Surf Air is the Uber of airlines
Ash Ram/Stereotype Agency

Picture this: Your start-up is based in Menlo Park, but your angel investor lives in Los Angeles. In other words, you?re making lots of business trips to request additional funding. (?That pool table for the break room is critical to productivity.?)

Now there?s Surf Air, a new private-jet membership for frequent fliers that takes all the hassle out of a SoCal or Sin City commute. The shiny fleet departs from San Carlos in Silicon Valley and flies to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe--with Monterey, San Diego, Sacramento and Napa coming soon.

Book any of the 18-plus daily flights from your phone, and Surf Air takes care of the rest. All you have to do is show up 15 minutes before takeoff. You heard us: No more arriving an hour in advance to slog through long lines. An airline concierge whisks you through security and delivers you to a luxury six-seater, complete with leather interiors designed by BMW.

Of course, this kind of convenience comes at a price. An unlimited monthly membership will set you back $1,600, but if you do the math, that?s really only a handful of round-trips between here and L.A.

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