Alaska Airlines, the only U.S. airline to offer a pay-by-month flight subscription service, is expanding its popular program to Salt Lake City less than a year after its launch.

Just in time for ski/snowboard season, subscribers to Flight Pass can fly between Salt Lake City and San Francisco or San Diego, in addition to 18 other routes throughout California and select cities in Nevada,  Arizona and now Utah.

The service allows passengers to book six, 12 or 24 roundtrip flights at a fixed-monthly rate starting at bargain $49 a month that includes six roundtrip flights a year, which works out to as low as $15 per flight – plus FREE checked bags.  Subscribers lock in main cabin deals for a full year and pay taxes and fees when booking flights.

Since its launch earlier in 2022, Flight Pass has grown steadily among frequent travelers on the West Coast, particularly from Northern California. The most booked Flight Pass routes connect between the major metro areas in California, while the most popular plan among the Flight Pass options is the $49 per month service that includes six roundtrip flights a year. Flight Pass is currently offered in select cities in California, Nevada, Arizona and now Utah.

Through Nov. 30, new Flight Pass subscribers also will earn complimentary Mileage Plan MVP status for 12 months, while new Flight Pass Pro subscribers l automatically earn MVP Gold status, if eligible.

For existing subscribers enrolled in qualifying Flight Pass plans, Alaska Airlines is upgrading subscribers to complimentary MVP or MVP Gold status through 2023.

Find additional information on the Alaska Airlines website, including terms and conditions – because there are always rules with a deal this good.

Company statements

“Utah is a popular ski and outdoor recreation destination among our California subscribers, and we’re happy to now make those trips more affordable and accessible with Flight Pass,” said Neil Thwaites, Alaska Airlines regional vice-president of California. “We’re also excited to introduce Flight Pass to Utah and provide Salt Lake City travelers with an affordable option for their frequent travel to California.”

“To thank subscribers for their commitment to Alaska Airlines, elite benefits that would normally be earned after flying for a year can now be enjoyed from the very beginning,” said Thwaites. “Flight Pass members will be able to enjoy the perks of being Mileage Plan elite members throughout their subscription, including upgrades to First Class and Premium Class, earned bonus miles and free checked bags.”


  1. William Geller says:

    This for sure is interesting to learn about who knows if something like this expands countrywide?

  2. Evelyn Kanter says:

    Agree it would be great if Alaska – or any other airline – expands this idea. Fingers crossed (but hopefully not my skis).

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