While the world is in a tizzy about JetBlue’s newest contest, offering a chance to win unlimited travel for three people and their companions, for an entire year – there are realistic ways for anyone to “all you can jet”. Like an “all you can eat”, but so much more satisfying, a few airlines offer all you can jet passes, and some are quite tempting…
AirAsia, the beloved discount carrier serving 10 Southeast Asian countries, and 70 destinations and counting offers a potentially lucrative air pass. There are two passes, good for 10 flights in 30 days, or 20 flights in 60 days. The 60 day pass goes for $290, offering potential to visit 20 Asian cities in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Philippines. Full details. As a discount carrier – extras will cost extra.
Though they’re not at all publicized, virtually each major alliance and their respective airlines offer unlimited flight passes for each continent. To be eligible, you need to fly to that region from somewhere outside the region, using the same airline alliance. These passes can generally only be booked and quoted over the phone – but they can save a fortune, while also earning miles. Here’s SkyTeam, OneWorld and Star Alliance too.
If you’re headed to Brazil, this may be your ticket. For anyone venturing to the country from outside Brazil , Azul has a variety of passes which offer unlimited flights. 10 days of unlimited flying would run $399, whereas 21 days would jump to just $499. There’s so much to see from rainforest to beaches, so this can be a great way to save. Full details.
British Airways flight pass allows frequent travelers to hedge their costs. The pass does not allow travelers to mix and match cities, but rather to lock in a set number of flights on any route for a set price. Prices start £45 one way, for flights between London and European destinations. Restrictions may make this unfriendly for some, but for others it could be a great move. Full details.
Cost: Roughly $5.60 per flight, for unlimited flights all year.
The Southwest Companion Pass is an incredible pick up for travel with a companion. Covering the U.S. and Hawaii, the pass allows a second person to “fly free” all year, even when the primary person is using points. The second person just pays the taxes of roughly $5.60. It’s possible to earn the pass just with credit card spending – making this very lucrative- even if you don’t fly! Yet…
As for the JetBlue contest, you have a far better chance of being struck by lightning, eaten by a shark or winning the lottery – but go for it.