Note: Updated May 1, 2018 – Nature Air has been grounded since a fatal crash on December 31, 2017. General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) reinstated their permission to operate in February of 2018 but the airline did not resume operations. As of May 1, 2018 the DGAC has suspended Nature Air’s operating permit indefinitely due to “abandonment of assigned routes.”
There have been rumors of repossession of airplanes due to non-payment of loans, accounting irregularities and preferential government treatment of the national airline (SANSA) over the foreign owned Nature Air but whatever the reason it looks unlikely that Nature Air will ever fly again.
NOTE: Nature Air has discontinued their unlimited flight pass – we’re keeping this page on the website to let you know that. It seems that the original article below was correct in concluding that the pass didn’t really make much sense.
Nature Air does still have some interesting multi-flight packages but they include lodging and cost a few thousand dollars.
Nature Air offers a variety of packages with unlimited flights ranging in price from $300 to $600 per person. Knowing what we do about when it makes sense to fly and when it doesn’t combined with limitations on reservations with the pass make it very difficult to imagine anyone saving money this way.
Since the main limitation is that you get the lowest priority for reservations this pass will not work for for a pre-planned itinerary. If you want to travel by the seat of your pants go for it!
It would require about five flights in seven days to make it a bargain and don’t forget you’re going to have shuttle and taxi fares ($10-$30 each) to get anywhere interesting from most of the airports.
Also consider that each flight includes a layover in San José. No one wants to spend even part of five days in San José. If you’re considering it take a look at the map of the destinations served and make careful note of how many times you’ll have to pass through the capital. Many destinations are only served once a day and most not more than twice so it could be a lot of nights in San José waiting for morning flights.
We did talk to one person who said if you just want to walk into the local airport every day and see what’s available and where you end up for the next 24 hrs it’s a lot of fun.
If you figure out an itinerary where unlimited flights make sense let us know and we’ll pass it along.