Fly as much as you want for only $1,500/month. Sounds like a dream, right?
Okay, here’s the fine print. First of all, the new monthly flying subscription that OneGo is offering only pertains to flights within the continental United States. So, don’t go thinking that you’re going to cross every item off your world-travel bucket list in the next year.
Second, that $1,500/month figure is for people flying exclusively within OneGo’s western region: Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington. The central U.S. subscription costs $1,950/month, while the eastern region costs $2,300/month.
If you truly want unlimited flying within the U.S., you’re looking at $2,950/month.
Finally, OneGo only offers flights out of 76 airports in the U.S. “For our launch, we chose cities and routes that are popular for business travelers and frequent flyers,” the FAQ section explains. “As OneGo continues to grow, we’ll be adjusting our route offerings.” So, if you need to fly from Chicago to New York on a regular basis, you’re fine. But if you’re going to middle-of-nowhere USA with a landing strip, a baggage claim, and not too much else, then OneGo might not be for you.
If it’s not clear through all the caveats yet, the subscription service is uniquely suited for business travelers on a budget. OneGo coordinates flights through major commercial airlines such as American, United, and JetBlue, which means that travelers can still collect frequent flyer miles on their favorite airline. “You can most certainly choose which carrier you prefer to fly with as long as there is a seat available within the designated class fare,” OneGo’s FAQ reads.
Yes—“designated class fare.” Because the service is so new, it’s currently only offering seats in Economy Class. But OneGo is hoping to add higher-tier seats in the future, along with other plan add-ons, such as last-minute bookings, and unlimited changes. For now, seats have to be reserved up to seven days in advance, and any changes 24 hours past booking cost $100 to make.
If OneGo’s service sounds like it might be perfect for your budget, but you’re not ready to commit to more than one month, there’s good news: you don’t have to. It’s offered on a month-to-month basis, and can be cancelled at any time.
(And if it’s not right for you, then you can at least check out our Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web. And cross off that bucket list trip to Peru once and for all.)