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Skybus, Again: Please Don’t Bring Food On Board

I probably should have consolidated all this Skybus stuff into one post.  Oh well.

A few additional tidbits to share:

–You aren’t allowed to bring food onboard.  That just seems kinda mean.

–Seat pitch is in the 29"-30" range.

–Pay $10 and you can board early.

–You can change tickets for $40

–You have to be at the gate 30 minutes prior to takeoff.  I get the sense (like Ryanair) they’re serious about this.

–They have no phone.

–$5 each to check your first two bags.

–No onboard entertainment.

–Seats start at $10 and go up to $150.

Just thought you’d like to know. It really is a Ryanair-ish model.  Best of luck…

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  1. The part I really don’t get is the “you can’t bring your own food and drink.” I don’t know any airline that does this — even Ryanair allows you to bring nourishment (except hot beverages, which maybe isn’t a bad idea — I had a guy spill a coffee on me while boarding a CO flight last year). Is it good to have dehydrated pax? I guess you just have to have the mindset that you’ll be buying a couple $2 sodas on your way to Bellingham.

    And no doubt pax will occasionally be screwed by the no telephone and limied gate agent policies — like every time something goes wrong with your flight. I pity the fool who’s booked on SkyBus during a snowstorm.

  2. The good news is there’s never any snow in Columbus, Ohio ;)