I'm sorry you're forced to ride to Saabs, its too bad Charleston, WV
isn't the epicenter of the universe.
Sounds like some good ole' irrational fear of props. If CRW
could economically support more CRJ flights to DTW
, then you'd get them, for you unfortunetely the costs are more oriented toward the Saabs. For a relatively short low-density route it works great. You'll see CRJ's more in the future, but it just isn't that high on the priority list right now.
The Saabs are only rivaled by the Dash-8 in terms of a well built and lasting prop. Unfortunetely you are probably too young to remember much other than the RJ
era. They haven't been around that long, and everyone used to fly a lot more on props. You think the Saab is bad, go fly on the B-1900's (the C model that you can't stand up in), some J-31's, a Shorts 360, or even a Metro, then come back and complain about the Saab.