I've been platinum Elite OnePass recently with about 1/3 of my qualifying flights on ERJ equipment. All of these flights were to DAL
, and MEM
I think they're terrific aircraft. They ride well, are pretty quiet, and have adequate storage space for people who aren't trying to move Noah's Ark in their carry-ons. The bathrooms are better than those in most MD
-80s, and on longer segments, there is a cold snack.
I don't understand why people speak so poorly of these aircraft. I'd rather have CO
be a thriving company with hundreds of cities served and multiple frequencies daily using the "jungle jets" than having to match my travel schedule to a time of day when the carrier can fill a 737.
COEx keeps these aircraft clean, inside and out. The seat padding is not that much different from a coach class seat on any airline I've flown. I always ride in the "A" side, and I'm a big person - 6' and heavy.
I like the comment that "if you like to fly, you'll like this equipment." I would agree with that. The only equipment I haven't particularly enjoyed was the Beech 1900.
Just so you know, when I fly to Dallas, I always pick the "jungle jet" flights over Southwest .. the comment about having to board with 50 people instead of 110+ is valid, the flight is just as comfortable, and the frequencies are great.
I hope you enjoy your trip on the ERJ..