Jfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 338 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
I'm flying on a Tyrolean (OS) Airways ERJ-145 tomorrow, TLL-VIE. The flight is 2:20 so I'd like to get some work done on this long flight. Are the tray tables and seat pitch adequate for using a laptop? I never have trouble on long-haul flights in wide-bodies (Y-class), but I do remember a few years ago I was on some type of RJ flight in the US and the space was so inadequate I had to tilt the screen towards me to where it was almost unreadable.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
I just flew on an E145 two weeks ago and it was a very tight fit. I had just enough room to pull down my traytable and lay my spiral notebook on it so I could take notes for my trip report. I'm 1.55 m tall and 100 kg (5'1" 220 lbs.), to give you an idea of my size.
Viflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1858 times:
I'm an F/A on the EMB-145/140/135 and there is enough space to use a average size laptop but in my opinion the best seat to use a laptop would be rows 1A, 3BC, and the exit row. Those rows will give you plenty of space to use a laptop
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2160 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
I've used laptops on a number of Continental Express EMB-145 flights and haven't had a problem - although as Viflyer said you're better off if you use the seats he mentioned.
Hopefully it won't be a full flight - try and get a seat the BC side of the aircraft with an open seat next to you - that way you'll be able to spread out a little. If it's a full flight, get a seat on the A side.
Have a fun flight, although you'll be thankful it isn't more than a 2:20 hour flight!
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
Personally, I don't like the ERJs because at 5'11" (about 1.85-1.9 M) you have to duck your head about three inches to walk down the aisle. However, on my USAir CLT-CAE flight, I determined that there is about the same pitch and breadth as any other commercial aircraft.
But I much prefer the Mesa CRJs I flew from PHX-ELP and back.
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