Uber launches Uber Blimps

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Uber Blimps launched in New York City on Thursday, offering Uber app users a flight between Manhattan and airport JFK.

The Uber Blimps, who were until now only available for Platinum and Diamond members, fly on Monday to Friday for around $1.500 per flight, including a taxi to and from the platform. This buys you a 4,5 hour flight, compared to 1 hour by car or 8 minutes by helicopter. Uber Blimps will be the prelude for Uber Elevate, an aerial ridesharing service planned to go live in 2023, where Uber aims to offer large scale aerial services, including rockets, jetpacks, and flying monkeys.