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New Airline's Promotional Fares Are $10 -- With a Catch

A new airline that recently started service in San Diego is causing a lot of buzz with their $10 fares. But there's a catch. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.

New Airline's Promotional Fares Are $10 -- With a Catch

A new airline that recently started service in San Diego is causing a lot of buzz with their $10 fares. But there's a catch. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.

For the cost of about three gallons of gas, Skybus officials say you can fly to one of their 13 destinations. The airline offers ten seats on each flight for $10.

But from San Diego, that will only get you to Columbus, Ohio. That's the hub of Skybus and the only flight to and from here.

Plus, you can't even buy that $10 fare any more. It's sold out until March, which is as far out as their schedule goes.

Spokesman Bob Tenenbaum says their prices are still really low because passengers only pay for the flight. Everything else is extra.

Tenenbaum : So food and drink are available on each flight, but they cost money. It costs $5 a bag to check bags.

You can't bring your own food and drinks on a Skybus flight. They sell non-alcoholic drinks for about $2 and meals starting at $8.

By the way, when we checked their website; the current price of a one-way flight to Columbus is $175.

Nicole Lozare, KPBS News.