I appreciate airlines finding connections with partners. It offers us alternate routes they do not fly and timings they do not fly at. But really, shouldn’t they assure ‘minimum aircraft type’? I was trying to look for flight to and from Albany (ALB), from Washington Dulles (IAD). The outgoing flight options had no surprises. But on the return, right at the bottom of the page, showing up was a ‘Partner flight’. It showed a routing via Boston (BOS) with the ALB-BOS segment on a partner called Cape Air. How cool! Till I noticed the aircraft type – a Cessna 402!
A Cessna! Really!!I have done my share of prop jet and puddle-jumpers. But no Cessnas. The closest I came to flying a Cessna was on a flight club ‘get a free flying lesson’ thingy. Never as a commercial flight. Just to make sure, I checked out the Cessna model there too. Nope, it is a tiny Cessna. We complain about being in a Regional Jet for a couple of hours. Try sitting in this for an hour and a half. Though I am sure the view is probably awesome as these fly low and slow compared to jets.
Has anyone flown on a Cessna as a commercial flight below? Anyone flown Cape Air? Do share your experiences. Leave a comment below.