COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
Quoting Nwafflyer (Thread starter): When will the Mesaba RJ 85's be pulled out of service? They're comfortable planes, as a passenger, I'll miss them
By oct. 29th they'll be out of MSP(i heard this from mspupdate.com), and then after dec. 18th. they'll be gone entirely. I'm trying to decide whether to dump $250 for a ride on them. I've never ridden on one.
Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
Yeah, I used to fly them between DSM-MSP all the time. I looked forward too it. They were by far the most comfortable economy class I've flown in. The only downside was that the window view for the most part wasn't spectacular. But I quickly got over that thinking how uncomfortable the ride could of been if I were on a CRJ.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2236 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
I've heard a totally unsubstatiated story that the demand in Europe for these frames to replace older models turned out to be much higher than expected and that the leasors actually were able to get slightly more for them than NW was paying. Anyone know about this?
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Quoting M404 (Reply 5): I've heard a totally unsubstatiated story that the demand in Europe for these frames to replace older models turned out to be much higher than expected and that the leasors actually were able to get slightly more for them than NW was paying. Anyone know about this?
You are correct. I cannot remember the details...but Northwest's RJ-85s are headed to Europe due to the demand. I wish I can remember the airline that is replacing their BAe-146 fleet with these aircraft...maybe somebody else here will.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
Frankdjs From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2329 times:
Let's hope Cityjet keeps the 5 accross. We flew back from Paris CDG las sunday night to LCY and the 6 accross is just to tight. Especially in the back. No space to move and I was sitting by the window. Most uncomfortable.
Jr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
I flew on a NW RJ85 just this past weekend on the CLE-DTW route. Man thats a very comfy little jet for an RJ. The best "RJ" I have ever been on without a doubt - its a lot more than a regular RJ, at least in the NW config. I am glad I atleast got to fly it once. I might book another trip somewhere just to get on one again.
Absolutely... I got my first (and likely only) ride on one a few weeks ago DTW-PLN...although the fact that I was in 1D may bias me...it was by far the most comfortable "RJ" flight I've ever been on. The flight attendant was also very talkative, and intelligent (not to mention not-hard-on-the-eyes)...we (the pax in 1C, her, and myself) spent a good portion of the flight talking about Mesaba, the RJ 85 (and it's retirement), etc.
Quoting Lobster (Reply 4): uncomfortable the ride could of been if I were on a CRJ
Yeah... I did a CRJ-200 on the way back three days later (PLN-DTW), and I had forgotten how painful they are (I still don't think my neck has forgiven me). If I never ride on one again, I wouldn't be disappointed.
If asked to rank the Regional aircraft I've beeen on, hands down, its RJ 85 -> ERJ-145 -> EMB-120/Saab 340 (I personally can't really tell a difference) -> Dash 8 -> something else -> anything else -> CRJ-200.
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