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Title: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 09, 2019, 09:19:49 AM
They currently fly between Manhattan and JFK for $195 each way (Uber Black is more expensive...), they just announced that their expanding to all NYC airports.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2019, 09:49:50 AM
Only includes 20 pounds of total luggage/carry-ons.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 09, 2019, 10:40:39 AM
I've used them, it's a great experience. You land at an FBO and then they shuttle you to whatever terminal you need for your continuing flight. One of the coolest parts was landing on a regular runway and then "taxiing" to the terminal while flying 2 feet above the ground.

Regarding excess luggage, I seem to remember that they have some sort of ground option which may or may not make a lot of sense.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 09, 2019, 11:41:35 AM
when arriving at the airport are you going again for TSA security or you get right to your gate?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 09, 2019, 11:46:16 AM
when arriving at the airport are you going again for TSA security or you get right to your gate?

Regular TSA. There's no security going onto the chopper.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 09, 2019, 11:50:46 AM
Regular TSA. There's no security going onto the chopper.
thanks
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 09, 2019, 11:52:41 AM
Only includes 20 pounds of total luggage/carry-ons.
will they not take more or they will charge?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 10, 2019, 08:49:39 AM
Only includes 20 pounds of total luggage/carry-ons.
For JFK (and presumably all NYC airports) it's 25 pounds.
will they not take more or they will charge?
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For flights between JFK and Manhattan, optionally add a ToteTaxi luggage pickup and delivery upgrade to your flight at checkout, or call Flier Relations after purchase. Pricing begins at $85 for two bags, plus $40 for each additional bag
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 10, 2019, 08:51:13 AM

The issue with any ground service is that it completely negates the time savings advantage.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Joe4007 on May 10, 2019, 08:53:31 AM
The issue with any ground service is that it completely negates the time savings advantage.
Can't you send it in advance?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 10, 2019, 08:54:56 AM
Can't you send it in advance?
This
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 10, 2019, 10:56:11 AM
The issue with any ground service is that it completely negates the time savings advantage.
im thinking of doing it now just for the experience i will prob have 4 check in and 2 carry on if i bring it to their west side location will they b able to get it to jfk before i get there?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: gingyguy on May 15, 2019, 02:42:35 PM
Blade helicopter crash in east river!
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 15, 2019, 02:44:46 PM
Blade helicopter crash in east river!
not for the first time!!
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: godofchurning on May 15, 2019, 03:09:45 PM
not for the first time!!
but why? helicopters are generally safe right? unless they are using bad pilots or old helicopters.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 15, 2019, 03:32:41 PM
but why? helicopters are generally safe right? unless they are using bad pilots or old helicopters.
if you ever saw their landing pad you'll wander why it didn't happened till now -link to google maps (make sure it's on satellite view) - https://goo.gl/maps/tZF87NCdvrcNwRXM6
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 15, 2019, 04:57:09 PM
Blade helicopter crash in east river!
was it going or coming?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: TimT on May 15, 2019, 05:02:52 PM
was it going or coming?
Had just taken off.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 15, 2019, 05:04:26 PM
Had just taken off.
wow hope the DW never finds that out, we were suppose to take it to JFK but the weather was too nasty and wasn't worth it
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: aygart on May 15, 2019, 05:05:25 PM
A malfunctioning helicopter will not glide like a plane but will just drop.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: chief_mag on May 15, 2019, 06:59:34 PM
A malfunctioning helicopter will not glide like a plane but will just drop.
That's actually somewhat of a misconception. Pilots have a way of countering the drop.

SmarterEveryDay did a video on this.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BTqu9iMiPIU
(Explanation starts somewhere around 3:00)
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: aygart on May 15, 2019, 09:33:55 PM
That's actually somewhat of a misconception. Pilots have a way of countering the drop.

SmarterEveryDay did a video on this.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BTqu9iMiPIU
(Explanation starts somewhere around 3:00)
Very interesting. Thanks.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 25, 2019, 10:40:40 PM
American Express Sending Some Platinum Cardholders $295 BLADE Giftcard

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/american-express-sending-platinum-cardholders-250-blade-giftcard/
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 25, 2019, 10:47:42 PM
American Express Sending Some Platinum Cardholders $295 BLADE Giftcard

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/american-express-sending-platinum-cardholders-250-blade-giftcard/

I got one of those from a friend, code only with none of the T&Cs. So far I have been unable to get the code working for any of Blade's services whatsoever.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 25, 2019, 10:50:17 PM
Rides between Manhattan and NYC airports are now $120 with promo code AIRSOCIAL, I also saw a code for another $50 off (total of only $70!) but I think it's a referral, maybe @Dan can post one.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 25, 2019, 10:51:06 PM
I got one of those from a friend, code only with none of the T&Cs. So far I have been unable to get the code working for any of Blade's services whatsoever.

If anyone gets this and can post the T&C, I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 25, 2019, 10:52:03 PM
Rides between Manhattan and NYC airports are now $120 with promo code AIRSOCIAL, I also saw a code for another $50 off (total of only $70!) but I think it's a referral, maybe @Dan can post one.
Uber is sometimes more
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: yelped on May 25, 2019, 10:52:30 PM
If anyone gets this and can post the T&C, I'd appreciate it.
I once got similar from Amex. IIRC, there was a minimum spend, as well as a requirement of using an Amex.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 25, 2019, 10:53:42 PM
I once got similar from Amex. IIRC, there was a minimum spend, as well as a requirement of using an Amex.

Tried spending a couple $k + amex, no go.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2019, 10:54:13 PM
Uber is sometimes more
Though without a 20 pound limitation.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: yelped on May 25, 2019, 10:54:28 PM
Tried spending a couple $k + amex, no go.
Might have required new user, too.
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 25, 2019, 10:55:29 PM
Though without a 25 pound limitation.
Ftfy
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2019, 10:58:39 PM
Ftfy
https://blade.flyblade.com/p/luggage
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 25, 2019, 11:02:30 PM
https://blade.flyblade.com/p/luggage
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BLADE JFK One carry-on per person is allowed, 25 lbs maximum
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: Something Fishy on May 25, 2019, 11:02:37 PM
Might have required new user, too.

Did that too. Tried basically every variation in the book...
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 26, 2019, 04:16:03 AM
Is it possible to take a blade from airport to airport, officially?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: shapsam on May 26, 2019, 10:39:27 AM
Is it possible to take a blade from airport to airport, officially?
They fly to each airport from a different location so how would that work exactly?
Title: Re: Blade helicopter service
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 26, 2019, 10:40:49 AM
They fly to each airport from a different location so how would that work exactly?
Didn't take that into consideration ;)