These 10 BLADE-GX Benefits are Worth More Than Flights Themselves

It's no secret that BLADE-GX has been a resounding success, comprised of a diverse self-made community of young individuals across fashion, media, tech, and the arts. Aside from the obvious benefit of steep discounts off flights, BLADE-GX offers far more benefits that justify group membership. Below, a list of ten benefits available to BLADE-GX members under 28:

1. Cocktail Parties

Whether it's sunset cocktails at Surf Lodge in Montauk, rooftop DJ at Make Believe in downtown Manhattan, or high art at Samuel Owen Gallery in Nantucket, nobody throws a party like BLADE. BLADE-GX members and friends are invited to exclusive parties planned specifically for them.

2. BLADE Lounge Access

BLADE Lounges carry an air of mystique. These flier-only lounges offer an oasis from the stress of daily life and travel. Featuring iconic art, cocktails, snacks, and helpful BLADE C/X representatives, BLADE Lounges are available to BLADE-GX members whether flying or not. BLADE has lounges in Manhattan, Miami, and Nantucket, with additional spaces on the way.

3. All-Weather Ground Transport Guarantee

Every summer, BLADE partners with an automotive company to power our New York based All-Weather Guarantee program. Under the guarantee, BLADE will provide BLADE-GX members traveling between Manhattan and East Hampton with complimentary chauffeur-driven vehicles in the event of cancelled flights due to inclement weather. Past partners include Porsche and Cadillac.

4. Intimate Wine & Spirits Tastings

Perhaps the most popular among BLADE-GX benefits, tastings with BLADE's wine & spirits partners are always a hit. Whether it's VieVité rosé or a Casa Dragones neat tequila with a twist, we love inviting sommeliers and spirits experts to educate BLADE-GX members in our lounges.

5. BLADE Gear

Unique gifts provided to BLADE-GX members are a swag favorite. BLADE sends everything BLADE-GX members need for a summer of travel, including hats, t-shirts, sippy cups, tank tops, bags, and slap bands.

6. Festival Access

Being a member of BLADE-GX means premier access and experiential transportation to festivals across the country. Major festivals include Coachella, Burning Man, Nantucket Race Week, Newport International Boat Show, award show film screenings, and Miami Art Basel. Not only do BLADE-GX members receive discounts on festival flights, but also invitations to private festival dinners and shows.

7. Networking

BLADE-GX membership is like a built in LinkedIn network. Member events are a gathering of some of New York's up & coming stars in the arts, tech, media, and entrepreneurship. Attendance of a tasting or a chance meeting on a flight could lead to life-changing business deals and friendships.

8. Discounts on Retail

BLADE's vast portfolio of fashion partnerships affords special discounts on brand clothing for BLADE-GX members. Past brand partners include Carbon38, Rag & Bone, Cynthia Rowley, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

9. Award Season Screenings

BLADE treats the Oscars like a national holiday. We love staying up to date with the latest film nominations. Because of our connections in the movie biz, only BLADE can arrange film screenings of Oscar flicks–exclusively for BLADE-GX members. One of our favorites was the screening of The Eagle Huntress, held at Sony's New York HQ.

10. BLADE-GX Card

The highly coveted BLADE-GX card is the must-have accessory for BLADE-GX members' wallets. Present this card at any BLADE Lounge, and be greeted with immediate VIP treatment. It's BLADE's golden ticket, and is sent to all new BLADE-GX members.