Startup airline Skybus is attempting to corner the industry on flights to mid-major cities. Flights during the week are $10 all of the places they currently fly too and up to $30 on the weekends. The catch is for now flights only go in and out of Columbus, Ohio – so unless you live there your first 10 bucks goes to stopping over at the Buckeye State (taxes and fees not included). Travel is only within the domestic US.
Their 11 Airbus jets are all new and fly non-stop (if you don’t include Columbus). Still you might want to take advantage while you can as you might not be able to find a better deal through conventional methods. Though be warned, finding a flight before May is going to be tough and matching cities isn’t as easy as it should be (the site is still a bit flaky). They also have deals on rental cars, hotels, and vacation packages.
To get the best deal on your tickets always buy at the the best time (Wednesday nights), use FareCast narrow down the best date to buy, and FareCompare to make sure you got the best possible price.
To further update:
Skybus, the newest budget airline, has announced it will begin air service on May 22, 2007, from its hub in Columbus, Ohio. The airline, which has a fleet of 150-seat Airbus A319 jets, begins service to Burbank, Kansas City, and Boston (Portsmouth) on May 22; to Ft. Lauderdale, Seattle (Bellingham), and Greensboro (North Carolina) on May 29; and to Oakland, California, on June 12. One-way tickets are roughly half the rate of other airlines serving the same destinations. To attract customers, the airline is promising that every flight every day will have 10 seats up for grabs for $10.
Don’t expect frills. Blankets will cost you a couple of bucks, as will snacks and drinks.