Need a helicopter ride? There's about to be a $63 Uber option for that

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Uber Helicopter Rides May Soon Become a Reality

In some cities, getting from one place to the next can feel longer than a cross-country flight, and the cost of a cab or car service is certainly reflective of that. Wishing you could be able to zoom past rush-hour traffic and just simply fly over it is nothing new.

But for residents in São Paulo, Brazil, that wish is about to become a reality.

Better yet, an affordable reality.

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With over 20M residents, São Paulo is an international financial hub, with extremely congested roads and a big traffic problem.

It's also conveniently the biggest market for Uber in all of Latin America.

And now, Uber's about to capitalize on the market even further.

The company is about to introduce UberCopter, and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.

For what the company claims can be as low as $20 a ride, a helicopter will pick you up and take you to your destination. All accessible via pressing a button in the app, of course.

Take a look at UberCopter in São Paulo below:

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An Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter flies above Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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Passengers exits an Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter at the Blue Tree Hotel helipad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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An employee helps a passenger with luggage before getting into an Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter at the Blue Tree Hotel helipad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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An Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter flies above the Blue Tree Hotel helipad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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A passenger uses the Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter application on a smart phone to order a flight in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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An Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter flies at sunset above Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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An Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter prepares to land at the Blue Tree Hotel helipad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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A passenger carrying luggage walks toward an Uber Technologies Inc. UberCopter at the Blue Tree Hotel helipad in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company has chosen the congested Sao Paulo financial hub of 20 million people to test its helicopter service. 

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The company will be operating helicopters out of four airports and five helipads around São Paulo.

As one Bloomberg writer reported, Uber will send a car to pick you up from your starting point and drive you to the helipad where the helicopter is operating out of.

You'll also have the ability to split rides (and the fare) in the helicopter with other users through the app, just like Uber.

Your fee will include the cost of the car ride to the helipad (which was $9 for the Bloomberg reporter) plus the cost of the actual helicopter ride itself (which was $63).

Uber Brazil's manager, Gui Telles, told Bloomberg:

"We are always looking for the best price which is sustainable for partners and helicopter owners. The helicopter taxi industry has been around and idle here for ages, and we are just using technology to make better use of it."

Whether or not the price of the ride is worth it is definitely situational.

For those living in more crowded business areas of the city (mainly the Financial District) it makes complete sense, as sitting in a couple of hours of traffic on the road would probably result in a near-equal, if not higher, fee.

São Paulo will be the first city to try UberCopter on a citywide scale.

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UberPOP driver Anthony Loussala-Dubreas, 24, of Paris, turns on his smartphone in his car in Paris, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. A French court on Friday ordered Uber to withdraw from its mobile app to French users "all mention suggesting it is legal" for Uber's drivers to act like taxis — that is, driving around and waiting for clients. But the court did not ban the popular ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Bastien Inzaurralde)
The Uber app is seen on a smartphone past cabs waiting fro clients near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, on December 9, 2014. A judge on December 9, 2014 banned the popular smartphone taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar prohibition action in several other countries. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIA (Photo credit should read QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
The photograph of UberPOP driver Anthony Loussala-Dubreas, 24, of Paris, is seen on his UberPOP application on his smartphone in his car in Paris, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. A French court on Friday ordered Uber to withdraw from its mobile app to French users "all mention suggesting it is legal" for Uber's drivers to act like taxis — that is, driving around and waiting for clients. But the court did not ban the popular ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Bastien Inzaurralde)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. Uber is offering car service in 250 cities in 50 countries now, up from 60 cities in 21 countries just a year ago. Uber hasn’t released its financial figures to the public, so valuing the company is pure guesswork. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The Uber app is displayed on a phone posed for photos near a woman peering into a car outside a office building in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.'s global expansion. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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The Uber app is seen on a smartphone past cabs waiting for clients near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, on December 9, 2014. A judge on December 9, 2014 banned the popular smartphone taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar prohibition action in several other countries. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIA (Photo credit should read QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Uber app is seen on a smartphone past cabs waiting for clients near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, on December 9, 2014. A judge on December 9, 2014 banned the popular smartphone taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar prohibition action in several other countries. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIA (Photo credit should read QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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