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EMB Or CRJ?  
User currently offlineDandy_don From United States of America, joined May 2000, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I recently had my first rides on regional jets. I had a Delta Ctx EMB-145 from JFK to DTW about a month ago....and today a Delta Ctx CRJ from DTW to Cinncinati and back.

Which do you prefer?

I liked the EMB better. I liked the 1-2 seating, it had larger windows and seemed quieter.

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8232 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I've only flown the ERJ and I really do like it. It's a great plane for its size. I'll be flying the CRJ in 2 months, however, so I'll let you know then how I think they compare.


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I think the CRJ looks a little "fat". That stubby nose and short, fat engines make it look bloated and overweight.

The ERJ is narrow and sleek by comparison.


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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

I've flown on CO and AA's ERJ's and DL's CRJ's. I dunno about all CRJ's, but DL's seats on the CRJ's are unusually hard. The ERJ's have great seats and great windows by comparison. To look out the window on a CRJ, you have to lean forward and look down. Not a comfortable feeling. The ERJ, you can look out by turning your head to the left or right (depending on side of the plane).

You'll love the ERJ so much more after you've ridden on a CRJ.

PS - My favorite plane is the Dornier 328Jet. Plushy seats and great big windows (looks on the outside are decieving).



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User currently offlineCaymanair From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2004, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

The CRJ is a great aircraft. I really like flying it. The Embraer aircraft have impressed me, but i thought it was less comfortable than the CRJ. I think the CRJ is better, but im no expert.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

I find the CRJ-100/200's window position unacceptable, and I can't stand upright in the bathrooms.

The ERJ isn't a ton better, but the windows make all the difference.

The new E-Jets should be better in all regards.

N


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I find the CRJ-100/200's window position unacceptable, and I can't stand upright in the bathrooms.

Exactly what I mean. I don't think anybody can stand up in a airplane bathroom and expect to hit anything but their leg, the mirror, sink, t.p. roll, etc. The CRJ for DL I was in, the bathroom light didn't even work, so I had to leave the door partially "bent" to see what I was doing in there!



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User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Smcmac32msn

To look out the window on a CRJ, you have to lean forward and look down. Not a comfortable feeling. The ERJ, you can look out by turning your head to the left or right (depending on side of the plane).


Ride on the CRJ-700s and -900s, especially America West Express (Mesa Air/Freedom Airlines). Their windows are raised (I think it's their floor lowering idea that facilitated higher window positions).

So, what gigneil said about "the new E-Jets" being better, the newer C- jets also has it.

Here's some comparisons:
(CRJ-700 on left, -200 on right)



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User currently offlineEastbay From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Not a big fan of either. I don't like checking carry-on size bags (bags smaller than rollaboards, I mean.... like my briefcase with my laptop and sometimes bottles of wine which I'd rather not see broken). The cabin curves inward by your feet when you're in the window seat, and the seats themselves tend to be rather uncomfortable. Flown 'em coast to coast (with a connection, of course) and felt the need to visit a chiropractor upon arrival. Completely agree with Gigneil and Smcmac32msn about the size of the bathrooms... I do prefer the Embraer's seating, the 1X2 v. Canadair's 2X2. Guess I'd choose the EMB over the CRJ 100/200 series. However, the CRJ700/900 series' are a big improvement, with higher windows and overhead bins slightly larger. Still, I will always, ALWAYS take a mainline jet over an RJ given the choice.

User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

GotAirbus?-

Not a good picture comparison. The one picture you can't see where the windows are. BTW... I flew on a CRJ-200 and a CRJ-700 when I wasn't on the 328Jet of DL's. The window positions were nearly identical.



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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

CRJ is quieter and overall more comfortable.

User currently offlinePIT757 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Ive flown in on an American Eagle EMB and last week I flown on a US Airways Express CRJ. The EMB was much roomier with the 1x2 seating unlike the CRJ with the 2x2 seating. The windows on the CRJ are positioned low so its a strain look out the window and felt very claustrophobic in the CRJ. In my opinion the EMB is a much superior aircraft.

User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I've flown a lot recently on CO's ERJ-135, and ERJ-145s and American Eagles's ERJ-145s and CRJ-700s. The pro for the ERJ's is the 1-2 seating, good for flying solo, though it's a little cramped for my left leg. The pro for the CRJm to mem was noise. I thought the CRJ was much more quite, I could actually hear the music on my headphone on the CRJ. I had row 5 in each case, so they were comparible.


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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6146 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

As has been pointed out already, the CRJ-700 and -900 do have an inch more headroom than the CRJ-200 due to the floor being lowered an inch. However, the cabin floor width is 2" narrower because of this. The windows on the 700/900 are 5.8 inches higher than on the 200. And the bins are the same size - they have only been redesigned to give more head and shoulder clearance.

"So, what gigneil said about "the new E-Jets" being better, the newer C- jets also has it."

Aside from the relatively minor changes pointed out above, the CRJ-200 and the CRJ-700/900 are basically the same aircraft, fuselage wise. The E-Jets are vastly different than the ERJs. And there have been several threads comparing the E170 to the CRJ-700 (and even a trip report). There is no comparison, the E170 is more comfortable in every category. In fact, the E170 has wider seats and a wider aisle than the 737.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22911 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

I agree with much of what has been said. I prefer the ERJ due to the seating configuration and window position. I especially enjoy sitting in 1A and 2A, though storage of carryons can be a bit of a problem. I'm looking forward to my first E170 flight in August (provided, of course, that US still exists).


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User currently offlineAZMD80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

I prefer by far EMB: I find it more quiter and the 2+1 seat position is better in my opinion than 2+2 in such small planes. I fly on LX, AZ, and LG EMB 145 and on AF, OS and LH CRJ: the impression was the same in all this aircraft.

Bie


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2209 times:


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User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I prefer the CRJ, I like the 2/2 seating and the reliability is better the ERJ.

User currently offlineHottieBoi1989 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Well my dad and me will only fly on planes that have first class cabins so we avoid regional jets unless there's no other choice. In that case i perfer the ERJ because if u get the solo seat you wont have to worry about getting crushed by an overweight person sititng next to u (but on top of u instead).

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User currently offlineFightingdingo From United States of America, joined May 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

I prefer CRJ. It is one of my favorite aircraft.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

I've never flown on an ERJ, so my vote goes to the CRJ  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1561 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Never flew on a CRJ. ERJs are great though. Small, but comfortable. Have flown on two flights on them- LGA-BOS and BOS-LGA.


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