Alaska Airlines has launched something called ‘Alaska Airlines Flight Pass‘. This is a monthly subscription starting from $49 per month and provides flights within California, Nevada and Arizona.
There are two membership tiers and they are as follows:
- Flight Pass: starts at $49 monthly
- $49 per month for one round trip every two months
- $99 per month for one round trip every month
- $189 per month for two round trips every month
- Flight Pass Pro: starts at $199 monthly
- $199 per month for one round trip every two months
- $399 per month for one round trip every month
- $749 per month for two round trips every month
The major difference between the two is that with regular Flight Pass you must book flights 14 days before the flight and with Pro you can book up to day of departure. You basically get the number of credits listed above each month (e.g one every two months, one every month or two per month) then pay $0.01 + $14.90 in taxes and fees. Although sometimes the flights will be more than $0.01. The routes that are available are as follows:
They also lock you into a 12 month commitment. I could see this being useful business travelers with regular routes or even for somebody living apart from a loved one. Overall it does feel clunky and it’s difficult to know how often flights will be priced above $0.01 + one credit as that could completely kill this deal, because of that the 12 month commitment seems like a stretch. I’d love to hear from any readers that decide to give this a go in the comments below.