There’s Only One Way Into Blade’s GX Discount Program: Your Age

Jun 2, 2019

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If you’re based in New York City and are looking for an easy way to escape to the Hamptons or Nantucket this summer, Blade-GX could be a great solution for you, assuming you’re young enough. Blade-GX is a special program from the helicopter service reserved for select travelers: those between 18 and 27 years old.

The program offers members a discount of $150 per seat on flights between Manhattan and the Hamptons and Nantucket for summer 2019. Members can also save $250 on BLADEone flights between New York and Miami. With a cost of only $295 to join Blade-GX, membership could pay for it self with only two flights.

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Blade-GX members enjoy other perks as well:

  • Access to Blade lounges
  • All Weather Ground Transport Guarantee: If weather cancels a flight, Blade will get you out to East Hampton via chauffered car
  • Private cocktail parties (for those +21) as well as wine and spirits tastings in Blade-serviced locations
  • Blade swag: T-shirts, tank tops, bags, hats and more

Terms and conditions state that Nantucket flights are applicable to Westchester departures or arrivals only, and that BLADE-GX does not count towards reduced-fare flights or flights under $695. The discount is only applicable to the cardholder. Membership purchased after September 25, 2018 expires on September 30, 2019.

Blade Helicopter. Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy

Unfortunately, if you are headed to the airport, Blade-GX isn’t going to help you get there. Of course if you’re flying in and out of La Guardia, even without the discount it might be worth it to take a Blade ride just to avoid the construction or avoid dealing with where you now have to catch your ride share or cab. If you’re an Amex Platinum cardholder you might be taking a free Blade flight to the airport anyway.

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