This year alone I have made over 35 trips on SkyWest Airlines from SFO-SMF. What I have noticed with journeys on SkyWest and other Regional carriers is that the morale of the crew is higher, the stress level of flying is reduced. I was on a flight yesterday and the loads were 4/30 pax, with 1 S/A. That S/A was me!
The flight attendant, was laughing and smiling, along with telling jokes! She even put a little plastic fly in the co-pilots juice, just as a joke! He had an interesting emotion on his face when I left the plane.
What are your thoughts on Regional Carriers? I love them.