Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cape Air trip report

This summer I flew from one P-Town to the other — Provincetown, MA (PVC) to Portland, Oregon (PDX). Given Provincetown's location at the end of Cape Cod, your options to get to Boston's Logan Airport are ferry, car, or Cape Air. The pictures really tell the story of our 28 minute adventure. Make sure you check out the movie clip of landing!

PROS
  • Ridiculously scenic
  • Fast (28 minutes)
  • Land inside the security area at Boston's JetBlue terminal for easy transfers
  • Partners with JetBlue so you can book connecting service easily
  • No line at security in PVC
CONS
  • Expensive (round-trip ≈ $290 versus $90 on the ferry)
  • Very weather sensitive
  • Cramped seating was only tolerable for about 20 minutes (If you're tall, try to get the co-pilot's seat for extra legroom)
  • Extra hard on motion sick people (but so's the ferry...)
Alternatively, JetBlue has started seasonal service from JFK to Haynnis (HYA) if you still want to fly but really don't like tiny planes. You can also take Cape Air from Provincetown to White Plains (HPN) airport.

Enjoy :)

Provincetown Airport (PVC)

Inside PVC


Our chariot


takeoff...

And you thought Spirit Airlines 30" pitch was bad...

Gorgeous scenery

Views, views, views

Our very friendly pilot


landing in Boston (best in full screen. use "gear" icon to set to HD)


Extra luggage storage in the engine pylon

Our awesome pilot!

Some of Cape Air's other plans at BOS



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