Named “One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler, Cape Air serves 38 cities, including the Caribbean, with a fleet of 100 aircraft that each accommodates only nine customers. For the most part, the Massachusetts-based carrier serves small communities in New England, but also flies to the Midwest from bases in St. Louis and Billings, as well as to San Juan (Puerto Rico) in the Caribbean. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Cape Air.
|Domestic Hubs||Billings, Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, St. Louis, San Juan|
|Personal Credit Cards||None|
|Business Credit Cards||None|
|Frequent Flyer Program||None|
Cape Air Features
An employee-owned company, Cape Air’s goal is to get you where you want to be, as quickly, easily and as fun as possible. The airline carries over 500,000 passengers a year, with up to 400 flights daily during the high season, making it one of the largest regional airlines in the United States.
Cape Air is known for their convenient flight schedules and outstanding customer service, but the number one reason for choosing Cape Air is the flight itself. Most cruise at lower altitudes, compared to typical regional flights, so passengers get gorgeous views. And with only a few seats on the plane, it doesn’t really matter where you sit.
Cape Air also has ticket and baggage agreements with major airlines, which makes for a seamless travel experience – along with cost-cutting joint fares – from wherever you begin and end your journey. When you book your connecting travel on the same ticket, you’ll enjoy added conveniences and benefits exclusive to Cape Air customers. Airline partners include:
Cape Air Tips & Tricks
Although Cape Air does not offer a frequent flyer program, you can still earn miles on partner airline flights operated by Cape Air. Be sure to include your frequent flyer number when making the reservation. This trick applies to the following partner carriers: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines. You can also redeem your airline miles for travel with Cape Air (specific routes apply).
Cape Air has an especially strong partnership with Delta, offering SkyMiles accrual and redemption for Cape Air flights operating from Delta’s hub at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to the following destinations:
- Augusta, ME (AUG)
- Bar Harbor, ME (BHB)
- Hyannis, MA (HYA)
- Lebanon, NH (LEB)
- Martha’s Vineyard, MA (MVY)
- Nantucket, MA (ACK)
- Portland, ME (PWM)
- Provincetown, MA (PVC)
- Rockland, ME (RKD)
- Rutland, VT (RUT)
- Saranac Lake, NY (SLK)
If you often fly a particular route with Cape Air, you’ll want to get a 10-ticket TravelPass. It offers discounted rates as a perk for your loyalty, along with courtesy baggage check-throughs with other airlines. The TravelPass is electronic, so it’s also easy and convenient. Please note, TravelPass coupons expire within 12 months from date of purchase.
And last but not least, sign up for the Fly-Buy Fare Specials newsletter to stay up to date with Cape Air fare sales, giveaways, new routes and promos.
Cape Air is a great choice if you’re traveling to a small community in New England and you want to an intimate flight experience aboard a tiny plane. It’ll be a memorable journey with great views. Plus, you can earn American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue or United miles for your Cape Air flight.