UberChopper Offers Helicopter Rides in Vegas

On demand night flight over the strip available during CES 2016.

About a year ago, car service giant Uber began offering on-demand helicopter rides occasionally at certain locations around the country. This week the service, named UberChopper, is available in Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) through local helicopter operator Maverick Helicopters.

You may imagine yourself traveling on an UberChopper from casino rooftop to casino rooftop. However, unlike the car service Uber offers, UberChopper won’t pick you up in the actual helicopter. After you schedule your flight, an Uber driver will come to your location, pick you up and take you to Maverick’s Las Vegas strip terminal at the McCarran International Airport.

You will then get a scenic night flight over the Las Vegas strip at the reduced price of $99. The helicopters seat up to seven people and UberChopper rides are offered between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. from January 6 through 9. To book a ride, simply select the Chopper option on the app.


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