Wheels Up is replacing Delta private jets as a partner of American Express’s advanced private jet program, although in a sense, it is replacing itself.Wheel up buy In January 2020, Delta Private Jets of Delta Air Lines made the airline its upcoming largest shareholder. Publicly traded Private jet supplier.Since then, Delta Private Jet has been the sole supplier of the American Express program 2016.
The partnership between Wheels Up and American Express seems to have strengthened the ties between these three companies. American Express issued co-branded credit cards on behalf of Delta Air Lines. American Express Platinum members and Centurion members can use Delta Air Lines Sky Club for free when flying with the airline. They can also transfer the points from their membership awards to their SkyMiles frequent flyer account to redeem for free flights and upgrades from Delta and its SkyTeam partners.
Wheels Up provides the “SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program” and grants its members different levels of Medallion membership on Delta Air Lines. It also allows members who deposit funds to use the funds for private jet charters and Delta Air Lines flights.
Today’s announcement means that American Express American Platinum Card and Centurion Card members will now receive discounts when joining Wheels Up and flying points. For example, for platinum cardholders, the entrance fee and first-year membership fee for Wheels Up core members are reduced by 40% from US$17,500 to US$10,000. They can also earn USD 2,000 in maiden flight points and up to USD 4,500 in extra points (based on their deposit).
Wheels Up offers a pay-as-you-go membership, and you can guarantee availability at a capped hourly rate. However, members can get better conditions by depositing funds, including lowering the daily minimum limit, reducing notifications for booking flights, free WiFi and de-icing.
Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, said: “American Express is firmly committed to providing excellent service to its card members, and we abide by this commitment. We are very pleased that our two brands have joined hands in welcoming platinum card members. Wheels Up, added: “We have set high standards for our members by providing world-class safety and services on our diverse fleet. We look forward to providing an unparalleled travel and lifestyle experience for American Express Platinum members. “
Eligible American Express cardholders can enjoy a 20% discount on entry-level Wheels Up Connect membership, and the fee is reduced to US$2,396. Earn $500 in points for the first flight, as well as other benefits.
If you want to take a one-time charter flight without joining, Wheels Up will waive the $495 transaction fee when you book through it for the first time. application.
Rafael Mason, Senior Vice President of Global Premium Products of American Express, added: “With our shared dedication to service excellence and innovation, Wheels Up is a perfect fit for the safety and service of our Platinum Member Wheels Up private jet experience.”
Wheels Up said it plans to launch a co-brand credit card In the future, so today’s news may indicate that it may come from American Express.
Wheels Up is expected to complete the merger with SPAC Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp. in the middle of this month.Then it becomes Publicly traded Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the stock code is UP. It will also be called Wheels Up Experiences.
Earlier this week, it announced a broad agreement with Landry’s Inc., which includes some top restaurant brands such as The Palm, Morton’s, Del Frisco’s and Chart House. Wheels Up Core and Business members get Highest state In Landry’s loyalty program.