|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 3):|
My grandmother used to fly Hughes Airwest annually between SFO-RDD-ACV on DC-9-30's. I also believe F-27's were used along the west coast.
|Quoting Seb146 (Thread starter):|
RDD, and RDM
|Quoting Timz (Reply 7):|
Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
Hughes kept much of the West Coast Airlines operation up in the NW, and utilized the 27 for much of the smaller cities.
Like he said, the F27s were all gone by 1980 or so.
|Quoting RW717 (Reply 9):|
Republic totally destroyed one of the best west coast airlines ever. If RC hadn't abandonded the hubs in LAS and PHX there never would have been an America West.
|Quoting DesertAir (Reply 12):|
t would have been interesting to see how Hughes AirWest would have done in the post-regulation era. Cities like Stockton have always had difficulties keeping air service. High fares, poor flight times and the carriers' lack of attention have doomed consistent service. I am happy to see Alegiant making a go of it.
|Quoting M404 (Reply 18):|
The best description I've seen is right above in reply 14 by AirlineBrat "Now working for an airline is like working for a dysfunctional family where the parents divorced the kids, sent them off to military school and spent their inheritance on a new RV that they totaled in an accident two years later with no insurance"