Fly with Uber’s UberCopter.
You heard it right, the mighty ride-hailing application is not in the mood of coming slow. After acquiring Careem; its biggest competitor, collaborating with e-bikes and providing its services around the world, Uber is now setting its bar to the sky, I mean, literally.
Uber is about to offer UberCopter that will offer rides between JFK airport and Lower Manhattan. These helicopters can be booked through the Uber app, just like Uber’s other forms of transportation.
Uber has Offered Its HeliCopters Before As Well:
This isn’t the first time that the San Francisco based company decided to deliver something out of the box for its customers. Previously, Uber helicopters offered rides in Brazil for a duration of up to three years. However, Uber Copter was not a thing back then. Now, Uber has struck again with its helicopter in NewYork City.
According to the NewYork Times report, Uber will offer eight-minute flights between the city and its major airport, with prices typically costing between $200 and $225 per person.
What do we Know More About UberCopter?
This new innovative form of transportation looks pretty interesting. Just like our readers, we couldn’t help but dig more into the topic. So here’s more juice to the news:
According to Mashable, The flights are offered through helicopter service HeliFlite on twin-engine crafts. The São Paulo flights worked with flight operator A3 by Airbus. On the HeliFlite trips you don’t need to wear a headset or other equipment to fly, but you will get weighed before boarding. You can only bring luggage that weighs up to 40 pounds and a personal item.
This proves that Uber has put a pretty massive amount to provide its customers with exceptional service. But how much will it cause to the orders pocket?
How Much One Ride in UberCopter will Cause?
The luxury of traveling in a helicopter won’t come as light as a feather. According to our reliable sources, The full car, flight, and car trip comes out to about $200 each way. This is how its devices:
A car drives you to the helicopter take-off pad, and on the landing end, another car takes you to your final destination. It’s supposed to take about 30 minutes total, including the quick 8-minute flight.
So this how you (if you’re filthy rich) can ride in a helipad to your desired destination.
However, Uber has a competitor in a race that has an edge over the company for being cheaper in pricing.
Blade, the key competitor of Uber in the particular service, offers similar routes to its passengers. But the good part is that, unlike Uber, Blade offers rides starting from just $195. However, the company was recently found in the news as their plane crashed in the Hudson River. Luckily, no passengers were on-board at the time of the incident.
Coming to UberCopter, the flights will start on July 9. They are expected to expand to different cities as well.
Oh wait, that;’s not all for Uber, News have I that the company is also working on Uber Air Taxi System, with electronic passengers drone. The copter service is more to show how air travel can be incorporated into commutes.