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Tailwind Air Offering 75-Minute Seaplane Trip From NYC To Boston Harbor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- New Yorkers now have a new way to travel to Boston.

Skip the traffic and the train, fly by seaplane.

Tailwind Air started direct, nonstop service Tuesday between Manhattan and Boston Harbor.

The eight-passenger flights leave from the New York Skyport on the East River and arrive at a floating dock in Boston Harbor. The trip takes about 75 minutes, and then water taxis shuttle clients to and from the dock on a seven-minute trip from the South Boston waterfront.

"Our service combines the accessibility of the train with the speed of a flight," CEO and Tailwind founder Alan Ram said in a statement.

Although the seaplanes can cut travel times up to 60%, flights start at $395 one way. That includes a standard-sized rolling bag up to 20 pounds. The service is also dog friendly.

Tailwind uses a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibians.

The company currently offers four Boston-to-New York and four New York-to-Boston flights daily through November.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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