UBER FRANCE INTRODUCES THE HELICOPTER RIDE
We’ve been impressed with Uber’s rapid vehicle expansion over the last few years.
For example, in London, only two years ago, the only choice for customers was the Uber Lux range. Fast forward to the present day, and you’ve got Uber Lux, UberX, Uber Exec (our personal favourite), Uber XL and Uber Taxi cars to choose from. In short, there’s now a car for every need.
However if you’re heading to the south coast of France for the up and coming 68th Cannes International Film Festival – an easy 90 minute flight from London – Uber have an experience for you that will blow your mind.
For the duration of the film festival – May 13th to May 24th , Uber will have a Helicopter option for transport between Nice and Cannes.
You heard that right – for the small price of €160 per person (pocket change given the recent devaluation of the euro), Uber will fly you via Chopper from Nice to Cannes or Cannes to Nice. The fare also includes a private driver from the heliport to the city center. Does transport get any more boss than this?
Uber have operated helicopters in several locations around the world before now. But it hasn’t been cheap – a chopper ride from NYC to the Hamptons would set you back a cool USD $3000 for five people. For that reason – we think this ride from Nice to Cannes is outstanding value – even if it is only a short trip. Even if you’re not heading to the film festival, a day trip to Cannes from Nice via helicopter would certainly be a roll like boss worthy experience. Skip the train ride and travel in style!
For more information, see the Uber blog here.