Uber to offer helicopter rides in New York City squib

Ride-hail service Uber is about to go airborne: The company said Thursday it's readying its first helicopters for takeoff in New York City starting July 9. Uber is rolling out Uber Copter service for its Uber Reward Platinum and Diamond cardholders, offering the top-tier members an 8-minute helicopter ride to or from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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