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 FX team to provide assistance with baggage.
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 flight 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, provided that it falls within our service window. If your arriving commercial flight is delayed beyond our service window, we will credit your account for the full value of your order (which can also be applied towards a charter flight, if you so choose).
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, call 1-844-359-2523 or open the BLADE app and press the phone in the upper right-hand corner of your phone—you’ll be connected to a Flier Relations representative immediately.
Only one commercial airline carry-on (21.7 in x 13.7 in x 9 in), which will be stored in the aircraft's baggage compartment, and one personal item (eg. Laptop, Purse, etc.) are allowed per person no heavier than 25 lbs across both carry-on bag and personal item combined. 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 $105 service ($120 for EWR) 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 Airport: 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 5am 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 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 Airport: Airport – 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. 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.
If you arrive less than 10 minutes prior to your departure time, you will be deemed to have missed your flight. If you miss your flight, you may choose to purchase a new seat on a later flight from $195. For more information on our change policy, please review our Cancellations and Change Policies.
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 25lb per person limit can be accommodated on charters–call 844-FLYBLADE for more details.
Please review our Cancellations and Change Policies.
Flights are bookable on our app up to 30 minutes before departure. For flights to airports, a late booking fee of $45 is assessed for orders within two hours of departure (not applicable for flights from airports).
If you miss your BLADE Airport flight due to delays on your inbound commercial flights, you will be put on the next available flight. If the commercial flight is delayed out of the airport flight window, you will be refunded in BLADE credits. Should your flight be delayed out of the continuous window, essential ground connect is available to take you to your final destination.