Ready, Jet Set, Go
New alternatives to the Jitney
You?ll never catch us throwing shade in the Jitney?s direction. Gratis drinks, snacks, magazines, Wi-Fi... these are some of the quickest ways to our heart. But let?s be real: Heading out East on a bus isn?t exactly memorable.
For a trip you?ll never forget, channel your inner Kanye and book a ride by helicopter, seaplane or private car. Work the system right and it can be cheaper than you think. Here's how:
Gett Think of Gett as Uber minus the surge pricing. Simply download the app and book a black luxury car or SUV for immediate pickup. Prices range from $225 (to Westhampton) to $325 (for a trip out to Montauk) and there?s room for six people.
Fly The Whale Believe it or not, you can land on the East End via seaplane for a mere $99 if you fly off-peak (i.e., not Thursday or Friday). Otherwise, book yourself one of nine seats for around $550. Or book the entire plane for $3,700.
Blade Get from your desk to the beach in less than an hour via helicopter (yes, helicopter) with this app that lets you book a seat out to Southampton, East Hampton or Montauk. Should your chopper, which departs from East 34th and the East River, not be able to take off because of the weather, a Maserati sedan will be on standby to ensure you get where you need to be safely and in style.