Uber Copter launched this summer because of the ride-sharing company’s first form of aerial transport. Thus far, it has been exclusive to those who rack up sufficient rewards to turn out to be Platinum and Diamond rewards members; however, that is no longer the case.
Beginning in October, Uber Copter shall be available to each single Uber user residing in New York City. The ride-hailing company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, announced at an Uber event at present. Uber did not have an additional comment beyond confirmation that anybody can use the service next month.
Uber Copter will take riders from lower Manhattan to JFK International Airport, or vice versa. The service made available from Monday to Friday during rush hour afternoon trips. No word on if there might be an expanded trip window with the expanded number of riders, however.
Users will see the Copter icon in their Uber app if their journey begins or ends in the designated area the aerial service runs. Do you have to select to take to the skies, you will be prompted to set up an Uber car ride to the heliport, jump in the helicopter and then receive an Uber ride to your final destination. No, Uber Copter will not just plop you down at your exact location in Manhattan. The entire configuring takes place with a single tap, however, Uber guarantees.
As well as, users can request their trip up to five days in advance to get a jump on things if they’re planning on landing at JFK. These headed to Manhattan from the airport can select a destination south Houston Street and select places with access to the West Side Highway.