Customers are now able to purchase itineraries to the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international destinations, in one transaction, for service starting on April 14.

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways took the first step in connecting their networks on January 26. Southwest Airlines says it is on pace to connect the two networks fully in April.

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At Grand Rapids, Southwest will offer double the number of flights AirTran Airways is operating. From August 11, Southwest will offer six daily non-stop flights, compared with three daily non-stop flights operated until then by AirTran.

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Members of Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards and AirTran Airways’ A+ Rewards frequent-flyer programs are now able to transfer their loyalty rewards between the two programs. This will allow members to combine rewards from the two airlines’ frequent-flyer programs.

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In the updated program, which Southwst will officially launch on March 1, members can redeem their points for every seat on every flight with no blackout dates or seat restrictions and points will not expire if there is any earning activity in a 24-month time period.

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Southwest Airlines and Wyndham Hotel Group have tied their respective loyalty programs, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards and Wyndham Rewards.

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