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Cape Air Starts EAS Routes For The Midwest-Nov 8th  
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Cape Air will begin EAS routes for the midwest November 8th out of UIN, MWA, CGI and STL.

Cape Air and American Airlines has signed an agreement to code-share starting April of 2010.

MARION - Although Cape Air's first departure to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport from Williamson County Regional Airport is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. Sunday, it looks like good news is already taxiing in.

Airport manager Doug Kimmel said Friday he received word the Massachusetts-based carrier will have a codeshare agreement officially available in April with American Airlines.


http://thesouthern.com/news/local/ar...0-cb57-11de-b710-001cc4c002e0.html

I am very excited about this and certainly hopes it works out for our local community!

Alex

[Edited 2009-11-07 09:51:18 by atrude777]


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User currently offlineACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

This is awesome! I am so glad to see K9 expand again, though I am waiting to see if the service will survive. I hope that it doesn't have the same fate as SBN-IND-EVV service, though having feed from AA will definitely help with the route's success.

It seems K9 and Dan Wolfe have found a niche serving very low demand routes for EAS money. As a fellow cape codder, it always makes me happy to see K9 in the news.


User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Are they using 402's for this service??

-m

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3190 times:



Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 2):
Are they using 402's for this service??

Yep!

6 Daily flights MON-FRI MWA-STL, and 3 daily I believe SAT/SUN.

Alex



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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3178 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 3):
6 Daily flights MON-FRI MWA-STL, and 3 daily I believe SAT/SUN.

WOW...6 departures a day from MWA!

that's amazing!

quite a step up from TWE days!

Its a shame that they couldn't take one or two of them nonstop to ORD.

-m

 airplane 


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
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It is nice to see the mutitude of flights they are offering to these locales.

Where will they op from at STL?



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3142 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Thread starter):
will have a codeshare agreement officially available in April with American Airlines.

Why? So everybody can connect on all of those flights that AA is not flying?

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 5):
Where will they op from at STL?

Great Lakes always operated from concourse D, but they may have changed for Cape Air.



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3118 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):

Why? So everybody can connect on all of those flights that AA is not flying?

Whether AA offers 2 flights a day or 100 flights a day I don't think is much of a concern, they want an airline that will offer one ticket itineraries, baggage all the way and a frequent flyer program as well. AA offers all of that and when you think about it, causing a double connect increases the mileage and segments needed to reach elite status!

I realize not everyone is like me but hey the more flying the better for me!  Silly

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):

Great Lakes always operated from concourse D, but they may have changed for Cape Air.

Correct, Great Lakes and Cape Air will be sharing the gates out of the D concourse, this is done to allow Cape Air folks to connect to AA in the C concourse.

Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 4):

quite a step up from TWE days!

Well during TWE days we also had at max 6 daily flights too, although with J32's. o the frequency is now back "on par"

Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 4):


Its a shame that they couldn't take one or two of them nonstop to ORD.

MWA didn't bid the airline that was offering 3 flights to STL and 3 flights to ORD, they felt Cape Air would be better because MWA was wanting a code-share agreement more than anything else.

Alex



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User currently offlineNetjetsINTL From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2811 times:



Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 2):
Are they using 402's for this service??

-m

People in the Cape got used to the 402..... people in the Caribean are getting used to the 402... when people in the midwest buy a ticket on AA, get to the airport, walk out on the tarmac and see a 402 waiting for the them----- dear in the headlights


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11557 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

Part of me wishes that this agreement between Cape Air and AA would portend a broader, deeper agreement between the two in the future, including AA codesharing on Cape Air flying out of Boston, and new Cape Air flying to smaller markets around the country out of AA hubs.

There are lots of smaller markets around the United States today that are either steadily losing their B1900 air service, or have already lost all their air service. I think a lot of those markets could support a few Cape Air 402s per day to an AA hub.


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

this must debunk the theory about Great Lakes not getting the AA codeshare in STL due to refusal to paint their planes..there must have been somehting else at stake??!

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2720 times:



Quoting Rjnut (Reply 10):
this must debunk the theory about Great Lakes not getting the AA codeshare in STL due to refusal to paint their planes..there must have been somehting else at stake??!

When ZK won the bid for the EAS service around here it was specified that code-sharing would begin ASAP.

Then there was an argument between AA and ZK stating AA would not honor it until ZK had painted the planes, ZK said no they were not willing to spend 1.2 million dollars to paint the planes and keep up with a MX building or hangar (something in that regards) in STL to keep their planes painted.

Due to this the code-sharing never began. This angered Durbin and he wanted ZK out and for Illinois at least they submitted something to DOT stating they wanted a new airline that could promise code-sharing for MWA/DEC/UIN.

Not sure what CGI's reaction was.

So that part IS true, so either AA has relaxed it for Cape Air, or some planes are being painted and it was not mentioned in the article.

CGI is also getting the AA Code-share service too.

Alex



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2566 times:



Quoting Commavia (Reply 9):
including AA codesharing on Cape Air flying out of Boston

I can't edit my post, but keep in mind, B6 and 9K also codeshare out of BOS too, would B6 allow 9K to codeshare out of BOS with them? Like how AS does it out of the Northwest region?

Alex



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11557 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2554 times:



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 12):
but keep in mind, B6 and 9K also codeshare out of BOS too

Right, Cape Air theoretically could become like Business Express used to be - a codesharing partner for multiple network carriers throughout the northeast.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 12):
would B6 allow 9K to codeshare out of BOS with them

I don't know, and of course I am not informed about the details of the existing JetBlue-Cape Air relationship and contract, but I doubt that Cape Air would have agreed to give JetBlue first right of refusal (and effective veto power) over Cape Air-operated flights in the Northeast or anywhere else. Again - could be wrong, though - someone else may know.


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