NWA announced new service between Portland Maine and Minneapolis with Pinnacle''s RJ. Here''s another example of Pinnacle getting mainline flying. They are bypassing the Detroit hub on a pretty long leg which would hardly classify as feeding the hub. Shouldn''t this be flown by a 9 or an Airbus? I hope the pax complain about sitting in an RJ for so long. I know I''d rather be on a mainline jet for that long of a flight. I also wonder if the MEC is looking into this or are they just watching mainline flying continue to erode to the Wholly Owneds?