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BLADE is a company that offers helicopter transfers between Manhattan and NYC airports, and between downtown Los Angeles and LAX (amongst other things).
The standard price for a one way helicopter transfer to/from the airport is ~£152 ($195), which actually isn’t a terrible deal if you are travelling by yourself. Particularly when you factor in the convenience, great views, and that a Uber to JFK, for example, can be ~£80 depending on traffic.
But – right now, you don’t need to pay £152. If you book a BLADE transfer today and are travelling with a companion, it’s possible to bring the cost down to just £56.50 each!
Sign up to BLADE here and enter the referral code JosephD044 when doing so to get $50 of your first booking (I also get $25 off, so thanks! Feel free to leave your own referral codes in the comments).
Today only, BLADE is offering a free companion seat when you make a booking for 2 people. All you have to do is enter the code BLADEFRIDAY when you check out.
Note that although you have to book today, you can make a reservation for any date up until the end of the year!
As you can see below, the $50 credit you get for using a referral code when signing up and the BLADEFRIDAY code you use when making a booking both apply to the same transaction, meaning your total cost for 2 people is just ~£113 ($145)
This means that the cost per person is a remarkably low £56.50!
In New York, Blade flies to all 3 main airports (JFK, La Guardia, and Newark), from 3 different points in Manhattan – East 34th Street, West 30th Street and Wall Street, so it’s quick and easy to get to/from your hotel to the helipad.
Blade also offers flights between downtown Los Angeles and LAX too, and if you can book right now, you can pay the same price as in the NYC example:
Is it worth it?
In my opinion, definitely.
I was extremely tempted to try BLADE when I was in New York a few weeks ago, but couldn’t really justify paying for 5 seats at the normal rate. Had the price been £56.50 per person, I would have booked it like a shot!
Traffic in New York can be a nightmare, so BLADE can potentially save you a lot of time – something that is particularly important if you’re only visiting for a few days. The actual flight takes only a few minutes:
The main reason I’d like to try it though is simply because seeing NYC from a helicopter sounds like a lot of fun! For £56.50, I’d be half-tempted to book, if I was in NYC, even if I didn’t need to go to the airport…
If you have ever wanted to see New York (Or Los Angeles) from a helicopter, this is fantastic opportunity to do so at a very, very good price. If you also want to get to/from a flight quickly and in tremendous style, even better!
Remember to use the code JosephD044 when you sign up to BLADE in order to maximise your discount.
Limit one companion. Only applies to New York and Los Angeles airport trips. Companion must be on the same flight. Companion seats are non-refundable and non-changeable. Must book on November 22nd, for any travel between November 22nd and December 31st. These two offers cannot be combined, and offers cannot be combined with any other promotion or product. Other restrictions may apply.