Critter was a good airline, but they got KILLED after the Florida crash by media know-nothings yacking about "old aircraft". I was in STL that day, and when I heard the wench that started this say that on CNN, I looked around in amazement and said, "If you want to see the oldest fleet in North America, just look out the damned window!" (TWA)
That makes more sense. With the WN/FL integration, all FL employees had to go to WN training. Up here in KCLE, we trained all KCAK employees to they worked in KCLE for a couple weeks before going to KDAL for formal training. None of them had anything bad to say about FL, and most loved their jobs and were proud of their Airline.
Re: Mainstream media and airline accidents, the need to jump to conclusions and be the first to report a "probable cause" makes all reporters look like total idiots. Sadly, many take their words as gospel and assume airline x and aircraft Y are terrible because of terribly inaccurate reporting.