Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
The thread about Mike Rowe's critique of the CRJ-700 on long flights got me thinking about long RJ flights in general, so I thought I'd start this thread...
The longest one I've taken was CLT-IAH on an ExpressJet/CO Express ERJ-145, which took close to 3 hours. I generally like the ERJ as far as RJs go, but after that long I was starting to feel a tad claustrophobic in that narrow tube, and it was starting to get uncomfortable thanks to my left leg being scrunched over due to the curvature of the plane.
TWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2728 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2965 times:
Mine would be DFW-LAX on Skywest. Three and a half hour flight, and thank God I was in economy plus! My next longest would be IAH-CHS on Expressjet, two and a half hours and it wasn't that bad because IMO the ERJ is a lot roomier than the CRJs.
My longest turboprop flight is MYR-EWR on a Colgan Q400.
A landing EVERYONE can walk away from, is a good landing.
Tigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
I've taken the E-145 EWR-OKC (or vice-versa) a handful of times. The longest westbound journey clocked in at four hours, three minutes wheels-up/wheels-down. To put it in perspective, it was 11 minutes short of a LAX-JFK flight I had and nine minutes longer than a ATL-LAX I had.
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Flying friendly for a while, but is that a widget I see in the rear-view mirror?
cjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
I think I had an ERJ-145 flight from IAH to IAD last year. I am pretty sure it was a RJ, at least. Can't remember for sure. It was a really uncomfortable flight, especially since someone took my seat and I was wedged into a window seat.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2907 times:
My longest RJ flight was AUS-IAD (1,297mi) on a CR7 in 2008. Mercifully I was seated in the aisle seat of the first row of economy. My longest CR2 flight was DEN-BNA (1,012mi) in 2010. I had the aisle seat in the exit row, but I still remember to this day how uncomfortable I was on that flight.
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
Routed CLT-MEM-PHX on a USE/Mesa CR9 due to a misconnect. We spent almost 6 hours on that beast. The hardest most uncomfortable seats ever sat on. The seats had the old HP logo on them so hopefully they've been replaced/refurbished since then. The F/A's were good with personality and service, but it was a hard trip for them as well.
thegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 9): Routed CLT-MEM-PHX on a USE/Mesa CR9 due to a misconnect. We spent almost 6 hours on that beast. The hardest most uncomfortable seats ever sat on. The seats had the old HP logo on them so hopefully they've been replaced/refurbished since then.
They have replaced the covers, but still feel like sitting on a brick.
redzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
SLC-CVG on a 9E CR9, 1450 miles. I was lucky to get an upgrade on that flight. That was a one-off flight added to the schedule for the night before OH shut down. I think that they were shuffling a lot equipment around that night.
Longest prop flight was SEA-BZN (543 miles) on Q400, which I've done several times and will do again next week.
Flown: DL,OS,NZ,UN,VV,NW,AA,UA,HP,TZ,AS,AF,KL,SK,WS,AZ,OK; op by OO,MQ,XJ,9E,G7,EV,QX,RP
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 6025 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
My longest RJ flight (MAN-MUC, LH CR1 and CR7, 704mi) is 11mi longer than my longest prop flight (CBR-BNE, QF Q400, 693mi). I was disappointed to discover this, as I thought that my longest prop flights were longer.