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Flying Cheap

Monday, February 08, 2010

Frontline correspondent Miles O’Brien talks about the crash of Continental Flight 3407 outside Buffalo last February. While it was identified as a Continental flight, it was actually operated by Colgan Air, a regional carrier. Miles O'Brien investigates major airlines' outsourcing to regional carriers to cut costs in the Frontline documentary “Flying Cheap.” It airs Tuesday, February 9, at 9:00 pm on PBS.

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Comments [5]

DavidD from New Jersey

Henry Ford, for all of his many faults, had the foresight to see that the quality of his cars had at least some correlation with the pay level of his employees. Sadly America continues with its race to the bottom in the average wages of the people who actually work for a living. The expression "You get what you pay for" comes to mind. Think about that when you next fly regional carriers.

Feb. 08 2010 02:06 PM
Seth from Upper West Side

Sad that WE have to do the homework when there is an AGENCY that is supposed to keep the public safe!!!
Ridiculous! Criminal. The

Feb. 08 2010 01:58 PM
Susan farrell from Edison, NJ

Why is Continental still contracting out to Colgen? They used to have a wonderful fleet of small, sleek jets that got to Buffalo faster, smoother, and safely. Since we fly frequently to Buffalo we really do miss the small jets as well as now fearing for our safety.

Feb. 08 2010 01:53 PM
bob from huntington

Leonard:

Does your guest know if foreign carriers have meet FAA safety requirements in order to fly in the U.S.?

My concern is more with those carriers from smaller countries, not Air France, British Air, etc.

Thank you.

Feb. 08 2010 01:41 PM
James from Nyack

ask about the pay!! I am an pilot for a major airline.

ask what the starting pay is for first officers!!!

Feb. 08 2010 01:40 PM

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