Pretty soon, you'll no longer have to be a handsome, rich celebrity like Christopher Mintz-Plasse to take helicopters to airports. A new service called Gotham Air is offering first-time users six-minute flights from Manhattan heliports to and from either JFK or Newark for just $99, and despite the shockingly low price, they promise they'll even put fuel in the thing and everything.
The company plans to start choppering app-booking users all over the place beginning February 9th, Gotham Air CEO Tim Hayes told Thrillist. How it works isn't quite as simple as just having a c-note and a desire to pretend you're on The Bachelor, though. You have to be able to get to one of these three Manhattan heliports: Downtown/Wall Street Heliport (JRB), West 30th Street Heliport (JRA), or East 34th Street Heliport (6N5). And flights are only confirmed once four people have booked the same time and destination; if the flight doesn't fill, it doesn't fly, and passengers with reservations won't be on the hook for the cost, Hayes said.