Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
I think the Skywest CRJs are based in LAX, as well as the Air Wisconsin CRJs.
It would be good to see ERJ-135s coming to SAN instead of those Saabs! The difference in seats isn't that great between the two...34 on the Saab vs. 37 on the -135. But if my previous RJ experience (on the CRJ-200) is anything to go by, then the ERJs would be a lot better than the turboprops!
I think RJs in California are a bittersweet effect of the industry upheaval following Sept. 11th...at least AA I bet is anxious to go through with the full retirement of the Saabs now.
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
I think that the United Express flights in California are all based out of SFO. After United Shuttle shuts down I bet we'll be seeing a lot more Skywest regional jets here in LA though. I personally don't mind being in a turboprop, but I guess it's a good thing to have more jets in the California market.
AirWorthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1059 times:
Not purely based in SFO. IIRC, SkyWest's CRJ maintenance is done in FAT. Believe AWAC's CRJ service at LAX will be maintained under SkyWest. (?)
At LAX, 34 previously mainline (shuttle) UA flights were replaced by 30 UEX RJ flights. That's less than half of the previous, post 09/11 capacity.
Look for similar, even more extreme, AA capacity cuts. Any Eagle RJ service would surely compensate for some lost mainline service. Wouldn't be surprised to see Eagle back at SJC, as an all-RJ operation.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1048 times:
Ehh...I'm not so sure about that one. They have 5 daily flights now I believe, and the only f/c seats for sale on the route, so they probably won't convert all of the flights to RJs, if they even put them on the route in the first place. I don't think SAN-SJC will become an RJ route...SAN-LAX quite possibly though.
Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1847 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1020 times:
I would hope that some of the first ERJ's for AA would be assigned to the FAT-LAX route. Prior to 9-11, there was talk of the CRJ's flying DFW-BFL and a whisper of a FAT-STL flight using CRJ"s.Guess these will wait a while now.
Does the ERJ have the same capability to land/takeoff in fog as the MD-80? I would hope the capabilities are better than the Saabs.Anyone know??Thanks.