid Rewards, and we hope you are too. To keep you informed of progress and next steps, we will continue to send e-mail communications leading up to the close of the A+ Rewards Program. Additionally, you can always visit for the latest information and news.

    We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!

  2. Newscience

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    Amazing! I just received this email today. Thanks for posting, iolare!
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  3. fulthrust7

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    Are you sure they will be the new points and not the "old" RRs? I actually found a lot of value for the old RR's, particularly last minute flying when the current point based value is based on the revenue ticket. Granted, availability is limited under the old RRs but when available, it is a bargain at 9600 points flat price. I am sad to have this option disappearing.
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  4. MyMiles&Points
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    agreed. I loved having both options and have always been able to get a better "value" with the old awards when needed (and yet use points on those $49/$69 fares). . .
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  5. satman40

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    Received the same email, will be nice to have AirTran points tied in with the companion pass,

    I will miss the old bird, had some nice trips,
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