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New Airline Alert: Tailwind Adds More Seaplanes to More Major Cities

June 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

New airlines and new routes can kind of be hit or miss, but we’ve got to say we’re intrigued by the premise behind Tailwind Air Service.

The plan is to cater to the business crowd, but instead of traditional airports and runways they’ll be doing it all on the water. Seaplane service will fire up as soon as this summer, as Manhattan’s East River will be the primary takeoff and landing spot for plenty of planes and people.

To be specific, the airline will be departing around 23rd Street, as they head to more traditional spots like Boston-Logan and Washington-Dulles. For now, the aircraft will land at those airports until the approvals are in place to also land on the water.

Expect the convenience to come at a price, as one-ways will be priced somewhere between $450 and $650 each way. So let’s just hope that you’ve got a hefty expense account to take care of the airfare.

As for in-flight amenities, we’re guessing WiFi isn’t going to be an option; however, it does sound like complimentary beer and wine will help take the edge off from those water departure and landings. Finally, the new carrier will be partnering up with Fly The Whale, so if a business trip isn't in the cards then there's always the Hamptons.

[Photo of a similar seaplane: markyharky]

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