Sadly I agree. With the bottom 200-500 pilots sitting on possible furlough, I am sure they would vote to fly them for half price just to keep their jobs. If SkyWest threw in quick upgrades for the senior FOs, lines for junior lineholders, higher credits for senior lineholders, and a cool new base, I am positive there would be enough votes to F over the industry again. It has happened here before and will probably happen again.
PS after reading what I have posted, I think I need a drink.
Republic wants to fly the Embraer 190. It is the same size as the CRJ1000 anyhow. The Republic pilots also want 190's. I cannot figure this out since 175's and 190's pay the same at Republic, and Republic already flies 175's. I guess the Republic pilots want to be regional pilots for the rest of their careers.