I need help from the best minds on airliners.net. A lot of you, I suppose, work on the frontlines in the industry and probably have some great ideas on what works, doesn't work.
Let's say I wanted to start a U.S. based commuter airline. What are some of your best ideas as to how such an airline should be structured, from routes, to aircraft, to crew recruiting / retention / advancement, to pay scales, synergisitic businesses, etc.
What are your ideas on what a profitable, consumer and community driven commuter airline would look like.
You may see the best ideas incorporated into a regional commuter airline in the next few months.
Thanks for your help.