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How Are 3 Hours On An ERJ?  
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Hey guys.. considering potential flight options and one of the segments would involve 3 hours on an CO Express ERJ 135/145 from SLC - IAH. Has anyone made this flight? Can you provide any insight as to what I should expect?

Thanks!
Steve

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User currently offlinePHXMKEflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

expect cramps, aches, blood clots, nausea........

ERJ's are nice but they are REGIONAL jets NOT transcontinental, any flight of 2+ hours on an RJ I would not recommend


User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

I did a 3-hour ERJ flight from PIT to IAH (and back).

I was dreading it going into it, but it turned out that it wasn't that bad. The seats weren't any more cramped than a mainline flight, and the service (CO Express) was very good. Plus, the ERJ rides very smoothly. I would rather have had a 737, but the ERJ was fine.




670


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Steve,

What's PHXMKEflyer is saying that the death rate on such flights are quite high.


User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

CoEx has great service. I am 6' 1'' and I was not bothered too much on the flight. I was more irritated at the fact that I got home 4 hours late. The seats were comfortable. Its not the best on anything over 2 hrs, but if your not too tall you will be fine. Its a great plane and CoEx has great service

User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

I flew IAH-RDU on the ERJ-145XR and the flight and service was adequate. Chances are you will have a snack service unless the time you are flying is not during a meal time.

If you are a taller individual, I'd recommend sitting on the aisle (B) seats as seats A and C tend to inhibit legroom due to the curvature of the aircraft.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Its not too bad depending on where you're sitting... I recently flew DFW-CLE on a CO Express ERJ which is just under three hours. The seats on Continental Express are pretty comfortable and the meal service is the same as you'd recieve on a three hour Continental flight (with the exception that you will not recieve a hot sandwich).

The best seats on the -145 are 1A and 12A. If you can't get those, at least try to get an seat on the A-side of the aircraft. If you can avoid it, I would stay away from the BC side.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

I'm 6'4" (with particularly long legs), so I will definitely get the aisle seat if I end up taking this option. Thanks Phatfarmlines, I appreciate it.

Thanks all.  Smile

And if anyone else has anything to say, then by all means!  Smile


User currently offlineAPAOps5 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

BCAInfoSys:

I've done SLC-IAH on the ERJ countless times. It isn't that bad, and as far as a Regional jet goes CO Ex ERJ's are the best. Some may argue this, but I don't feel as cramped on a ERJ as I do on CRJ's. The service isn't that bad either, expect a cold cut sub and a couple drink services.

APAOps5


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

3 hours on a 145 has to be horrible, I would not sit on a RJ for longer than an hour. I am glad some airlines find they can save money by stretching it to 3 hours but it is absolutely uncomfortable.  Angry

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Answer to the question: Not so nice.

Fred Reid ( I think) of Delta (currently) had said something to the effect of: "the regional jet fleet of Delta Connection is a great way to ...... but, 2 hours is a little long for a regional jet"

Now, I can't find the link where he said that (even with Google), and DL is doing it all the time! DFW-SNA!



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

3 hours on an ERJ I would not do... Well, unless I had the Single Seat (WindowAisle). I dunno, I still probably would not do it. RJs were originally built for flights 1 hour or less. I will not fly on FL 717 to the west until they get the XM Radio in there, that way I will have something to listen to.

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

I will concur with others above that COeX is the best RJ experience. They even give meals (or meal like items).


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

I've done IAH-SAV on the ERJ-145 and it wasn't too bad. I'd recommend getting an "A" seat on the left side.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 461 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

I recently returned from Virginia on Continental. My segments between IAH and RIC were on the ERJ145XR. Coming back to IAH was a 3 hour flight. After hearing all the horror stories on this forum about the ERJs, I was expecting the worst. To my surprise it wasn't a bad flight at all. I enjoyed the experience. The takeoffs seem a lot faster because you are so close to the ground. I do have to say though that when I boarded my flight from IAH to SNA, the 737 seemed massive after being in the ERJ.

User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Yeah, CO's RJ's are cetainly better than any experience I've had with DL or UA. But still, it's cramped. I do DAL-IAH about every six weeks, and after an hour I'm ready to get off. Good Luck.

-Nick


User currently offlineGrowly150 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I can't believe how spoiled, and stuck up some people seem. I mean I understand that for the amount we pay to fly, it may not seem fair to have to fly in a plane that holds fewer people (not one that is less spacious per passenger), but you could be driving. That may be the alternative if we don't take what we can get. Plus I know you all like just being at the airport anyhow. So lets hear it for 747s on DFW-TOL, DTW-PNS, CLE-OKC huh.  Yeah sure

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