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Sea Planes Reduce Congestion In N.Y?  
User currently offlineB6767200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

The link below suggeset that returning sea planes to service can ease the congestion at some airports. Although it is unlikely we see these birds return I would love to jump on one of them...

Here is the link:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-06-19-seaplanes_x.htm

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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Seaplanes generally suffer from corrosion problems, degraded performance, higher operating costs, and a host of other issues that has made them obsolete for part 121 operations. Unless NYC is ready to subsidize operations, I don't see any airline willing to take the plunge and operate a seaplane (no pun intended).

Even if the airlines could be brought onboard, you'd need sufficient interest for one or more manufacturers to build an aircraft.



CFI--Certfied Freakin Idiot
User currently offlineAAFlyer2006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

This ideas is simply not practical and quite farfetched. Firstly, people have been flying from airports from decades, they are not going to simply begin to go to Long Island Sound when they want to catch flight. When people want to catch a flight, they go to an airport because most planes depart from airports, and this is not going to change anytime soon. Secondly, high costs in developing seaplane ports and using seaplanes would deter any airline from entering a seaplane business. Thirdly is the prices for consumers, the prices for seaplane travel are currently high, and will continue to be high because of the costs of running a seaplane service.

Using another airport is much more practical. Currently Newburgh airport is the favorite because of its highway access, convenience for many New Jersey flyers, and proximity to the Metro-North Hudson Line. However, it is about an hour north of New York City. White Plains Airport is convenient to many New York flyers, in New York City and the northern suburbs. West Islip could work well once Long Island Railroad- Grand Central rail link is up and running. West Islip also has ferry service to Bridgeport, CT and New London, CT.


User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

It's good to see the Marine Air Terminal being used for Delta Airlines' shuttle to...err....Chicago???  Big grin

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 997 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

You know what would be a thousand times more effective? Fast and efficent rail service in the North East corridor that is not subject to the problems of Accela

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