This Uber Helicopter Will Take You To Malibu To Drink Wine And Pet Zebras
Uber is really pushing it with this 'on demand' schtick. They recently started delivering lunch in Santa Monica, and now they've got a helicopter. You can call a helicopter. Now to be fair, the helicopter will not show up at your house and drop a rope ladder down to you. With the UberCHOPPER promotion, an UberBLACK car will take you to the helicopter. You also can't just go anywhere you want. You will be taken on a "scenic 45-minute tour of the L.A. cityscape and coastline" on the way to Malibu Wines, a release says.
Once there, you will be fed wine and cheese, taken on a safari tour and—this is clearly the most important part—get to pet "safari animals." The safari's website indicates these animals might include zebra, a camel, yaks, water buffalo, alpaca and llama.
When your day is done, you will be returned to your original destination via car.
UberCHOPPER will be running on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. To embark, you have to select the "CHOPPER" option. This will cost you $1,500 and you can bring up to three people and split the fare evenly—perfect for the modern-day, affluent throuple in need of a romantic getaway!
Uber did a similar promotion in New York, offering passengers a helicopter ride to the Hamptons for $3,000. They also offered a chopper ride to Coachella for the same amount. Uber does not officially own the helicopters, nor are they currently getting into the air service industry themselves. The choppers come from Orbic Air, an L.A. helicopter charter and tour company.