Spantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 334 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8100 times:
Yesterday I flew for the first time a ERJ (Embraer 145, Regional, subsidiary of Air France) and to my surprise, the experience was good. I had have an horrible sensation of cramped sardine on Bombardier CRJ (-200 and -900, Air Nostrum). Thus, for me no point in comparing both planes: Embraer wins hands on. I appreciated very much the very big windows (one for each row of seats; by the way this is not the case on CRJ-900). My question concerns also the economics of both planes: are CRJ so much cheaper? Thank you for your comments. Regards
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3951 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8092 times:
40-50 seat group: ERJs. By 50 miles. I don't like the smaller CRJs nearly as much as I do the ERJ.
70 seats: Toss-up...The E70 is nice, but the CR7 isn't bad either.
90+ seats: I've only been on the CR9, so it wins by default.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8038 times:
The only RJ I have ever been on is a Mesa CRJ2, and that was for a quick PHX-TUS flight. I didn't have any problems with the plane and the landing was extremely smooth. The flight was at night, so I wasn't trying to look outside. The F/A also gave each passenger a small water bottle in flight, which was nice for the short hop.
The CRJ wins for me, by default. The Next Gen CRJ's with bigger windows, etc. look promising.
747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8026 times:
Hey everyone - this is my first post on a.net ! I've flown on a CRJ once and it was tolerable - albeit it was only a 1 hour flight from SDF to ATL on ASA (CRJ200). It was definitely quite cramped and I had to crane my neck to look out the window; definitely not a comfortable airplane. I know the CRJ700's & -900's are more comfortable, but not as nice as the Embraer E-Jets. Overall, the CRJ is OK for flights that are less than an hour-any flight longer than that and they're not so tolerable.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7963 times:
About 8 years ago I had my first ever flight in a CRJ here in Australia, it was operated by Kendell Airlines and compared with the F27s that I used to have to take it was the best thing at the time, I loved it.
I had to wait till I went to the USA to get in an ERJ and found them to be even better and I wished they had them here. I loved the ERJ135 so much I even got a desk top model of one and tried as much as possible to fly ERJs every time I went to the USA, I even managed to book a trip across the USA from LGA to LAX with 3 stops and all in RJ's including one in a CR7 which was the newest at that time and then backed that up with the 14 hour flight home! People thought I was nuts, I'm still alive and very much enjoyed the trip. . The ergonomics for passengers of the CRJ 100 and 200 are not that fantastic and there the ERJ is a whole lot better. They both however do their intended job very well. Any airline thinking of a 50 seater jet could make either of these work for them, there is not that much between them when all costing is factored in. Many times I have seen A netters complaining how "cramped" an RJ is when we all know that a 50 seater will be smaller and it shouldn't be a surprise not to see 10 abreast seating with twin aisles.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4999 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7956 times:
I've been on all 3 CRJ types-
-200... hate. I'm 6'2", the lavs are too small. Probably couldn't handle it on a flight longer than an hour.
-700... not too bad. Then again, it was QX and there was an attractive FA on my flight.
-900... I dug it. I had the whole row to myself. Almost felt like a mainline a/c. Good seat pitch.
The only Embraer I've ever been on is a EMB-120, but I will be travelling on an ERJ-140 next month. I have the feeling I will like it more than the CRJ-200, based on past experience, but we'll see.
HorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 808 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7890 times:
I flew on AC's E-190 and AC Jazz's CRJ-200, and I have come to the conclusion that
the CRJ was way nicer. I would rather be on the CRJ if I had a choice.
The E-190 was OK, but for some reason I just liked the CRJ a whole lot better.