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How are the seats on the CRJ-700?  
User currently offlineEhrbear From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11212 times:

Can anyone share their experience regarding comfort levels on the Canadair CRJ-700 series? I'm looking at a nearly 4 hour flight, in economy, and I remember the -65 series being somewhat uncomfortable on a 45 minute flight. According to seatguru.com, the seat pitch is a few inches greater in the -700s, but I don't know how much better this will be when the person in front decides to recline fully back. So, can anyone ease my fears, or is it time to purchase sedatives and hope for the best! BTW, I'm over 6 feet in height, so replies from taller folks would be beneficial, as well.  Smile

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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11175 times:

In a word:  crowded 

Little better than the 200 series in my opinion.



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User currently offlineGabypn1992 From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11173 times:

There's 70 seat in a CRJ-700!

Gab  wave 



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User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11166 times:

Quoting Ehrbear (Thread starter):
So, can anyone ease my fears, or is it time to purchase sedatives and hope for the best! BTW, I'm over 6 feet in height, so replies from taller folks would be beneficial, as well.

Break out the sedatives, Ehrbear, you're in for a long flight...

I'm 5 foot 10 and not very heavy (okay, a little beer-gut). and I flew in a CRJ700 for two hours...it felt like a trans-pacific crossing in the middle seat in the back of a crowded 747...

Seat pitch is pretty much up to the airline, but my knees touched the seat back in front of me as I sat straight up...no slouching possible. The seat itself is relatively narrow, so if you have a fat a$$, bring some Crisco along to help you slide in. Expect to fight your neighbor for the arm-rest...any additional space you can get is a relief.

But the worst part of all...the curvature of the cabin wall is such that, sitting at the window and going through turbulence for the entire flight, I actually got a bruise from my head hitting the wall every 10 seconds...and I have a pretty hard head.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11132 times:

They stink, and I don't like them. Its not the legroom, its the side to side due to the curvature of the fuselage.


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6003 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11130 times:

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 3):
I'm 5 foot 10 and not very heavy (okay, a little beer-gut). and I flew in a CRJ700 for two hours...it felt like a trans-pacific crossing in the middle seat in the back of a crowded 747...

And yet if you place those same seats in a 747, they'll be the best thing since sliced bread.  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11120 times:

Quoting Ehrbear (Thread starter):
Can anyone share their experience regarding comfort levels on the Canadair CRJ-700 series?

For which airline.....??? Airlines pick the seat quality, padding level and seat pitch... not the airframe manufacture.

[Edited 2007-01-27 22:59:37]


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User currently offlineEhrbear From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11044 times:

Thanks for the replies, everyone. AC Jazz is the airline. It sounds like the aisle might be the better choice.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11016 times:

I believe AC Jazz has 34 inch pitch in Y on their CRJ-705s (they're really CRJ-900s, but configured slightly differently) - the increase in pitch should make it a lot more bearable whether it's aisle or window.

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11014 times:
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Just flew a Comair CR7 on a short 50 minutes flight from CVG-PIT and the aircraft was comfortable-- Comair has nice seats on the plane, but they are insanely narrow.

Definitely go for the aisle seat, and with AC's legroom, the combination should make for a flight that is decently comfortable. For someone of your height, stay away from the window, even in an exit row, because the curvature is noticeable-- I felt the difference and I'm only 5'7".

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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11012 times:

I had an aisle seat on a UAX GoJet CRJ-700 and I thought it was a good seat... nice recline and good pitch. I was comfortable for the 2 hour flight to ORD. I might be the only one who thinks the CRJ-700 is comfortable on here though.


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11004 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
I believe AC Jazz has 34 inch pitch in Y on their CRJ-705s (they're really CRJ-900s, but configured slightly differently) -



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 9):
because the curvature is noticeable-- I felt the difference and I'm only 5'7".

True true. AC Jazz technically flys CRJ 705s. Length of a 900, seating capacity limited to that of a 700.

I flew on one last summer in the window seat in the back row. The legroom was excellent, but I'm a rather thin person I found the seats pretty narrow, and the curvature of the wall made it feel even narrower.

Basically expect to have awesome legroom, but s***y shoulder room.



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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10988 times:

I am 6'4" and I fly CRJs all the time. The one piece of advice is bring absolutely nothing to go under the seat in front of you. if it doesn't fit in the bins have them put it below and then your set and the seats are pretty comfortable.


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10958 times:

i flew on DH in 05 IAD-SYR on a -200. my back was pretty sore from the seat, my brother got the bad end of the stick because he stole the window seat from me. but he got the curvature of the plane on his head too...... if its a short flight, you should be fine


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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 968 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10947 times:

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 11):
True true. AC Jazz technically flys CRJ 705s. Length of a 900, seating capacity limited to that of a 700.

I flew on one last summer in the window seat in the back row. The legroom was excellent, but I'm a rather thin person I found the seats pretty narrow, and the curvature of the wall made it feel even narrower.

Basically expect to have awesome legroom, but s***y shoulder room.

Sat aisle seat, right side back row (with no pax at the window seat) and no complaints. Considered 700 to be way better than 200...



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