ChautauquaFA From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 111 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3315 times:
I was once talking to an Air Canada FA who mentioned that on some CRJ flights the company will staff the jet with 2 FA's. I know that some European airlines that operate the ERJ-145 and the CRJ will staff their aircraft with two Flight Attendants. Are the rules different in some countries where they are required to have 2 FA's on board. In the US it's one FA for 50 seats. If anyone could shed some light I would appreciate it.
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
I know on the European airlines the level of service on an RJ is much higher than in the US. I read a trip report in some magazine that they did a beverage service followed by a meal with wine, another beverage service, duty free and finally a chocolate service, all on a 75 minute flight. Can you imagine that here.
I bet that Air Canada's service level must be higher than US carriers.
I read that Eagle is going to serve snacks on the BOS-LGA-DCA shuttle, does anyone know if this is a bistro type snack?
Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3216 times:
In Australia Kendell Airlines operated CRJ-200s with 2 FAs. QantasLink/Eastern operate Dh8-300s with 2 FAs (99% of the time) and Skywest operate 46 seat Fokker 50s with 2 FAs. In Australia the rule is 1 FA to 36 pax. Some of teh above aircraft may only operate with 1 FA if there is less than 36 pax and the company has been endorsed to operate such an aircraft with 1 FA.
Corsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 3091 times:
The rule in Europe is one FA for 50 Pax. The 2nd FA is there because of the service on board need 2 FAs.
I got a friend flying for Brit Air and there is only 1 FA even if there is a full meal service (ei Lyon to Munich flying time 50mn), He have to be very organized to perform it and he does it.
FFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
The reason is that in Europe even RJ's fly on international trunk routes, not only in feeder traffic. In the U.S. it's only feeder traffic to hubs. However, these planes were never meant for mainline use and therefore the meal service might be a pain for the FA's.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
I have to say that most of you guys where extremely lucky to have 2 F/A's in a RJ! Last summer I flew from STL to PHL with USAir Express ( actually Chautauqua Airlines ) ERJ145 reg: N285SK with ONE F/A..... I must tell that the lady encharged for that flight had a great and loveble attitude, the flight was full and she had to serve all of us with a light meal during 2 hours and some minutes, I think that was too much for her but she handled very well! I think that's not too good specially because I did before that a flight from YYZ to CLT in a USAir 737-400 with at least 5 F/A's and the only thing we got was a cup of coke and some peanuts, and the flight was shorter than this one!!!
Think about this!!!
CL215T From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
If it has not changed, the ratio of FA/pax in Canada is 1 per 40 with a minimum crew depending on aircplane type.
If I am not mistaking, the minimum crew on the CRJ is 1 and Transport Canada has accepted a ratio of 1 per 50 on that airplane. (I could be wrong)
I have flown many time the Air Canada CRJ (EWR-YUL, PHL-YUL). Depending on the load, there was one or two FA's. On those flights, unlike US Airways for instance, Air Canada serves a light lunch (or breakfast) with a full bar service.
Phatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
As a "one-in-a-million" chance here in the U.S., you just might get two F.A.'s aboard a regional jet. During my first time flying a regional jet on COEX from IAH to DAL, there were two F.A.'s, one the main F.A. and the other a training F.A. You can refer to my trip report if you wish.
IAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
Continental Express offers meal service on the ERJ-145's. Currently only cold meals due to the lack of a hot galley but we do brew our own coffee on board on most of the planes equipped with the real coffee makers.