Not too many people have heard about Skybus. I hadn’t either until I interviewed at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In making travel arrangements I found that they had a terminal in nearby Greensboro, North Carolina.
What’s special about Skybus? First, they’re extremely inexpensive. Second, the first 10 seats on every flight are $10. That’s convenient if you buy tickets months and months in advance, but it’s usually not all that useful. Thankfully, their savings carries over to regular fares.
Why so inexpensive? You pay for food and drinks on board (if you want them), you pay additional to check bags (~$10, as I recall), they don’t have a customer service phone number–only internet, and they only have one way flights. If you schedule a multi-segment flight with Skybus and you have checked bags, you have to claim them at baggage and re-check them. But all of these things drastically reduce tickets prices.
Their two main hubs are in Columbus, OH and Greensboro, NC. But they fly to a surprising number of cities throughout the country. I flew them once and will look to take them in the future if my travel plans can allow. They may go to a smaller airport, but the great savings is often worth it.