Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2026 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
Have you seen the galleys on regional aircraft? OMG thats gotta suck for the F/A... The forward galley equiped EMB-120s usually don't even have a cart. Not to mention aircraft like certain dash 8s where the lavatory is in a conflicting position with the galley and where the F/A "loiters" I know i have been refering to turbo props. However, the RJs in general don't seem a whole lot better!
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
As a pax I love the ERJ145 - that single seat is great and certainly gives you more room than having John Candy (RIP) sat in the seat next to you on a mainline airliner. Other aircraft that employ 2-2 seating however certainly aren't as comfortable as the ERJ145. I've started flying quite a lot in the states recently and flying with CO between DCA and EWR I would choose the ERJ145 over the 735 any day of the week.
The Dash 8 on the other hand (whilst not a jet) is awful from a pax perspective and I aviod it where I can. I'll take a bet though that FAs hate RJs more!
CainanUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
Have you ever tried to get a CRJ in balance when it has 50 businessmen on board with only handluggage and briefcases? It is a nose heavy aircraft at the best of times, but if you have a full pax load you had better have at least HALF of the baggage compartment full or it aint going ANYWHERE! I cant stand them. Give me a mainline aircraft any day of the week. At least THEY can be balanced relatively easily.
Coa764 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
Try flight planning (ERJ) them on longer haul flights with a full payload and a required alternate. The other down side is they are slow, slow, slow.. It is really frustrating when you have a crew flying a B738 calling in wanting to know why ATC has them slowed down behind an RJ especially when your tying to get the flight in under its DOT time.
Please oh please Mr Moderator Nazi, dont delete my thread.