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Regional Airlines: Pros And Cons  
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Pros:

Personal Service. F/A does not have to deal with more than 50 pax usually.

Quicker Service. You get your drink, and food quicker.

No middle seat on most planes. Most seats are aisles or windows.

The Ability to serve smaller markets.

Fast, New RJ's

F/A does not have as much stress (No F/C)

Easy connections to bigger airlines

Cons:

Jetbridge service unavialable on many flights.

Propeller planes are miserable.

One lav for all.

Less room on some planes.

Any Additions/Opinions welcome.



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User currently offlineN47952 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Pilots are paid much less in regionals than in majors.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Is that a pro or a con? Honestly regionals are feeders for the big boys and the only reason they can feasibly exist is because they are considerably less expensive to operate than a major airline.

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Who says all prop planes are miserable? I'd fly on a prop plane without thinking twice. But then again, I wouldnt want to be on one for more than an hour and a half due to lack of space.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

"Jet bridges unavailable on many flights."

This should be a pro, not a con. I love walking around the tarmac. I savor every minute of it until I get to the terminal.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineTravaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Con
HP PHX- BDL 214.00
Add flg Phx (157 Miles and 2 hours by car)price jumps to 529.00

I will drive for that


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

That is a pro with no jetways. I did get some great pictures by boarding this way.

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