A few days ago, Uber launched Uber Copter services in New York, USA. This service is maintained by Uber Elevate. Uber Copter is using a helicopter to take passengers. It is just like the name suggests.
Uber Elevate is also a part of Uber. Uber Elevate was established three years ago. It focuses on motorcycle taxi service. The service is via the airway.
Uber Copter: Efficient.
Users can rent Uber Copter from July 9, 2019. The price of Uber Copter’s service is US $225 per flight.
Uber Copter delivers users from New York City to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The travel time is only 8 minutes. Uber Copter is so much faster than cars. By car, the travel time is 50 to 75 minutes.
Uber Copter can fit up to 5 passengers. But they cannot carry heavy luggage. The luggage cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. Or around 18 kgs.
Users can order Uber Copter from Uber application. They can also order Uber Copter up to 5 days in advance.
Uber Copter: Not for everyone.
Not all Uber users can order Uber Copter service. KompasTekno wrote this. Only users who have Platinum or Diamond status can ride the Uber Copter.
The passengers landed. Then, they would be picked up by an Uber car. They will be taken to the last destination point. For example: an airport.
But we don’t know yet if there will be more destinations. For now Uber Copter’s route is only New York to JFK International Airport.