Uber is now offering helicopter service during the afternoon rush hour from lower Manhattan (south of Houston and select points higher with access to the West Side Highway) and JFK and from JFK to anywhere in Manhattan. Just search for travel between JFK and Manhattan in the Uber app to see pricing.
During the soft launch, it is only available from iOS devices.
Uber Rewards members can save 25% off their first ride taken by 11/3 with code: FIRSTCOPTER
Uber Copter pricing includes an Uber from your location to the Wall Street Helipad, the flight between Manhattan and JFK, and a waiting Uber from the helipad to your desired terminal.
You can only bring 1 full size carry-on (max 40 pounds) and 1 personal item per passenger.
The 25% off code will bring the cost of a flight for one passenger from JFK to Reserve Cut to just about even with an Uber Black ride, though Uber Copter pricing is per person:
It might not be practical often, but I’d sure like to try it once!
It’s been a few years since I got a free JetSmarter private jet flight from Cleveland to Teterboro and then a free helicopter transfer from Teterboro to Manhattan.
Hopefully Uber will add Android support, more airports, and helipads soon.
Will you try out Uber Copter?