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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

When will the Mesaba RJ 85's be pulled out of service? They're comfortable planes, as a passenger, I'll miss them

[Edited 2006-09-08 12:57:49]

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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2561 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.


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2544 times:

i rode on one OKC-MSP recently expecting the worst, but was probably the smoothest flight of my life! shame to see them go




Garri767


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

I saw a few at MSP about to be retired, it was missing titles, parked on the ramp. Wouldn't mind flying on one of them one day, but I don't think I ever will.

[Edited 2006-09-09 03:25:39]


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User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2343 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.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
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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?


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

I loved my flights on the A-85. Great seat pitch due to the scope clause, and as stated before, a very smooth and quiet ride. (Well, at least until the "dinosaur roar.")  Wink


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2234 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.



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User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

I'll miss them. They're comfortable, and they take off like a race car.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2387 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

They will go to Irish Air France subsidiary Cityjet.


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7123 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

As a CityJet regular, I'm looking forward to the RJ ... They are a long overdue 146-200 replacement.

Who is doing the conversion work for the aircraft?



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User currently offlineFrankdjs From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2150 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.


frankdjs
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Quoting Frankdjs (Reply 11):
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.

I'd love to see it as well but I'm afraid it is unrealistic. Economics will win with pax comfort.


User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1980 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.  Smile


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Thread starter):
They're comfortable planes, as a passenger, I'll miss them

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.

Lincoln



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