New Yorkers: Uber Will Shuttle You to the Hamptons in a Chopper
Uber, the app-powered private driver service, is running a pricey promotion for the day before the Fourth of July: Instead of sitting in traffic, some Uber users can hire a helicopter — UberChopper, natch — to fly them to their weekend getaway.
The cost? A cool $3,000.
The decadent gimmick will be operating in conjunction with Uber’s SUV service to run throughout the Hamptons — one of the most expensive residential areas in all of the United States — for the Fourth of July weekend.
The service comes complete with door-to-door shuttle service to and from one of a few heliports in New York City, and to the destination of your choice upon landing in the Hamptons.
Not so rich but still carless? Fear not — Uber can shuttle you down the shore using one of its UberX, UberBLACK or UberSUV services for $300, $400 or $500, respectively.
Too rich for the masses, perhaps. But at least it’s not as expensive as a BlackJet.
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