As of the first week in January, Shuttle America replaced some of the Allegheny operated flights to/from SCE to PIT
. In all honestly, they are a decent regional. It is kind of crappy that they replaced Allegheny who has been operating these routes since their start, and the fact that Allegheny has a pilot's base in State College. ALG
still handles ground operations here.
2 of the 5 SCE-PIT
flights are still operated by ALG
, and 3 of the 4 SCE-PHL
Shuttle America did have that mishap last week, as I posted before where a flight from PIT
landed in Philipsburg/Mid-State instead of SCE. Then they had to bus the passengers to SCE and ferry the plane empty for the 7 mile flight. A flight crew that had never flown in here, no doubt. They aren't as reliable as ALG
, and their crews make significantly less pay. They operate Saab 340's which are a good turboprop aircraft. They operate the older A-models which only hold 30 passengers. Rumor was that SCE was going to start seeing RJ
's from PHL
, but that has yet to happen. Don't know if PSA will start flying some here or not.
I wouldn't avoid them, I would fly them if I needed to. Of course we all prefer ALG
, but you have to deal with whatever US wants to do. Too bad they are sending ALG
, along with Piedmont, down the crapper. In fact, as of today, they want to merge ALG
to make them the sole operator of the rapidly dwindling Dash-8 fleet.