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CRJ 700 Or Q 400?  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

I am planning a trip between Seattle & Portland this weekend. I am looking at a flight between the Q400 & CRJ 700 with Horizon Air.

I know this isn't a too long flight so there is no need to be picky with the aircraft, but which airline would you prefer to fly with? I've heard the Q400 is actually a lot better than the CRJ 700 not just with QX but worldwide.

Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

United 777,

Hi from Alberta, Canada! I flew the Horizon flight from SEA to YYC on a Q400 in February of 2002. The interior was refreshingly quiet, and the interior was REALLY NICE. Getting over the fact the aircraft is quite long ( as is the 700), it was an extreemly comfortable ride... especially over the Rockies in mid winter!

Rikkus67



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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Not only do people seem to prefer the Q-400, but QX does too. They are just as fast over short distances and much, much cheaper to operate. Besides, you will probably have more chances to book a CRJ700 than a Q-400


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

book the dash. took this flight back in jan from phx-pdx-sea. the plane was amazing on takeoff, quiet during flight, and in flight, the f/a were great. comp beer/wine and snacks on about a 30 min flight. try it out, especially on such a short leg

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Base upon my experience with Horizon airlines, the Q400 feels alot more spacious than the CRJ700 and surprising quiet...

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Take turboprop anyway - not many of them are around. My only flight on DHC-8 was on -100 (with Air Nova), and I enjoyed it more than CRJ. The cabin, yes, is more spacious.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

The Q400 and RJ-700 are both great planes. Either way you can't go wrong, but I'd suggest the Q400, as she is a very rare bird here in the United States. QX is still the only airline to operate her, I believe. Have fun!

User currently offlineUnited4EverDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

I have taken both a 700 and q400, and I regret taking the CR7 over the Q400 the second time around.

User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Go with the Q400 - more room, more comfortable, and the cabin has a much larger feel to it because it's so bright inside.

User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

If you're only flying between SEA and PDX, I don't think you have the option of a CRJ700. I believe it's either the Q400 or the Q200.

The Q400 is more fun than the CRJ700, in my opinion, if you do have that option.



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2566 times:

To clarify some things here...QX actually does run CR7s between PDX and SEA however its very little. The Dash's tend to be very nice airplanes, but keep in mind the QX Q400s are different than your typical seventy seat Q400...soem of them now have an additional row, yes thats right, 74 seats, meaning, YES AGAIN! LESS PITCH! however, I believe its still the same as the CR7s...the CR7s seats are wayyyyyy nicer in my opinion! Happy flying!
Brian-EUG


User currently offlineYEGwestjetter From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

At least with the RJ you have reclining seats, window blinds, and actual potable water service. I fly QX at least once a month out of YEG and hate the fact it is all Q400 service. Either way they both suck in winter operations.

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

The reduced seat pitch doesn't make the Q400 any less enjoyable a ride, in my opinion. I think it's a great plane, as is the CRJ-700 in my opinion. The Q400 is a quieter ride in the back. The only downfall to the RJ in my opinion is that the farther back you go in her, the louder she gets. The RJ is a nice plane on longer routes if your sitting up front, but as you get farther back....

I'd take the Q400 on the SEA-PDX trip because the RJ goes so much faster, there's very very little time for inflight service The F/A's will barely get to all the passengers one time on such a short flight in the RJ.


User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

QX should replace all the Q200's with's Q400's. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

i didnt realize how important seat recline was on a 20-30 min flight from pdx-sea. i think the crj can be found on lot more routes nationwide than the dash8-400, especially since horizon is the only commuter that flies it, thus, your chances of flying on a crj700 in the future are greater. if all else fails, fly one way on the jet, and the other way on the prop. best of both worlds

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Go with the Dash, it's a way cooler experience than a jet!

johan



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2019 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
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"I'd take the Q400 on the SEA-PDX trip because the RJ goes so much faster, there's very very little time for inflight service The F/A's will barely get to all the passengers one time on such a short flight in the RJ."

I thought the Q400 cruised at around the same speeds as most smaller commercial jets?


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Based on looks, I would have to pick the CRJ, but the Q400 is also a very econamical aircraft.

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