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Uber will offer $200 helicopter flights in New York City this summer

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chipsavoy
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 Posted 6 months ago

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I remembered Uber doing something like this before but never saw it on the app. Now they are doing it again but reserving it for only their top rewards users. I hope they open it up to everyone one day, I obviously wouldn't do this a lot but trying it once with a small group of friends would be awesome!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2019/06/06/uber-copter-uber-offer-200-helicopter-rides-new-york-city/1371975001/

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    AsStibelDude
    625 Driver
     6 months ago

    I love it how Uber can claim anything as long as they say, “top users.”

    Think about it. Uber Kittens, Uber Mariachi Band

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    TravTravTravis
    170
     6 months ago

    The bridges are and will always be a bottleneck in Manhattan. With the traffic causing significant delays in people's commutes, I welcome such service provided in larger volumes. Some people's times are definitely worth shelling out a few hundred dollars to miss the 1 hour bridge ride.

    Sitting by Hudson or East River, especially downtown, you can see how frequent these chopper services are. If Uber can make it efficient and can provide the means of regular people to start utilizing the service, I think it will be great. 

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      DimSumUng
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       6 months ago

      I was just hanging out at Industry Kitchen by Wall Street, and I saw people going back and forth the whole time over Eat River. I basically drank with my colleagues to wait out the traffic but heli would have been nice.

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    rickgrande
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     6 months ago

    And there's mention of a plane as well. What's up with that?

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    Bigfrank
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     6 months ago

    I can see that's not going to sit well with the helicopter unions

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    actingfool
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     6 months ago

    $200 for 8 minutes...

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      DimSumUng
      126
       6 months ago

      It's 1 hour you get to save not being in traffic.