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Regional Airlines

Regional carriers such as Atlantic Coast Airlines, SkyWest, and Air Wisconsin are contracted by United Airlines to provide service from small market airports to the larger hubs. They're actually making money. Robert Siegel talks with Douglas Abbey, aviation consultant with AvStart, about how these smaller airlines operate and how United's bankruptcy might affect them.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.