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Regional Airlines Get Pinched

A United Airline check-in counter at O'Hare International Airport, pictured on Nov. 15, 2012. Regional airlines are not enjoying the success of their larger parent companies. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A United Airline check-in counter at O'Hare International Airport, pictured on Nov. 15, 2012. Regional airlines are not enjoying the success of their larger parent companies. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Regional airlines are not enjoying the success of their larger parent companies.

Small airlines that often fly under the banner of the legacy carriers have been losing money amid rising costs. Those costs have cut into their ability to pay pilots competitively.

Last week, an industry group said 86 cities served by these carriers have lost 10 percent of their flights. All this could be bad news for travelers.

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