I think that's probably the key. They would rather put passengers on their own planes than ours (of course!), and they don't do any marketing for us (part of our negotiated agreement for a low codeshare cost), so it's really tough just getting noticed by the flying public. They're generally happy once they're on-board (the planes are clean, and the on-time performance is terrific), but getting them to fly on us the first time is the challenge.chperplt said:The big difference I see between Colgan and Commutair is that Colgan has a viable codeshare with US Airways while Commutair seems to get the shaft from Continental.
A little of both... mostly two-day trips, starting and ending in the late morning or early afternoon. Some bases, like Syracuse or Rochester, really aren't commutable. Albany is really the only one that has trips at all friendly to commuters.t-ride said:Does Commutair have mostly overnights or out and backs?
We get the same basic travel privileges as Continental employees, which is basically space-available travel for a nominal service fee. Our boarding priority is very low (same as retirees), but if there's space after the other non-revs from Continental and Continental Express, you'll get on. I had no trouble going cross-country last week, although first class was full both ways.What are the continental priveledges at Commutair? Does it extend to your spouse and parents?
Not really, I don't think. We go into LaGuardia and Boston if you want busy airport experience, but not very much activity into either place.Does it help you in the long run flying out of big airports with Colgan? Commutair seems to fly out of smaller ones?
You can live wherever you want; you don't have to live at your domicile. (And since they've closed 8 domiciles in the past 3 years, most of us at CommutAir don't live at our bases anymore. You can only move so many times for a company before you get the hint. )t-ride said:Is it possible to commute or do you have to live at your domicile?
It all depends on where they can find some with 25,000 cycles. That's a prerequisite before they can paste the Colgan name on the side of it.I meant to ask earlier: any idea where those D models are coming from?