The $1.4 billion acquisition of AirTran Airways by Southwest Airlines, announced on September 27, is likely to mean a bump in fares for meeting travelers. What’s uncertain is if the merged carrier will have a discount program for meetings. AirTran has a meetings program, called EventSavers, which offers participating meeting groups a 10 percent discount. Southwest does not have a meetings program but offers discounts for groups traveling from the same origin to the same destination—but not ...

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