|Quoting 777WT (Reply 2):|
BTW Republic Airlines are coming to LGA with ERJ-170/175 in June under US Airways Express colors
|Quoting SBN580 (Reply 3):|
Why is this parent Republic Airways split into so many subsidiaries?
|Quoting SBN580 (Reply 3):
Why is this parent Republic Airways split into so many subsidairies? It's very confusing, but then again I find the whole outsorced, regional airline system very confusing and actually kind of false advertising for the large carrier. Putting Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink, Continental Express, or what have you, painted on a plane that really isn't that airline seems a bit dodgy. You have to look for the small print on the fuselage, ticket, safety card, f/a safety briefing, or inflight magazine to know who is really operating the flight.
|Quoting 777WT (Reply 7):|
So Shuttle America was formed (that's what I think since most of the guys in CHQ have transfered to S5 to work on bigger planes and a lil bit more pay, all before operations started) and all the ERJ-170's was transfered to S5.
When the last one was out of CHQ system, Republic Airways stopped paying the fines to American.
|Quoting S5FA170 (Reply 10):|
Shuttle America wasn't "formed" it was "bought". The original, independent Shuttle America was also owned by Wexford, as was Chautauqua. Because it took so long to get Republic Airlines certified (certification was delayed by several months), management needed some certificate to put the -170s on and Shuttle America was absorbed into Republic Airways Holdings and the Chautauqua 170s were transfered over starting in June of '05.
|Quoting Srbmod (Reply 6):|
Because of the terms of the various contracts the company has with various airlines. Some of these subsidiaries were created or acquired because they couldn't operate a certain a/c type or for certain airlines or out of certain cities for another airline.
|Quoting 777WT (Reply 7):|
Because the majors wants their name on it for brand recognition. So hence why the regional names are small.
When you find or book a flight, you can see a small logo or writing that says "Operated by: (Name of regional airline)" and printed on the boarding pass.
You can see the name of the regional airline on the safety cards in small print.
|Quoting Apodino (Reply 12):|
I liked it much better when a regional airline was tied to one major partner only, and if the parent needed more flying they would ask for it.
|Quoting IndyWA (Reply 14):|
Anyway, that's my first post...hopefully one of many!
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