'Marketplace' Report: Travel Deals Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the travel season, and Skybus Airlines is offering tickets for the price of a couple of lattes. The offer is modeled after other no-frills airlines in Europe. Can the a la carte system work in America?
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'Marketplace' Report: Travel Deals

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'Marketplace' Report: Travel Deals

'Marketplace' Report: Travel Deals

'Marketplace' Report: Travel Deals

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Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the travel season, and one airline is offering tickets for the price of a couple of lattes.

Skybus Airlines is modeled after other no-frills airlines in Europe that save costs by charging passengers extra for checked bags and priority boarding. Can the a la carte system work in America?

Amy Scott with Marketplace talks to Madeleine Brand.