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Topic: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: ridgid727
Posted 2012-12-29 15:04:39 and read 4449 times.

For the Lebanon airport to reach 10,000 boardings for the year, Cape Air is offering fares at $12 each way to either BOS or HPN. Reaching 10,000 boardings will qualify the airport for Federal Grant Money

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyl...ravelers-12-flights-to-boston-nyc/

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: DariusBieber
Posted 2012-12-29 15:31:44 and read 4375 times.

The RyanAir of the United States.

  

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2012-12-29 16:24:57 and read 4186 times.

I wonder how many boarding they're up to now? With three days left and Cape Air's planes holding 9 passengers each, hope all their flights are full!   

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: KarlB737
Posted 2012-12-29 16:41:36 and read 4147 times.

Quoting ridgid727 (Thread starter):
Reaching 10,000 boardings will qualify the airport for Federal Grant Money

Quincy, Illinois (UIN) just achieved the same exact goal today:

Courtesy: WGEM-TV

10,000th Passenger Of 2012 Took Off Today From Quincy Regional Airport

http://www.wgem.com/story/20442063/2...o-board-at-quincy-regional-airport

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: atrude777
Posted 2012-12-29 16:55:32 and read 4097 times.

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 3):

Quincy, Illinois (UIN) just achieved the same exact goal today:

Courtesy: WGEM-TV

Great Job Quincy!!! I know MWA and CGI were hoping to reach the same as well.

Good Luck to LEB, it's always a great pleasure to be able to reach "Primary" Airport--12 is easy to help support them, I'd do it if I lived nearby!

Alex

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: GentFromAlaska
Posted 2012-12-29 16:58:07 and read 4070 times.

I'm not overally familiar with Cape Air but I I might have marketed a seafood lunch flight over to PWM. Fly over to PWM have lunch and fly back.

Quoting DariusBieber (Reply 1):
and Cape Air's planes holding 9 passengers each, hope all their flights are full!

Wow they are small. I think 9 is the magic number which regulates what airports a carrier can fly into. as it relates to AE 139 certification. I think 8 or 9 pax is also the magic number which dictates if the airport has to have TSA screeners.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: dalmd88
Posted 2012-12-30 07:41:04 and read 3578 times.

Quoting DariusBieber (Reply 1):
The RyanAir of the United States.

Not even close. That would be Spirit I think. Cape is a small niche carrier. Mostly serving ACK and MVY. They have been using the Cessna 402 forever.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: ACKattack
Posted 2012-12-30 08:28:13 and read 3510 times.

If this allows for connections from HYA, MVY, or ACK, I know a bunch of people who would jump on these.

Quoting DariusBieber (Reply 1):

The RyanAir of the United States.

Not at all. Cape Air is an international regional airline (yes I know they makes no sense but they serve various areas regionally across the globe) that is generally not low cost and tends to serve markets with little to no competition.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: nkops
Posted 2012-12-30 09:16:26 and read 3433 times.

Last time I was in LEB, it was BE-1900....

I have flown Cape Air several times and have always enjoyed them, especially if you get the front seat

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: atrude777
Posted 2012-12-30 09:56:44 and read 3364 times.

According to the Facebook Page for Cape Air--LEB has 42 passengers left to reach the 10,000 Mark.

On top of that, MWA as reached their 10,000 mark too! Very very pleased to see the success Cape Air has, while passing that success down to the communities and airports and truly working with everyone.

Cape Air is probably the best thing in the industry to happen to quite a few of those cities/communities.
Alex

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: DiamondFlyer
Posted 2012-12-30 10:22:49 and read 3311 times.

Quoting atrude777 (Reply 9):
Cape Air is probably the best thing in the industry to happen to quite a few of those cities/communities.

Absolutely. Cape Air is one of the best things to happen to the EAS program in a while. They are able to actually get people to fly on the flights, and in some cases, they actually add flights that aren't subsidized.

-DiamondFlyer

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: KPWMSpotter
Posted 2012-12-30 11:29:08 and read 3230 times.

Just booked a quick turn LEB-HPN-LEB for tomorrow, should be back home in time for New Year's Eve. Trip report to follow!

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-30 11:36:07 and read 3207 times.

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 10):
Absolutely. Cape Air is one of the best things to happen to the EAS program in a while. They are able to actually get people to fly on the flights, and in some cases, they actually add flights that aren't subsidized.

Is their service actually decent? I mean is it totally worth flying in one of those prop-jobs for a short hop? I know for example, to get to Martha's Vineyard you need to use an airline like this, but I've never had this experience.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: atrude777
Posted 2012-12-30 13:00:34 and read 3094 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 12):

Is their service actually decent? I mean is it totally worth flying in one of those prop-jobs for a short hop? I know for example, to get to Martha's Vineyard you need to use an airline like this, but I've never had this experience.

What more do you need? It's literally a quick hop, there isn't going to be food or Snack service.

Cape Air allows you to check one bag for free, allows you to cancel a ticket without paying a fee, and allows you to change your ticket without paying a fee either, just like Southwest, code shares with United, B6,AA and other airlines, has interline agreements with other carriers to check your bag all the way to your final destination, sans WN of course.

The aircraft is a C-402, 9 seats, no bathroom or service. So no the "service" is not "decent" since there isn't a service in the air. On the ground however their customer service is amazing. I truly enjoy flying them whenever possible MWA-STL to help support them and the community.

Alex

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: GentFromAlaska
Posted 2012-12-30 13:54:53 and read 3052 times.

Quoting atrude777 (Reply 13):
Cape Air allows you to check one bag for free, allows you to cancel a ticket without paying a fee, and allows you to change your ticket without paying a fee either,

What a breath of fresh air.

I haven't seen their URL posted in this thread as of yet so here it is https://www.capeair.com/
And here is the wiki bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Air

Looking at their drop down menu they actually fly to quite a few places. Even with their UA and B6 code shares I wonder if the armchair route planner in me wonders if they might be good partner with F9 at TTN or the Republic RJET Holding Company

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: Flighty
Posted 2012-12-30 14:44:48 and read 2970 times.

Fascinating that they fly to HPN.

I flew the LGA service - it was enjoyable. The country has so many great little airports.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2012-12-30 15:15:16 and read 2913 times.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 15):

Pardon my ignorance, but when and where did they go from LGA? I wasn't aware they ever flew there.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: panova98
Posted 2012-12-30 15:35:43 and read 2867 times.

Flown Cape Air many, many times. In all types of weather.

Very small, but well run. Simple, quality service. If only there were more such carriers.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: Flighty
Posted 2012-12-30 15:49:42 and read 2849 times.

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 16):
LGA?

Colgan flew the B1900 from LEB to there and maybe other places (RUT?) in the past.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: nomadd22
Posted 2012-12-30 15:54:19 and read 2830 times.

Those 402s are a great experience. Having a view all around you is a whole different world than scrunching down to look out those little portholes on most airliners. I fly them from San Juan to St, Croix whenever I get a chance.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: DiamondFlyer
Posted 2012-12-30 19:01:31 and read 2691 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 12):
Is their service actually decent? I mean is it totally worth flying in one of those prop-jobs for a short hop?

Considering some of the cities they serve would have nothing without their 402's, I'd say its decent service. There must be a reason 9K can get passenger numbers up at quite a few EAS airports that other airlines couldn't do the same at.

-DiamondFlyer

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: bomber996
Posted 2012-12-30 19:35:13 and read 2649 times.

WMUR - http://www.wmur.com/news/money/-12-f...662/17905966/-/wvarsu/-/index.html

Had to post this one... My mother is the woman reporting on this story.

  

Peace   

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: atct
Posted 2012-12-30 22:42:51 and read 2561 times.

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 5):
I think 8 or 9 pax is also the magic number which dictates if the airport has to have TSA screeners.

Up here in AK we fly Dash 8's and Saab's (and others) without TSA. The reason I prefer flying Era (B1900/Dash-8) to FAI from ANC is because I dont have to go through the TSA. Same price. I think its actually less than 50 pax but I dont know the exact number.

atct

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: F9animal
Posted 2012-12-30 22:50:09 and read 2550 times.

The 402 is indeed a nice plane. Worked for Air Nevada in the mid 90s. We had a fleet of like 15 IIRC. Would not be surprised if some of those 402s made it over to Cape. Is Cape getting a new aircraft type soon? I remember talk of it a few years ago.

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: texan
Posted 2012-12-30 23:16:18 and read 2526 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 12):
Is their service actually decent? I mean is it totally worth flying in one of those prop-jobs for a short hop? I know for example, to get to Martha's Vineyard you need to use an airline like this, but I've never had this experience.

For me it was. Especially in winter. Driving to rural Vermont from Boston in January and February can be quite treacherous. I much preferred flying into BOS and then catching Cape Air up to LEB where someone could pick me up and drive me the 15 minutes home. And checking in is much easier in LEB than in BOS!

And I love the service. The pilots have always been talkative, polite and jovial when I've flown them.

Texan

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: timboflier215
Posted 2012-12-31 02:55:46 and read 2493 times.

Quoting F9animal (Reply 23):
Is Cape getting a new aircraft type soon? I remember talk of it a few years ago.

Tecnam are building a new type for them - called the P2012 Traveller; I believe Cape Air are inputting into the design so they will actually end up with a pretty bespoke aircraft!

Topic: RE: Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN
Username: GentFromAlaska
Posted 2012-12-31 08:47:25 and read 2333 times.

Quoting atct (Reply 22):
I think its actually less than 50 pax but I dont know the exact number.

As time allows I'll dig into 14 CFR Part 139 to see what I can find. In the interim I found this http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/part139_cert/?p1=what

"14 CFR Part 139 requires FAA to issue airport operating certificates to airports that---

Serve scheduled and unscheduled air carrier aircraft with more than 30 seats;
Server scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with more than 9 seats but less than 31 seats."

Here's what I suspect is the rule which drives small carriers including 9K who operate 9 or less seats. My interpetation of more than 9 seats is ten 10..

I've been wrong before but I'm under the impression the Federal Air Regs Part 139 which drives airport certification also drives what airports must be staffed with TSA. Even though the FAA is a agency of the DOT and TSA is an ageny of DHS it makes sense in the grander scheme of things.

I've read a lot of special exceptions which apply in Alaska and were established to enhance safety for all of the rural bush flying which includes the puddle jumper service between the small villages and hubs in Southeast. I figured out a long time ago there's the lower 48 and then there's Alaska. Alaska takes on its own identity and the appearance of another country. Where safety enters the equation I suppose it's the best of both worlds. I believe the FAA has actually established a separate Alaska region.


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