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Cape Air's flight line at Boston Logan International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Trip Report: Getting Back to Basics on Cape Air

Cape Cod-based Cape Air is known mostly for flying between the Massachusetts islands, Cape Cod and other New England cities, including its hub in Boston, using small propeller aircraft. However, what most people don’t know is that Cape Air provides a valuable service that help connects New England, Essential Air Service (EAS). Essential Air Service airlines are vital connections between small communities and large metropolis’, connecting those who would normally have to travel great distances to the nearest major city.…

Aircraft Departure Leads to Gold and Silver Rain in Russia

Last week, a Russian airplane lost over three metric tons of gold bars during take-off from the airport of Yakutsk in Siberia. The precious cargo inside the Nimbus Airlines Antonov AN-12 had shifted during taxiing and damaged the freight door. When the plane accelerated for takeoff, the door opened and…

Canadian Government Looking to Replace ‘Can Force One’

When the U.S. government announced the replacement of the VC-25 fleet, known as 'Air Force One' when the President is onboard, Canada did not want to be far behind. The Canadian government confirmed plans to replace its own, much more modest version of private air transport for the country’s leader,…

Still Stuck in the Back: The Worthlessness of Some Frequent…

Disclaimer: This article contains opinions from the author based on his personal experiences with this topic In 1972, United Airlines, with help from Western Direct Marketing, created the first true airline frequent flyer program. Members received special plaques, among other things, but that was just the beginning. Over the course…

Make It Around the World in 80 Hours with the…

Ever wanted to fly around the world without the hassle of having to have tons of stopovers? For those that cherish the flying experience over the tourism experience, Star Alliance revamped its “Round the World” product. It theoretically allows travellers to make it once around our planet in around 80…

WestJet Announces WestJet Link, Plans Regional Air Service Expansion

WestJet has announced WestJet Link, a regional air service that will be operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President expressed how the airline will continue to connect Canada: "A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet's commitment to offering more Canadians access…

Learning to Fly a Seaplane: A Personal Reflection Part 2

In the world of aviation, enthusiasts are often seen discussing aircraft that land on concrete runways rather than those that land over water. However, living in a state that has a large coastline, as well as needing to obtain my rating for my job, I wanted to share my story…

Aircraft Siblings: Boeing Jets Built for Both Commercial and Military…

While it has become easy to notice a Boeing 737 or Airbus A330 given its popularity with airlines, some might not know that the same production line that produced a Southwest Airlines 737-800 produced a military model of the same jet. In this two-part series, we will look into several…

Can Qatar’s Loss Become Etihad and Emirates’ Gain?

When word got out earlier this week that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and the Maldives were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, many in the Middle East went into a panic. When countries cut diplomatic ties, it is easy to see how this would directly affect…

Spirit Airlines Becomes Latest Airline to Drop Cuban Operations

On Friday, South Florida-based Spirit Airlines announced that they would be pulling service to Cuba, joining fellow ultra-low cost carrier Frontier Airlines and regional carrier Silver Airways in leaving the island nation.  Spirit's sole Cuban route between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana will end on May 31. Spirit’s flight to Havana…