Uber takes its taxi service to the skies by offering private jets to the Cannes Film Festival

The taxi service app, Uber, is reaching above the road for the Cannes Film Festival by offering private jet trips.

Users – rich users – attending the festival will be able to use Uber to book an Uber Black car which will transport them to a private jet that flies to Cannes.

The cost of this service? About £5,300. This can be split three-way as, apparently, there's seating for a trio. So that's £1,766 per person. And it'll only work flying from Bourget Airport in Paris from 12 May to 18 May. But it is a private jet.

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The alternative, for those travelling from Paris, is a one-way train ticket at around £100. But clearly it's not about the money but the convenience and perhaps the ease. There's also the show-off factor that goes with the poser-fest that is the Cannes Film Festival.

If you're rich enough to try this service, read about it here, and need a seat filling let everyone know below. Shotgun the window seat.