Sptv From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
I just flew in to ASE from LAX this morning (actually, we ended up landing in Grand Junction and bussing it up to Aspen due to weather). Our flight was on a BAE146, which I've flown on to Aspen before, but I noticed that several airlines, not just UA Express, fly this aircraft into the mountain cities. Is there anything special about this aircraft that makes is more conducive in these regions than other RJs?
Sptv From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 937 times:
It was actually a -200, and there's no way it could have been 33" pitch. There was more room on the bus than in that plane. Seriously, people were having difficulty getting into and out of their seats there was so little room between rows.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7768 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 901 times:
The 146 / Arvo is the only pax jet that can safely operate into Aspen Sardy Field. Due to the elevation, and steep terrain in the valley, the short takeoff and power for the 146 & ARJ can meet the necessary minimums for missed approach, and engine failure on takeoff.
UA flies the 146 into ASE from LAX & DEN
NW (Mesaba) flies in the Arvo-RJ85 from MSP & MEM.
Yeah, ASE gets closed to due weather many of times, then the mucky-mucks in town get stuck there since their lears can't get out.