Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
Quoting richardw (Reply 2): Ignores the E90 with JetBlue, BA and Lufthansa.
Embraer doesn't consider the E-jets to be regional jets. That's why they dropped the ERJ suffix used on the ERJ145 series for example. It's plausible that the writer follows them in this. What is the definition of regional jet anyway? I'd say that a jet with a capacity of 100 pax and 2400 nm range is hardly "regional".
I dont think that they are especially ugly or especially elegant. I just thought that was a very weird way to start a news article. Not to mention the comparison to a "space rocket." It seems a bit out of place since the article goes on to compare RJs to travelling on a bus-- which to me seems like somewhat of a stretch, but perhaps isn't on some airlines.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5657 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5): I just thought that was a very weird way to start a news article. Not to mention the comparison to a "space rocket."
I stopped counting how many articles I've read where the the title and the first paragraph were of a completely different premise than the rest of the article. That's just the paper trying to drum up readership, I guess. And it's not just about aviation. The worst one I saw was when it started out as a story about a local bakery that ended up being about Obama's stance on immigration.
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