Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cheap Snakes On a Plane!

Feelin' lucky punk? Nine-dollar airfare lucky?

For $9, this will NOT be your pilot

This will

Media buzz surrounds the decision by Jet America to offer $9 seats in order to hype their new venture of serving small and mid-size cities.

Now of course, there are a few caveats:

Only the first nine seats go for nine dollars. Fair enough.

$20 extra to book by phone. $10 by Internet. What about snail mail?

Lansing, South Bend and Toledo are only a few of the spectacular getaway locations they serve!

$15 to check a bag. You could pay that anywhere.

I'm guessing there are some other little tidbits the investigative journalists have yet to uncover. Things like, oh, let's see...

A $159.95 Fuel Surcharge?

Nine dollars to get on the plane - nine hundred to get off?

BYOB policy? Bring your own Bungee - doubles as a seat belt, or a way to keep your luggage strapped to the wing. Your choice.

Snacks? Be sure to bring enough to share.

On the plus side, I bet there are some perks this smaller and cheaper airline can offer that the big chains can't. Like...

Snakes on a Plane! Or cats. Yappy dogs. Pet monkeys. Who cares? There are no flight attendants and the pilot is locked behind that silver door, so anything goes.

Want to use your Blackberry in-flight? Go ahead! The fleet is so old, there's no pesky electronic equipment to interfere with on these planes.

In fact, a long scarf and goggles might be a good idea.

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