tpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 484 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15640 times:
This past Weds saw the first reconfig'd Q400 fly EWR-IAD. But it isn't being promoted as such yet
per CO-"The aircraft has been reconfigured from 74 Economy class seats to 7 First class and 64 Economy seats. However, because this is the only Q400 that is reconfigured, all of our applications and systems will treat this flight as a single-cabin Economy aircraft"
I think a 2 cabin prop is some what of a novelty! I am unaware of too many others out there
rdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 2806 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12385 times:
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 5): Wait.... wasn't one of the merger requirements "All hub-to-hub to be mainline" ? Or is EWR-IAD exempted from it due to proximity ?
Quoting oflanigan (Reply 10): Isn't that just Pre CO hub to hub for now. They will have to resolve CO to UA and vice versa hub to hub.
It's not a "merger" requirement. It's in the Pilot agreements for both airlines. However, because the agreements specify the hubs of the pre-merger entities, UA/CO Express can fly between "each others" hubs.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29459 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11423 times:
Quoting YTZ (Reply 12): This is even better than business on an RJ or a narrowbody. Nobody beside you at all.
LH guarantees business class passengers within Europe that the seat next to them will be empty, including 4-abreast regional types like CRJs and Embraer 195s etc. On those types you have 2 seats to yourself in business class.
And on 6-abreast types the middle seat is unsold (as on almost all European carriers with a flexible business/economy cabin using Y class seats).
I'm not sure whether any carriers other than LH match their policy on 4-abreast types of only selling one of each pair of seats.
On LX Avro RJ100s (5-abreast, 2-3), the middle seat in the 3-seat section isn't sold but on the 2-seat side both seats are used. Always best to select a seat in the 3-seat section on LX Avros for that reason.
sldispatcher From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 10829 times:
At least they deserve credit for attempting to offer this. I would think this will appease some of the frequent fliers.....in some of the markets, it is nice to see first class returning to several markets that had not seen it in years since the arrival of the 50 seat RJ.
Personally, I'd take fewer Q400 flights to serve an airport over multiple SAAB flights 90 minutes apart any day of the week.
LOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months ago) and read 6044 times:
Quoting rdh3e (Reply 11): It's not a "merger" requirement. It's in the Pilot agreements for both airlines. However, because the agreements specify the hubs of the pre-merger entities, UA/CO Express can fly between "each others" hubs.