A non-stop flight from Tampa, FL to Indianapolis, IN on AirTran Airways takes 2hrs 15min. Delta and United also fly that route but both have layovers and take much longer the AirTran. Hope that helps!
A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills, discount or budget carrier or airline or cheap flight) is an airline that generally has lower fares and fewer comforts. To make up for revenue lost in decreased ticket prices, the airline may charge for extras like food, priority boarding, seat allocating, and baggage etc.
The term originated within the airline industry referring to airlines with a lower operating cost structure than their competitors. While the term is often applied to any carrier with low ticket prices and limited services, regardless of their operating models, low-cost carriers should not be confused with regional airlines that operate short flights without service, or with full-service airlines offering some reduced fares.
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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is a major U.S. airline and the world's largest low-cost carrier, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The airline was established in 1967 and adopted their current name in 1971. The airline has more than 46,000 employees as of August 2012[update] and operates more than 3,400 flights per day. As of June 5, 2011, it carries the most domestic passengers of any U.S. airline. As of August 2013, Southwest Airlines has scheduled service to 89 destinations in 42 states and Puerto Rico.
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AirTran Airways is an American low-cost airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, with which it is currently being integrated. AirTran operates nearly 700 daily flights, primarily in the eastern and midwestern United States, with its principal hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where it operates nearly 200 daily departures. AirTran's fleet consists of Boeing 717 aircraft, of which it was the largest operator, and Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
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