KSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8586 times:
The majority of us tend to fly on narrowbodies and RJs for most of our trips. So if you are going to be on a narrowbody (including RJs) what is your preference?
I love flying on the 737-800, I find it to be really comfortable. Even when I was in the middle seat I didn't feel too cramped.
My least favorite has been the ERJ-145, just too cramped for me. It just wasn'y made for people 6' and taller. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the ERJ-145 also have a foot-rest that serves only one purpose...to dig into my shins the entire flight. Though that's just a minor annoyance, all that really matters is that you get there safely, and the ERJ-145 has done that for me every time.
I really hope I get a chance to fly on an AirTran 717, American MD-80, and one of the E-Jets someday. Though I've heard the Mad Dog can be hell, I want to get on one of these before they're gone. And I've only heard the best about the E-Jets.
PacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8581 times:
As someone who travels with my wife but no children, my favorite is any aircraft that has only two seats (window and aisle seat) on either one or both sides (assuming we are flying coach). That way neither of us has to sit in a middle seat (assuming the plane is full). That includes virtually all of the regional jets, as well as the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family.
I've heard it's a kick ass ride. I was going to be on a CO 757 when I flew home in September, but I got to the airport so early I was able to get on an earlier flight on a 737-800.
Hey, 757-200 or four extra hours with my girlfriend. I take choice 2.
The 72's were no slouch on speed either......most 75's I'd think econ around .80 range and the 72's didn't care about econ from what I am told and seen...go till you can't hear yourself think up front then hold that speed!!
Loved that Alaska 72 pic....used to get them through IAH long time ago when AA did a crew swap at DFW to the Eskimo tail.
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8430 times:
Quoting Usair320 (Reply 21): My least favorite is the CRJ anything(except for the 900, havent tried it yet.)
If you don't like the CRJ-700, then you won't like the CRJ-900.
My favorites are the 757-200 and the 737-NG, although with the right airline, I may even enjoy the A320 series (i.e. Frontier). I also liked my one flight on the DC-9 series (specifically an MD-88 flight) just because of the special seating configuration.