Earlier referred to as American Trans Air, ATA Airlines is an American airline. It is a low cost carrier offering scheduled services besides charter airlines services. The airline is based at Indianapolis, Indiana. The focus of the airline was on offering cost effective airline fares to its passengers offering substantial savings.
ATA Airlines flights operate through two major hubs, Indianapolis International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport that closed down 2005 and 2008 respectively. The focus cities of the airlines are Honolulu International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Oakland International Airport. ATA Airlines flights operate between Aruba, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, San Juan, Nassau, Cancun, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hilo, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Kahulai, Las Vegas, Lihue, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark, New York City, Orlando, Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Tampa and many other destinations. The airlines used to cater some of these destinations before it applied for bankruptcy and some after the services resumed again. ATA Airlines flight deals take travelers to 13 destinations all across the world.
The airlines applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 2, 2008. Later it announced ceasing all operations on April 3, 2008.
ATA Airlines had following direct flights to other parts of the world:
- Flights from Chicago to Manzanillo
- Flights from Chicago to Pomona
- Flights from Dallas to Cancun
- Flights from Dallas to Front Royal
- Flights from Honolulu to Portland
- Flights from Honolulu to San Diego
- Flights from Indianapolis to New York
- Flights from Los Angeles to Kalauao
- Flights from Oakland to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Flights from Oakland to Hilo
- Flights from Oakland to Kailua Kona
- Flights from Oakland to Kalauao
- Flights from Phoenix to Honolulu
- Flights from Phoenix to Kihei
- Flights from Portland to Kalaupapa
- Flights from Seattle to Lihue
- Flights from Spokane to Honolulu
- Flights from Wailuku to Las Vegas
- Flights from Washington to Joliet
- Flights from Washington to Joliet
ATA Airlines is operated Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 757-300, Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar and McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30.
ATA Airlines Fare Structures and ATA Airlines Flight Amenities
ATA Airlines reservations gave passengers offered passengers an option to choose their fares and accordingly the services will be offered by the airlines. The class configuration available was Economy class and business class. Traveling in Economy Class becomes an unforgettable and rewarding experience. In-flight features like offering blankets, pillows, fluffy towels, magazines, newspapers, in-flight entertainment and much more was offered to the passengers traveling with ATA Airline.
ATA Airlines Baggage Policy
ATA Airlines allows all passengers to carry one piece of carry-on baggage under baggage allowance policy during their travel with this airline. The weight of this luggage should not be more than 22 lbs. The weight limit for carry-on luggage is 22 lbs and the dimensions must not exceed 45 inches (L+W+H). No more than 88 lbs weight is allowed for first class and two items of checked baggage are allowed. Similarly, for business class passengers, 66 lbs weight is allowed and 44 lbs for economy class. 62 inches is the overall size limitation for checked baggage.
ATA Airlines Rewards Program
ATA Travel Awards program allows its passengers to earn miles every time a passenger flies with this airline. The passengers will earn miles to spend on fabulous rewards like free companion ticket and much more.