As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 22 Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
We have seen from these other thread that there are some long ass RJ flights. Then I see UAX will launch Austin to San Francisco. Looking through Sabre its the longest I can find.This beats PHX-YYC,this beats EWR-MSP by over an hour,this beats IAH-PSP by 40 min. The only flight close to it is EWR-OKC which is 20 min shorter.These are the only one's I can think of. So AUS-SFO, Will it be the longest?
Please only respond if you have milage and /or time!!!
UAX (Skywest) Flight #7103 1,498 miles and 4 hours 10 min.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 22 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4453 times:
Mariner...close 3.45 and 1303 miles
N670UW...I forgot that one 4.05 and 1438 miles..good call
I'm sorry but this is to damn long for me and I fly myself, when I fly regionals I will avoid these at all cost!
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4417 times:
Yes, this is very longer flight any kind of those hub. So what are you guys think about ERJ or CRJ on their way with the final destination city. Is that will give them with the snacks? I was flew on the CRJ out of MHT-ATL nonstop from 4 years ago and during for my vacation time at the work in FLL. This is really longer flight for me.
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6443 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
I wonder on these REALLY long RJ flights if people get impatient with no IFE or short isles or anything. I don't know if I could take a 4 hour 10 minute flight on an RJ. Do you think there will be sucess?
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Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4033 times:
They are so easy to board, but to me they are more of a hassel than they're worth.
One of my agents the other day got blasted by a VP from Air Midwest because he announced that the pax would be travelling on a small regional jet (CR9). Came over to the door and started yelling at him...right in front of all the passengers...then he had the balls to say "It's just like an MD80!" Yeah...what have you been smoking? Unfortunately I wasn't there, but believe me he would have gotten a lesson or 2 about the difference between the 2 planes. I was a bit upset when I heard about it.
I understand their cost effectiveness...but they have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to flying them on 4 hour flights. I can understand why people freak out when they find out they're on a little plane.
VectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3986 times:
The CR9 is hardly a little plane in my humble estimation.
The only people that seem to be freakin out are the posters on these boards who worry about in flight entertainment. Perhaps you as gate agent can attest differently to passenger reactions, but having a nonstop in a market versus a connection is hands down the winner with about 90% of today's traveling public.
If some are so worried about in-flight entertainment, I suggest you visit http://www.apple.com and buy yourself an iPod.
Tjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2319 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3969 times:
"I understand their cost effectiveness...but they have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to flying them on 4 hour flights. I can understand why people freak out when they find out they're on a little plane."
Maybe United will put a 735 on the AUS-SFO route and CO a 735 on the IAH-BFL route just because people don't like little jets.... Wonder how long that would last with loads of 35-45 passengers.....?
Folks- don't whine! Consider the alternatives. UAL would be AUS-DEN-SFO or AUS-ORD-SFO. CO wouldn't probably even fly to BFL if it weren't for the RJ's.
Here in GRR we're thrilled about the RJ. We would never have routes like GRR-EWR, GRR-IAH, GRR-DFW, GRR-ATL without the RJ. (Although we now do have a DL 732 on one of the GRR-ATL flights.)
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CitationX From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3941 times:
Legacy airlines are using their regional partners to develop new routes at high yields. Being a long-time business frequent flier - if I can avoid a hub connection (especially at the chaotic, DFW), shave an hour or more of travel time, and still get my mileage - I would be willing to put up with a 4-hour ride on a cramped mini-jet like the CRJ.
When the Embraer 170~190 series enters service, I think these new jets will push the CRJs and ERJs back to the (sub-1K-mi.) routes they were meant to serve. The 170~190 jets are being designed to address the comfort issues of first-generation RJs and will probably blur the categories of mainline and regional jets.
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3898 times:
All valid points, however I still stand by my statements.
I deal with RJ's on a daily basis and get numerous complaints on a daily basis, particularily from Continental passengers. They are not popular with the general flying public (those not interested in aviation). Since Expressjet has been flying to TUS, I have personally had a dozen or so passengers, outright refuse to fly on them.....I had to rebook them on the mainline flights.
Had CO not added mainline service and a EWR nonstop this past holiday....we would have had riots at the airport from people being denied boarding due to oversells. As it was we had the most denied boardings ever, even with the extra capacity.
While the changes necessary may not come for a while, if ever to make mainline operations on obscure routes profitable, RJ's ARE being overutilized. As convienent as it is to fly out of my own station (when seats are available!), I will make the 2 hour drive to PHX to avoid flying RJ's, especially one's operated by Mesa.
Tcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
I live in Austin, and while I am thrilled there is new non-stop service coming to the airport, I don't agree with the choice of equipment. That said, I understand that UA may not be able to justify a mainline aircraft, especially as AA has the "nerd bird" which is served with an MD80.
Correction: AA does not fly AUS-SFO, that is AUS-SJC, my apologies. I find it interesting that this "new" service has not been announced on the ABIA website...hmmm
I like regional jets for shorter segments, i.e. <2 hours, but my wife gets claustrophobic aboard them...yee haa. I could care less about the IFE, isn't that what the window and the in-flight magazine are for? The comfort however is questionable given the small dimensions of the RJ's.
As for airline service here in AUS, yeah we have to fly through IAH, DFW, ATL, or DEN to get any distance, but frequencies are good and connecting is fairly easy. Flying out of AUS, you really have to want to make multiple connections, as you can get to most anywhere in the lower 48 with 1 connection.
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3596 times:
TcFc424- UAX serves ORD-AUS. I fuel this flight almost every day.....takes alot too. I sure as heck wouldnt want to be cramped on a CRJ-200/ERJ-145. The CRJ-700/900 wouldnt be so bad but thats about it. Otherwise i would wait for a mailine flight. It is shocking to find how far some of these RJ's travel, but as mentioned above alot of places that are served with these RJ's wouldnt get service at all if we where without them.