midex461 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3877 times:
A bit off topic, I know, but....is it within the realm of possibility that an E190 base could be opened up in PHX? There's a few markets out west that would be about perfect for that sized aircraft - SAT, FAT, BUR, SBA, ABQ, AUS, TUS, among others
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spiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
Quoting midex461 (Reply 10): A bit off topic, I know, but....is it within the realm of possibility that an E190 base could be opened up in PHX? There's a few markets out west that would be about perfect for that sized aircraft - SAT, FAT, BUR, SBA, ABQ, AUS, TUS, among others
How would the E-190 perform in such a hot climate? I know F9 flies them to PHX but it's not that much. Just 1-2x a day. I think that's where the CRJ-900s shine.
In the summer many a321 flights that in the summer, do to the heat and length of the flights, do cruise at low altitudes. I have friends that go to FAT through PHX three times a year and whenever they are on a321s from JFK to PHX they cruise at or around 29,000-30,000 feet.
But those "spot checks" tell us nothing. Where is other equipment on the same route cruising? I've cruised at 25,000 feet on a WN 73G with 20 passengers. Obviously, that has nothing to do with the airplane's capabilities.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
I checked for all those routes and the other flightsmwere cruising at normal altitudes (34,000-37,000 feet), or else I would have posted them. You can check for yourself. I started a thread about this a few months ago and I am going off what I was told by multiple people told me. I'm not saying that they were all correct, but when numerous people say the same thing, I tend to think that something is probably correct.
FutureUScapt From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3020 times:
Quoting csturdiv (Reply 17): Several years ago I got an E90 flight on ORD-CLT, was a nice change from the B734s that they use now. As I fly US a lot on ORD-CLT-RSW, I wish they would go back to the E90 on the ORD-CLT leg.
Not sure when the last time you flew US on ORD-CLT was, but the route is almost exclusively 321s nowadays - seven out of eight flights to be exact with some exceptions on Saturdays.
: It has been about a year, maybe two since I last flew US ORD-CLT. My last flight was a B734, I know that much because I was thinking it might be my l
: Once in a blue moon you will see an E90 on the CLT and PHL to NAS route. And I believe I saw one on a PHL to MBJ route the other day. Nice little airc
: Where were you getting your information? Flightaware and a realtime PlaneFinder app are the only resources I have so if you have a better one I'll be
: The E190 is a rare visitor to CLT. Based on the October 2012 flight schedule, it is operating the following number of departures from CLT this month
: US flies them PHL-MBJ, and occasionally places them on PLS-CLT/PHL.