I am a 31 year old working mom. I have two children ages 6 & 8. I am newly remarried (two years and counting) and enjoy spending time with the hubs! Even though life is busy I try to take a little time to show what is going on in my world. This blog is mainly for daily happenings, finances and such. I have created a whole new blog at Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker to chronicle my creative sides. You will find recipes, cooking adventures, crafts and a whole lot of digital scrapbook layouts.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Skybus.com is a fairly new Airline based out of Cleveland OH. The offered flights from Cleveland to select cities in the US for as little as $10 for the first ten seat (on select flights). They are able to offer such low rates because they charge for any extra things you need -- checking luggage, blanket, pillow, snacks, priority seating. If you are someone who just takes carry-ons and don't need all the extras then you can really make out. They have recently started to base flight out of Greensboro as well. I have had some good things and bad things in my experience with this airline.

I was able to fly my parents round trip from Los Angeles (Burbank, CA) to Greensboro, NC for under $400. I did not experience any issues when I booked their flight.

I recently purchased tickets for my family of 4 to fly the opposite way to visit them in June. We had to fly seperately because the kids and I are heading out for two weeks and Steve could only take off for one. After I bought the tickets ($120 going out, $120 coming back) for a total of $256.50 each, I went back to buy Steve's ticket and noticed that the day going out for me and the kids was now saying $100. That means that they over-charged by $20 each. When I bought Steve's ticket it was ($100 out and $120 bac) which should have totaled $220, but was totaling $240.

So all in all, it seems like I paid $80 too much. Even with that overcharge I still was way under any prices that were being offered through any other airline. I have emailed their customer service, because they do not have a phone line (one of the ways they are able to save money) so we will have to see what happens about getting a refund.


Suzanne said...

Good luck getting that refund, and awesome getting the great deals! Yay for doing your homework. I'm so excited to see you guys this summer. So fun!
(By the way, I was going to tell you that I just tagged 7 people on my blog, and I didn't tag you because it was to share 7 things about yourself, and since you just did the one with 50 I thought you might not want to do another 7. But if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged. If not, I totally understand! =)

Lauren said...

I hope you get the refund! You are a wealth of information! Great job! I don't think I have ever heard of that low of prices :)

~Nancy~ said...

We are avid fans of Skybus. The Feller has just flown to Florida, we are headed to San Fransisco in two weeks and then on to Canada/Niagara in April, all on Skybus.

Our most expensive ticket has been $73.00 round trip.

The key is to book early. Having the advantage of spontaneous travel is the key. We planned our two trips over the phone when he found the fares. The no-frills, packing limits, and no refunds are a big considerations but worth it.

Good luck and enjoy your trip!

~Nancy~ said...

And yes, I TOTALLY misspelled San FRANCISCO!