I flew in a ERJ145 also from USExpress, STL to PHL. It took us about 2:15 minutes flying time. My first impression about the plane was that it was too short ( well for me, I'm 1,84m ), also it look quite narrow with 1-2 seat configuration. I wanted to have the window seat but the F/A asked me to change with my younger son, I think it was because I was too big and if we had an emergency I would broke my head in the celling!!!
The flight was quite smooth during most of the time, they served us a nice breakfast box but I was sad for the F/A, only one lady taking care of a full plane..... The landing was not so nice, the weather close to PHL was quite windy so our approach was very swingy, up and own, up and down but we finnally landed. I noticed that the ERJ145 don't have slots and I think that swing in lower speeds might punnish a little the aircraft. Besides that it was a nice and confortable flight. Just to give full details:
Date - 2001/07/27
Airline - USExpress
Model - ERJ145
Registration - N285SK
Regards and good flight!
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!