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The smart way to make a speedy escape from steamy New York

From Manhattan to East Hampton in just 45 minutes

The smart way to make a speedy escape from steamy New York

July 13 2011
Sophy Roberts

A speedy escape from steamy New York is key at this time of year. Thank goodness, then, for the debut of André Balazs’ new Standard Air (www.stndair.com; from $495 one way, $2,975 private charter), which provides transfers from Manhattan to the Eastern Seaboard’s beach destinations in smart, cherry-red Cessna Amphibians. A Friday-evening East Hampton connection, for example, averages 45 minutes – roughly three hours less than the Long Island Expressway/Route 127 slog.