January 29, 2023

Having to sit in NYC traffic is not fun, especially after a long flight when all you want to do is get to your home or hotel to relax. When you’re flying into JFK, it can be almost impossible trying to avoid all of the traffic as you make your way into Manhattan. The good news is—now you can! With BLADE, you can take a 5-minute helicopter taxi service from JFK into Manhattan. This makes getting into the city easy and stress-free. Keep reading to learn more about this new service.

BLADE is now offering continuous helicopter flights between the BLADE Lounge West in Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport. This service is available on weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and service can be booked in either direction. This service costs $195 per seat/each way, and ground transport between the JFK helipad and commercial airline terminals is included. This is an excellent way to avoid the stress of a long, traffic-filled taxi ride or train delays into the city.

How does it work?

JFK to Manhattan: You’ll receive a text message with your vehicle type, driver contact information, and meeting point. A representative will meet you curbside at the arrivals terminal, and they will drive you to the helicopter. Then, you’ll take a 5-minute flight to BLADE Lounge West.

Manhattan to JFK: You’ll start your journey at the BLADE Lounge West (West 30th Street Heliport on the river side of 12th Avenue) where you will get on the helicopter and head to JFK.  Once at the airport, a vehicle will be waiting to transport you and other passengers to your departure terminal.

An optional upgraded “Meet and Greet” service will be available for purchase, to assist with baggage and expedite your transfer service. This can be added when you make your initial booking.

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Each passenger can bring one small carry-on bag that weighs up to 20 pounds.

This is an excellent service for those who frequently fly in and out of JFK. It can help to avoid added stress and delays. If you have an upcoming trip to NYC, you may want to give BLADE a try!

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