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The sun beginning to rise as we board the inaugural Cape Air flight out of Manistee (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Cape Air Inaugural Manistee light – Part 1

Manistee was in the news over the summer regarding the EAS contract in the city. After experiencing the previous airline— North Country Sky — first hand, I decided to try out Cape Air's new service to see how it compared. The booking process and flight schedule was simple and easy to understand, unlike the previous airline that served here. Cape Air service is twice daily during the winter, fall, and spring with service increase during the summer months. They have…

Trip Report: Delta’s Final 777 Passenger Flight

As airlines begin to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta is continuing to finalize some of its fleet restructuring programs. On Oct. 31, it had its final passenger flight onboard the Boeing 777 aircraft. I was lucky enough to get a seat on this final farewell flight.…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

This is the second of a two-part series on this trip. Part one can be viewed here. A video trip report for both legs is available at the end of this video or at this link. After a peaceful 30 minutes wandering around Chicago Midway's Terminal A, I headed to…

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part…

Manistee, Mich. has been in the news frequently regarding the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract in the community. After seeing what carrier currently served the city, I decided to give it a try. The community of Manistee switched EAS carriers at the end of September 2020, switching to Cape Air…

Trip Report: Flying Mokulele in the States

Essential Air Service (EAS) routes are vital to providing airline routes to small communities around the country. While some states have many cities that qualify, some have only one or two. The state of California currently has three EAS cities: Imperial, Merced and Crescent City. I found myself looking through…

Masked Heart: A Southwest Flight Review During COVID-19

Seeing that restrictions on COVID-19 have slowly eased by some states in the United States and air travel is progressing towards normalcy slowly, demand for flying is returning. However, the airline experience is not what it used to be and experiences change based on the airline. While writers to other…

Trip Report: Denver to Phoenix Via Cortez

For this trip report, I will be taking a route not too often flown, Denver to Phoenix on San Francisco-based carrier Boutique Air. Yes, this route is flown nonstop many times a day, but not via a small city in southwestern Colorado. Boutique Air flies the route between Denver and…

BoA Trip Report Part 3: La Paz to São Paulo…

This is the final article in a three-part series. Click here for part one and here for part two. I had a very enjoyable morning at El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia. The airline knew I was there to write about the flights, so as soon as I…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon, The Final Chapter

This article is part three, Here you can locate part one and two  After spending two nights in Albuquerque, N.M. I made my way back to the airport for my final day of the journey to reach the western United States coast and the Pacific Ocean. Day Three / The…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon Part 2

After a peaceful night of rest in Memphis and briefly exploring the sights, it was time to head back to the airport for my continuation west. Day Two The second day of my trip had me beginning in Memphis, Tenn. and flying west to Albuquerque, N.M. and this day would…