Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
I flew a ERJ-145 from CLE-MSP a while back ('99 or '00) and they are capable of full meal service.
Try to get a seat on the 1 seat side. The legroom is pretty ridiculous and the aisle is about 2" lower then the platform your seat is on. I tried to sleep but my feet kept falling into the aisle and I couldnt get comfortable. The windows are really low so dont try to look out the window too long or your neck will start to hurt.
All in all, I personally would try to avoid them if possible.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2734 times:
I echo your comments. I hit my head when I entered the aircraft (US Ex), and I'm only 5'11". The windows are difficult to see out of (more so than a Dash 9/Mad Dog or 73X). I was on a short (25 minute) flight, so I don't know about long-term experience.
Hope it helps.
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Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
I flew in a CO ERJ-145 twice a couple years ago, on MKE-HOU and HOU-MKE. I hated it - the most uncomfortable seat I've ever sat in, including Aeroflot aircraft. My ass was asleep and I was in pain by the time we landed in Houston. I go out of my way to avoid the ERJs now. It is absurd to have an aircraft that small and that uncomfortable flying a route that is more than an hour and a half.
Ripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
Plane SUCKS for a route more that 90 Mins I go far far out of my way to avoid them. It will soon catch up to the Airlines that people don't like to fly on a RJ for more than 90 MINS just my 2 cents but they are a great planes for short little hops
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 43 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
I've flown the ERJs quite a few times, mostly on the DAL-IAH route, but have also flown ATL-CLE and CLE-MSP, and a few other routes that I am forgetting in my drunken stupor. I really like the ERJ-145. I think that they are about 20 times more comfortable than the CRJ, especially on CO Express compared to an ASA CRJ. The seats are all leather, and really comfortable. They may be thin but they provide very good support. BTW, I am 5'10-5'11 180lbs. I love 'em. They are great for short hops, but arent too bad on long flights either.
Shaun3000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 445 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
I flew on one from Saint Louis to Houston, once. Heh, that was fun...
Got a 737-500 on the way back. Quite a difference. (Though there was a little kid in the window seat that I requested. Grr. Being the nice guy I am, I let him have it since he was very excited about the flight. I think it was his first time on an airplane.)
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
I see most people respond to these questions if thay have had bad experiences with this aircraft. I myself like these little jets and choose them over larger types on a regular basis. I've flown several carriers ERJ's and all have had leather seats. As a regional the seats are light build so they don't have deep padding like you'd get on a larger plane and the seats are barely an inch narrower. Once seated in an A seat you'll have a huge amount of headroom as there are no overhead bins on the A seat side, this is a bother if you have 1A or 2A because you have to go back to row 3 to stow anything in an overhead. The cabin is light and airy as the windows are relativly large, there have been comments that it's uncomfortably warm in the first three rows but I've never noticed myself. Personally the rows 4 through 9 on either side are my preferred seats so I'm easily pleased. I've flown 2.5 hour sectors in these aircraft several times and I don't suffer the discomfort as others have stated here, I don't know why, I just don't. The aircraft is capable of full meal service and I've only ever had a lunch box once. There isn't a lot between the airlines service and to a large extent the biggest difference is the crew uniform, and the paint job on the outside.
I like these little jets because I can get in and out much faster, Think of 300 people deplaning out of two doors or 50 out of one door?
Airlines use these little jets because they'd go broke faster flying 50 people on a 30 minute flight in a 767.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1855 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
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I took an ERJ from CLE-MSP about a week ago and I was very impressed by the service. As far as I can tell, all the service in EWR is done with jetways, but in CLE I walked out on the ramp and onto the aircraft on a beautiful day in Cleveland. The takeoff was graceful, non-turbulant and notably quiet. Those Allison turbines are way at the back, and I was way at the front (seat 3C) so I may not have been able to hear them, but the whole ride seemed very quiet. It was a 5:30p flight, and to my surprise the flight attendant handed out your choice of ham or turkey sandwiches with the drink service. By no means is this a multi-course meal, but it is an extra feature that you often don't see on commuter-size equipment. In this day and age of airlines cutting everything, it is nice to see that CO has kept little things like that which help out after a long day of running around the city of Cleveland. Where I work, we don't have meal services on anything smaller than the ARJ, just beverages. Anyways, inside it is a bit small, reminiscent of a Saab 340 in layout. It felt a bit bigger, depending on the row however. Seat 3B and 3C I felt were winners in legroom, along with 1A. On a short sector, you will be alright. Longer sectors I could see getting a bit cramped, but I was only on there for 1h20m, so my experience is not all-encompasing. Overall I had a good experience and look forward to riding the ERJ somewhere again.
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4286 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
I was on a United Express CRJ between IAD-BTV a few times, and I can't say the legroom is excellent, but I can't say it's horrible. But then Again, I'm only 12.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
The Dash-8 to me is also quite acceptable. But I'm like 4'5"
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
I've been on 2 COExpress ERJ-145 flights...EWR-PVD (only like 40 minutes) and CLE-PVD (1h35m).
Both flights I found to be very comfortable, the seats were great, big, cushy leather, decent legroom...and, unlike Comair CRJ's...they recline! I'm 6'0 235 and I had no problem with this aircraft at all. You should have a great flight!
AA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 322 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
"Actually, never mind, sorry...Youre 14, and 1A is classified as an exit row, despite the fact that it is behind a bulkhead."
Seat 1A is not classified as an exit row on the ERJ's, Even though the galley service door/exit is right next to you. Just thought id pass that along to ya incase you like sitting there if your under the age limit.
Boeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
You'll like the ERJ 145 CO EX if you like to fly! Sit on the single seat (port) side. Seat and leg room comfort was the same as the larger Boeing fleet. For extra leg room sit at the emergency exit row over the wing. I use them from DAL to IAH, return. They are fine for long haul, a little more personalized service as the F/A's seem to love their jobs at CO EX. I wish they flew them everywhere, easy on, fast off, no long waiting for aircraft disembarkation.
Great airplane up and out quick, you feel more of the flight characteristics of the aircraft too. Fun plane to fly.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3623 posts, RR: 11 Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
I've been on two with US Express, both trips were great. Leather seats, clean, quiet cabin. The cabin's cramped, though, so if you're any taller than I'd say 5' 7-8" (I'm 5' 4"), it wouldn't be as nice. I like the ERJ over the CRJs- the windows are actually at a level you can see out.
I've never been on CO, but I'd guess it'd be a peanut & pretzel flight for you, JBLU.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2487 times:
I flew an ERJ-145 from IAH-MEM last year, and it really wasn't bad. I'm 5'5 with short legs, so I had no problem with the legroom - but I never have problems with legroom. I do have two complaints about them though:
1. The overhead bins are small, and if you have a carryon that's one of those small rolling suitcases, they may make you gate check it. So I'd bring a tote bag or something small if you want to be able to keep your magazines or headphones or whatever near you. 2. If you hit turbulence with any severity, you will really feel it. I know that's not so much a problem specific to ERJs as it is to all RJs, but it's still annoying, and for some, slightly scary.
All in all though, it's a great plane, comfy, quiet, etc. Have fun!