FrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
I have flown on a Mesaba Avro and I loved it even though I do not like regional jets. As a matter of fact I purposely avoid them. I am leary about flying the Fairchild 328Jet, but I was wondering if it was similiar to the Avro? Can somebody provide some comparative insight?
Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
I have flown on both.
I have flown the RJ-85 with Mesaba several times, the 328Jet (FRJ) just once on DCA-GRR-MKE. The FRJ was quite comfortable, but legroom was lacking. As Skyway has leather seats and meal service, that was a plus. RJ-85 with Mesaba wins for seat width and legroom. The FRJ is quite spacious inside with good headroom, yet it is still more cramped than the RJ-85. The -85 just feels more like a larger airliner on the inside.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
I was on an FRJ last week. It's a great jet. If you can get any of the front seats, do it. I'm 6'4" and was able to cross my legs in seat 2A (front row, pilots side of plane). I had heard that it climbs like a homesick angel...and it it does. It was remarkably quiet, even with the engines hanging off the wing just behind me. Very smooth flight. Compared to the CRJ I flew, the FRJ run rings around it, from a passenger standpoint. From the front I didn't notice any "fishtailing", although I did notice a bit of yaw in the CRJ. Take the FRJ if you get the chance. You might be pleasantly surprised.