Usually elite status on an airline lasts for about a year, and along with it come some great benefits depending on what level of elite status you have.
Airtran has the industry’s only elite status program in which if you earn elite status once you keep it for the rest of your life!
Elite status on Airtran gets you among other things:
-The ability to get an upgrade the day before a flight
-Premium check in lines
-Premium security lines no matter what airline you’re flying!
-free name changes on tickets
-ability to transfer mileage credits to another member
All you have to do is open an A-Plus Account online at airtran.com and then send a fax to them at: 912-966-6378
and tell them
-That you plan on flying them a lot in the near future out of ‘xyz’ airport
-The airline that you are currently have elite status on
-Documentation of elite status
-And that you would like a elite status match on airtran and you will start booking flights
Then just check back online 24 hours later and you should see your status upgraded to elite!
As an elite i get upgraded for free nearly every time i fly on airtran too so lifetime elite status is quite a worthwhile!