Costco offering private jet membership through Wheels Up

Welcome aboard to Costco, where you can now also buy a membership to a Big Apple-based private jet service – for a not-too-budget friendly price of $17,499.99.

The wholesale club’s 12-month subscription includes a $3,500 Costco Shop Card, a $4,000 flight credit and “guaranteed nationwide aircraft availability up to 365 days a year,” according to the company’s website.

That means you can book a Wheels Up flight with as little as 24 hours’ notice — but the hefty price doesn’t actually include the costs of the flights, just the right to book them.

Members can either “pay as they fly” or purchase an additional “Fund Program” that provides lower rates and lower billable flight times.

And subscribers also will also receive a 12-month membership to Inspirato, which offers luxury vacation rentals.

The Wheels Up aviation company, which seeks to make private flying “more accessible,” has a fleet of more than 300 planes and access to more than 1,250 partner planes, according to Costco.

The jet service promises “safety without compromise” for its clients, including temperature checks for crew members, sanitizing between flights and fresh air ventilation.

For those who can’t afford the full membership, the warehouse outfit also offers a cheaper version priced at $1,994.99, but it doesn’t include the shopping card, flight credit and luxury vacation membership.

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