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Does Uber have flying cars?

Answer: No, but it is getting helicopters.

by / June 7, 2019

OK, so it’s not technically a flying car, but Uber’s upcoming helicopter ride-hailing (heli-hailing?) service looks to be the closest we’re going to get for the time being.

Beginning July 9, Platinum and Diamond Uber members will be able to book a helicopter ride from Lower Manhattan to JFK International Airport. The total travel time for Uber Copter is about eight minutes, and rides for groups of up to five can be booked either on demand or up to five days in advance. Oh, and it’ll cost $200 to $225 per person.

The copters, operated by helicopter charter company Heliflite, will be available during rush hour Monday through Friday. According to a statement by head of Uber Elevate Eric Allison, Uber Copter is the company’s first step toward an airborne ride-hailing environment, designed to deliver “insight and real-world experience as we continue to lay the foundation for Uber Air.”

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