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How to get a helicopter hop between Manhattan and JFK airport with your next Delta flight

Delta Air Lines is starting a new service that offers passengers on-demand helicopter hops between Manhattan and JFK International Airport along with their airline ticket — for a price.

The airline’s service is offered to transcontinental fliers from L.A. and San Francisco as well as transatlantic passengers from London.

Here’s how it works: Let’s say you fly from L.A. to New York City and want to take the short helicopter hop. A member of Delta’s Elite Services team grabs your checked bags, meets you at the plane and escorts you to the helicopter terminal, according to a recent announcement.

The service applies to all Delta customers — whether you’re in economy or first class — starting at a jaw-dropping $1,345. That’s $1,095 for the chartered helicopter and $250 for the Delta service.

You can fly to three different destinations in Manhattan: East 34th Street, 2430 FDR Drive, and 12th Avenue and West 30th Street.

Passengers make reservations for the service through a mobile app for Blade, the helicopter company with which Delta has partnered.

Info: Delta Air Lines, Blade

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