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Fearing Pope Traffic Jams, New Yorkers 'Head to the Skies'

Daunted by the prospect of apocalyptic traffic snarls accompanying Pope Francis' visit, some busy New Yorkers were preparing to pay $95 for a five-minute helicopter ride from Manhattan's East Side to its West Side on Friday. Customers asked and they shall receive, said Cristina Gibson, a spokeswoman for flight company Blade, which works like vehicle ride service Uber. The company received a wave of requests from many of the 40,000 users who have installed the Blade app. The...

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