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Msg ID: 2595786 Uber +0/-2     
Author:NEer
10/4/2019 4:43:47 AM

Uber is starting a helicopter shuttle in NY city. Who is the operator , and how many others have tried the same and eventually out of business.



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Msg ID: 2595821 Uber +3/-0     
Author:Circus Monkey
10/4/2019 10:55:59 AM

Reply to: 2595786

Old news



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Msg ID: 2595832 Uber +3/-0     
Author:Grease Monkey
10/4/2019 11:15:21 AM

Reply to: 2595821

Really old news.



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Msg ID: 2595859 Uber +0/-0     
Author:Ddligger
10/4/2019 1:41:44 PM

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Perhaps the author is really old, answer the post to help the elderly



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Msg ID: 2595865 Uber +2/-0     
Author:Goober
10/4/2019 3:12:01 PM

Reply to: 2595786

People who want to know who operates the Ubercopters can read this story:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tips/i-took-uber-copter-from-manhattan-to-jfk—heres-what-its-like/ar-AAIdxDd?ocid=spartanntp

 

Looks like Heli Flight (HFS?) is providing the aircraft for Uber and to do so they've picked up three Bell 430's.

One of the comments the chick (naturally) who wrote the article says is: "As a first-time helicopter rider, I was a little nervous about turbulence, but the twin engines made it fly as smoothly as a regular airplane and the cabin was spacious, too."

 

Non-aviators sure do have a lot of misconceptions about flying!  Yep, them twins are a LOT smoother than them dang ol' singles.



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Msg ID: 2595876 Uber +1/-0     
Author:If it's uber
10/4/2019 4:00:04 PM

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They will under pay the operator and try to cut the rates until it's not profitable.


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Msg ID: 2595880 Uber +0/-0     
Author:Not the first time
10/4/2019 4:36:40 PM

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Not the first time a company has done this with PART 135 aircraft.  

 

The marketing may sound like something differnt than Part 135 but at the end of the day its nothing more than a part 135 flight opperation.  



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Msg ID: 2595894 Uber +0/-0     
Author:Marketing?
10/4/2019 5:47:41 PM

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Your average passenger has no idea what part 135 even is and also could not give a sh*t less.



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