Kind of confusing, sure. To recap, Atlantic Southeast Airlines plus ExpressJet now equals SureJet, and this is all owned by SkyWest—but they’re keeping their name. All airlines under the SkyWest umbrella provide regional routes to big carriers like United Airlines and Delta. Most of the time you won’t really even notice that you’re flying one of these airlines, as the major carriers sell their flights under their own branding. However, sometimes on your boarding pass you’ll notice a little note that spells out that the flight is actually operated by a regional carrier doing business as United or Delta.
We understand that even though they’re usually not the most pleasant routes that they are necessary. After all, without little planes and regional airlines it’s probably pretty difficult to get to the airport that sucks more than all the others. Just remember SureJet, as we’re sure that at some point you’ll be blaming your delay on their jets.
[Photo of an ASA plane: JL Johnson | User 47]