sptv
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UA To Aspen

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:27 am

I just flew in to ASE from LAX this morning (actually, we ended up landing in Grand Junction and bussing it up to Aspen due to weather). Our flight was on a BAE146, which I've flown on to Aspen before, but I noticed that several airlines, not just UA Express, fly this aircraft into the mountain cities. Is there anything special about this aircraft that makes is more conducive in these regions than other RJs?

Thanks,

Steve
 
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RE: UA To Aspen

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:36 am

The BAe 146/Avro RJ have incredible take-off performance.

They can take-off in a shorter distance than the CRJ! They also have an incredible climb rate and incredible manuverability which is necessary in high-altitude mountain airports.

No western jetairliner can match the BAe 146/Avro RJ's performance.

It's performance is so fantastic that there are many military versions operating in various countries.

Regards
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sptv
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RE: UA To Aspen

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:52 pm

Thanks. Now if they could only do something about UA's cramped seating configuration. You could barely even put down a tray table.

steve
 
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RE: UA To Aspen

Sat Mar 02, 2002 4:27 pm

You must have been in the sole 146-100.. seating is VERY tight in that one.

Otherwise there is a 33" seat pitch (don't believe what the UA website says, this comes from AWAC) on the -200 and -300

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sptv
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RE: UA To Aspen

Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:21 am

It was actually a -200, and there's no way it could have been 33" pitch. There was more room on the bus than in that plane. Seriously, people were having difficulty getting into and out of their seats there was so little room between rows.
 
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RE: UA To Aspen

Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:40 am

I have been on just about every AWAC 146 and they are some of the most comfortable planes in the air. Huge legroom and wide seats 5 across in all but I think one plane.
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RE: UA To Aspen

Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:23 am

The 146 / Arvo is the only pax jet that can safely operate into Aspen Sardy Field. Due to the elevation, and steep terrain in the valley, the short takeoff and power for the 146 & ARJ can meet the necessary minimums for missed approach, and engine failure on takeoff.

UA flies the 146 into ASE from LAX & DEN
NW (Mesaba) flies in the Arvo-RJ85 from MSP & MEM.

Yeah, ASE gets closed to due weather many of times, then the mucky-mucks in town get stuck there since their lears can't get out.
 
serge
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RE: UA To Aspen

Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:47 am

I was on United Express/AWAC (N606AW) last November to DEN from BIL and thought the room was quite sufficient. Might I add my dad and I had a seat in between us free, which was quite nice.


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