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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

When i fly to SEA in feb..i fly IND-PHX on a 737 (no biggie) then i get on a CRJ from PHX to SEA. I have been on the CRJs before but only when the flight was about 1 hour long or so...not 2 hours and 41 minutes...has anyone flown on a crj for that long? if so, how comfortable was it? thanks and cheers  Big thumbs up


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User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

I flew DFW to MKE on an ERJ, about the same amount of time in the air. It was not comfortable in the least. I suggest you get some Ambien and sleep the entire trip.  Nuts


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Is it a CRJ-600 or -700? You'd be surprised at the difference. The 50-seat -600 model is no fun. It's cramped and uncomfortable; the seats seem smaller.

The 70-seat -700 model is much better. There seems to be more space, and the seats feel a bit larger. It's almost like being in a mainline aircraft (at least, the closest you can get while being on an RJ!)




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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

I thought the computer said it was a CRJ-900...although i could be mistaken


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

I just looked at my itinerary and it IS a CRJ-900...are they not new??  Big grin


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

I've taken the HP Express / Mesa CR9 on that PHX-SEA flight and it wasn't bad at all. The 900 I felt was much less cramped than the 200.

Enjoy your layover in Phoenix!



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9464 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

If I remember right the last flight of the day from PHX-SEA is the only one operated by an RJ. It is a CRJ900 usually and that is a rather comfortable plane to fly on and is a new stretched variant of the CRJ series. They have first class, and overall are comparable to a mainline plane but with a 2-2 style seating in economy and 1-2 in first.

Mesa has decent service on them of beverages only with probably only one pass through. They are perfectly acceptable planes to fly. I would almost prefer travelling on one of the stretched CRJs over a 737 since it has a better seating configuration and is less crowded. I have never been in the back though, so it might be a little loud. I would be perfectly comfortable in one of them.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

thanks...a 3.5 hour layover to be exact  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineFloridaflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

ERJs are more comfortable than CRJs - but then 3 hours is a bit much for either. DL flies CRJs from FLL to DCA and I also flew ATL to YUL on a CRJ. What they need are EMBRAER 170s.

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

7E72004

I flew from Minnesota to Norfolk on a CRJ, it was the pits. Spend the extra money and get on a bigger airplane.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

too late..i already have my ticket...oh well..i will just take some sleeping pills. Do they have upgrades to first class? (i wonder what it is like on the CRJ)


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User currently offlineL104me From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2820 times:


Is the E-170/190's considered to be regional jets?

I'm scheduled to fly on one (E-170 USAir) just after Christmas... Looking forward to the trip. It will be my first trip on this type of equipment.

As far as the CRJ's, ERJ's, they are fantastic for short hops (up to 1 1/2 hour) but beyond that, they get cramped. I fly CVG-PWM often and it's usually on a Delta Connection CRJ...man, does it get tight!


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

I believe (and Flyboyaz can correct me if I'm wrong) that they've pulled first class out of the Mesa CRJ 900's so its an all coach plane. Back when I took that flight they did still have first, but it was nothing to write home about




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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

For my upcoming ORD-YUL flight, I had the option of using an AA ERJ. I was like, "uh, no," and found a Super 80.


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

i wonder how full the flight will be at 10:30pm to SEA ???  Big grin


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User currently offlineEMBPR From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2641 times:


L104me,
The EMBRAER 170 is not considered a regional jet. At least we don't bill them as regionals. I'll be interested to hear what you think after the flight. I think you'll find it's a big in the cabin as any traditional mainliner, but without the middle seat.


User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2582 times:

7E72004,

Not to worry, you'll be on a CRJ900 and believe it or not I found the seats just as comfortable as the 737's. It's a good bird, and the service at MESA has improved tremendously in the last two years. No need for sleeping pills!

Cheers

Hansel.



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6072 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2552 times:

Is it a CRJ-600 or -700? You'd be surprised at the difference. The 50-seat -600 model is no fun. It's cramped and uncomfortable; the seats seem smaller.

The 70-seat -700 model is much better. There seems to be more space, and the seats feel a bit larger. It's almost like being in a mainline aircraft (at least, the closest you can get while being on an RJ!)


A little correction... there is no CRJ-600.  Smile

The 50-seat CRJ200 has the exact same fuselage diameter as the CRJ700 or CRJ900. The only visable difference is that the windows have been raised on the CRJ700/900.

The Y seat widths are exactly the same on all models - 17.2 inches. And the aisle width is exactly the same on all models - 16 inches.

The cabin height is only 1 inch taller on the CRJ700 and CRJ900 due to the floor being lowered by 1 inch. However, that makes the CRJ700/900 floor width narrower than the 50-seat CRJ200.





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