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Charter / Low Cost Airlines in North America

A number of these airlines have sprung up in North America as an alternative to mainstream, long-established airlines. As services decrease on the traditional, scheduled carriers, these low cost options seem even more attractive. Bear in mind that most are no-frills and may not be the most comfortable, but the savings may be worth it.

Air Tran Airways

Air Tran Airways serves dozens of U.S. cities.

Air Transat

Air Transat is one of Canada's charter airlines serving sun destinations and Europe.

Family Airlines - Low Cost Airline Based in Las Vegas

This low cost airline is not yet flying, but is set to have low fares and separate family seating areas.

Florida Coastal Airlines

"Owned and operated for over 8 years by pilots from major us airlines. FCA specializes in the Bahama out islands and provides convenient cheap flights to the Bahamas. FCA has scheduled daily flights from Florida to Marsh Harbor, Treasure Cay and the Florida Keys."

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has its main hub in Denver and serves several cities in the United States.

Island Air

Flying between the Hawaiian islands


Jet Blue is gaining a reputation in the United States of providing spacious, comfortable service.

Midwest Airlines

This popular, low cost airline is known for its homemade cookies and good customer service.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is one of many airlines in the domestic U.S. market.

Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country is based in Minnesota with several destinations in the United States, and flies to Mexico.

Sunwing Airlines

This charter airline travels from cities in Ontario, Canada to Southern destinations.

USA 3000 Airlines

Flies from: several U.S. cities in the Northeast and Midwest

Virgin America

Virgin America has been trying to get approved to fly in the United States since 2004. They have been, and are now set to fly in 2007.


Westjet is Air Canada's biggest competitor for domestic and transborder (to the United States) destinations.
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