707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 31 Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
the connection is listed as a CRJ with 14 rows
Actually, CRJ100/200 have one row less, but after row 12, it is directly row 14. See what I mean ?
It was funny, once on my numerous CRJ trips last year, I had seat 14D. Arriving at row 10, I could clearly see that there was not 14 rows, but still, there was a row 14. For a minute, I thought I was overbooked !!!
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2947 times:
It is just a CRJ-200 with 40 seats instead of fifty. I have flown on it twice, roundtrip EYW-MCO. The first two rows are replaced with closets and some oddly shaped floor storage bin, but row three has a ton of legroom. The last row, the two seats next to the lavatory, is also replaced with a storage/closet apparatus.
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6442 posts, RR: 33 Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2904 times:
The CRJ-400/440 is essentially the same airframe as the CRJ-200, but airline purchasers get a slight price break by agreeing to operate it with only 40 or 44 seats. I believe the airline must pay Bombardier the price difference if they ever "upgrade" the aircraft to 50 seats.
There's a two-fold motivation: (1) to compete with Embraer's product line which includes 37- (EMB-135) and 44-seaters (EMB-140), and (2) to allow airlines to skirt scope limitations in pilot contracts (which is related to (1)).