AirTran offers chance to see top-ranked Bulldogs

Glory, Glory! AirTran Airways is jumping on the Georgia Bulldogs’ bandwagon.

Orlando, Fla.-based AirTran (NYSE: AAI) announced a contest Friday to give away free flights, accommodations and tickets to a Georgia away game during the upcoming football season.

The Bulldogs are ranked the No. 1 team in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released Friday. The team finshed last season ranked second in most polls with an 11-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory over Hawaii.

AirTran, which hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will give away tickets, accommodations and travel to three winners and their guests to see Georgia play Arizona State, LSU or Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

“AirTran Airways is a true community partner with the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network, and we are very excited about the team’s prospects for the coming season,” said AirTran spokesman Tad Hutcheson in a news release.

Beginning Friday, fans can enter the contest online at www.airtran.com/football. Participation is limited to AirTran Airways A+ Rewards members, though registration is free through the Web site, the airline said. Participants must be at least 18.

Winners will be chosen between Sept. 3 and Oct. 10.

Georgia plays the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz., Sept 20. The Bulldogs will take on the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 25. Florida will play the Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 1.

– Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

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