Archive for the ‘Skybus’ Category

Skybus Wars Part 2-Outrageous Southwest Ding Specials!

June 4, 2007

Update: DEAD!

These fares are bookable from now until 10PM EDT via Ding-be sure to update your preferences to include Columbus, OH.

Search this site for Ding to learn more.

$15 One way cities to/from Columbus, OH:
Baltimore
Birmingham
Buffalo
Chicago/MDW
Nashville
Norfolk
Philadelphia
Raleigh/Durham
S. Louis

$30 One way cities to/from Columbus, OH:
Albany
Albuquerque
Austin
Boise
Burbank
Corpus Christi
Dallas/LUV
Denver
El Paso
Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Myers
Harlingen
Hartford
Houston/HOU
Jackson
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Little Rock
Long Island
Los Angeles
Manchester
Midland/Odessa
New Orleans
Oakland
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Ontario
Orange County
Orlando
Phoenix
Portland
Providence
Reno/Tahoe
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Jose
Seattle/Tacoma
Spokane
Tampa Bay
Tucson
Tulsa
West Palm Beach

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THE SKYBUS WARS HAVE BEGUN!!!

June 4, 2007

Update: Delta has now matched most of these fares!
Use your business AMEX to save an additional 3%-5% off Delta tickets!

Northwest has just published $98+ Round trip fares for 29 cities to/from Columbus, OH.
The fares should be bookable at about 5PM.
Cities:
Albuquerque, NM
Albany, NY
Austin, TX
Hartford, CT
Boise, ID
Buffalo, NY
Baltimore, MD
Spokane, WA
Jackson, MS
Jacksonville, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Little Rock, AR
Manchester, NH
Kansas City, MO
New Orleans, LA
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha, NE
Portland, OR
Phoenix, AZ
Raleigh-Durham, NC
San Diego, CA
San Antonio, TX
Seattle, WA
San Jose, CA
Sacramento, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Tulsa, OK
Tucson, AZ

Skybus: More Info…

May 29, 2007

I wrote a roundup on Skybus last month when they started selling tickets starting at just $10.

Here is a neat article about them:
“The Greyhound Bus of the Skies”

Also regarding Kosher food and their policy of not allowing food on flight:

“Thank you for contacting Skybus.

In general, you may bring your own food onboard a Skybus flight if we don’t offer a suitable alternative for sale. For example, the following types of food are not offered by Skybus and may therefore be brought with you:

-Baby formula and other types of baby food

-Special food for diabetics

-Special food for those with severe food allergies

-Special food for those with dietary restrictions (Kosher, Muslim, etc.)”

HT: R.Y.B.

Finally, now that Skybus has started service, does anyone still doubt that “a la carte” airline pricing is inevitable?

BOILING HOT!!! SKYBUS AIRLINES INAUGURATES NEW SERVICE! TICKETS TO START AT JUST $10!!!!!!!!!

April 24, 2007

Skybus is aiming to become the Ryanair of the USA.
They will be totally no-frills, everything that can be charged for, will be charged for.
Every single Skybus flight has just 10 seats on it for $10, so don’t hesitate to buy a ticket-what do have to lose???

Their hub will be Columbus, OH.
You can fly for $10 to/from such cities as Los Angeles(Burbank, CA), Oakland CA, Seattle, and Ft. Lauderdale.

Airline info:

-With over $230 Million, no airline has ever launched with more startup capital, the previous record was Jetblue’s $130 Million.
-Skybus currently has 8 Airbus A319’s, and has orders for 57 more!
-Each plane has jsut over 150, all leather seats.
-Want to advertise? For just $500,000 a year you can plaster your name across the entire body of a Skybus plane!
-They will be flying from a lot of secondary airports:
By saying x =They really mean y:
Los Angeles=Burbank.
S. Fransisco=Oakland
Seattle=Bellingham, WA
Vancouver=Bellingham, WA
Boston=Portsmouth, NH

Here are the other airports where they mean what they actually say:
Columbus, OH.
Greensboro, NC.
Richmond, VA.
Kansas City.
Ft. Lauderdale

-Columbus, OH has given Skybus incentives worth tens of millions of dollars for the hub.
-With a huge Columbus hub promised to be developed, Ohio will now have 3 cities with major hubs, Continental in Cleveland, Delta in Cincinnati, and Skybus in Columbus. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it is now the only state to have 3 separate cities with hub airports.

Policy Info:
-The gist of their policies is that all you are buying is your airfare, anything else is additional.
-The first 2 checked bags are $5 each, so it’s less than what Spirit charges.
-All tickets go to Columbus, OH. so if you want to go from Burbank to Ft. Lauderdale you will have to buy 1 ticket from Burbank to Columbus, and 1 from Columbus to Ft. Lauderdale.
-All seats are first-come, first served, however for $10 per flight you can purchase priority boarding. It is recommended to buy the priority boarding when you buy your ticket as there is only a limited amount of them sold on each flight.
-To keep costs down, all communication is currently only available by email, there is no public phone number!
-Changes to flights are $40+change in fare.
-They say that food and beverages will be for sale-so you can’t bring your own, Do you guys think that they will really enforce that?

I will continue to post more information on Skybus, so keep checking back!

http://www.skybus.com