Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1294 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3960 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, 3540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3922 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.
Tigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3906 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.
[Edited 2014-06-25 17:55:51]
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, 1198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3897 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, 1678 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3864 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 (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3806 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, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3796 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, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3722 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.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 6721 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3560 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.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 24312 posts, RR: 21
Reply 28, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3564 times:
My longest RJ flight is BNA-SLC on an OO CR9 (which operate some brutally long routes ex-SLC). It's 1220 nm and about 3.5 hours westbound. I've never done it in "normal" Y, but it must be brutal.
My longest 50-seater flight by distance is CLT-MSP on various 9E CRJs (some -440s, which were pretty comfortable in the right seats). I remember one flight on that route that went roughly CLT-MBS-GRB-MSP due to some weather over Wisconsin. It was quite a long flight.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
FrmrKSEngr From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3491 times:
ICT - LAX on an United Express CRJ (~3-3.5 hours). Heading to Edwards AFB, usually connected through Denver to Burbank, but UA started ICT-LAX non-stop, saved 2 to 3 hours in transit. Unfortunately, it landed at LAX at 5PM, and the time I saved in flying, I lost on the rush hour LA freeways. All of the rest of my trips to Edwards went through Burbank.
MrBuzzcut From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3356 times:
ORD-ELP on CRJ-700 after 28 hours stuck at ORD due to thunderstorms. Block time was about 2:45, but it took a bit longer than that because there was weather enroute that we had to go around.
I learned that seat 5A is probably the best seat in the aircraft on Eagle...coach seat but with more legroom than the J seats had since there is no partition between the sections. Slept most of the way on that one, probably just because I didn't sleep well on the floor at ORD the previous night.
flyinggoat From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3264 times:
My longest by distance was ORF (Norfolk, VA) -IAH on a ERJ-145. I had an A seat though, which is not bad at all.
Longest flight time was GSP-IAH on an ERJ-145 (I think…I know it was some sort of ERJ). We had very strong headwinds, and IIRC, the flight was over 4 hours. The flight crew told us we would probably have to divert to MOB for fuel, but thankfully, we never had to. At one point we encountered turbulence, and we were told that climbing over the turbulence would take too much fuel and that we would have to put up with the bumps. While deplaning, I asked the pilot how much fuel we had left, and he said about 15 minutes before we hit the reserves.
We missed our connection, but my 8 friends and I eventually made it to Mexico.
Longest prop ride was EWR-ORF on a Q400.
I don't think I've been on a CRJ longer than a couple hours. I try to avoid those as much as possible. The ERJs are much better, particularly on the single seat side.
LPDAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 1975 posts, RR: 12
Reply 39, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
My personal longest RJ flight would have to be DFW-MTJ on American Eagle in 2007. The inbound was on a CR2 I believe, and the outbound was on an ATR42. Also had an ATR-42 on ATL-AVL, and CR2 on the outbound on AVL-ATL.
usflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3112 times:
Longest flown: IAD-OKC on a GoJet CRJ-700 1136mi
Unfortunately, I am booked on a UA MSP-LAX CRJ-700 (1535 mi) this winter as part of a trip to Asia. I actively try to avoid this flight but routing via LAX was $700 cheaper with slightly more convenient times.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
I've done IAD-IAH on an ExpressJet E-145 - and then connected to another ERJ for IAH-TUS. Not a fun trip, even in an 'A' seat both legs. I was travelling with my boss, and I made the reservations - this was the only itinerary that worked both cost- and schedule-wise - but I still got an earful about it when we got to Tucson!
Other longer RJ flight's I've had are OMA-DCA on a Republic E170, and IAD-MSP-COS on a Compass E175 connecting to a Skywest CR9
ORDfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
E145s and CRJ700s are one thing. I've flowing a few short ~1 hour hops around Europe in the E145s and I thought they were fine for short a short trip; luckily, I've never had to 'suffer' on a CRJ.
That being said: I'm a big fan of the 170s and 190s however. My longest RJ flight(s) have been on JetBlue's E190 JFK-HOU at around 3.5 - 4 hours. I love the ample cabin environment of the bigger Embraers, and their 2x2 is noticeably roomier and more pleasant than on the Dashes. With B6s TVs - it's not a bad way to spend 3.5+ hours at all and I always look to take them if I fly that route. In fact, I'd take a E170/175/190 over 3x3 mainline anyday - not all RJs are created equal, and I'm seriously glad to hear of United Express upguaging at ORD to the bigger Es.