Yep, I will be taking this flight in two weeks.
I have several friends and family that have flown this flight with Miami Air recently and I've only heard good things. The plane is obviously a lot nicer than the MD
-83's, features IFE with video and audio, and the entire crew is US based. The flights now operate much more smoothly and are more punctual than ever. I wish Miami Air would always operate this flight instead of VH
The flight schedule has also changed for the better, and now leaves at 2:30 PM
instead of the killer early morning 7 AM
flight (which means being at the airport at 4-5 AM
But yes, unfortunately it is only temporary...