Two reporters for the New York Post decided to find out in a Top Gear-style race if the new Uber Copter helo service is really as efficient and time-saving as it promises. One would take the ride-share helicopter, and the other would rely on New York City’s creaky public transportation system. The goal? To see who could get from Midtown Manhattan to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens.

Normally, taking such a trip from virtually anywhere in Manhattan could take anywhere from an hour or two by car to sometimes more than that by public transportation, depending on the time of day and traffic. Furthermore, hiring a cab or even a “black cab” such as an Uber or a limo service could cost as much as $200.

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Reporters Challenge Mass Transit Vs Uber's New Coptor Service To JFK - You Won't Believe Who Wins

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