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    Friday, June 08, 2007
    Here you go Unlce Bob!
    The last couple days I've had a few good blogging ideas...but as I sit down to write, I'm drawing a blank.

    So I think I'll just do a little review of what it's like to fly with Skybus. I'm sure many of you will experience this company at one point or another, they are the new cheap cheap ticket place. (We paid $105.00 total for me to go direct from Bellingham to Columbus and back).

    Since they are very new, in the Bellingham airport skybus didn't have it's own desk where the rest of them were. It was kind of funny...we got in the airport and were looking around for skybus, and then finally saw a little flimsy sign stuck to the wall that said "Skybus ---->". We followed the sign which led us back outside the airport, around to the back, and up a ramp of a portable classroom/trailer type thing. Inside it was skybus!

    Now, the thing that's different with skybus is that they do not assign you a seat..ever. It is literally first come first serve. They do put you in a group, as you check in. There's groups 1,2, and 3. We figured out that the only way to get into group 1 is to pay $10 for special check in capabilities. This means you get right on the place fast and quick, and don't have to fight the rush of people trying to get aisle seats. Not a bad thing to do if you are determined to sit with your family or something. This would guarantee it.

    That leads me to my next piece of advice - check in online. You can do this up to 24 hours in advance. If you do this within the first 8-10 hours of this 24 hour period, you will most likely get into group 2. After that though, anyone else who checks in online or at the airport will be in group 3. Your chances of sitting with someone you wanted to sit with become very slim and you might end up in the middle of 2 random people.

    If you are not taking any checked baggage, then once you check in online, print off your boarding pass and you can go write to security. If you are checking baggage, it costs $5 per bag (up to 2 bags) and you can pay either online when you check in, or at the counter. Either way you will have to go to the counter if you have bags you want to check.
    **note: if you check any luggage, you have to do so with a credit card..no cash or anything else.

    Okay that's all I can think of right now. Just get there earlier than you would for a different airline. Even if you get into group 2, by the end of that group the seats get more sporadic.
    All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good experience.

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