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Dollar Flight Club Review: What to Know Before Signing Up

Dollar Flight Club Review: What to Know Before Signing Up

Want a detailed Dollar Flight Club Review? You’ve come to the right place. 

I am absolutely wild about flight alerts.

I talk about them all the time and endorse them as one of my three guaranteed ways to find cheap flights to anywhere. 

One of the latest flight alert programs to hit the market is Dollar Flight Club.

Since they heard I like to keep you guys in the loop, their team reached out to me to try their service and report back to you with my thoughts. 

I’ve been a member of the Dollar Flight Club for two months now.

Here’s what you need to know about how it works, and how it compares to other programs on the market.

How Does Dollar Flight Club work? 

Dollar Flight Club utilizes a subscription model, wherein you pay a one-time annual fee to receive flight alerts to your inbox. 

These alerts are notifications that are triggered whenever there’s a flash sale, error fare or competition between airlines sparking a price drop.

You can read more about flight alerts and how they work in my post, “Flight Alerts 101.” 

What I like about Dollar Flight Club is their user interface.

They have a members-only area that is password protected but has all of the current active deals. 

This means that even if you miss a notification to your inbox you still have a hub of sorts to visit and see all the available deals in one place. 

What kind of deals can you expect?

I’ve seen a lot of Europe and Caribbean deals, ranging from $250-$400 roundtrip. 

A standard notice will include the deal price, discount, dates of availability, participating airlines and whether or not the deal is time sensitive (hint — most are). 

They also have something called “Weekend Warrior Domestic Getaways” where they send you weekly domestic getaway deals, leaving Thursday/Friday and coming back Sunday/Monday. 

Is Dollar Flight Club legit?

Map, passport and wine

The deals shared on Dollar Flight Club are legitimate, however I’ve received a lot of comments and feedback regarding the company’s billing practices. 

These deals shared by Dollar Flight Club are available for a variety of reasons ranging from budget airlines to error fares. 

The important thing is to catch them while the last and take advantage of any unreal pricing. 

A good flight alert program will be responsive and thorough in their alerts, sending you multiple notices a day. Dollar Flight Club is one flight alert option.

If you want 17 others, click here to download my list of the best flight alert programs out there.

Dollar Flight Club Cost 

Dollars bills

Dollar Flight club costs $69/year for a premium membership and $99/year for a premium plus membership.

The premium plus option offers notifications for business/first class seats as well as 20% off Mobile Passport Plus.

This allows you to save your information in the Mobile Passport app and bypass customs when returning from an international trip.

When you initially sign up, Dollar Flight Club gives you a free 2-week trial of the premium subscription. 

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Cancelling your Account 

If you need to cancel your Dollar Flight Club account, you can do so online. 

Just click on “Settings”, “Billing and Pricing” and then “Cancel/Update Plan.”

You don’t need to speak with an agent or  any other gatekeeper to get approval to cancel first. 

The membership is charged annually with notices going out 7 days before the automatic renewal.

If you cancel within 24 hours of the renewal you get a full refund, otherwise they’ll give you a prorated amount. 

They can be reached by email with any issues. I find their billing and cancellation policy straightforward, however some people have had issues while cancelling their accounts. 

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Dollar Flight Club partners 

Two people shaking hands

Going premium with Dollar Flight Cub has its perks. 

They have several partner brands that they work with to offer you free trials and discounts. 

For instance, Premium members get 40% off Fodor’s Travel and a free 60-day trial of SRIBD, an e-book and audiobook subscription service. 

You have to be logged in to the member dashboard to view and access these deals.

There’s usually a specific code or link provided. 

Is Dollar Flight Club worth it?  

passport and money

As far as I’m concerned, flight alerts are an essential tool to have in your cheap flight hunting arsenal. 

I also Dollar Flight Club’s deals to be legitimate and provide decent savings, usually coming in at $400 or less roundtrip. 

Given reader complaints on this post about difficulties cancelling their membership, I suggest you do a comparison of all your options before committing to a paid program. The good news is that when it comes to flight alerts, you have several.

I put together a list of 17 flight alert programs that you can sign up for today. I encourage you to download it, sign up for a free trial or two and see which program works best for you. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD MY LIST OF 17 FLIGHT ALERT PROGRAMS

Do you use flight alerts? Comment below and let me know which one(s).

Note: I received a free membership to Dollar Flight Club in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

Till next time, safe travels!

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Aman

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Guys - They retrofitted refund policy changes to existing service accounts without informing customers and deleted prorated refund statements from their website. This was done after thousands of customers fell for 1 year free trial promotion and ended up giving away their credit card information. This is the root cause of most of the complaints received for this company. I have evidences of this scam and when I shared them with DFC (Dollar Flight Club), they immediately refunded my money.

Roger

Friday 9th of April 2021

Like others, this article is incorrect. This company DOES NOT send a reminder before billing their 100% non-refundable non-prorated fee, which once you cancel, they have your money and you have an inactive account with them

Aman

Saturday 10th of April 2021

@Roger, They retrofitted refund policy changes to existing service accounts without informing customers and deleted prorated refund statements from their website. This was done after thousands of customers fell for 1 year free trial promotion and ended up giving away their credit card information. This is the root cause of most of the complaints BBB has received for this company. I have evidences of this scam and when I shared them with DFC (Dollar Flight Club), they immediately refunded my money.

John Hampton

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Jen on a Jet Plane - I had an identical experience as the other reviewers. In the year that I used this service I did not receive a single deal that couldn't be found via a quick kayak explore or Google flights search. I was charged a $99 renewal fee and told the fee is nonrefundable even though my membership was canceled the day of the renewal. I've never experienced a 'customer service' policy this dishonest and would advise anyone interested to find an honest and reputable company that offers fair customer support.

I would strongly recommend that you warn your readers of this company's issues in this review.

Aman

Saturday 10th of April 2021

@John Hampton, They retrofitted refund policy changes to existing service accounts without informing customers and deleted prorated refund statements from their website. This was done after thousands of customers fell for 1 year free trial promotion and ended up giving away their credit card information. This is the root cause of most of the complaints BBB has received for this company. I have evidences of this scam and when I shared them with DFC (Dollar Flight Club), they immediately refunded my money.

Mike

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

jenonajetplane.com must have been paid to write this article. dollarflightclub is a scam that will charge you no matter what and not refund you your money. their customer support is horrible and check https://www.bbb.org/us/wa/seattle/profile/travel-services/dollar-flight-club-inc-1296-1000061351 for more info

Roger

Sunday 21st of March 2021

This company is a total rip off. I was offered a trial membership for a dollar. The dollar charge was never assessed. Then, without notice the $69 charge was posted. Customer Service reps Crystal and Libby are quite proficient at stating again and again they don’t give refunds. Do not subscribe with this scam outfit.

Aman

Saturday 10th of April 2021

@Roger, They retrofitted refund policy changes to existing service accounts without informing customers and deleted prorated refund statements from their website. This was done after thousands of customers fell for 1 year free trial promotion and ended up giving away their credit card information. This is the root cause of most of the complaints BBB has received for this company. I have evidences of this scam and when I shared them with DFC (Dollar Flight Club), they immediately refunded my money.

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