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Your Helicopter is Waiting
by Joel Niedfeldt
on 01 March 2006
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If you've been planning one of those sight-seeing helicopter tours around New York, you might want to wait a couple more weeks. On 27 March, US Helicopter is slated to commence air "taxi" service between JFK/LGA (Newark service coming soon) and two heliports in Manhattan. Flights are scheduled every 30 minutes between 7am and 7pm, with introductory fares at only $139 each way. For those of you who think that's expensive, you've obviously never paid $90 for car service, only to sit in traffic for two hours while the driver plays tapes of his pet canaries for you. And the best part isn't just the time you'll be saving with the eight-minute trip to JFK—before boarding you'll be cleared by TSA security, so you can proceed directly to your flight upon arrival at the airport.

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