Bucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6497 times:
I have flown in the CRJ's, both the 50 and 70. The 70 is a little more comfortable, but still a little tight. So I would go with the EMB-170. I also think a big advantage for the airlines will be the growth potential of the EMB-170. The family will seat up to 120 pax eventually, giving one aircraft type covering 70-120 seat.
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6361 times:
Kind of strange that so many guys in this post believe that because they had a so-so experience with a CRJ, they will automatically have a better experience with an ERJ. Why don't we simply wait and see?
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
Vector From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 214 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6350 times:
In my case I have experience with the CRJ200 and with the Embraer 170. Assuming the the CRJ700 interior size (width and heigth) is almost the same that the CRJ200, my opinnion is that the 170 have a lot more space and it is more confortable too.
It´s really beautifull and confortable. Same level of confort that you can find on Boeing or Airbus.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4605 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6321 times:
We'll all find out about the Embraer 170 (Not ERJ-170 for the 100th time) when it begins service with US Airways in Q4 of this year. There is a computer generated image of the 170 in the US Airways scheme in this weeks issue of AW&ST, looks very good. And yes...it is in MAINLINE colors - no Express titles.
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5999 times:
If they [the airlines] can...there is obviously no reason we can't make comments as well.
I would like to think that the airlines are a bit better informed than most of us. And what the airlines choose is not necessarily what the passenger would choose. We have only looked on the comfort in this thread. The cabin dimensions and how smooth/rough the CRJ is. For all we know the ERJ-170 might be a lot rougher or indeed smoother then the CRJ.
Aso, when many airlines are ordering the ERJ-170 then that does not mean it offers the best ride. If the ERJ-170 turns out to be less uncomfortable but also a lot cheaper to operate, then you can bet the ERJ-170 will be bought.
Similarly if the ERJ-170 is a lot more comfortable, but more expensive to operate the CRJ-700 stands to gain.
It's all about economics these days, and rightly so.