Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
I would take the DC-9 any day of the week over Pinnacles CRJ's. I've flow the CRJ a few times and swore I would never fly them again. I'm 6'2 and had the most uncomfortable time, and that was for only an hour flight.
Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
Note please, the CRJ is a Pinnacle aircraft - Mesaba operates the Avro and the SAAB.
The CRJ is cramped, uncomfortable, really awful on a flight over 300 miles or so -- the SAAB is a turbo prop, slow and noisy but kind of fun. The Mesaba jet (ARJ) is probably one of the most comfortable planes NWA has, in economy as well as first, but my choice is DC-9 - be it a 10, 30, 40 or 50 -- any day of the week, any conditions
Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3320 times:
I totally agree about the Avro seats. That is by far the most comfortable plane that NWA and partners operate. The only thing is that the window seats are pretty much pointless unless your looking straight down. Not much of a view.
Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
The RJ85 is very comfortable -- in both first class and in economy. The DC-9 is also pretty reasonable. The Pinnacle (not Mesaba, but Pinnacle) CRJ is truely awful on a long flight - the seats are just plain not wide enough - if you have no seat partner, it's OK, because you can pull up the center arm rest, but if you have a seat partner, wow -- keep the arm rest down to keep your privacy, but just await discomfort when you try and stand up