BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
The Avro RJ will be a treat...very spacious...lots of legroom and it seems like the seats are wider. The Pinnacle CRJs are about as comfortable as CRJs can get, they're not bad. Pinnacle and Mesaba seem to be excellent regional carriers. Enjoy your trip.
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Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4256 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
The YHZ service is a perfect example how the CRJ is doing good things. I'm a bit biased to my avro, because the CRJ doens't come close to being a real airplane, when compared to the chubby. However, the CRJ is the perfect airplane to create better and more options for the customer. Last summer DTW-YHZ was 1 flight daily using an avro. It left DTW in the PM and returned in the AM. With the CRJ, they've expanded to 2 daily flights giving the passengers more frequency, while building capasity in the market. THis route was one of those that proved itself last summer, but also didn't need the premium cabin. So as a result, YHZ will see double daily service this summer and a year round single daily flight. So, unfortunately it will be cramped, but NW sees potential in the route enough to increase capasity. Everybody wins when that happens.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4294 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
Block time on the YHZ runs are 2+50 going and 3+10 or so on the way back. Thats a pretty long run. I've got a couple YQB turns this month- that will be nice. Canada is really pretty this time of the year.
The CRJ isn't that cramped..just needs the windows cranked up a couple inches. I find I sleep better on them than i do in coach in an Airbus. It's probably that im more used to the sound and the way it feels going through the bumps, though.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
May as well go into detail on my hop with XFSUGimp (Denny), just to further the case for Peanucke.
Had the privilege of flying with him when he came to my hometown of JAX, Florida...used my Delta Non-rev card to get an ID-95 and flew with him to MEM (something like $26 lol), was the very last person aboard! Hour turnaround, then down to JAN and back up to MEM again, reasonably empty flights. Unfortunately, I book my non-rev plans on the fly, so NW did the "SSSS" trick on me...Delta has never done it to me before, so I was feeling a little cheated
Very smooth the whole way, Captain was a pretty cool guy, let a little kid up in the cockpit and let him make a "happy mother's day" PA, and play with the yoke a little bit. Denny on the other hand...lol j/k...did just great, nice Air Force-style landing. He said something like "and Navy guys don't even know what a flare is"...my reply simply was, "yeah, a flare is something you carry in your survival vest for when you get shot down ) Overall, awesome time, and my first time on NW and in MEM, so great time, will do it again soon!
Anybody who can get on his plane..do...it's not your average flight crew
RT514 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
Thanks for all of the comments thus far!
Bad news... I got an e-mail from NW this morning and the JAN-MEM flight has been changed to mainline service, with the DC-9-30. I say that this is bad news because this would have been my first flight on the ARJ and I was looking forward to it. The MEM-JAN flight remains as a CRJ operated by Pinnacle.
Sprxflyswa, no real special occasion in Jackson, really. This September, we're just checking out the south, with stops in Jackson, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile, etc. Since we're driving from place to place, it didn't really matter where we landed and JAN just happened to be the least expensive.