I recently got to fly on the E170 for the first time. Very nice, comfortable plane. This was my first time flying Chautauqua/Shuttle America and I'm wondering what others experiences have been with this company?
The reason I ask is cause I wasn't really impressed. The flight attendants were very anal, they were nice just anal. I was flying DEN-IAH, the weather was clear and the rides were smooth. I am speculating here, but I think the Captain forgot to turn off the seatbelt sign for the first 1:15 mins. Everytime someone would get up to use the lav, an announcement would be made for them to return to their seat and everybody to observe the seatbelt sign. This happen 4 time that I remember. The seatbelt sign finally came off and it was for the roughest part of the flight. People were always being told to keep their legs out of the aisle. A mother had her 4 year old in her lap while the seat belt sign was off cause she was crying and was told she had to sit in her own seat. It was all explained for safety reasons, which is understandable, but other airlines I been on aren't that anal.
My favorite part was the snack service. My cup was only 2/3 full at best. The girl next to me had a cup full of ice and her cup wasn't even half full.
Did I just get a tight wad crew or is this Chautauqua standard to keep costs down? My guess is their cabin service in coach cost $15 at the most for a full plane.
Any similar or good experiences to share?