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Your Experience On CityJet Avro RJ85's?  
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid 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!

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User currently offlineeuropean742 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.

Hope this helps

User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6538 times:

I flew AMS-LCY on CityJet last year. Seemed ok, but I also had two open seats next to me. The plane was probably half-full (Monday night). Keep in mind that loads matter!

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12166 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6370 times:

I did LCY-AMS last year on a full flight where everybody got soaked whilst boarding. Quite tight and not exactly enjoyable, but for a 1 hour flight it was acceptable.


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User currently offlineMEA-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.

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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2151 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

I flew AMS-LCY in the fall of 2010. It was definitely a bit cramped but on a 40 minute flight it could be worse. The crew was friendly enough.

Trip report:
Cityjet And Cityhopper To London! (AMS LCY LHR) (by CrimsonNL Dec 16 2010 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineTYCOON 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.

User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

I flew them quite a lot and indeed, a bit cramped they are. Doing them again in 3 weeks flying to a new airport in France for them, stay tuned for a tripreport

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30071 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

For a more recent experience except it was on the DUB-CDG flight but same operator I did a TR here :

Air France Have You Really Improved? DUB-CDG-ATH. (by OA260 Mar 17 2012 in Trip Reports)

They are ok but they are tight in terms of passenger comfort, for a 60-90 mins flight they are ok though especially if like me you bag a row of two at the back .

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