Delta Re-Adjusts EAS Tag Flights, Again

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has once again updated its ever-changing flight schedule for some of the small communities it operates to in the Midwestern U.S. While most of the communities do lose their tag flights and go back to their original nonstop flights, some still do retain them but change…

American (Re)-Activating CRJ-200 in Several Regional Markets

In April 2020, American Airlines retired one of the most unanimously disliked aircraft by passengers: the CRJ-200. Known for its cramped cabin and low windows, most passengers either love or hate this small aircraft. Delta announced it would retire all CRJ-200s by December of 2023, and over a year ago…

Delta Follows Other Major Airlines Adding “Tag Routes”

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has made it through the pandemic without starting a single tag route. Other airlines such as United, American, Alaska, and others combined destinations into a single flight to save costs during the pandemic due to severely light passenger loads. SkyWest under the United Express banner combined…

Unique Connection Series Trip Report: Iron Mountain, Michigan

If you have read my articles in the past, then you know I love out-of-the-way airports, airlines and aircraft and would do almost anything to adventure to a new city or fly on a unique, rare aircraft type. So in continuation of this series, which I call my “Unique Connection…

SkyWest Reduces Essential Air Service Flights

Essential Air Service (EAS) is a group of government-funded airports around the country that airlines bid for and then are respectively won. Contracts are by law required to be followed out until completion unless they want to face heavy fines under federal law. In mid-January 2022, SkyWest announced its intentions…

United Announces Santa Maria Return and More New San Francisco…

United will be adding additional service out of its San Francisco hub for the upcoming summer travel season. In addition to the new services, the Star Alliance carrier will restart flights out of Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on California's Central Coast through its regional United Express brand (SkyWest). Beginning June…

From American to United: A Big Decision for Waterloo, Iowa

Located in Iowa, Waterloo Regional Airport is currently hard at work deciding the future of the airport’s only airline. For six years, the airport has seen service from American Airlines, operating through its regional brand. The airport is proposing to switch its sole carrier from American Airlines to United Airlines…