Could you guys please provide me with a little information about US Airways Express.
I know very little about the regional airline market in the US and only familiar with the mainlines. When I travelled with US Airways from the UK to NYC I flew via their PHL
hub and got a connecting US Airways Express flight up to LGA
While at Terminal F at PHL
waiting for regional flight I have never seen to many RJ
all in one place. Under the US Airways livery many said "US Airways Express - Operated by..." I lost count of the different names.
I flew up to LGA
on an EMB 145 operated by Chautauqua Airline (I don't even think I can pronouce it!)
Does US Airways own all the these Express carriers and are they just carrying these names as they use to be called these airlines before being swallowed up by the carrier as a legacy? Or are they like to put it in simple terms franchise carriers like in the UK where BA
Airways and British Mediteraanen operating under their colours and offering the same service but are in actual fact owned by different people.
If they are owned my other airlines and operating as a franchise does that mean the crews working on these aircraft have got different terms to the poor old mainline staff at US Airways that have undergone so many cutbacks.
Sorry there are so many questions but Im just curious.