Cheap flights are out there, you just need to spend hours searching for them. Or you could join Going. Since 2015, we’ve helped millions of travelers see the world for less. We find amazing flight deals that save our two million members an average of $550 on international economy flights, $200 on domestic economy flights, and even up to $2,000 on international business class flights.
While we think we’re the best flight finding service out there, we know we’re not the only game in town. Here’s how we compare to Next Vacay.
Next Vacay was founded by Naveen and Shaylee Dittakavii in 2014 and now lists 19 employees on its website. Next Vacay is a subscription service that sends its members emails when they find discounted airfare. They monitor flight prices, and when fares drop, they let members know. Members then book the flights directly with the airlines.
They monitor fares mainly for international economy class but also let their members know about Mistake Fares (when airlines accidentally cut prices by much more than intended) for international business class flights. They also occasionally send deals for domestic destinations such as Hawaii or Alaska.
Members select their home airport and they will receive deals from that one airport only. However, Next Vacay only serves 60 US airports so many smaller departure airports are not available.
Next Vacay costs $25 per year.
Next Vacay is a legitimate company. They have more than 600 reviews on Trustpilot with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Several bloggers have reviewed their service, with varying opinions. While some people raved about the deals they received, others were disappointed in the volume and quality of deals, and in the lack of available airports served (only 60 US airports).
Next Vacay offers a 30-day trial, during which you can cancel your account and get a full refund. Their terms of service also state that if you’re not satisfied with the service and write in before the six-month mark, they’ll refund the annual fee. Otherwise, you can cancel when the one year service is up. However, some online reviews have indicated that getting a response from their customer service team can be difficult. One reviewer mentioned that they wrote in three times and only heard back when the credit card her renewal fee was paid on was declined.
Going's serves more than three times the amount of airports as Next Vacay—183 airports and counting—so there’s a better chance your airport is available for deals. Additionally, you can opt to receive deals from more than one airport (up to 10 airports for Premium members and unlimited airports for Elite members) so if your area is served by multiple airports, you won’t miss a deal.
While Going is more expensive, it also includes deals that Next Vacay doesn’t send, like frequent domestic deals all over the US, and Weekend Getaways for short trips in the upcoming month. Premium members receive multiple economy class deals per week (or per day, depending on the airport) while Elite members also get deals in business and first class. Additionally, for those not ready to commit to an annual fee, Going offers a free version (called Limited) that includes a small sample of international deals sent each month.
Next Vacay costs about half as much as Going's Premium membership, and we think our higher prices reflect the higher value we provide. Additionally, Next Vacay only serves 60 US departure airports, about a third of the airports Going serves. Want to hear it right from our members? Read Going reviews here.
Going sends our members deals to places both far, and a little more near, because we know many travelers are just as excited about a great deal to the Netherlands as they might be to NYC.
Next Vacay rarely sends domestic deals, and when it does, they’re typically to Alaska and Hawaii. Both of those places are amazing—that’s why we send lots of deals to them to our members!—but there’s a lot more of the US to explore.
Premium members of Going can get deals from up to 10 departure airports (handy if you live in, say, Milwaukee and don’t mind driving an hour to Chicago to snag an amazing deal) while members of Next Vacay can get deals from only one. That means you could miss out on some fantastic fares from nearby airports.
Every deal we send our members has to meet our standards. If it’s not a deal we’d send to our best friend, we’re not gonna waste your time with it. Next Vacay sends deals on certain low-cost carriers that just don’t meet our standards, due to their never-ending parade of extra fees, cramped seats, or unreliable service.
In every deal, we include all you need to know: the travel dates, airlines, extra fees, how long the deal should last, and anything else you might need to know to decide on the deal, like info on long layovers, visa requirements, and Covid restrictions. We lay it out in an easy-to-scan format so you can quickly decide if the deal is for you, book it (or not), and get on with your day.
Next Vacay’s emails are a bit light on the details and the info is buried in a wall of text. Want to know about bag fees? You might have to scroll through several paragraphs to find out.
Going has more than 2,700 5-star reviews on Facebook, and every week we hear from thousands of members who have booked flights from our deals. Next Vacay has about 600 reviews, also with an average of 5 stars. Read reviews, or see how Going compares to Thrifty Traveler or The Flight Deal.
Next Vacay offers a lower-cost alternative to Going but with that lower price point comes a reduction in service. For an additional investment, Going Premium offers you the chance to depart from more airports, and snag deals (including weekend trips) to more places in the US. Plus, our Bestie Test ensures you only get the most amazing deals out there, and we make it super easy to scan a deal quickly for the information you need.
Published September 3, 2021. *All competitor details were accurate at the time of publishing.