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Cape Air Offering $12 Fare LEB-BOS Or HPN  
User currently offlineridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4429 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/

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User currently offlineDariusBieber From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

The RyanAir of the United States.

  



Darius Bieber
User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2940 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
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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!   


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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3096 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4127 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


User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4077 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



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User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3055 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4050 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.



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User currently offlinedalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3558 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.


User currently offlineACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3490 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.


User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3413 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



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User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3344 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



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User currently onlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1509 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3291 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


User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 433 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3210 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!


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3187 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.



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User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 1 day ago) and read 3074 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



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User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3055 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 3032 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



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Fascinating that they fly to HPN.

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


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2940 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 2893 times:
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Quoting Flighty (Reply 15):

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



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User currently offlinepanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 2847 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.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 16):
LGA?

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


User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 2810 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.


Andy Goetsch
User currently onlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1509 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 2671 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


User currently offlinebomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 2629 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   



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User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2272 posts, RR: 38
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2541 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



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User currently offlineF9animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5001 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2530 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.


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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2506 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



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25 timboflier215 : 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 w
26 Post contains links GentFromAlaska : 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_c
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