Now here is a thought that ran across my mind. I'm in my mid 60's so I can remember the Old Regional carriers that were operating in the 50's 60's and early 70"s. ie Schmohawk, Agony, Bannana, etc. It seems to me that as bad as they might have been that their management had honor, and commitment to the original goals that they established.
Now granted they started with old worn out aircraft from WW-II but they somehow had them work and took customer service to heart. In generations after mine and those of the founders of regional carrier's integrity started to go down the drain. Thing's became clouded and the ME ME Generation started to grow. IMHO thats the crux of the regional carriers problem's. Young bucks getting money from investor's for what looks like a great idea in founding regional carriers, but lacking the one most important quality, COMMITMENT followed by HONOR.
All that seems to be important now is making a buck, and screw they customer anyway we can with poor quality service and lack of integrity. Get into the business, get as much money out of it and then sell it to some poor schmuck along with they mess they created.
At they Mainline carriers the young bucks come up with brain F-rt's and convince upper management they will work!
The idea of taking a Mainline carriers name and placing it on regional carriers planes, was a brain F-rt! And it has proven it self to stink to high heaven. Airlines and Esp. the Legacy carriers are seeing their names dragged through the mud by their regional partners. To the general public who doesn't know the industry its DELTA or UNITED.
Regionals or SUB-SERVICE carriers have brought a new low's to great names in the industry. The Legacy's have hired those same type of people. Those with a lack of integrity, grabbing their money now, as much as they can and finding a new carrier to fowl up.
The real answer IMHO is that they Legacy's should force the regionals to operated under their real name and let the general public see who the real incompetent jerk's are! Let the public know it's not them but the dam fool's running these fly by night SUB SERVICE carriers that are creating the problem's!
In the case of where the Legacy owns the regional, get rid of them and make them stand on their own and be recognized for by crap!
They Legacy's can mess up on their own without the help of they stupidity at the regional level! The legacy's owe it to themselves to place the blame where it should be placed and not carry it on their shoulder's.
The legacy's need to get back to the basics INTEGRITY,HONOR, COMMITMENT AND SERVICE!
Now I know that i'm going to be FLAMED for this but if you have a brain think about it, look deep and dissect it! If you do that you'll see I just might have hit the nail on the head.