JS Online reports that earlier this month, Skybus began offering service from Mitchell International Airport to Columbus, Ohio. This no-frills airline offers 10 seats on each flight for only $10. And even if you miss one of the $10 flights, many of the remaining flights were priced under $100.
According to JS Online:
Tickets are sold only online at www.skybus.com. They cannot be bought at the airport or on the phone, and Skybus flights also do not show up on common Internet airfare search engines such as kayak.com.
The carrier does have a desk at Mitchell, but only to accept luggage – at $5 a bag for the first two, more thereafter….
The airline also does not sell connecting tickets. Passengers who want to go on to the other airports Skybus serves must get off in Columbus, claim their baggage and check in again. The airline does not recommend it.
So, the question is – how much hassle you be willing to endure for a $10 flight?
Update: Skybus Airlines will cease all operations effective Saturday, April 5, 2008.