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comment by francopoli
francopoli  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The last propeller plane at a major US airline has been retired.

Probably cheap as heck to run as well. The second one I was in landed on a gravel runway and the strip could not have been more than 2000 feet long. When they took off, they only used 1/2 the runway, granted the plane was damn near empty and nothing but four people and fuel. Looking at the Wiki page, I was on the 40 seat variant, which fits for a lot of the operators up there; they buy used and surplus and run their operations as cheap as they can and not get fined.