AirTran Airways Informative - Seating
This is something for families flying on AirTran to be aware of.
Every time I have flown on AirTran with family members we have never been able to get seats together. AirTran will not assign seating until you check in. I've checked in early, I've checked in late, and it does not matter.
I've noticed that I am not the only passenger with this problem. Each flight I've been on has had parents bargaining with other passengers so they can sit with their kids. This is unacceptable. A mother should be seated next to her children in every instance. AirTran needs to change their seating policy so that seating assignments can be booked in advance. AirTran probably avoids doing this so they can overbook their flights and avoid guaranteeing anyone a seat. This is another annoying issue with that airline.