Last year Jet Blue sold an unlimited fly pass with some restrictions on when you could fly and the amounts of points you could earn. Last year my fellow BA blogger (The Wandering Aramean) talked about it HERE, and you can read about it also in the main stream media HERE.
This kind of pass is a very different animal than the one American Airlines no longer offers at any price, and being pulled when possible as the Huffington Post covered here, unlimited travel for the buyer’s lifetime.
So is this type of concept a winner? This idea is still around today with a smaller airline out of Southern California about to try it called Surfair. For just $790 a month you can fly all you can! (this is the plan anyway as they do not have any planes yet)
So could a HUGE major like our Delta Air Lines do this on any scale? I just don’t see our airline jumping on this idea, but just maybe one of the regionals could consider it. The problem with it that I see is that they are fully integrated into Delta’s pricing machine so I don’t know how they could pull it off.
But think of this idea: as much as we dislike CRJ’s, would you fly them a bunch if you could fly them all you want for one price? If you could earn Skymiles and MQM’s on this deal, you could clean up suffering on a TON of hops. But, even with a MAX MQM’s and RDM’s on the package, it could be a great deal for both Delta and us.
So what do you think about this idea? Would you buy one of these from Delta and if so what would be a deal buster for you? I would love to get your thoughts – René
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