Costco is selling a one- year, Wheels Up private jet subscription for $17,499.99– Advertisement –
Costco is now selling memberships to a private jet service. The wholesale club is offering a 12-month membership to private aviation service Wheels Up for $17,499.99.
That includes a $3,500 Costco Shop Card, a $4,000 flight credit and “guaranteed nationwide aircraft availability up to 365 days a year,” Costco says.
Customers will also receive access to events and a one-year membership to Inspirato, which provides luxury vacation rentals.
Wheels Up operates more than 300 planes and has access to more than 1,250 “partner aircraft.”
Subcribers can book a flight as little as 24 hours ahead of time. Flight prices vary.
The Wheels Up private fleet now consists of more than 300 aircraft, from the King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS, Citation X, and Hawker 400XP to even larger jets. So you’ll be traveling in style. However, style doesn’t come cheap.
While you can book some so-called “Hot Flights,” where you can grab an empty-leg seat with rates as low as $320, most of the time you will pay more like $4,695 an hour for a King Air 350i or as much as $7,695 per hour on a mid-size jet.