Where have all the great fares gone?

Q. A few months ago, you guys had really good fares. Now a lot of the fares you list I wouldn't consider bargains at all. What happened?

A: Just as it's costing more to fill up your gas tank, it's costing more for airlines to fly their planes, plus they're cutting routes and seat capacity. So while we do indeed still have some great fares (see our Top 50) we all need to rethink what a bargain is in light of new economic realities. In the past, we seldom listed fares over $300 RT, but everything is relative, as Einstein used to say, and it's time we readjust. It's unlikely we'll see another SkyBus selling fares for $10.