I sympathize with you, Flyboyaz. I grew up in a very small market (ABI
), and my parents still live there. We love
having the regional jets at ABI
. They beat the hell out of a turboprop any day. Of course, people at ABI
realize that we're never going to have the boardings that would come close to justifying even a 737 (although we do get Casino Express!)
I guess it's different at TUS
, which I assume used to get considerably more mainline traffic. Still, what I think passengers don't realize is that the RJ
phenomenon really isn't the airlines' fault either -- if you want to blame someone, blame the passengers. They're the ones who have indicated (via the marketplace) that they prefer more frequencies to larger jets. The decline of business travel has made the RJs a necessity. Would they prefer an RJ
or no service at all? That's my question.
So do you work the gates for both CO
? And which model is the CR9? Is that the 70-seater?