Blade, the Uber for those who want to get to short-distance places quicker by booking a helicopter, will be back in action through its West Coast operation in time to shuttle attendees to the Coachella Festival, kicking off this weekend.
The festival, which is spread over two weekends, features a multitude of acts including Beyoncé, A Perfect Circle, The Weeknd, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Tyler, the Creator, Eminem, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, David Byrne, Greta Van Fleet, Jamiroquai, Migos and Post Malone, among others.
As it has in the two years prior, Blade, the brainchild of former music industry executive Rob Wiesenthal, will be scheduling departures from downtown Los Angeles or Santa Monica and flying festival goers to the Thermal Airport in Thermal, Calif. right outside Palm Springs, a 45-minute trek that will cost $775 one way. Festival attendees in the Palm Springs area can fly via Blade to Thermal Airport for $415.