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Flying over São Paulo's endless "stone jungle". (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part One)

This is Part One of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article introduces the routing, flights and reports the first leg -- a domestic widebody sector from Porto Alegre to São Paulo/Guarulhos with LATAM Brasil. The second part should be published in the next few days. The sun had barely shined when I woke up for my first international flight since February. Back then, when I went to Madrid with Boliviana de Aviación (BoA), things…

Trip Report: America’s Remaining Passenger Metroliner

While mostly gone from the skies, this week's trip report follows America's only remaining Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner. Operated by Key Lime Air, this unique aircraft can only be found flying passengers on one route in the entire United States; Denver to Alliance, Nebraska. I was very excited to have the…

What It’s Like to Fly the 737 MAX Post-Grounding

On Tuesday, Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX took to the skies again in the U.S. with paying passengers onboard. American Airlines became the first U.S. operator to place the type back into revenue service with a flight from Miami International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Other U.S. airlines are planning…

Trip Report: Cape Air Inaugural Manistee Flight – Part 2

View the festivities at the airport from Part 1 of this trip report - HERE After departing from Manistee County Airport, we continued our climb through the clouds to our cruising altitude of 6,000-Feet. [caption id="attachment_47378" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Just after departing on the first Cape Air flight out of Manistee (Photo:…

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…

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…

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…