Uber For Helicopters

February 18, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Ashley Feinberg covered a service that aims to be the Uber for helicopters in New York City:

  • A typical flight on the service costs $219, a bargain compared to the $1,000 cost of chartering your own helicopter.
  • For the ride to work at least three (and up to five) other people have to have booked it at the same time.
  • At launch the service will run from 8am to 8pm, but the plan is to ultimately make it 24 hours a day.
  • The only two destinations at the moment are the major airports in the area.
  • Passengers can wait for their ride in a lounge at the heliport with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
  • Upon boarding they’ll be offered a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones to make for a more pleasant ride.

Read other attempts at the same idea, why the service will probably fail, its founder’s dreams for it, and much more here.

Source: Gizmodo