Getting From Boston To Manhattan By Seaplane
Long gone were the glorious days of boarding a seaplane to relieve oneself of the traffic-jam plagued hot-spots of Boston and Manhattan. These days, getting from either city to the other requires nerves of steel, a e-wallet of gold and a business purpose that deals in platinum-sprinkled cryptocurrencies. The latter two are a given with today’s stylish metropolitan business(wo)men. Whats missing are the nerves of steel!
Busy-Bee Business People have everything you can dream of and money can buy- except for time and convenience. And there’s just no better way to arrive in style than by Seaplane, no matter how deep luster black your Cadillac or Lincoln Navigator is and no matter how hard the concrete-smile chauffeur service tries. Limousine’s just ain’t flying quite yet and most people who travel in New York City also have well paid psychiatrists. Traffic is downright insane!
Thy shall not despair! There are people in the world who serve just such super special clients and put this barely noticeable smile on their face. The luxury business traveler of today is used to full service, maximum convenience and bottomless service with a genuine smile.
In cities where a hotel-room easily clocks in at $1,000 a night and a good meal within the “right ambience” restaurant isn’t quite like a visit to McNoodlePoo or Greasy Heartattack Crap Racoon on East Sewer Street, where average people dine. Having long excelled the realm of travel-budgets, really affluent people pull a credit card and those little amazing plastic things make problems and inconveniences go away and secure the service-fireworks with a smile.
Lets Do It By Seaplane!
Cape Air just scored a tiny but crucial “letter of agreement” from the FAA to fly Seaplanes in the airspace over Boston’s inner harbor and Dan Wolf, the CEO of the small legacy firm is working on making sure these credit cards get pulled through a Cape Air credit card reader.
Offering seasonal seaplane service between Boston Waterfront and the 23rd Street Seaplane Terminal in New York would provide travelers with a much shorter flight than ground or cattle-tube (Airlines) based travel, for a dismal $300-$400 each way.
No getting beaten up by the pilots, no being pushed around like cattle, no singing flight- attendant punks, no having to smell the cheap Walmart perfume in the seat next to you. Flights with these (yet to be acquired) Caravan’s would only take place during the months when Water is willing to part for a set of amphibious floats.
Wolf isn’t alone in the business endeavor that will put more seaplanes in the air. Tailwind Air is still in the process of securing FAA approvals for service into Boston. Tailwind shares a very neat graphic on their website that compares the time required between the high speed train ACELA (Amtrak), major airlines and the Seaplane. A no-brainer, really! How could one ever consider not to travel by Seaplane?
There isn’t a whole lot of competition from helicopters. According to the Boston Globe, there hasn’t been a general purpose helipad in Boston for nearly two decades. Severe concerns and uproars killed the idea that helicopters could serve the area, quickly.
Business executives, movers and shakers are demanding alternatives to slow and annoying traffic congestion.
Whichever way one turns it, getting seaplane services started anywhere in the U.S. especially in metropolitan areas isn’t exactly a quick thing and requires lots of stamina and stubborn dedication to the task. Wolf shared with the Boston Globe that there have been 90+ meetings in the last 5+ years to get ready to launch.
We here at Seaplanemagazine.com love it! More Seaplanes killing bugs basically spells what we promote tirelessly. #TheFutureOfWaterflying is happening – ever so slowly – but ever so surely. Lets hope the pilots and staff get paid royally in our shortage plagued luxury industry. You may have to wear a suit and a tie, but for those of us who happen to be south or east of the holy “Real Bush-pilot Mecca” (Alaska), there is hope for good salaries and tips.
Cab drivers and chauffeurs rake in more tips if they make the ride smooth and the driving of the vehicle look simple. With less certifiably crazy people sharing airspace in comparison to roads or rails and the added benefit of no TSA and no cranky, underpaid airline personnel involved, banking some serious dollar should be a walk in the park.