Up, Up And Away; New Seaplane Connects Boston To New York

Photo: Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you're looking to take a trip to the Empire State, seaplane service from Boston Harbor to New York is now available.

This is the first time a seaplane service has operated from Boston since World War II, and this is the first time you can take the plane from Boston to New York.

The plane lands in the East River, which connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on the north.

Tailwind Air's Peter Manice said this service is about convenience, tailored for a business traveler.

"Instead of needing to be at a gate 25 minutes before departure, we're offering 10-minute check in cut off times and very small facilities," said Manice.

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The plane seats a maximum of eight passengers.

WBZ's Karyn Regal received a ride in the plane on Wednesday and said it was a smooth take off, with a bit of a bumpy landing but the spectacular views of the city stole the show.

The ride to New York is supposed to take 75 minutes. Officials say the seaplane beats the fastest train option available and cuts down on airport travel time.

Ticket sales launch this week and flights to New York begin August 3. According to Tailwind's website, tickets range from $395 to $795.

WBZ NewsRadio's karyn Regal (@Karynregal) Reports:

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