Skybus summer fares: Incredibly cheap, incredibly limited

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Upstart discount airline Skybus is out with its incredibly cheap summer fares -- only problem for most of us is that the bulk of its flights originate from Columbus, Ohio and Greensboro, North Carolina and go to just 17 cities. It does offer a few non-stop flights from Boston to cities in Florida, however, and promises to add more cities soon.

But, oh, the deals! First of all, how bout $10 seats? The airline promises $10 tix (plus taxes and fees) to the first 10 buyers on every flight. Hence the rush this morning when it's June and July flights were just released for sale.

The regular fares are quite amazing too. I checked flights from Newburgh, New York to Greensboro in late March when we're contemplating a family vacation to North Carolina and saw the airline was offering flights for $55 a seat! Only problem is that there were no seats available on the days of our vacation.

If, like me, you're new to Skybus, first check out where Skybus flies. Then quickly see if you can snag one of the $10 fares for some point this summer. You may already be too late, but let us know here in the comments if you have any luck.

If you live in an area served by Skybus, you may want to sign up for the company's email alerts so you can jump on the cheap fares as soon as they become available. I'll be interested to know if these deals are as hard to obtain as frequent flyer seats to Cancun over Spring Break.

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