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Uber Copter takes off from Manhattan to JFK

The company announced its Uber Copter offer on Thursday (October 3), saying flights to and from Lower Manhattan will become available to all Uber users on Oct. 3. Uber made the feature available to its premium members in June.

The roughly eight-minute flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include ground transportation on either side of the trip. Passengers can bring along a small suitcase and have to watch a safety video before takeoff, similar to that on an airplane.

The flights are operated by HeliFlite Shares, a licensed company, and Uber’s prices roughly compare to those of competitors offering helicopter rides to JFK.

(Production: Hussein Waaile, Tina Bellon, Aleksandra Michalska)

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