United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 2704 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.
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
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!
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25974 posts, RR: 78 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 2665 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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Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2617 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
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2388 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!
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months ago) and read 2239 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!
YEGwestjetter From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2116 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.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2087 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.
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2059 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
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 1995 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
"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?