Cape Air — Thumbs Up Up and Away for the Cessna 402C
PROS: Great service, great price, fast check-in/check-out, no hassles.
BONUS: You fly low enough (~8000 feet) to enjoy a great view and get cellphone reception (they ask that you don’t use your cellphone as a safety concern, so I wouldn’t advise testing that out … although die-hard Twits might not be able to resist the urge to “tweet” while literally flying with the birdies…).
CONS: It’s like riding a fancy, flying lawnmower. Loud and bouncy, especially at take-off… but the combination of some good earphones and looking over the pilot’s shoulder as you glide down to the landing strip — one of the most serene, beautiful moments — makes up for that.
Where road and rail fail, Cape Air soars. Two thumbs up. I hope to try out their Micronesia service, someday.