Booking an affordable ride online seems like a difficult task these days. I mean, with all the taxes and additional cost and heavy surcharges, you can ‘literally’ fly to the place for a cheaper price.
No joke, you really can! A woman in New York, who was trying to get to John F Kennedy Airport, was shocked to see that the cheapest Uber ride available to her destination was a helicopter.
Nicolee Johnson (@nicoleej0hnson) took to Twitter to share the unbelievable prices to the airport from her house.
While taking an UberX would have cost her $126.84(₹9000 approximately), she would have to pay $102.56(₹7250 approximately) for an Uber pool ride. The cheapest option available was the Uber Helicopter ride at $101.39(₹7200 approximately).
The tweet has already received over 7.8 lakh likes and more than 1.5 lakh retweets. Many people online encouraged her to take the copter ride:
No matter how much the internet users wanted her to take the copter, she eventually decided to take a subway train. In one of her comments, she said that because she had a big bag with her and a helicopter would only allow her to take a carry bag. She even said that the copter ride was too expensive for her to travel.
Uber launched its helicopter ride service almost six months ago. The Uber Copter started in New York City on July 9 between Lower Manhattan and the John F Kennedy Airport. Passengers are allowed to carry a small suitcase.