Saturday, November 26, 2011

Seaplane to East Hampton

The Standard Hotel Group has added a concierge Cessna 208 seaplane to its' offerings at their NYC property, but you don't need to be a hotel guest to fly. The seaplane shuttles between the 23rd Street NY Skyports Marina in Manhattan and East Hampton and runs during the summer months only, smartly so. :) The website states tickets run $495 per person one-way but if your schedule's flexible, you can apparently shave off a significant amount of the ticket price by "playing the flight board." (I'm not actually sure what all is involved with that ... my apologies.) The website claims off-peak flights can get as low as $29 per person one way, so bargain fun-hunters need not feel snubbed. In any event, it's an unusual antidote to Hampton traffic gridlock. You can learn more about it here. Enjoy!