HOWTO: Score $10 Tickets on Skybus
Last week, a Jaunted commenter wondered about those super-cheap Skybus fares, "To the people that got the $10 tickets, how did you find them?" Well, we wish there were some big secret to it, but more or less, it's book early, book often. You'll have better luck if you try less-than-exotic city pairs, like the KC-Columbus route we found for $10 both ways in February.
But what if you want to go somewhere warm in the middle of winter? We asked Skybus spokesman Bob Tenenbaum if he had any advice:
The best way to snag $10 fares is to register for e-mail alerts on the Skybus website; that way you get an e-mail alert the minute new dates or new destinations go on sale. Typically, $10 fares to the more popular destinations out of Columbus (i.e. the West Coast and Florida) go very quickly... Frequently the first day they are offered.
That's because you're fighting off the airline's other 79,999 monthly passengers for a few $10 fares. You're chances are going up though: Three new routes went on sale today, and Skybus adding two planes to its five-jet fleet in December. All that said, let's not forget one important thing: A $50 or $100 fare is more than 10 bucks, but it's still damn cheap.