Sunday, January 13, 2008

Vacation here I come! Maybe....

I found this awesome airline I want to try! I actually saw a segment on the news (which I hardly ever watch, I know, I'm awful but the news is too one-sided and depressing anyway) which caught my attention and I had to check out their website. Anyway, Sky Bus is a really low budget airline and their gimmick is the first ten tickets on every flight are $10! How cool is that?!? Now they don't go into all major cities mostly smaller airports that are kind of close to the bigger ones which is part of how they keep their costs down. As well as charging for drinks, etc on the flights. Since we like to travel but don't like to spend alot of money on it we are hoping to give Sky Bus a try sometime this year. I may try to talk my college girls into planning a girl trip later in the year (nursing baby kind of hinders any immediate plans). I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes if we get to use them sometime.

5 comments:

Big Doofus said...

It's an actual old, retired school bus (yellow, of course) that is launched into the air with one of those canons they use for the circus. You are limited to "cities" within 500 feet of your origination. But, hey, it's only ten bucks!

Sniz said...

GIRL, I haven't heard of this! Wow. Can you just call and pick a flight that hasn't been booked yet? We could pick any city in that case. And that was available. This is cool.

Wani said...

Have you checked out the website yet - www.skybus.com? I'm trying to talk Isaac into taking a trip to New York or Boston and getting a citypass (www.citypass.com) to see the sights. I miss traveling.... sigh.

Anonymous said...

Wani, this is so true about this airline. JOnathan's aunt and uncle go on a trip once a month all around the country and pay $10 a pop. They just got back from St. Louis. His aunt watches the website every day starting early in the morning watching for the $10 flights. She's like a hawk and she always gets them. Since you are major computer savvy, you should be able to get the $10 seats. Good luck!!

Leah

nemo said...

Hello there!
We have these in Europe too, a few different ones actually but I've only used Ryanair. We got tickets for 20 cents each to go to Rome!! And the strangest thing is on the flight they did a lucky draw and we actually won a free flight too! Incredible.
I have used them to travel around Europe and the prices are usually between 10-20 Euro a ticket. Since I'm in Northern Italy going down to Rome is only a short flight and so I guess charging 20 cents a head is not too bad for them, it was probably going to go long distance after that and make it up.
They are always on time, don't wait for you if you are late, charge for food and drinks on board (I take my own food) and have minimum staff on board. Planes are small but hey, for the price you pay, who's gonna complain? Good to know they are in the States too. If anybody makes their way to Europe be sure to use the planes to country hop, they are much cheaper than taking a train!