Trip Reports

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Trip Report: Contour Airlines’ Essential Air Service from Plattsburgh, NY…

The closure of the U.S.-Canada land border due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which remained in place for over two years between March 2020 and November 2022 was particularly hard for some of the regional airports in the U.S. that heavily…

Trip Report: Porter Airlines’ Inaugural Vancouver Round Trip

Porter Airlines marked the beginning of a new chapter with its inaugural flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport and I had a chance to experience the special occasion. Since its inception in 2006, Porter has operated…

Trip Report: Flying Small on A Cessna 172

When people think about scheduled flights, Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s are likely the first planes that come to mind. However, flight operations come in different shapes and sizes when it comes to aircraft fleets. I got to fly on…

Trip Report: Frenchbee Miami Inaugural Flight

Paris, France-based Frenchbee was founded in 2016, originally under the name Frenchblue, and under the leadership of founder Marc Rochet, the airline has grown to six routes worldwide with four of them being routes from France to the United States,…

Trip Report: Single-Pilot Flying on a Britten-Norman Islander

With all the renewed discussion on single pilot operation, it's important to remember it is not an entirely new concept. Many commuter flights already utilize single-pilot operation, and here's one of my experiences flying on one. I took the flight…