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Which NWA/Mesaba Aircraft Would You Rather Fly?  
User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

Which NWA/Mesaba aircraft would you rather fly for a 2.5 hour trip?

NWA DC-9-30

or

Mesaba CRJ

Thanks for your opinions!

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User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4281 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.

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4274 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


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

I would take the 9. I was starting to go crazy on a CRJ YYZ-DTW. I assume because the seat next to me was occupied. I did MSP-MHT and the CRJ was o.k., but I didn't have a seat mate.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

How about putting the XJ Avro seats in a NW DC-9?

The seats in the Avros are a lot more comfortable than what NW uses on its DC-9s and A319/320s. The seats on the now-gone 727 were very comfortable as well.

[Edited 2005-01-27 19:03:58]


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User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4216 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.

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4213 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

User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

I just purchased a ticket on NWA for August from FLL-CAK. Instead of flying Delta for my Skymiles, I chose NWA for the express purpose of playing the Saab 340 from DTW both ways.

So that should answer the question for me....tired of ASA/Comair CRJ-200s, although the CR7's are very nice and comfortable.


User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

"the seats are just plain not wide enough"

I checked seatguru and it said the CRJ had wider seats and more legroom than the DC-9-30


User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

I would rather fly the old Diesel 9 although the CRJ is pretty cool.


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