This was back in the very early days of AirTran, and they definitely don't fly the route anymore, since it was direct from Northwest Ohio to Orlando, Florida. The trip was a package cruise deal; my familyone that typically spent a week of vacation every June driving to the Wisconsin Dells or Gatlinburg, TN (good and wholesome, old-timey family vacation spots)were switching it up after I begged for a straight year to be taken on a cruise.
The flight route doesn't exist anymore and neither does the cruise line (and the ship!) that made for my second first of that trip: my first cruise. We sailed on the Oceanic, a liner-style ship painted with a bright red hull; she was the flagship of the small Big Red Boat fleet. These were the days before Disney made their own cruise line, so our whole vacation was a lump deal of four days at sea and four days at the theme park, where I even remember us staying at The Contemporarythe A-frame hotel through which the Disney World monorail passes.
But anyway, back to that flight. I recall being unimpressed by the size of the plane, and my memory seems to think it was a Boeing 717. We checked all of our bags and none were charged extra fees, and we even got lunches on the flight. Both of these things wouldn't be happening these days for free, especially on AirTran. I'm not even sure we had a computer with the internet at the time, though these days AirTran boasts fleet-wide WiFi.
The funny thing is, I don't remember the return flight after vacation. Perhaps I was cranky and tired as kids get? Or maybe it's just that the first flight is the one that stays with you best. Yeah, I think it's the latter.