PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7186 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 926 times:
Can't comment on the CRJ, haven't ever been on one...thats ok, I'll take a Saab over a CRJ anyday..(I know I'm in the minority)
No CRJ's on DTW-PIT. On the April schedule its 4 ARJ's and 2 DC-9-30's . The May schedule is 5 ARJ's and 1 DC-9-30. When was there ever, I though it was only DC-9's & ARJ's. I didn't think there ever was a CRJ on that route, but maybe shortly. They just put capacity where it fits best.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 890 times:
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The CRJ's are not bad. Pretty much everything you would want in a big plane, wrapped up into a smaller package. They are all brand new and seat either 44 or 50 passengers and are capable of higher speeds and altitudes than turboprops. Where are you going on the CRJ?
Mac100 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 260 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 862 times:
I was on a NW CRJ for a short hop between Kalamazoo and Detroit last week. I was very impressed with the plane. My only quibble was that the windows were low and it was hard to get a nice view from my window seat at least when the plane was taxiing.
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 951 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 847 times:
We use to fly to IT from DTW and then have it continue on to MEM. After 9/11 that run was dropped, we now bring aircraft through DTW and MEM with EVV and TYS.
As for our RJS, they are relatively new, some almost brand new, our oldest 44 seater is less then 4 months old and our oldest 50 seater is barely 2 years old. They have the sae seating arrangement as other CRJ operators. Its vry quiet and cnd has all leather seats, but th windows are very low as mentioned and you do have to bend slightly in order to use te LAv. Oly other complaint about it is that the air conditioning system is a pain, always keeps it way too cold in the back. Guess I shouldn't complain coming from the Saab where it was the norm tgo see at least one passenger or crew member to collapse from the heat during the summer.
Only additional comment is that every time I've done the DTW to PNS run it is 100% packed. They are actually usually asking for volunteers. I wish we did it more often, but th loads are amazingly high, not really sure why NWA only does it one a week, but I just fly what they tell me.
probably do to a lack of airplanes, NWA has us running those CRJs at the absolute max utilization, although we did have 5 aircraft recently damaged, 3 seriously, by jetbidges in DTW. Stil tryin ot get ground persona there up too speed.
Mac100 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 260 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 836 times:
Cv640 do you fly these things? I had a glimpse at the cockpit- it looked very cool. I really enjoyed my flight (as well as BOS-DTW-BOS legs on 757s) with Northwest. Unlike other airlines, they are much better than their reputation.
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 951 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 822 times:
Yes, I fl the CRJ for Express I or Pinnacle, not sure of our name right now, HA. Actually getting ready for a 3 day trip as I type I do enjoy NWA service too, fnd it alwyas very friendly whenever I tarvel. Sorry, don't know Azjubille's e-mail, even if I did, wouldn't give it out without his permission. Have to run here. Enjoy your trip, if any questions I won't be able to answer until Sunday, sorry have to work.