FF'ers do not represent the majority of the flying public.
No, but I guarantee you that they make up the majority of airline revenue.
I think the RJ
trend is starting to taper off. AA
has restored mainline service on some routes, and I've heard that other airlines plan on doing so as well. Nevertheless, I still think RJs are here to stay. AA
still has plenty of RJs on routes such as DFW
and even DFW
When it comes to the flying public, most probably don't care all that much. It really boils down to whether you'd rather have a non-stop or fly on a big jet. I was shocked when AA
partially went to RJs on DFW
, but then again, would I rather connect through ORD
? Probably not. Frequent fliers will complain a lot, rightfully, but for most of them time is the biggest factor. If an RJ
gets them home to their families more quickly, they will probably deal with the slightly cramped space.