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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

I'm sitting here in GSO waiting for my skybus flight to CMH that was supposed to leave at 6:13. They say we will leave here about 7:50, but I'm having trouble getting any straight answers. I honestly think the agents here aren't really sure.

CMH-GSO flight number is 65 , and my flight number up to CMH is 64 .

Skybus doesn't have flight status info on their website, and there is no number to call.

Does anyone who might be more in the know have any idea when I might leave tonight ?

thanks in advance


"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7767 times:
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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7657 times:

Hey, at least you're in a nice airport!  Smile

Let us know how it turns out, keep us updated! Sorry to hear about your delay, but I suppose you can't complain about a $10 fare.



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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7627 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 2):
Hey, at least you're in a nice airport! Smile

this is indeed a nice little airport. I had the business lounge all to myself for about an hour, then decided to come through security.

Skybus picked the WRONG city to have problems in on their first day. All the news crews are here filming, and I'm sure skybus will be the top story on all the local news outlets tonight. Nothing exciting ever happens here, so skybus will be it tonight.

I'm supposed to come back tomorrow. If we havn't left by 9 or so, I'll ask one of the news crews guys to come and film me asking a skybus agent what they plan on giving me in return for the delay/cancellation  Smile



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7579 times:

Where are the Skybus Kool-Aid drinkers?  confused 

..wait until winter... yes 



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5265 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7485 times:

No Kool-Aid drinker here, but I have to say that the airline has been largely on-time today, including BUR-and-back for the first time today.

User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7469 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 5):
No Kool-Aid drinker here, but I have to say that the airline has been largely on-time today, including BUR-and-back for the first time today.

They are making up for it here in GSO. The flight still hasn't even left CMH (and they aren't sure if and when it will)



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7466 times:

And the ground staff in GSO are all contracted, aren't they?

User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

Quoting Travatl (Reply 7):
And the ground staff in GSO are all contracted, aren't they?

I have no idea to be honest. They have about 6 agents working tonight (in the terminal) all wearing full skybus outfits.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

Whats wrong? Is the aircraft on MX?

User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Thread starter):
I'm sitting here in GSO waiting for my skybus flight to CMH that was supposed to leave at 6:13. They say we will leave here about 7:50, but I'm having trouble getting any straight answers. I honestly think the agents here aren't really sure.

Maybe you have to pay a fee to find out.         

[Edited 2007-05-30 02:06:35]

User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

Quoting InTheSky74 (Reply 9):
Whats wrong? Is the aircraft on MX?

MX problem

and MX problems are indeed a "b@tch" when you only have 2 or 3 jets.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

Wow - 6 agents for one flight. Their website does state that if the flight is delayed more than three hours, you may request a refund for the unused portion. Are the newscrews still hangin' out?

BTW Flytecomm is showing SKB65 still isn't airborne out of CMH.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2673 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7245 times:

Quoting Ejmmsu (Thread starter):
Skybus doesn't have flight status info on their website,

Technically, they do, but it always says "On Time".



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User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7188 times:

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 10):
Maybe you have to pay a fee to find out.

And you thought you were kidding? Hell, son, this is $kybu$ we're talking about. You can pay $2 PER FLIGHT SEGMENT for the "privilege" of knowing whether or not your flight is going to be canceled.

http://208.72.8.13/FlightStatusAlerts.aspx

If anyone was left wondering why people who fly more than once a decade will never take this airline seriously, here's your final clue. There's absolutely no way on Earth I'm going to pay $2 for a "service" which costs them virtually nothing to provide.



USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineRbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7102 times:

How many pax are on the flight? I'm flying Skybus this Friday GSO-CMH to see the Air Force Museum in Dayton. Hope they get things squared away by then, but with so little aircraft one MX can really screw up the operations.

User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7074 times:

why not do what everyone else who travels does?

www.flightaware.com

then type in the airline and flight number.


Also, many legacy carriers have "on time" on the website and at the FLIFO screens and gates when you can see on the arrivals board that the inbound is an hour late. This is not just a Skybus problem.


It does suck to have a delay on any airline though.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKB65

almost 3 hours late...just like most flights at EWR and LGA this time of year  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 16):
why not do what everyone else who travels does?

Because it wasn't even coming up on FlightAware an hour ago.



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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6992 times:

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 16):
Also, many legacy carriers have "on time" on the website and at the FLIFO screens and gates when you can see on the arrivals board that the inbound is an hour late. This is not just a Skybus problem.

Seriously?


If the delayed inbound is a minor delay, it's common practice to leave "on time" displayed - keeps folks from wandering off...especially if time is made up, and suddenly your scrambling to find your passengers. However to leave "on time" displayed when the flight is clearly going to be hours late is NOT common practice at the legacies (or quality lccs for that matter). These days automated ops systems update the flifo info even before a person does.


User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6992 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 17):
Because it wasn't even coming up on FlightAware an hour ago.

then a 9.95 a month subscription to FBOWEB.com might be in order you can see the flight plans when they are first filed usually 2 hours before departure.


User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

Quoting Travatl (Reply 18):
If the delayed inbound is a minor delay, it's common practice to leave "on time" displayed - keeps folks from wandering off...especially if time is made up, and suddenly your scrambling to find your passengers. However to leave "on time" displayed when the flight is clearly going to be hours late is NOT common practice at the legacies (or quality lccs for that matter). These days automated ops systems update the flifo info even before a person does.

sure it is, many FLIFO's are not updated until after departure time for UA and US especially. DL is much better about it. NW is so-so.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 2):
Sorry to hear about your delay, but I suppose you can't complain about a $10 fare.

Interesting, I missed the part where he said how much he paid for his ticket.


User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6821 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 21):
nteresting, I missed the part where he said how much he paid for his ticket.

 Smile thank you!

So many people already slamming on SKB and have never given it a chance. You can get this same experience at LGA , DEN or PHL on DL, UA or US for a lot more  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6808 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 21):
Interesting, I missed the part where he said how much he paid for his ticket.

Well, I was assuming that he'd gotten one of the $10 fares early on. And considering the fact that he didn't correct me, I believe I'm right.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6793 times:
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Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 22):
So many people already slamming on SKB and have never given it a chance. You can get this same experience at LGA , DEN or PHL on DL, UA or US for a lot more

That is true though you can talk to an ACTUAL employee of that airline and not a contract worker, big difference.

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 14):
And you thought you were kidding? Hell, son, this is $kybu$ we're talking about. You can pay $2 PER FLIGHT SEGMENT for the "privilege" of knowing whether or not your flight is going to be canceled.

http://208.72.8.13/FlightStatusAlerts.aspx

If anyone was left wondering why people who fly more than once a decade will never take this airline seriously, here's your final clue. There's absolutely no way on Earth I'm going to pay $2 for a "service" which costs them virtually nothing to provide.



You can cut the irony with a knife
25 Itsnotfinals : ....and they can give you that vacuous "I have no clue" look because dispatch did not call the gate and tell them what was going on.
26 Luv2fly : We can play devils advocate all night, though I would much rather deal with an ACTUAL employee of said airline rather then a contract worker who real
27 Itsnotfinals : Yes we can, I try to deal with no ground employees at any time with any airline, and that usually works really well.
28 ATLAaron : 100% correct UA seems to have this issue a lot.
29 ScottB : Seriously? Skybus customers should subscribe to fboweb.com so they'd have a prayer of finding out when/if their flight might actually operate? That's
30 Travatl : Gosh - I've only worked for airlines for 17 years - there's obviously no way I could know what I'm talking about. A) At least other carriers give you
31 Travatl : BTW - for those interested: According to flytecomm... SKB65 CMH-GSO was airborne at 2001 and touched down in GSO at 2053 SKB64 GSO-CMH was airborne at
32 N353SK : The flight was delayed due to MX issues. What on earth does MX have to do with airport congestion (or lack of it)?
33 Post contains images Itsnotfinals : we are about even then. I started working around HP CSR's and pushing my own tickets in 1991. I have been aroud airlines ever since as a pax mostly S
34 Post contains images PExDCA : Except that at DL UA or US you would have an employee of the company (not a contractor) to talk to, and provide a toll-free telephone number you coul
35 Boeing7E7 : Oh damn... That's messed up.
36 Itsnotfinals : Like on March 17th when I was stuck in CLT with no crew for my A321 to PHX and the rebooking line was 6 hours plus, so I called the 800 number and hu
37 Ejmmsu : 25 minute turns are NOT going to work for skybus with the current equipment/staffing they currently have at GSO. The small device they used to raise
38 JayDub : Does it make me a bad person that I can't wait to see it all fall apart?
39 UncGSO : What gate in GSO are they using?
40 BlueElephant : It'll probably work better at GSO rather than at FLL, BUR and OAK. I think they just started the service didn't they?...Give it a few days. You can't
41 Tbolt1 : Weren't they using the ramps at GSO? That is supposed to be the main way of boarding at their stations which should be able to get a wheelchair pax.
42 Post contains images Jacobin777 : ..not really sure.. .....though I wish Skybus the best, I'm still a bit skeptical.....
43 InTheSky74 : The A319 is so nice because they are using Virgin America aircrafts right now and they are only configured to 144 passengers. Just wait until they squ
44 Poitin : Ejmmsu, I think we all would love to hear about your impressions of SX, its service and such. I know that that is normally a trip report, but this is
45 XFSUgimpLB41X : They don't even use jetbridges? This gets better and better....
46 Litz : I can remember quite a few instances waiting at a DL gate, and the agent would hear everyone groan, and turn around to find his departure time just c
47 Itsnotfinals : That has been commmon knowledge about their business plan since January or so, there are about 9 Skybus threads. Most European airlines use buses and
48 Boeing727flyer : Funny thing is I was waiting for the flight to GSO and we were told APU problem and to be honest it did not look like any APU problem I have ever seen
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