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DAL-SAT On American Eagle, W/Pix  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

American Eagle Flight 3354
DAL-SAT
N925AE (Embraer 145LR)
Seats 17 B,C

Okay, it ain't exactly cross-country. But it was my first ever trip on an RJ and it involved basically a new service. American Airlines and American Eagle have resumed service from Love Field in Dallas for the first time since 9/11.

So, a short trip and a short report.

Unfortunately, the new gates for American are a long, long way from the terminal entrance. And, at 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning, there was a long line at the AA ticket counter and a long line at the security check-in.

But my wife and I handled it. The flight was due to leave at 7:28 and we were airborne on time. Very smooth, quick takeoff from 13R. By the time we were over downtown Dallas, we were in the clouds.

But the point of this report is the claustrophobia aboard the Embraer. Check out this shot I took from my seat:



I'm 6'4" and I couldn't stand up straight in the aisle. Sitting in my seat wasn't much better. I can't believe Air Canada flies an RJ from Toronto to DFW. Don't think I could take that.

By the way here is what the cloud cover over Central Texas looked like, with a bit Rolls-Royse in the way:



Nice cup of Coke, nice landing as well. I asked the flight attendant if I could ask the pilot for permission to take a shot of the flight deck, but he has already vacated the scene and she did not want to ask the FO for some reason.


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User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Thread starter):
I can't believe Air Canada flies an RJ from Toronto to DFW. Don't think I could take that.

They currently fly the EMBRAER EMB 175 JET between YYZ-DFW...Which is apparently more comfortable then the EMBRAER EMB-145 that you flew on. If you didn't want an RJ flight, Why didn't y'll just fly DFW-SAT where they're 14 MD-80 flights?


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

Because DAL is closer to my house. Plus, I foolishly thought there'd be less walking involved.


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User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

I find that if you get an A seat (on the left side) it's much better and much more bearable.

Thanks for the report!

Stefano  wave 


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1960 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6052 times:
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Good report! Yes, the AA EMB-145 is very cramped. I flew on one in December, and had to duck just to enter. Nice views from the window!

User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1959 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

Man, you guys expect 747's on every route. Seriously, if you don't like the RJ, shell out the bucks for your BBJ charter or go fly the MD80 out of DFW. How much did you pay for this, 200 bucks? You could barely drive it for that much. How cramped is your Chevy Cavalier compared to the ERJ?

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

I actually like the ERJ a lot. Granted, I'm only 5'10", but still... once you get seated in the A side, it's a comfy ride. Granted, I fly Continental, and they've got leather in the ExJet ERJ's... but still, I've flown AE birds too, and thought they were okay.
I didn't think American's gates were THAT far away... they're just a little bit further than Conti's, and those aren't that big a walk...

I don't know, but sounds to me like maybe you've got some other stuff going on... like, maybe you should request wheelchair service to take you to your 757 or larger aircraft next time...
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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5842 times:

Hey,

Nice brief report. Guys, calm it, he's merely pointing out he found it uncomfortable, he has a right to an opinion. I'm 6ft 1 and thought the ER4 was VERY cramped, though I had an A seat which made it okay,

Cheers,

Sam Smile



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

Nice report. I found the cabin small when i flew a BA E-145 but the single seats are pretty decent and allowed me to stretch out into the aisle. I found it a very nippy aircraft, getting from Manchester to Southampton in little over 30 minutes.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

I agree that I have to stoop down to enter. And until you walk down that little ramp to the aisle, it's too short in there.
But I find the ERJ to be more comfortable than other options... like a Saab 340!!!
Gone are the days of widebody comfort on IAH-MSY flights... bummer.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4428 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5716 times:
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Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 5):
Man, you guys expect 747's on every route. Seriously, if you don't like the RJ, shell out the bucks for your BBJ charter or go fly the MD80 out of DFW. How much did you pay for this, 200 bucks? You could barely drive it for that much. How cramped is your Chevy Cavalier compared to the ERJ?

Or just fly WN 737's.. there is only about a dozen WN DAL-SAT flights a day.


User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1009 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

I found my Eagle ERJ145 flight rather comfortable... but I'm only 5'6"!


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