Hey I know alot of people are driving to the con, but if you are between 18 and 22 and have a valid state ID you can fly stand by for $75 there and another $75 back, that can save you money and time I'm leaving thursday around 5:00pm from atlanta. there are a couple rules and resrictions, you can check the fight network here http://www.airtran.com/destinations/routemap/index.jsp and also check out www.xfares.com.

here's the info from the site

For the lowest possible airfares, please stand by.
Presenting AirTran Airways' X-Fares Standby Program. If you're between the ages of 18 and 22, you're eligible to fly standby to any of the many cities AirTran Airways flies to for just $55 per segment, or $75 for long-haul segments. You decide where you want to go. Just appear at the AirTran Airways ticket counter to put your name on the X-Fare standby list and pay for each flight segment.

Then go to the AirTran Airways gate to which the ticket counter agent directs you. If there's a coach seat available after the final boarding call, you get it. But be smart. Don't wait for the last flight out in case there's no room for standby. (Hey, that's why it only costs $55.)

Where can you go? Cities like Boston, Tampa, New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Myrtle Beach, Washington, D.C., or Chicago. And there are plenty more where those came from. Check our route map for additional participating destinations. Flights to/from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Denver are considered long-haul segments and cost $75 per segment. Flights to/from Grand Bahama Island are not available in the X-Fares Standby Program.

So hurry, before you get older, tied down, or skeptical. Your travel must be completed by December 15, 2004.

Fares do not include per-segment tax of $3.10, the September 11 security fee of $2.50 per segment or Airport Passenger Facility charges of up to $4.50 per segment. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.


PICK - Any of the many cities served by AirTran Airways. Check our current route map.

PACK - As an X-Fare standby passenger, you are permitted one carry-on item and one personal item. A personal item may be a handbag, umbrella, cane, crutches, coat, camera, reading material, infant food, briefcase or laptop computer. No carry-on item may exceed overall dimensions of 45 inches, and all items must fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. Any heavy item must be placed underneath your seat. Any item with inflexible surfaces must be placed underneath your seat or flat on the floor of an overhead bin.

PROCEED - To get on the X-Fare standby list, you must arrive at the ticket counter a maximum of two hours before scheduled departure of the flight. After paying $55 per segment ($75 for long-haul segments) you will proceed to the gate. Standby processing stops promptly 30 minutes before scheduled departure so that the AirTran Airways agents may process confirmed passengers. No exceptions.

PRODUCE - You will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo ID.

PASSENGERS - To qualify for X-Fares you must be between 18 and 22 years old. (Once you've reached your 23rd birthday you are no longer eligible.) You are allowed to carry an infant under two years of age in your arms at no additional charge.

POLITICS - This is a standby program for coach class only. You do not have a confirmed seat, and no reservations can be made for the X-Fares program if you have a reservation on any AirTran Airways flight on the same day. Standby passengers are not eligible for denied boarding compensation. Every stop is considered a new segment for which you must be cleared. A segment is defined as one take-off and one landing. If your trip requires a connection, you must pay for all segments at the ticket counter in the city of origination for one-way and connecting travel. Flights to/from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Denver are considered long-haul segments and cost $75 per segment.

PROHIBITED - No X-Fares travel permitted on Fridays and Sundays. The following dates are blacked out for travel in 2004: February 12-16, April 8-12, May 27-31, July 1-5, September 2-6, November 23-29, December 16-31, 2004. The last date for travel is December 15, 2004. Sorry, flights to/from Grand Bahama Island are not available in the X-Fares Standby Program.

PAY - Upon arrival at the ticket counter, you will be asked for $55 per segment. You may pay by either credit card or cash. X-Fares standby fares are one-way and Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $4.50 per segment may apply. In addition, per-segment taxes of $3.10 and the September 11 security fee of $2.50 per segment are not included.

PATIENCE - Once you have checked in for your flight at the ticket counter, please proceed to the gate and wait patiently. If the flight fills up, try another flight. Please do not disturb the gate agents as they work. If you checked in at the ticket counter, then they know that you are waiting to get on the flight. Please do not crowd the gate podium. Please be nice to the gate agents.

PREPARE - For departure. Enjoy your flight. All travel must be completed by December 15, 2004.

P.S. anyone coming from the southeast and leaving from atlanta I'm leaving Thurday around 5:00pm.