Here’s the best way to avoid Pope Francis traffic if you’re desperate enough

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Hallelujah, there’s a way around Pope traffic, at least for Manhattanites. And as always on very expensive island, it comes at a cost

Blade, a startup that provides Uber-like on-demand rides in helicopters, is offering rides across Manhattan for $ 95 on Friday, September 25th when the pope will be in New York City.

The head of the Catholic church is in the midst of a trip through the U.S. that has caused traffic snarls everywhere he goes due to tight security. Manhattan, where Pope Francis is staying, is expected to be a complete disaster

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Blade’s flights will travel about three miles, moving between 30th street on the far west side of Manhattan and ending at 34th street on the east side. The rides will be available during rush hour from 7:45 A.M. to 10 A.M. and then again from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Blade said the trips will take between five and eight minutes. Read more…

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