BLADE Airport: JFK <> Manhattan
Fly between Manhattan and JFK from $195
- Skip the traffic, get there in 5 Minutes - Travelling between NYC and area airports is unpredictable and can take hours. Fly over the traffic and get there reliably in minutes.
- From $195 per seat - Beating the price of app-based SUVs during rush hour. Frequent flyer? Save with BLADE Airport Passes.
- An unforgettable experience - Relax in a BLADE Lounge before and after an unforgettable flight above NYC.
- Seamless, door to door - Ground transportation is included between your helicopter and connecting flight. Add Ground Connect to/from your final destination.
- All luggage is accommodated - We accept all checked-size and carry-on-sized bags. One carry-on is included per passenger, add extra luggage in the Upgrades step.
Our by-the-seat BLADE Airport service between West 30th Street and JFK or Newark is available 7 AM to 8 PM on weekdays and 3 PM to 8 PM on Sundays.
Service to LaGuardia and other airports coming soon.
Private charters are also available 24/7/365 between any combination of New York area private and commercial airports and heliports.
BLADE Airport Is back—fly between Manhattan and JFK from $195 five days a week. Our regular by-the-seat BLADE Airport service is available now with afternoon/evening service between West 30th Street and JFK. Service to Newark, LaGuardia, and other airports will resume fall of 2021. Private, Crowdsource, and Shared Charter remain available to all area airports. When our regular service resumes in fall, you can fly between BLADE Lounge West and JFK Airport between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sundays. Between BLADE Lounge East and JFK, you can fly between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Between BLADE Lounge Wall Street and JFK, you can fly between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Want to fly at another time or to/from another airport? Click Here to charter or crowdsource, or check to see if there is a seat on an existing flight that fits your itinerary.
Once your helicopter lands at the airport, a BLADE vehicle will be waiting to transport you and other passengers to your departure terminal (limit two-terminal drop-offs per vehicle). Or you may choose our Meet & Greet service if you prefer a private vehicle with a member of our C/X team to provide assistance with baggage.
John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are in Queens, New York—Newark International Airport straddles the border of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Serving the New York metropolitan area, John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in Queens, New York. The owner and operator is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey while being a hub for American and Delta Airlines and a focus city for Eastern Airlines and JetBlue.
After your commercial flight lands at the airport, you will be met by a BLADE vehicle curbside at the arrivals terminal for a short drive to your helicopter. Prior to your jet pulling into the terminal, you will receive a text message with your vehicle type, driver's contact information and meeting location when your commercial fight lands.*
Purchase our “Meet & Greet” service and a BLADE FX representative will be waiting for you at baggage claim (unless otherwise directed). The greeter will expedite the transfer to your awaiting vehicle. This service is highly recommended and enables us to coordinate with the driver directly on your behalf, minimizing any delays or potential issues you could have locating them.
Make sure to enter your accurate flight information when booking. The departure time of your helicopter flight is based on your commercial flight's scheduled landing time. Our Flier Relations Team will be monitoring your flight and will adjust your helicopter departure to coincide with your actual arrival time, for no additional cost.
After your BLADE lands in Manhattan, feel free to relax at the BLADE Lounge. Book BLADE ground connect to have a vehicle pre-staged at our lounge prior to your arrival, or, our lounge based FX (Flier Experience) staff can assist you with ordering a car from a hailing app.
*In the event you do not receive a text message upon landing, open the BLADE app and press the phone icon in the upper right-hand corner of your phone—you’ll be connected to a Flier Relations representative immediately
Only one 25lb commercial airline carry-on per person is allowed which will be stored in the aircraft's baggage compartment. View our detailed luggage policy here. If you have excess luggage requirements, add a ToteTaxi luggage pickup and delivery upgrade to your flight at checkout, or call Flier Relations at 844-FLYBLADE after purchase.
BLADE has partnered with Tote Taxi to pick up and deliver baggage anywhere in Manhattan below 90th Street. The $85 service includes two checked-size bags; additional bags are $40 each. You or a representative (doorman, family member, etc) must be present during the entire pickup and delivery window.
BLADE to JFK: For BLADE flights before 2 PM; you must book tote taxi by noon the day prior; pickups are made the day before your flight between 3 PM and 6 PM. For BLADE flights departing after 2 PM; you must book tote taxi by 5 AM the same day; bags will be picked up between 7 AM – 11 AM on the same day as your flight. Bags will be waiting for you at the JFK heliport and placed in your vehicle for transportation to the curb. BLADE will not check-in bags with your commercial airline on your behalf.
BLADE from JFK: JFK – NYC bags are picked up at the airport after 7:15 PM and delivered in the evening. You must claim your own baggage upon arrival at JFK. BLADE will take possession of luggage curbside (or can assist in terminal for meet & greet customers).
Last Minute Baggage: BLADE can assist with last-minute baggage transfer for an additional fee of $350.
For flights from NYC to JFK, if you arrive less than 10 minutes prior to your departure time, you will be deemed to have missed your flight. You may choose to pay a $125 change fee to take a later flight. At any point prior to departure, you may change to a BLADE flight departing within one week of your original flight for the same $125 fee.
For flights from JFK to NYC, our Flier Relations team will monitor your commercial flight and accommodate you on earlier or later BLADE flights, depending on your ultimate arrival time, for no additional fee. If you choose to change the day of your BLADE flight (one week in either direction), a $125 fee will be applicable.
Upgrade to BLADE Flex for $65 and enjoy unlimited free departure time changes up to one (1) hour prior to your departure. Without BLADE Flex, flight cancellations and changes are not permitted.
Chartering allows you to reserve a private helicopter that leaves at the specific time of your choosing, can wait for you if you're late, and is available 24/7/365. Charter customers receive complimentary aircraft upgrades, as available. Additionally, excess luggage beyond the 20lb per person limit can be accommodated on charters–call 844-FLYBLADE for more details.
Please review our Cancellations and Change Policies.
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Our partnership with AA provides the most seamless airport transfer. Just select American Airlines in the connections step and add the upgrade for $350 on charter flights and $150 on scheduled flights. Please note, this upgrade is not available for international flights arriving at JFK. Learn more. To learn about airport transfers to and from LAX, visit our LA page.
Ground Connect is BLADE's car service in NYC