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We've been planning on going to visit my family next month. My mom just called and told me about this airline that JUST started selling tickets. She said there's been ads all over the radio for weeks for this company. They are operating out of Columbus (where my family lives) and just got FAA approved, and their flights start May 27 (or close).<br>
The tickets are $50/person each way.<br><br>
The cheapest flights that I've been able to find on any other airline was a little more than $300 roundtrip per person. So that's $100 roundtrip for Skybus compared to $300 for Delta. Oh, Skybus is a direct flight, which I haven't seen for the trip we're making. The Delta price includes one layover. (oh, skybus has 10 $10 seats on each flight)<br><br>
Skybus charges $5 for checked bags, they charge for food and drinks in flight, and you aren't allowed to bring outside food on the plane. (none of that is a problem for us)<br>
They don't have a phone number (which seems really wierd, but they talk about WHY on their site).<br><br>
Dp thinks it's a scam, and is worried about the safety if it isn't a scam.<br>
According to Wikipedia, they pay their employees much less than other airlines. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybus_Airlines" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybus_Airlines</a><br><br>
Their website is <a href="http://www.skybus.com" target="_blank">www.skybus.com</a><br><br>
So, what would you do?<br>
I'm definitely not thinking I want to fly on their first day of operation. But I'm considering going in early June (which would be a couple weeks after they start). Or is that really stupid? lol
 

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Yeah, looking at their info, how limited their flights are, and how small the planes are, I can see how they can offer cheap flights. I'd do it.
 

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It almost sounds to good to be true, but I doubt it's a scam. If it were me (I'm cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> ) I'd give it a go. I was looking to see about flights and it always had Ohio as arrival or departure airport and wouldn't let me change it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> I'm interested in knowing why they don't have a phonenumber <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ETA: Okay, now I see that the run out of ohio for all destinations...and the employee wages are pretty disappointing.
 

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I woud. We have a couple of "no frills" airlines like that here that I use regularly. They also have no phone numbers and you have to book online. By cutting their costs they are able to offer cheaper flights. I wouldn't say it was a a scam. x
 

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I wouldn't. I bought a ticket on a new airline that started operating out of my airport, and they went bust before I could even fly with them. I think I was able to contest the charge on my credit card. Sad, you'd think I would remember that, but now I wonder if I ever followed up on it. This was a few years ago.
 

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Thanks for your opinions! I think my mom thinks I'm crazy for even wanting a day to think about it. lol<br>
I should add that my mom is paying for our tickets.<br><br>
Hmmm...do you think that with the low employee wages and the other cost cutting, that safety would be a concern?<br>
It doesn't sound like second rate planes or anything like that. hmmm...
 
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