United is hoping that doubling the frequencies and downgrading to 30-seat turboprops will help jumpstart its Los Angeles/Palmdale-San Francisco service. The service started a year ago with two daily flights using a 50-seat regional jet, but the flights have struggled, averaging loads between 30% and 42%. The new turboprop flights, using Embraer Brasilias, will begin in September, said spokesman Jeff Kovick. “We’re looking at ways to make the service more popular. One thing we hear ...


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