News Article - April 05, 2008

  US Airways announced today that it will help Skybus Airlines passengers stranded by the discount airline’s sudden shut-down Friday. US Airways will accept tickets for standby travel from passengers who were scheduled to fly on Skybus Airlines flights to or from Skybus’ former hubs in Columbus, Ohio, and Greensboro, N.C. However, Skybus tickets will only be accepted on a space-available, standby basis, and US Airways warns customers that space is very limited.

   Skybus customers, who must show proof of their Skybus ticket purchase at check-in, will be able to travel for a $50 fare per person per non-stop segment plus any applicable taxes and fees on US Airways flights between its service points, including Philadelphia International Airport, and Columbus or Greensboro. Standby tickets may be purchased exclusively through US Airways reservations at 800-428-4322. Reservations fees do not apply for this special fare. Customers will not be able to purchase these fares at the airport. Travel must be completed by April 11.

   The Skybus proof-of-purchase that customers must provide at US Airways check-in may include an e-ticket confirmation letter, an e-ticket receipt, an e-ticket itinerary card or paper tickets printed by Skybus. US Airways agents will not be able to accept photocopies. JetBlue Airways, which does not serve the Philadelphia/Wilmington metropolitan area, is offering similar assistance to stranded Skybus customers in markets it serves.

Source - Delaware Online