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A Dornier 328Jet that would bring me back to Manistee (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Flying the Former North Country Sky – Part 2

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 the flight monitors to see where my return flight would be, and, within a sea of Southwest logos, there was the white North Country Sky logo and Manistee showing the…

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…

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…

Trip Report: Turboprop Transcon Part 1

As airlines around the world introduce more routes in order to connect destinations together with the least amount of stops, this airline enthusiast decided to go in the exact opposite direction; the most amount of stops, and on the slowest type of aircraft…propeller planes. I’ve wanted to make this journey…

BoA Trip Report Part 1: São Paulo to Madrid with…

For a number of reasons, the Bolivian aviation market is a very peculiar one. While most of the South American countries are dominated by huge airlines or airline groups, the local scene has none of it. And there's an important factor in this equation: Boliviana de Aviación. Known simply as…

BoA Trip Report Part 2: Madrid to La Paz via…

After a very pleasant flight from São Paulo to Madrid with Boliviana de Aviación and some hours of planespotting in Barajas Airport, it was time to return home. I was excited to see if BoA would maintain the good impression I had on the first few flights. OB777 MAD-VVI I…