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The 6 best airlines that offer flight passes and packages

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Where would you jet off to if you never had to pay for another flight again? The concept of unlimited flights is a dream for many frequent flyers and travel devotees — and with more and more airlines offering flight passes and packages, that dream is getting closer to becoming reality.
Flight passes and packages are exactly what they sound like — you pay once to access a bundle of (or sometimes even unlimited) flights to given destinations. Certain budget airlines in the US and Canada offer very generous packages for flight paths within North America, while bigger airlines are starting to offer international packages as well.
A flight pass is indeed an investment compared to purchasing a one-off flight, but if you’re traveling multiple times per year (or if you’ve always wanted to), then it might be worth looking into the airlines and offerings that’ll get you an unlimited spot onboard.
Here are the best airline flight passes and packages in North America and beyond. Consider them if you’re a frequent business traveler or are about to embark on a long-term adventure.
Alaska Airlines Flight Pass
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The Alaska Airlines flight pass is a subscription-based membership that’ll grant you access to up to 24 roundtrips each year between 15 destinations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
The membership does not have blackout dates, which means you can even fly on major holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas without paying extra fees. Mileage Plan elite status members will also receive free upgrades to First Class and Premium Class seats, when available.
From $49 per month at AlaskaAirlines.com.
Frontier Airlines GoWild! Pass
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Frontier Airlines made headlines last year for its brand-new GoWild! All You Can Fly Pass. The one-time payment gives you access to all US and international destinations that Frontier Airlines serves (this includes sun destinations!).
That said, domestic flights are confirmed one day before departure while international flights can be confirmed up to 10 days from departure, so only buy the pass if you’re comfortable with last-minute travel.
Further, flights are subject to blackout periods, so don’t bank on using your GoWild! Pass over the holidays — but otherwise, you’ll have access to a veritable all-you-can-fly service for the length of your monthly or annual pass for just the cost of taxes and fees.
From $149 per month at FlyFrontier.com.
Air Canada Flight Pass
Air Canada. Kyle Olsen/CNN Underscored
The Air Canada flight pass offering works slightly differently than its American counterparts, but it’s still worth considering if you travel to and from Canada regularly.
Unlimited flight passes are available based on zones and destinations and unfortunately do not allow mixing and matching. This means if you book one given destination to another, that’s the only flight path you can access. It’s a great option for business travel or students regularly commuting from school to home.
From $1,420 per month at AirCanada.com.
Porter Airlines Pass
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Porter Airlines is another Canadian airline that offers a flight pass worth considering if you travel to and from Canada regularly — especially since Porter Airlines has started a massive network expansion.
The flight pass comes in the form of 10, 20, 50 or 100 prepaid flight credits which are valid for 365 days after purchase. This program allows you to mix and match your flight paths and also allows you to share flight credits with others. Note that the Porter Airlines flight path is only available for members of the VIPorter loyalty program, which is free to join.
Find out more at FlyPorter.com
Air Tahiti Multi-Island Pass
Air Tahiti. Kyle Olsen/CNN Underscored
Air Tahiti is making it easier than ever to see multiple islands during your trip to Tahiti (as well as the Austral Islands and part of the Marquesas Islands).
There are a variety of different multi-islands passes available, ranging from the Discovery Pass (Moorea, Huahine and Raiatea) to more comprehensive passes like the Bora Tuamotu Max Pass (Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Rangiroa, Tikehau and Fakarava).
These packages could be a huge money saver if you’re planning a long trip to French Polynesia, so do the math and see if it makes more sense than buying individual flight tickets.
Find out more at airtahiti.com.
Southwest Airlines Companion Pass
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This is different than the other flight passes on this list, but it’s still worth a mention. Southwest Rapid Rewards members can get the Southwest Companion Pass after earning 135,000 qualifying points in a year. After this, the member can take a companion with them on all of their Southwest flights for the remainder of the current year and the entirety of the following.
The Companion Pass is valid on points booked with cash or Rapid Rewards points, and members can change their specified companion up to three times per year. There are no blackout dates or limit to how many times you can use the pass, and you can use it on any international or domestic route that Southwest operates.
Right now, you can earn a promotional companion pass by opening one of the following Southwest credit cards and earning its welcome bonus. These passes are valid through Feb. 28, 2025.
This can be a great option for a couple that travels together, as it effectively gives you a ‘buy one get one free’ coupon that you can use on every Southwest flight you take while your Companion Pass is valid.
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