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Commitment and Contingencies

Commitment and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Capacity Purchase Agreements
Blade has contractual relationships with various aircraft operators to provide aircraft service. Under these CPAs, the Company pays the operator contractually agreed fees (carrier costs) for operating these flights. The fees are generally based on fixed hourly rates for flight time multiplied by hours flown. Under these CPAs, the Company is also responsible for landing fees and other costs, which are either passed through by the operator to the Company without any markup or directly incurred by the Company.
As of March 31, 2024, the Company has remaining unfulfilled obligations under agreements with various aircraft operators to provide aircraft service. The remaining unfulfilled obligation includes amounts within operating lease liability related to aircraft leases embedded within our capacity purchase agreements as discussed in Note 3 – Right-of-Use Asset and Operating Lease Liability. These future unfulfilled obligations were as follows:
For the Year Ended December 31
Total Unfulfilled Obligation  Immediate Termination (1) Termination for Convenience (2)
Remainder of 2024 $ 16,354  $ 10,201  $ 1,882 
22,539  16,135  — 
20,925  14,521  — 
20,352  13,947  — 
2028 6,405  —  — 
2029 - 2032 (each year)
6,405  —  — 
(1) Within total unfulfilled obligation, the following amounts are where Blade has the ability for immediate termination if a government authority enacts travel restrictions.
(2) Within total unfulfilled obligation, the following amounts are where Blade could terminate for convenience upon 30 or 60 days’ notice, with a one-year annual minimum guarantee being pro-rated as of the termination date.

Legal and Environmental
From time to time, we may be a party to litigation that arises in the ordinary course of business. Other than described below, we do not have any pending litigation that, separately or in the aggregate, would, in the opinion of management, have a material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial condition or cash flows. As of March 31, 2024, management believes, after considering a number of factors, including (but not limited to) the information currently available, the views of legal counsel, the nature of contingencies to which the Company is subject and prior experience, that the ultimate disposition of these other litigation and claims will not materially affect the Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations. The Company records liabilities for legal and environmental claims when a loss is probable and reasonably estimable. These amounts are recorded based on the Company's assessments of the likelihood of their eventual disposition.

In February 2024, two putative class action lawsuits relating to the acquisition of Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Old Blade”) were filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery. On April 16, 2024, these cases have been consolidated under the caption Drulias et al. v. Affeldt, et al., C.A. No. 2024-0161-SG (Del. Ch.) (“Drulias”). Plaintiffs assert claims for breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment claims against the EIC Directors, the former officers of EIC, Experience Sponsor LLC (“Sponsor”) and KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”), and aiding and an abetting breach of fiduciary duty claim against Sponsor and KSL. The Complaint alleges, amongst other things, that the Merger Proxy insufficiently disclosed EIC’s cash position, Old Blade’s value prospects and risks, and information related to Old Blade’s chief executive officer, who is also our current chief executive officer. The complaints seek, among other things, damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. Litigation is ongoing. The Company believes that all claims in the lawsuit are without merit and intends to defend itself vigorously against them.

Non-Cancellable Commitments with Vendors
In December 2023, the Company entered into a technology service agreement with a vendor for cloud computing services where we are committed to spend $0.3 million, $1.1 million and $1.6 million for the years ending December 31, 2024, 2025 and 2026, respectively.