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“The #1 Helitour in NYC” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours
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USD 279.00*
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Ranked #34 of 578 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: TOURS: See New York City from a different perspective. Our 4 helicopter sightseeing tours, one of which is combined with a boat cruise, provide you with a bird's eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Our helicopters are equipped with heat and air conditioning as well as a Bose stereo system to help you relax and enjoy the ride. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. See the George Washington and Verrazano bridge that keep Manhattan connected. Reflect on New York's historic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport and the 120 year old Brooklyn Bridge. Baseball fans can even cheer for the Yankees above the stadium! CHARTERS: Whether you are taking a quick trip to the airport or heading to the Hamptons for the weekend, a helicopter charter offers a quick, easy, and comfortable alternative for travel in and out of the metro area. A helicopter charter is faster than a car service and able to travel farther into New York City than an airplane. Airport Transfers by helicopter can significantly reduce your travel time to and from New York City airports. Driving between Manhattan and airport areas could take more than an hour in unpredictable and aggravating traffic. Airport Transfers by helicopter typically take less than 10 minutes, giving you more time in the day for everything else. Airport Transfers are available between Manhattan and the Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark, and Teterboro Airport as well as between the airports. Complimentary ground transportation is provided between the airline terminal and the helicopter landing area to get you to your destination quickly.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking
Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The #1 Helitour in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

This was a surprise early birthday present from my wife and it was the highlight of the trip. Was a bit nervous as never been in a helicopter before but had the best experience ever, the staff are very attentive and informative.

My wife got to sit upfront with our pilot Floyd, who was very informative and gave a great commentary. We saw all the major sights and got some amazing pictures as well some that you just wouldn't get any other way.

Big thanks to all the staff and of course to my wife!

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Stokka, Rogaland, Norway
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“Must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Fantastic tour over NYC! Fantastic service from all the staff. Fantastic to see the stars in my eldest son (17) when he was seated next to the pilot! Put this on your list of things TO DO when going to NYC.

Visited January 2013
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KathleenWiig, General Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Dear Kristin H.,

You summed it all up. Thank you for posting your review!!

Sincerely,
Kathleen Wiig
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
“A must to do in Mannhattan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

My family and I just visited Ny for the 1st time ,and we took a helicopter trip over Manhattan and saw Ellis Island, statue of liberty , Empire State, Freedom towers and Yankee stadium and a lot more . Our pilot was very nice and knew everything you wish to know we used a company called Helicopter flight services ,and it was the best thing we did on our 3 days in the city , i would say it is a must when visiting Manhattan .What a way to see the city ,nothing like it .
http://www.heliny.com

Visited January 2013
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KathleenWiig, General Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review, 31 January 2013
Dear Herlof,

Thank you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor users. Our helicopter tours are definitely "A must to do in Manhattan" and with only the 3 day stay that you had in NYC you cover almost everything in the helicopter.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Wiig
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stavanger
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

Great way to see NY. Both the adults and the kids enjoyed it. The pilot and guide did a great job, informed about the sites and the sightseeing was the highligth activity in NY. Efficient check in before departure and the fligth was on time. If you are planning a vist to NY, this is a must.

Visited October 2012
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KathleenWiig, General Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Dear KateGimre,

Thank you for such a great write up about our tours and services. We are working hard to give everyone the best experience ever and it has paid off hearing all that you have said.

Much appreciated,
Kathleen Wiig
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

We arrived early for our flight and so were fitted on to an earlier flight. I did feel very rushed but this could have been because they were trying to accommodate us on to the earlier flight.
The flight itself was amazing. It was our first day in New York and it was a great way to see the city. We are sure we got longer than the time we'd paid for as we seemed to be up for ages. The helicopter looked bigger than some of the others. Myself and my husband were sat opposite each other and we both had great views.
When we landed the family who were with us asked if we could take a photo of them by the helicopter. When I say by the helicopter, we were far away from it and almost round the corner. The female member of staff was very abrupt shouting 'no photos on the deck'. I am sure this is just because they want you to pay the $20 for the photo they take of you before you get on.
We did buy the photo as it was very nice but I just didn't like the attitude of the staff member.

Visited January 2013
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KathleenWiig, General Manager at Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Dear Ella,

Almost everything sounds perfect with your experience and please let me state that Helicopter Flight Services (HeliNY) does not employ any female ground crew. The staff member that you are referring to is an employee of Saker Aviation, the operator of the entire heliport and not of Helicopter Flight Services. They are not affiliated with our company. Their job is to keep the passengers safe while walking to and from the helicopters and that can be done in a calm and professional way. Saker Aviation also requires that each helicopter company provide their own Ramp Agent to take the photo's of passengers in front of the helicopter. They have also made the regulation that does not allow passengers to take any photo's while on the ramp but have given our staff permission to take the photo of our passengers. You should have been notified of this by our staff during the safety briefing.

I will forward your comments to the management at Saker Aviaton and am sure they will take the appropriate actions so this does not happen again.

Sincerely,
Kathleen
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