08 Nov Dollar Flight Club Review: Is It Worth It?
I’m always looking for ways to save money on flights, so I was curious to check out Dollar Flight Club, which sends out instant alerts about the world’s cheapest flight deals leaving your home airport.
A bit like Scott’s Cheap Flights and Jack’s Flight Club, Dollar Flight Club is an email subscription service, so once you’ve signed up, the company sends awesome deals straight to your email inbox, including mistake fares and special flight sales.
There’s also an app, so you can receive instant mobile alerts and book the fares while they’re still cheap.
If you’re curious as to whether it’s the right choice for you, here’s my review:
How does Dollar Flight Club work?
Every day Dollar Flight Club uses big data and a team of expert flight finders to help save members 60-90% on flight bookings. On average, we’re talking savings of about $500 per ticket. Awesome right?
To start, all you have to do is enter your email, let them know your departure airport and then wait for the deals to come in via email or mobile alert.
In my case, my departure airport is New York JFK.
Once you’ve signed up, you can see all available deals in the dashboard. This is what it looks like below:
When you click on a deal it shows you the best dates to fly and how to book using Google Flights – the company also recommends double checking on Momondo to check you’re getting the cheapest fare.
There’s a free version, a Premium version and a Premium+ version, so I’ll explain a little more about each plan below.
Dollar Flight Club Premium
With the Premium version you can try for free for 14 days and then it’s $69 per year after that. You can cancel at any time.
Premium includes 4x as many international flight deals, along with cheap weekend getaway flights in the U.S.
You can set up to 5 departure airports too, compared to just one on with the free version.
Premium also comes with exclusive access to the Dollar Flight Club (iOS/Android) app, which let’s you browse past deals and notifies you via push-notification the second there’s a new one. There are no ads either.
To top it all off, you get exclusive discounts from top travel brands, including 40% off digital/print guide books at Fodor’s Travel and 50% off classic trips with Acanela Expeditions.
Dollar Flight Club Premium Plus+
While other flight deal newsletters usually focus on only economy class tickets, Dollar Flight Club now also finds epic First and Business Class fares too.
On Nov. 1st 2019 Dollar Flight Club launched its Premium Plus+ membership, which features all the benefits of the Premium version, along with First and Business Class flight deals. You can save up to $3,000 on First and Business Class flights to international destinations, so you’re basically flying in the premium cabin for just a little bit more than Economy!
Another little perk of the Premium Plus+ subscription is you get 20% off an annual membership of Mobile Passport. Mobile Passport is an app that enables U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to save time during the entry process at most major U.S. airports and cruise ports!
Is it legit?
Yep, I’ve signed up and tried it out. 100% legit and you can snag some great fares. The company has crossed 1 million users, so it must be doing something right!
The team is made up of remote workers who love travel, travel hacking and finding cheap flights. The company’s founder, Jesse Neugarten, is originally from South Africa and has accrued hundreds of thousands of airline miles traveling the globe.
Which subscription should you get?
If you want to fly First and Business Class, then I’d recommend getting the Premium Plus+ version, which helps users save an average of $700 on First and Business Class tickets.
If you’re not that fussed about flying in First/Business, then I’d go with the Premium version, simply because you get four times as many deals than the free option and you’re notified about them instantly. Error fares and cheap deals tend to sell out really quickly, so it’s best to grab them as soon as you see them. I also like that you can add up to 5 departure airports, because some U.S cities like New York have multiple airports. I can go from LaGuardia, JFK or Newark, so I want to be able to see deals from all 3.
The first 14 days of Premium are free, so you really have nothing to lose.
Who is Dollar Flight Club suitable for?
Dollar Flight Club is great if you’re flexible with the dates you can travel and you’re open to visiting different destinations. If you need to travel on a specific date to a specific airport, then this might not be of use to you.
If you fancy getting away from it all though and you don’t mind where you fly, Dollar Flight Club finds some great deals to destinations all over the globe. At the time of writing they have cheap flight deals to Barcelona, Cancun, Santiago and Bilbao…places all over the world!
$69 per year for the Premium version is under $1.50 per week, which is less than a cup of coffee. With the savings you’ll get, it’s definitely worth the annual cost.