Fly US Airways From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
What do you think about the Canadian CRJ -vs- the Brasilian made ERJ?
Can jetways be brought up to both? Any differences in passenger or crew comfort? Which one would you prefer as a passenger? Which is better for the airlines?
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
Only the ERJ can be brought to jetways. I have flown both. I thought the CRJ was more comfortable and a little quieter. It should be noted that the FAA has grounded the use of the ERJ-145 Autopilot due to severe problems during rain and turbulance. I don't know if the plane is grounded or just the use of the autopilot.
VIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
The CRJ can be used at jetways but it needs a bridge to cover the gap between the jet and the jetway. With the ERJ one of it's selling points is the option to have the airstairs or not . Airlines like CO and I think AA have half of their fleet with airstairs and the rest without.
Canadian747400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
They created special jetways at Terminal 2 a few years ago in Toronto for Air Canada's CRJs. I don't really understand this move, since Terminal 2 will be torn down in a few years along with Terminal 1, but they did it anyways. However, Comair does not use jetways in Toronto, since they go to Terminal 1.
I have not flown in either, but I have heard that they are both very good airplanes.
AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1014 times:
I like the CRJ better. The las time I was on one it was Winnipeg-Thunder Bay-YYZ. We never did get to use a jetway. I much prefer walking out on the field. Makes for some great photo shots. And I have seen jetwas on AC CRJs in YYZ.
Coronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 994 times:
The higher height of the Embraer ERJ and compatibility with current jetways shows great foresight. Walking outside is great in July in North America. It is not great in January when temperatures are well below zero farenheit. ERJ takes this event hands down!
The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
CALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 978 times:
I have flown on both a number of times and
I liked the ERJ better. The 1&2 seating is
a nice chance to sit alone if you like. The window
level on the ERJ is more comfortable also.
And I found the air noise to be better on the
ERJ also, which means its probably about the same
between the two.