lows From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 991 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
I am taking a Colgan Q400 OKC-IAH on 30 Dec 2011. Anyone have suggestions on a good place? I've had 4B on a VO Q400 and 15B on another 9L Q400 but neither were available. Right now I'm in 7C but am looking to move away from the props. The flight is only 30% full, so lots of space in the back.
Wish I could move up to Business on CO 106, especially given the poor treatment I've had in the past from CO/UA. Plenty of space (Only one seat taken on CO 106 IAH-EWR (764) and five taken on CO106 EWR-MUC (762)) but not enough miles to upgrade. If anyone reads this from UA/CO, 1D on CO106 IAH-MUC on 30 Dec would really make up for 31 July 2011.
Back in the day, F was in the back on prop planes b/c it was quieter back there. I'm sure it's not as bad now, but on Dash 8-300s at least, the noise is much, much, much less noticeable in the very back compared to in front, and next to, the engines. In general, the more aft, the more quieter.
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 433 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
I haven't been on Colgan's Q400, but I find that as dumbell2424 mentioned, it's pretty quiet at the back of the plane. Also, if you're looking for a view, stay away from the engine! It extends a bit either side of the wing, and completely blocks the view of anything that's not right below you.
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
I hate the ERJs, but I think that is because I was once booked---without my knowledge of the routing--- on an ERJ IAH-PIT (3.5 hours, avoiding storms) and OKC-EWR. At least the Q400 maxes out at 2 hours or so.
I'm old enough to remember (well, ok, it wasn't THAT long ago) the 735 OKC-IAH-OKC on CO. I suppose it is better to have lots of RJ flights vs 1 or 2 Mainline per day. I just wish the RJ pilots made a better wage.
Just looking at the 9 April 2012 (random Monday) they have an ERJ or Q400 about every 1.2 hours!