Flying High

Wall Street's Helicopter Commute

Starting next month, fed-up Wall Street commuters will be able to travel to work in style, taking a ride with Liberty Helicopters, a company offering flights from New Jersey to Manhattan for $200 a day. The new service, Bloomberg News reports, is another sign of confidence among the workers who make a living at New York’s banks. About 150 potential clients have contacted the outfit, a company representative said. Liberty says the flying will save 14 hours of commuting time per week. The company was in the news last August when a small plane collided with one of its helicopters over the Hudson River, resulting in the deaths of nine people, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration instituted new flying rules after the incident, reports Bloomberg News.