At last, here’s an app-based subscription plan that lets you book unlimited flights on commercial airlines.
What it does: A monthly subscription entitles you to flights on Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Virgin America. There are more than 700 routes at 76 major airports.
What’s hot: Subscription rates start at $1,500 a month for flights at 14 airports in the West, including LAX, Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, San Diego and Las Vegas;$1,950 with access to 18 airports in the central region; and $2,300 a month for access to 39 airports in the East. There is a one-time setup fee of $495. You can have four open reservations at one time. Members can book a flight seven days to one month in advance. You can also book a flight up to six hours before departure for an additional late-booking fee. Worried about collecting points with your existing loyalty programs? Don’t be. You will continue to earn frequent-flier miles and participate in rewards programs as usual.
What’s not: The cost, but if you’re a business traveler you might fly enough to justify the monthly fee.
— Jen Leo