First scheduled helicopter airline in the U.S. in 20 years

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http://www.flyush.com/ What do you folks think? Will that work out? Back in the 1970's NY Airways had over 400.000 travellers per year between Downtown Manhattan and the airports. 8 pax per helicopter 12 times a day five times a week. At 159.- USD per flight. Operating between 3 and 8 S-76. I'm curious how they'll do...
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Awesome. It would be really nice from JFK as it's a real pain to get from JFK into the city.
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Seems odd they've reduced the pax capacity from 12 to 8 seats for such a short journey ? Is that a manufacturer spec change or is it the operator? Good luck to them though, seems a good idea. I can still remember the LHR-LGW helicopter shuttle run by B-Cal Helicopters with their Sikorsky S-61's.
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Extra bag storage? I don't know what a standard S76 has for storage but perhaps they are expecting high bag counts especially for the JFK traffic since most are international pax.

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I thought I read an article in Air and Space mag a little while ago that detailed the up's and downs of helio service from downtown New York to JFK? I *think* there was a crash with loss of life. There was also something mentioned about one aircraft putting down in the Hudson and able to float until help arrived.