lightsaber wrote:DL717 wrote:It is also those scary spinny thingies on the wings my sister doesn't like. Most of my medical doctor relatives, who are also Uber double platinum frequent flyers just won't get on Turboprops. Heck, I have maybe 20 relatives who won't unless I am on board (as if my aerospace engineering matters as a passenger). Icannot explain as I love to fly, but they all spend 8X to 20x what I do per year
Is this just a familiarity thing? Coming from a country that has extensive use of turboprops (Canada), market resistance is less here. The regional airlines of Canada has no compunction about using turboprops on short hops. Admittedly, one regional airline (Porter Airlines) is mandated to use them due to restrictions at their hub (YTZ - Billy Bishop Airport).
However, Air Canada Express (Jazz) and Westjet Encore do not seem to have much market resistance. They make sense for connecting their smaller spokes to their hubs. Or is it just lack of better options? I'm not sure most would pay for the extra cost of a CRJ900 on a short hop.
Difference in culture?