B6, who does not have an express subsidiary, has ordered 190s. My question is where do you draw the line b/w regional jet and mainline jet? Would you fly the 170 under mainline colors if you ran a legacy carrier? How many pax must fit on the plane before you consider a jet "mainline"? I'm curious to see what people have to say.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4327 times:
I'd base it on the carrier's range of operations. PSA was a regional airline in that it served the West Coast only, even though they flew L1011s. Another regional airline was Southern Airlines as was Southwest when it started.
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SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4351 times:
I'd say 90-95, with an awkward space between 70 and 90 that could go either way. the Embraer 190 and 195 are definitely not RJs in my book, then comes the E-170 and E-175 (they look like a stubby mainline jet) which I would only hesitantly call an RJ, whereas the CR9 I don't think I would have a problem with it being called an RJ.