In the Hamptons, the only thing people like talking about more than real estate is the traffic. And it is seriously terrible in the summer (thanks, Jodi, for telling everyone about those shortcuts). But there's now a new transportation option that's arriving on the scene called Whale Force One.
This new charter company just bought one of Jimmy Buffett's sea planes (no, not the one that crashed) and will soon start offering "shared charter" flights between Manhattan's Eastside Seaport (NES) and East Hampton Airport (HTO). If you fly off-peak, it'll be just $99 each way (although off-peak hours are also the same as when it's not torture to take the Jitney). Regular pricing is $495 a flight. And although it means not being able to stop at the new Shinnecock casino along the way, that's a small price to pay for getting to or from Manhattan in only 40 minutes.
· Fly The Whale [Official Site]