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Blade, New York’s Helicopter Startup That Offers Trips From Manhattan to the Hamptons, Expands to the West Coast, Offering Trips From L.A. to Palm Springs

Mar 25, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The New York-based aviation startup Blade is expanding to the West Coast, starting off with a service that will bring fans from Los Angeles to Palm Springs for the Coachella Valley Music Festival, the New York Post reports.

The initiative is a partnership with Uber. The festival gets under way April 15, and tickets for the chopper rides, priced at $695 per person, go on sale today. An Uber SUV service picks up fans in Palm Springs for a ride to the music festival.

The short-haul helicopter service is run by former Warner Music executive Rob Wiesenthal.

“Blade got started by offering heli-rides from Manhattan to the Hamptons,” the Post notes. “Last weekend it provided speedboat service from Miami’s South Beach to the Ultra Music festival.”

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