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Delta Adds Free Water Taxis to Their Fleet for NYC Summer Baseball Games

April 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM | by | ()

Delta is sponsoring free rides to Mets and Yankees games this season, but they’re not doing it with their airplanes. The airline is teaming up with New York Water Taxi to offer complimentary transportation to Citi Field and Yankee Stadium for all home games. The Delta Baseball Water Taxi started this week, and it will run throughout the season.

The taxi leaves from Pier 11 at Wall Street at different times depending on when the games begins, and they even guarantee an on-time arrival 30 minutes before the opening pitch. However, that does mean you’ll probably miss batting practice. Baseball fans are welcome to overindulge on snacks and beer on the top deck of the taxi, and Delta is also stocking the boat with “Fly Ball” cocktails.

Like we said, tickets are free, but you will need to pick them up since seating is limited to about 150 people. You can grab them online as well, but you get stuck with a $1 per ticket fee for doing so. There’s only one catch to a little baseball fun on the water—there’s no transportation back to Manhattan. The water taxi is one-way only, so ensure that you are familiar with the subway in order to get back home.

If baseball isn’t your thing, this would also be a pretty neat way to get to LaGuardia to catch a flight—for Mets games not Yankees games. Just make sure you bring a couple extra bucks for a regular car-based taxi to take you the rest of the way.

Related Stories:
· Delta Baseball Water Taxi [Official SIte]
· Delta Airlines and New York Water Taxi Launch Free Transportation to Mets Home Games [NY Mets]
· Three New Minor League Ballparks to Check Out in 2010 [Jaunted]
· Baseball coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo of another water taxi: Tomas Fano]

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