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Almost 3 Hours On A YV Dash 8?  
User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

PHX-MRY-PHX has currently been switched from a CR2 to a Dash 8-200, meaning that lucky occupants will get to experience the Dash 8-200s inviting environment for 2 hours 45 min and 2 hours 30 min on the respective legs. My question is at a range by GCM of 598 miles, can this route be profitably run by a Dash 8-200? Does YV use these birds on any trips longer than this?


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3814 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3264 times:



Quoting Osprey88 (Thread starter):
My question is at a range by GCM of 598 miles, can this route be profitably run by a Dash 8-200?

If it cant on a Dash-8, theres no way it did on a CRJ. The fuel burn difference alone makes the dash much more profitable to run if this route has generally light loads.

Also, checking flightaware, its only about 2 hours airtime.


User currently offlineSafetyDemo From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 1):
Also, checking flightaware, its only about 2 hours airtime.

I would take the Dash 8 over the CRJ any day. I find the Dash to be more comfortable than the CRJ - which feels claustrophobic to me. Everyone seems to be piled on top of each other in the CRJ. Not to mention the window situation.



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User currently offlineSocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2821 times:



Quoting SafetyDemo (Reply 2):
I would take the Dash 8 over the CRJ any day. I find the Dash to be more comfortable than the CRJ - which feels claustrophobic to me. Everyone seems to be piled on top of each other in the CRJ. Not to mention the window situation

I agree 100% I love flying on QX's Q-400 and Q-200's I find them much more comfortable than the CRJ/ER135-145. And the flight time between the CRJ and Q-400 is not that different.


User currently offlineMI5Flyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

According to flightaware the enroute time is somewhere between 40 and 60 minutes longer on the Dash 8 depending on the direction. That's a heck of a difference so give me the CRJ at 420 kts. over the prop at 240 kts. any day.

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2694 times:



Quoting MI5Flyer (Reply 4):
so give me the CRJ at 420 kts. over the prop at 240 kts. any day.

Depends on connecting times I guess. Otherwise I'm with Socalatc and SafetyDemo. I'll take the Dash8, enjoy an extra Corona and room along the way.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2395 times:



Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 5):
Depends on connecting times I guess. Otherwise I'm with Socalatc and SafetyDemo. I'll take the Dash8, enjoy an extra Corona and room along the way.

Not to mention the sights of Mojave, Death Valley and the Mountains which will be quite a treat at turboprop cruise altitude. Recently I flew PHX-SJC on a US 320, the PHX-MRY flight track must be similar.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2365 times:



Quoting SafetyDemo (Reply 2):

I would take the Dash 8 over the CRJ any day. I find the Dash to be more comfortable than the CRJ - which feels claustrophobic to me. Everyone seems to be piled on top of each other in the CRJ. Not to mention the window situation.

Amen, more legroom and a specious cabin is a plus.


Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 5):
Otherwise I'm with Socalatc and SafetyDemo. I'll take the Dash8, enjoy an extra Corona and room along the way.

I could not agree more and would enjoy the scenery.


Quoting Konrad (Reply 6):
Death Valley and the Mountains which will be quite a treat at turboprop cruise altitude. Recently I flew PHX-SJC on a US 320, the PHX-MRY flight track must be similar.

I have never flown but the feeling and of seeing wonderful views must very breathless. Who wouldn't take this flight? You get a spacious a/c, comfy seats, and good scenery. You do not get this on a CRJ. Bottom line: The dash wins and the CRJ losses.

Osprey88, I hope you see where we are coming from, and do yourself a favor. Book a window seat and order a corona and enjoy the view. Be lucky you are not on a CRJ. It could be worse. If you have any questions, feel free to IM me.

Kinghunter



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User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2312 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
Quoting Konrad (Reply 6):
Death Valley and the Mountains which will be quite a treat at turboprop cruise altitude. Recently I flew PHX-SJC on a US 320, the PHX-MRY flight track must be similar.

I have never flown but the feeling and of seeing wonderful views must very breathless. Who wouldn't take this flight? You get a spacious a/c, comfy seats, and good scenery. You do not get this on a CRJ. Bottom line: The dash wins and the CRJ losses.

I couldn't agree more. While the -200 isn't the -400 in terms of speed or comfort, you will have a great view especially if they don't fly over LA en-route, and you skirt the Sierra. You're able to almost reach out and touch the snowcapped peaks.

I'd check FlightAware to see what the routing is....and best of luck.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2278 times:



Quoting WhatUsaid (Reply 8):

I couldn't agree more. While the -200 isn't the -400 in terms of speed or comfort, you will have a great view especially if they don't fly over LA en-route, and you skirt the Sierra. You're able to almost reach out and touch the snowcapped peaks.

Whenever my parents book my NY flights to ELM through PHL, I pester my parents top book me on a Dash. I tell them I will miss my flight if its on a CRJ. My dad is smart enough to know how comfortable a Dash is compared to a CRJ as he is 6'2 and says it is sardine compared to the dash.

Kinghunter



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User currently offlineDc10s2hnl From New Zealand, joined Aug 2006, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Have anything to do with freed up aircraft with the axing of CLD? I thought the use of the Dash-8 was now limited to Arizona, Colorado ski towns, and northern Mexico... are gas prices going to perhaps hasten their service to smaller California locations such as SBA, SBP, BFL now served by CRJs?

I flew the YV DH8 SBP-PHX before they were replaced by CRJs, and it wasn't half bad... about 2 hours flight time. And like it was pointed out, the views were fantastic!

[Edited 2008-03-01 13:13:04]

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