Avelo Airlines is launching service next Wednesday with a hub in Burbank, CA. They’ll serve similar secondary airports in the western US with 737-800s, which you may find convenient or inconvenient depending on how far you are from the airport and how much you value flying out of a smaller airport.
They charge just $10 for your first checked bag or $20 for your second checked bag, though a full size carry-on will set you back $35. Priority boarding is $10.
Standard seats have a tight 29″ pitch and cost $4-$18 to reserve in advance. Seats with 31″ pitch cost $20-$24 to reserve, seats with 34″ pitch cost $24-$48 to reserve, and exit row seats cost $23-$36 to reserve.
Their initial route map focuses on short-haul flights from Burbank:
You can use their low-fare calendar to find cheap seats:
Next up for new US airlines will be JetBlue founder David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways, which should launch soon.
Will you fly Avelo?