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Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:46 am

I have witnessed more than one occasion that people feel more safe if they fly with a jet engined aircraft rather than a turboprop airplane.When you have to fly short haul and if you had a chance to choose(lets say there is a flight departing now with a turboprop airplane and another one in one hour with a jet to your destination)which one would you prefer?
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:48 am

The flight most convenient for me would be my choice, especially if it offers a shorter layover. Sitting around in airports in between flights isn't my idea of fun.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:12 am

Gimme the 'prop!

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:16 am

I always prefere a jet because it is more comfortable (and not that loud) but I also like it to fly on props, in the last year I flew a lot with the ATR 42 and with the ATR 72.

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 9:58 am

In my experiance with short haul transports (Saab-340, Shorts-360, ATR-42 ERJ-140, ERJ-145). Ill take the Saab. But this is not indicitive of me always taking props, Ive just had the best experiances with the Saab.
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:12 am

I havent had much experience with either (only regional flights were on Dash-8, J-31, Do-328, and Bae-146) but as long as it gets me where Im going on schedule, I dont think I would care too much...

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:13 am

Given that most regional jets and props have the same level of comfort, it doesn't matter to me at all. I think the props are more fun to fly in - they give that "old world" feel of lots of noise on start-up, taxy and take-off. I wouldn't want to deal with that for more than about 30 minutes, though.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:36 pm

The staement "that people feel more safe if they fly with a jet engined aircraft rather than a turboprop airplane" is really quite funny. Not that your statement was funny Wing, I've seen it also. My laugh comes from pointing out that the only real difference is that on one the fan is enclosed.

Now for my preference. Do.328-300 over Saab 340, DHC-8 over CRJ/ERJ, F.27 over anything. I will always choose high wing and don't care if the fan is shrouded or not.
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:39 pm

Depends on which model of Saab340. The "A" model is poor, the "B" model is okay, and the B+ is quite comfortable and quiet.

Over all, I'll take any Dash-8 model because the engine RPM is lower thus less vibration.

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 2:13 pm

I kinda like Saabs and ATRs. I wanna take them while I can.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 2:45 pm

Gotta love props, just anything but a Shuttle America Saab. Never again.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 2:52 pm

Can't really say because i've never flown on a turboprop before. But given a choice of say a CRJ or a Saab 340 i'd take the CRJ. Jets are faster, fly higher, quieter and smoother to fly in. Having said that i would like to fly on a turboprop just for the experience.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 3:26 pm

I'd take a Beechcraft 1900D for a prop, and an Dornier/Fairchild 328JET for an "express" or shorthaul flight.

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 3:27 pm

I'll take the prop! Especially if its leaving now. I've flown in both regional jets and turbo props and to be honest, my most comfortable experience of them all was in an ASA, ATR-72. There was more leg room and cabin space in that aircraft than the CRJ or ERJ. My CRJ flights were horrible (my greatest dislike being the window at elbow level. I've read that Bombardier fixed this issue with the CRJ, but so far my times in those aircraft were not very pleaseant at all.

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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 3:28 pm

I'd take the prop just for variety since I see and fly on RJ's often (namely CRJ's). I was on a turboprop for the first time in over 10 years just a few weeks ago - American Eagle Saab 340, SAN-LAX. My first flight ever, back in 1992, included a leg on a Comair Saab 340, CVG-YYZ, and I wanted to fly on one again - and I even made sure I got the same seat!
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:23 pm

Actually while I was writing this post I was also thinking that this is not quite right place to ask such question.Because in a.net forums people are knowledgable or eager to learn something about aviation so they can think better than average people on the steet.Taking the a.netters a side most people doesn't have a clue about the difference between turbopropeller and piston propeller.I 've witnessed people in the waiting lounges talking about the plane's paint was old and would that be an unsafe situation.Or more interestingly even some of my friends who know I am an airline pilot asks me "we flew 3 times with A Airline it was not a bumpy flight but last week we flew B Airline and it was a turbulant flight why is it? Does A airlines has better pilots than B airline?"So I guess its normal that non enthusiasts can make such comments and its also normal that people who doesn't fly often can be stressed little more than frequent flyers.
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:27 pm

Safety is not really an issue for me when selecting a flight unless it's with an airline with a really poor record.
If the jet was an ERJ I'd go with that, but otherwise I'd take the most convenient option or earliest arrival.
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 7:10 pm

I've flown the A330 from DUB to SNN and the ATP from LPL to IOM. Comparing these two, I prefer the A330 because it's quieter and less bumpy. Next year i'm hoping to go on an ERJ or a 717.
 
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RE: Prefer Jet Or Turboprop In Shorthaul?

Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:14 pm

ARJ, Dash 8, F50, ATR, Do 328, CRJ - in that order. In three weeks, I´ll get a ride on the world´s first regional jet - watch out for my trip report to see how she compares to the others.

(Though I guess it would be rather difficult to find a route on which a CRJ and a Yak 40 are direct competitors  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

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