While Uber Chopper might just be a one-off annual party trick here in Australia, it’s common knowledge that everything is bigger in the USA and this BLADE helicopters transfer service is no exception.
Fortunately, with such a large scale operation customers are rewarded with very achievable prices, as is the case with ‘BLADE Continuous’ – a 5-minute helicopter transfer option to and from John F. Kennedy Airport and downtown Manhattan.
The largest provider of helicopters for charter in the United States, BLADE helicopters operate as a charter broker as opposed to a direct air carrier. Flights between NYC’s transport hub and the island city operate non-stop every weekday from
For those travelling to the airport, they’ll be greeted at the BLADE Lounge West at the West 30th Street Heliport. The flight will take approximately 5 minutes and will be met at the JFK heliport by complimentary ground transportation to ferry you to your desired terminal. A similar itinerary operates in the opposite direction, with a car waiting to pick you passengers from their arrival terminal.
Other options JFK passengers have for travel include the Subway, AirTrain and a variety of taxi and town car services. As appealing as a quick chopper ride might sound, these alternatives might still be better suited to the express high-flyer given BLADE’s tight luggage restrictions.
Currently, only a single, 20 pound (9
The short Blade helicopters hop is charged at a flat rate of $195 USD one-way per person. Find out more about the service and Blade schedule here.