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User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Im going for a trip on a United Express (Air Wisconsin) Dornier 328.

Ive been on a Saab 340 and that wasnt that bad. I actually enjoyed it a little.

But the Dor 328 seems like it would be awfully loud.

Opinions

Thanks

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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Loud? Try flying a DHC-8-100, thats loud. Actually, the Do328 has been praised by passangers. Unfortunately, it is not too popular with the airlines, I wonder what happened?

-Tom


User currently offlineFlyer62 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

The dornier 328 jet is wonderfull! is quiet and very wide interior,lots of leg room to! is it the 328 prop or 328 jet you will be flying on?

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

The Dornier 328 is probably the quietest or 2nd quietest turboprop airliner. I'm not sure, maybe the Dash 9 is quieter.

But one thing for sure, it is extremely quiet (for a turboprop).

Regards.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

I have flown on an Air Wisc/UA Express Do 328 JAC-DEN and found it to very comfortable, the service is good, and seats are good too...

Greg



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User currently offlineDLL10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

I like the 328 and it is not loud at all. Neither the jet nor the turboprop, although I personally like the latter better for other reasons.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Loud? Look at the six-bladed engines of Dornier 328 and compare them with the engines of a Saab 340 (4-bladed?). In fact, Dornier's 328 came around 10 years after Saab's 340. It is the fastest (335 knots at cuise-speed) AND the most quietest aircraft in its class.

Regards,
NoUFO



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

hmm. airlines do not like it. Next person talks about lots of legroom. Might the two be related?...


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User currently offlineUS Air/TWA Fan From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

The Dornier 328 prop is a fairly comfortable aircraft. It is not loud...try riding a DC9/M80 with an engine a foot from your head...now, that's loud.

The airlines didn't buy the D328 because of several reasons....the bigest reasons are:

1) bad timing...I believe it entered service in the early to mid 1990s....this was about the same time as the introduction of regional jets.
2) it is more advanced than other similar turboprops...you would think this would be a good thing, but it meant higher aquizition costs than similar sized aircraft.
3) Most commuter lines already had a lot of Dash-8, Saab 340, EMB-120, and J-41 types...they all are around 30-35 seats...most airlines didn't want to add a completly new aircraft type to their fleet.


User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

I've flown Air Wisconsin Do328s DEN-RAP; they're pretty comfortable a/c and not very loud. The high wing makes for good views too!

Corey777


User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

I hate the 328 jet, I flew on it from MKE to IND and it was terrible..it smoked pretty bad ( I was in the last row) from the engines and it was a horrible ride...I would rather have flown on a NWA CRJ...very nice AC.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

I was on Team Lufthansa´s 328 prop - and it´s just terrible - a cramped, lousy loud aircraft with only one overhead bin.
Gimme a Dash 8 anytime. Even F50s or ATRs are better than that Dornier (all from the the very subjective point of view of a passenger).

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

I flew RDH-PIT with it, very smooth ride. Best flight I ever had ´´cause the plane is very quiet and has a lot of room for a communter plane. BTW, which airline do operate this plane?


Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineUS Air/TWA Fan From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Current (US) operators of the Do328

Prop
PSA Airlines (dba US Airways Express) has 25 a/c
Air Wisconsin (dba UA Express) has 15-25 a/c?

Do328 JET
Skywest/Midwest Express connection has about 10 a/c.
ACA (dba Delta connection) has about 15 a/c.
Ozark II has I think 2-5? Anyone know if they are still in business?



User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Ozark was taken over, I forget the name of the airline who did.

-Tom


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Its Skyway/Midwest Express not Skywest that operates the 328Jet. Skywest has CRJs and Brasilias.


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Oh and Ozark 2 was bought by Great Plains.

http://www.gpair.com



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

You want loud? Try sitting in row 6 on an ATR 42 or 72, now that is loud.........


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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