ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5211 times:
I will be flying from Newark to Montreal in two weeks on Air Canada Jazz on the British Aerospace BAe-146-200. How is this plane? I am a little nervous as I have heard it has a shoddy safety record and I have not flown Air Canada since 1983, when I flew YYZ-LGA on a DC9-30.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5189 times:
Shoddy safety record?!?!
I want to know who you heard that from!
It is seriously a great aircraft to fly on, the best "regional jet" by far as it is more suited of a "real aircraft" brading, as it is wider and taller inside, more like a 737 than an ERJ-145.
They are nice planes, i like them for sure, and i have flown on many of them, not the Air Canada ones, but on a few 146-200s.
with it being AC tho, beware of the FAs, i had a Montreal based crew going to LHR once, and they were the most ignorant Flight Attendants i had ever witnessed myself.
You might be OK tho, in my experience the Regional Crews are a bit more accomadating.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1101 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5157 times:
I flew a JAZZ 146 Jet in June and got a photo of the cabin... Here are some ways of accessing the photo:
http://www.planepictures.net - search for Air Canada Jazz Bae 146
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5095 times:
People seem to either love or hate the 146's. Personally I love them...
...I've flown AirBC's BAe146's at various times, and I consider them more of a mainliner than a regional. They're quite wide, Air Canada's connectors have them in a 2+3 configuration and it's quite comfortable. Generally I've found them quite, smooth, and roomy. My only real complaints are that the overhead bins are small, and there's no audio/video. But generally I prefer the 146's over a DC9 or 737.