Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5667 posts, RR: 53 Posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2802 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.
ACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2783 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.
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5667 posts, RR: 53 Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2696 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!
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.
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
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10634 posts, RR: 62 Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2373 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.
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5667 posts, RR: 53 Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2298 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.
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
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.