OKCDCA wrote:I stumbled across an article the other day about regional carriers and how they interact with their major counterparts with regards to costs, crews, marketing, etc... I did a search and couldn't really find much on this topic other than a lot of EAS routes being picked up at risk. I've got two questions regarding at risk flights and operations:
1) Do at risk regional flights marketed under the major carriers brand count against the number of flights allowed to be operated by regional carriers in pilot contracts and
2) If not, could a regional carrier set up a mini focus city and perform all at risk flying under the major carriers brand if they thought an opportunity existed for them to make a profit?
If these questions don't make sense let me know and I'll see if I can elaborate. I'm not really concerned with if somebody would do this, more if they could do it.
flyguy84 wrote:The number of flights generally isn’t what’s covered by scope language. It’s the total number of aircraft, number of seats in those aircraft, and max take off weight of those aircraft.
And SkyWest does quite a bit of at-risk flying currently under the United brand. But no, you’ll never see what you proposed.
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