DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6379 times:
Like warm apple pie
Actually I just got off of US1687, operated by an E-170.
The cabin is deceptively large. You'd be amazed by how big a bag you can easily fit into the overheads. The seats are roomy, especially when compared to the small ERJ and CRJs out there. Through in the big windows you have a very airy cabin.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
AirlineAV8tr From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 191 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6303 times:
From the mouth of a Republic CA; "Embraer should call this the 180!" I asked why; "Every time we push, we do a 180 back to the gate!". Apparently, some of the earl 170's had some growing pains. The more recently deliveries however, have had a much better mx record. It's certainly a sharp looking jet, and only wish we'll be getting them soon in the form of the 190!
If we went into the funeral business, people would stop dying.-Martin S. (PanAm CEO)
Iowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6249 times:
I absolutely love the EMB-170! I have been on them twice - once in UA service in First class and once on us on US East (sorry, my way of distinguishing between US and HP ops). Personally, I like the CR9s that Mesa operates for us, but I would absolutely love it if we had some members of the E170-E195 family flying for us on the HP side. I guess that I will have to wait and see.....
Curious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5910 times:
I have to say I think they are quite good, I am surprised that their sales has not been extended into some other area's liek asia or Middle East, I think for example they will be quite good for Iranian carriers for regional ops and no political problems in acquiring them?
First, it cannot maintain proper cabin temperature. For 10 minutes it's too hot; then for 10 minutes it's okay; then for 10 minutes it's too cold; then for 10 minutes it's okay; then for 10 minutes it's too hot. It was like that on all 3 flights I had with this model.
Second, the interior speakers are too loud. During cabin announcements, I had to put my hands on my ears because it was really hurting.
All that being said, I would not hesitate to fly that plane at anytime. Seating is comfortable (I'm 1,82m). Bin volume is also very appropriate.
Overall, it provides a slightly better-than-acceptable 2 hour ride.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.