Flights to and from Lower Manhattan on an Uber-copter will become available to all users from today after being introduced to premoim members in June.
The copter option is shown only to customers located in the geofenced Lower Manhattan area.
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The roughly eight-minute flight costs between $200 and $225 per person including ground transportation on either side of the trip. Passengers can bring a small hand luggage and have to watch safety videos before takeoff.
An Uber spokeswoman stated:
Uber Copter won’t appear as an option in the app if you are outside of the geofence because it wouldn’t provide time savings.
Eric Allison, head Uber’s aerial ride-hailing program observed that:
Helicopters are certainly expensive and it will be a premium product, but we think we’re actually able to offer a fairly accessible entry point with Uber Copter.
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