FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6799 times:
Hoping someone can provide some insight or first hand experience with CityJet and their Avro RJ85 service out of LCY. 3-3 seating seems tight on this plane? I've flown them with Mesaba years ago and if I recall it was 3-2 and I know SWISS flies them in a 3-2 configuration. Any information would be welcome. Thanks!
european742 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6703 times:
While I haven't used the Cityjet service, I have flown BA and Flybe on the Avro and 146 respectively and they operated with a 3-3 configuration. It was tight on the window seats as there was limited head room. However if you seat yourself towards the back, not sure if this is the case on Cityjet but where the aircraft narrows there are sets of 2 seats. On the Flybe 142 it was 18AC DEF and 19AC.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6223 times:
I flew on them in 2009 and didn't really like it. No window seats available and full flight, felt cramped, 6 abreast is notacibilly more tight then in a 737 or A-320. Plus I couldn't get a glance outside due to the low windows and the engine.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
TYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 508 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
I've flown on Cityjet RJs and BAe 146s more times than I care to remember...
Very cramped and uncomfortable, even for short one -hour flights in my opinion.
The key, as european742 states, is to get a seat in the back rows... around rows 14-17 as there are only two seats on the side with some additional room and the engines don't block the view.