Wheels Up adds long-flight rate cap

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Flights between the East Coast and Western U.S. are now capped at $29,995, plus FET

Wheels Up is already leveraging its purchase of Citation X operator Mountain Aviation two weeks ago. It’s rolling out a rate cap on flights between the East Coast and Western U.S.

You can buy Wheels Up at Costco, but should you?

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Wheels Up has been selling its core membership via Costco for years. The offering is getting more attention after The Washington Post recently highlighted it. Is it a good deal?

Hint: It depends on if you choose to fund a Wheels Up deposit account

Since 2016 Wheels Up has been selling memberships in its pay-as-you-go jet card memberships via Costco. It’s not alone when it comes to other high-end products and services. You can buy diamonds and luxury cruises at the discount retailer.

Wheels Up announces FET-free flight fund options for members

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The second-largest for-hire private jet operator, Wheels Up, is the latest to offer members the ability to deposit funds before the end of the year and use them for tax-free flights, in this case, for up to 24 months

Wheels Up is offering members its existing funds program, a new Air Transportation Only fund option that will offer FET-free flying for 24 months after purchase, or the ability to fund both types

The biggest player in jet cards yet to weigh in on how it will address the CARES Act holiday on the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax will announce later today it’s in.

Wheels Up waives membership fees for JetSuite jet card customers

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SuiteKey members save the normal $17,500 joining and membership fee

Wheels Up is offering customers of now grounded JetSuite the ability to fly in its membership program waiving the $17,500 joining and initiation fees.

Wheels Up’s Dichter on his Delta deal, private jets and meatballs

Wheels Up Super Bowl LIV Miami 2020

In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, the Wheels Up founder and CEO discussed the implications of its Delta Private Jets deal plus its upcoming Super Bowl LIV party

Wheel Up CEO last week joined Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria. And while there was talk of his deal with Delta Air Lines to merge Delta Private Jets with Wheels Up, there were also meatballs.

As part of the eight-minute segment, Dichter discussed Super Bowl LIV, to be held February in Miami. It will mark the second year in a row it is partnering with Rao’s for a pop-up restaurant as part of its hospitality for the Big Game.

Wheels Up unveils major program enhancements

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Wheels Up becomes the first major jet card provider to offer four guaranteed availability jet cabin categories and a turboprop program on a national basis

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, rumors were swirling. Wheels Up was expanding beyond its core King Air 350i and Citation Excel fleet with an off-fleet light jet program.

The new programs, effective January 2nd, will offer dynamic trip pricing with capped hourly rates and guaranteed availability nationwide. They will run across five cabin categories, from its King Air 350i fleet to light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jets.

Wheels Up is adding large cabin fixed rates and a no-fee membership tier for on-demand charter

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With the move, Wheels Up will offer members fixed rates from the King Air 350i through light, midsize, super-midsize and large cabin private jets

Following its acquisition of TMC Jets and Avianis, plus the launch of its Connect membership earlier this year, and flush with $128 million in new funding, Wheels Up continues its aggressive moves.

During the National Business Aviation Association’s annual conference being held in Las Vegas, founder and CEO Kenny Dichter said in the next year the company will launch a no-cost membership enabling users to book on-demand charters using dynamic pricing the from its Wheels Up Marketplace launched in February.

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