It's the fantasy of every frequent flier: No more security lines, no more scouring the Internet for the lowest fare and most of all, no more being crammed into a seat like 10 pounds of sausage in an 8-pound casing.
Californians, your wish is granted. And maybe, just maybe, the travel dreams of the rest of the country will too come true.
Surf Air is selling so-called "founding memberships" that include unlimited flights on an executive aircraft and unlimited complimentary guest passes. The founding membership is a three-month commitment that starts with the airline's planned summer launch. After the three months, the membership becomes month-to-month.
Three price points allow members to hold a certain number of reservations at one time. For $790 per month, two reservations at a time; $990 per month, four reservations at a time; for $1,490, six reservations at a time.
The airline hasn't yet taken off, so to speak, but plans to offer service to Palo Alto, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. According to the website, Surf Air also plans to expand to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and the Sonoma/Napa area.