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Blade Offers New York Airport Transfers for $195, Aiming at Uber Black

Five minutes in a helicopter can take passengers from Manhattan to LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark. When traffic is dense, the urban air-mobility company argues, its ride costs less than some elite car services charge.

Blade’s landing zone at New York’s West 30th Street Heliport, across from Hudson Yards, on May 7, 2019.
Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

It’s just enough time to mix a cocktail.

Helicopters have been whisking the wealthy from Manhattan to New York’s airports for decades. Now the ride costs as little as $195, and you can book it via a smartphone.