We have just experienced two United Express flight cancelations from Appleton, Wi. to O'Hare. (This has effectively ruined our vacation plans to spend first half of January in Florida.) Both times the weather in Appleton was optimal for January in the Midwest, all flights other than United Express were on, and our scheduled flight from O'Hare to Ft. Myers took off on time. Checking departures/arrivals at O'Hare, I noticed many more cancelations of United Express flights than regular United flights. Is there a reason for this beyond the obvious that larger flights carry more paying passengers? Does United have a policy of canceling United Express flights much more readily than regular flights? Does United not have the crews hired to handle United Express flights or is it a gate problem at O'Hare? For future reference, I'd be interested in knowing if we were just uniquely unlucky or is this a pretty common pattern with United Express?
Thanks for any information you can give me.