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Best Regional Airline In US?  
User currently offlineDreampilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9451 times:

I'd like to get some feedback and opinions on what you think is the best or one of the best regionals in the US and why.

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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9449 times:

This may be better off in the Polls and Preferences forum...

Anyways, if you can still obtain today's (1/2/07) Wall Street Journal, there is a lengthy article that breaks down some of the worst regional carriers as far as on time performance and mishandled baggage incidents.


User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9205 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 1):
and mishandled baggage incidents.

Most regional airlines have baggage and ground service done by the majors.

One regional airline I know that has baggage handlers in ATL is ASA but it has been taken over by DL due to worst handling of ASA's rampers in the lost baggages.


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2259 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9166 times:

As a pilot,

SkyWest and Horizon always are in the top regional airlines. They pay the best and overall treat their employees the best. Among the lower ranks would be Great Lakes, Mesa Air Group, Gulfstream Intl., and the now sorta-maybe-who knows defunct RegionsAir.


The likes of Comair, ASA, American Eagle, Mesaba, ExpressJet, PenAir, Commutair etc. are usually in the mid category of decent regions. Not too bad on the pay but not exactly the top end.

ATCT



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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9134 times:

Quoting 777WT (Reply 2):
One regional airline I know that has baggage handlers in ATL is ASA but it has been taken over by DL due to worst handling of ASA's rampers in the lost baggages.

not yet. effective june 1st.... so.... how many guys do you think will show up for work over memorial day weekend... note to self- stay west of Mississippi that weekend.

As for the original question- do you mean as an employee? passenger?



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User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8858 times:

I am certain my tag on this site gives my opinion away.


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