ExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 830 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2375 times:
Why not a E170 2 times a day? Its stupid the way airlines run service to places 12 times a day. That why Chicago and Atlanta are ALWAYS delayed. Why cant we have 4 757s a day between CMH and ORD instead of a boat load of 319s 735s and 170s?
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 3): Aye, that is long. But I can do you one better. US fly's a CRJ on the PHL-MCI route, and when there is bad weather, it feels more like a transcon.
954 miles is quite a haul on a CRJ200 as compared to the 1,039 miles on the US PHL-MCI run you mentioned. But here is an even worse leg.
CO runs ERJ's from EWR to both TUL and OKC, resulting in 1,215 and 1,325 nautical miles, respectively. That equates to flight times of 3hrs 32 min and 3 hrs 45 minutes. That is 2 RJ's flights I would dread to be on.
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 39 Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
Ive personally flown on ExpressJet, Houston-Pittsburgh, which is a decent haul. Personally I loved it more than the mainline 735 I flew down on. I was in the third row, on the A side. Was a rather enjoyable flight too!
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JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3170 posts, RR: 20 Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
Yep I've also flown on XJTs long RJ flights and have quite enjoyed them. There isn't much difference except for IFE, but most of the 733s and all of the 735s dont have any anyway. I'll take the smaller plane-- youre on quick, youre off quick, you fly fast and high and you get where you need to be.
I definately prefer the atmosphere of those little EMBs!
Anyway, the CRJ would not be as comfortable as the ERJ (IMHO) but congrats to Delta for expanding the domestic market out of ATL yet again. Best of luck to them.