Grab Helicopter ride, why not!
With the horrendous traffic almost daily in Metro Manila, a ride up in the air is not a bad idea. (I am actually dreaming of having the Starwars cars to be available now.)
Grab Taxi Philippines finally launched their latest service from the hangar of PhilJets, a start-up company who started operations in the Philippines in 2013.
GrabHeli is a service provided in partnership with Grab Taxi Philippines and Philjets.
1.Grab Helicopter, what is that?
Grab Helicopter or GrabHeli is the latest among the six services offered by Grab Taxi Philippines. The Malaysian start-up company started Grab Taxi booking app in the Philippines two years ago. It was followed by Grab Car and Grab Car Plus, a private ride-sharing service, and then comes Grab Express, an express delivery service, and then Grab Bike, a “habal-habal” style motorcycle taxi ride service. Grab Heli uses Philjets H130 helicopter, it is a lightweight single-engine helicopter tailored for passenger transportation, sightseeing and VIP duties. The H130 helicopter can carry 6 passengers plus the pilot.
For now, GrabHeli will be offered as aerial tour. Eventually, it will be offered as air taxi, according to Grab.
2. How to book with (GrabHeli) Grab Helicopter
If you are familiar with Grab Taxi app, it is the same app you will use to book GrabHeli. Available in both IOS and Android, you select your pick-up point and drop-off points (helipads). Grab has currently four helipads in Makati, Pasay and BGC.
3. How much is the fare
A regular helicopter ride is expensive, that is why GrabHeli is here for an affordable ride.
A promo fare of P3,888 per person for three months can be enjoyed on a trial and promotional rate.
Our celebrity friend-blogger Chuckie Dreyfus is one of the Grab Ambassadors, yey!
4. How many minutes is the ride
From a defined pick-up and drop-off points, your aerial tour is only fifteen (15) minutes.
5. How many available helicopter Grab has
According to Philjet’s CEO Thierry Tea, they have two H10 choppers allocated for Grab Taxi. The first one is now ready and it has Grab Taxi logo and all.
7. Who is PhilJets
PhiJets is a company that offers Helicopters & Jets. Aircraft Management, Charter flights, Utility, Aerial Work, Ground Holding Advisory Services, Aircraft Sales, Medevac Corporate / VIP flights.
8. Grab cashless payment
Already announced few months back, Grab Taxi Philippines also launched GrabPay, a cashless payment facility for Grab riders. GrabPay uses credit or debit card for payment for the services rendered by Grab Car, Grab Car Plus and Grab Heli.
While Grab Taxi is now offering cashless transaction, Uber on the other hand has started its cash payment.
Grab Helicopter rides is only on limited engagement as of this time. GrabHeli has a designated pick-up and drop-off destinations in Philjets Hangar in Pasay, one in Makati and in BGC (Bonifacio Global City).
Pre-booking is offered from Saturdays to Wednesdays and flight schedule are from 4PM onwards on Fridays and Saturdays only.