My question here today is about the regional airlines operated by most major airlines (United Express, American Eagle ect.) Why do these major airlines use other carriers to operate these flights. Wouldnt they make more money just buying the aircraft themselves and flying them themselves. These other airlines dont even sell tickets for these flights, they just send you over to the major airline for reservations. I do not see the need for a 3rd party for these regional airlines. Whats the point? Whats your opinion on a 3rd party for a regional airline?