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Last NWA RJ-85 Flight?  
User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 419 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

Anyone know what the last RJ-85 flight will be over at NWA ?


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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Quoting NorthwestEWR (Thread starter):
Anyone know what the last RJ-85 flight will be over at NWA ?

At MSP it will be MSP-YQR(Regina Canada),flight 3588, on Oct. 29th. The ARJs will fly from DTW until Dec. 18th. Don't know the acutal flight, sorry.

[Edited 2006-10-02 02:08:01]

User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I was on one of their RJ-85's back in January. EWR-MSP...was a quick little plane getting off the ground, loved the landing configuration of the wing Big grin

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
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I traveled DTW-STL twice on a RJ-85. Once in F and once in K. I enjoyed both trips. I will miss seeing the RJ-85 flying over my house.


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User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Anyone know what the last flight on Dec. 18 is going to be ?


ARJ 319 320 333 717 733 735 73G 738 739 742 752 753 762 772 CRJ CR9 ER3 ERJ FRJ J31 J41 D9S D94 D95 M81 M82 M88
User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

RJ85 is a wonderfully comfortable plane for the passenger, in either first or economy - because of the extra row of seats gone - but it is a slow, pokey plane -

User currently offlineN31029 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Hi everyone.

I will miss the RJ85.

To me, it has always had the feel of a "widebody" regional aircraft. It has also been one of the most fun to fly.

I prefer smaller, single-aisle aircraft when they feature some width, and, this wonderful bird fulfilled that requirement with style.

This particular aircraft is also visually stimulating in a world filled with an increasing number of more traditional twins. The high-wing four-engine design has always been pleasing to the eye.

I hope these fine airplanes have a long and prosperous life ahead of them.

Blessings, N31029



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7527 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Most of these aircraft are headed over to Europe, where their performance is better suited to the route structure of many of the short-hop regionals.

While the Avro's were a passenger favorite at NW/XJ, allowed for high yield ASE service, and fit a niche before the introduction of the new generation of E-jets, they are now obsolete in NW's route structure. They were never designed to fly routes like MSP-SLC economically.

That said, on the last full day of operation, Monday Dec. 18th, the Avro's will serve (from DTW): CMH, CVG, MBS, GRB, ROC, SDF, YUL

The last 2 departures out of DTW will be:
NW 3542 DTW-YUL Dep: 9:13pm Arr: 10:55pm
NW 3514 DTW-ROC Dep: 9:33pm Arr: 10:43pm

So, the last departure out of DTW will be to ROC, but the final flight will arrive in YUL.

This is all tenative at this point, until the schedule if finalized over the next few weeks.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
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SO is Dec. 18 the last day of service for hte Av/RJ/BAe in the USA? DOes anyone else fly them in the US?

I flew on the 142 back in 2001 on Qantaslink, and again this past July on QantasLink. Great aircraft, great lookiong and so unique. Remember the interior middle of the aisle, where the ceiling drops in and it says, "Mind Your Head"? Cool plane.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 5):
RJ85 is a wonderfully comfortable plane for the passenger, in either first or economy - because of the extra row of seats gone -

Don't forget the fact that the seats are the widest in the NW/XJ/9E fleet  Wink



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2888 times:
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Quoting N31029 (Reply 6):
This particular aircraft is also visually stimulating in a world filled with an increasing number of more traditional twins. The high-wing four-engine design has always been pleasing to the eye.

I Always thought the RJ was the best looking regional aircraft. To me, it looks like it has some real substance.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 9):
Don't forget the fact that the seats are the widest in the NW/XJ/9E fleet

The RJ seats were great. The aircraft felt, and probably is, much roomier than the CRJ. I wish I had more chances to fly on an RJ.



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 8):
SO is Dec. 18 the last day of service for hte Av/RJ/BAe in the USA? DOes anyone else fly them in the US?

No.  no 


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2667 times:


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Sorry if I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but when did UAE get rid of them?


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 12):
Sorry if I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but when did UAE get rid of them?

I think it was back in 2005 after Air Whisky Dropped UA flying and switched to US flying.


User currently offlineKnope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2873 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

AWAC kept about 4 flying to the very end for UA* just for Aspen ski peak this past winter, to about 4/3/2006 or so. In addition to DEN-ASE and LAX-ASE, they ran a daily 146 trip ATW-ORD-DSM-DEN and DEN-CID-ORD-ATW just to rotate them back to Appleton for maintenence.

User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

My sister went on a RJ-85. She said there was a lot of turbulence. She no longer liked to fly. She was going from SLC-MSP.


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

I can;t think of any other airlines that operate them within the US. So I do believe that the NW flight will be the last of the type in the US.


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7453 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Wow,so ROC will be the final departure,cool. I love seeing them come in daily here. I saw a new colors one last night but it was too dark for a pic. I was lucky to get a pic of a new colors one in August. There can't be very many of them.


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4998 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 10):
I Always thought the RJ was the best looking regional aircraft. To me, it looks like it has some real substance.

You are correct. It is a fine looking bird, and very smooth. Curves that make you go "WOWSA", and those gears..... Oh those gears..... MMMMMMMMMMM. And when those flaps come down, oh yes, nothing like when they go down! That plane penetrates through those soft clouds, and climbs like a rocket.

I miss them already!!!!!



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User currently offlineN757ST From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 15):

.... Mountains.... Flying over the rockies is some of the most turbulent flying out there. The 146 was a great aircraft, new paint and interior and it would have served United into the Future. Instead they replaced it with an aircraft not nearly as capable for the mission profile. Crj-700s to ASE, good luck.


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