Thursday, 17 October 2019

A helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners, warms up on a helipad in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. The company announced its Uber Copter offer on Thursday, saying flights to and from Lower Manhattan will become available to all Uber users on Oct. 7. Uber made the feature available to its premium members in June. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A pilot opens the door to a helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. The roughly eight-minute flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include ground transportation on either side of the trip. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A pilot walks media members towards a waiting helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners in New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. Passengers can bring along a small suitcase and have to watch a safety video before takeoff, similar to that on an airplane. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A media member takes pictures from a helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. Uber's prices roughly compare to those of competitors, including Blade, which offers a $195 trip to JFK from Manhattan. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Passengers are escorted to a waiting helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners in New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. The flights in Uber-branded helicopters are operated by HeliFlite Shares, a licensed New Jersey-based charter company. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A media member takes pictures from a helicopter operated by Uber Copter, a new service by the ride-sharing company Uber, providing service from Manhattan to New York's JFK International Airport initially for Diamond and Platinum Uber Rewards members as well as special Uber partners in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar