Ok, so we’ve gotten everyone else’s opinon on 747’s, DC-10’s, RJ’s, etc. With the rise of the RJ’s, are the Turboprops going away? I know that Northwest (via Mesaba) still uses quite a few Saab 340’s; American has some as well. US Air flies some Dash-8’s, and (as revealed on a previous post) United and Delta use EMB-120’s via their partners.
I guess their fate really hinges on the question of “how much more economical are they?” The smaller CRJ’s hold about one half more people than the Turboprops (30-ish vs. 45-ish), but I’m assuming they use more fuel so you have to offset that. I’m obviously not the most knowledgeably on the subject so hopefully someone can put me in the know.