Magellan Jets takes you to the East End in style—in your own personal helicopter.
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It doesn’t matter if you’re in the new Bentley Continental GTC with the top down—if you’re crawling through traffic on the L.I.E. on the way to the Hamptons, you’re pining for a better mode of transportation.
Magellan Jets, the private air company that charters flights from NYC to various national destinations, has added a helicopter service that will pick you up from one of three heliports in the city and take you to Easthampton, Westhampton, or Southampton. The company also has turboprop planes that you can charter to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.
There’s a fleet of small Bell helis to the Hamptons, but our advice is to go whole hog: the Sikorsky S-76. The helicopter can comfortably seat eight people in first class–wide leather seats and get you to your beachside destination in just 48 easy minutes for roughly $6,500 round-trip. With a full flight, that’s surprisingly reasonable. And the satisfaction of waving smugly at those slow, snaking cars down below? Priceless.
Magellan Jets: Flights depart from heliports at West 30th Street and 12th Avenue, 34th Street and the FDR, and the downtown heliport on the East River. Full pricing and routes are available here.