There’s been a lot of shakeup in the airline business and the recent closure of several airlines has us a little bit worried. The shutdown of Skybus hit close to home, actually. I previously blogged about our awesome experience with the airline for our trip to Danville in February. We knew Skybus was doomed from the start, but we were taking advantage of it while it was around. J had a very cheap and direct flight planned to visit the Hoss in Ohio in May. Then, the Is/Was family just planned their summer vacation to NH using Skybus upon our recommendation. So to hear that Skybus was terminating all business so soon sucked. Thankfully, J will get refunded from his credit card company and will probably be able to book another flight. Same with the Is/Was family. But it’s just insane, especially how it happened. Skybus made their announcement Friday night that their last flights would run Saturday. What the heck would you do if you were in the middle of your trip??? I mean, we definitely have our share of delay/cancellation stories, and they are increasing every year. My biggest worries are that airlines will keep folding or they will do away with frequent flier miles (they are already cutting back and putting expirations on miles). We fly a lot and we love our FF miles. We need airlines to stay strong. Hang in there guys, hang in there.
Published April 8th, 2008 - 3 responses