Chopper Vs. Cab
Yesterday, Aaron pointed out to me that the airport helicopter service from downtown NYC is running a holiday special, only $99 to JFK. The new flat taxi fare to JFK is $45 from Manhattan. So a taxi ride (plus toll and tip) will run about $60-65, which makes the chopper ride seem like a really fun and reasonable splurge. Plus, it's only an 8-minute ride, versus 1-2 hours in a cab. Hmmm.