"WestJet seems to pay a little more attention as to what would be good for the bottom line and shareholders.... "
-$100 bucks says that the CRJ is not only cheaper for WS
, but also more suited for WestJEt's markets. Sudbury, Comox, Moncton, Sault Ste.Marie, Gander, Fort McMurray and Prince George... please? The ERJ190 will offer WS
the same type of seating as a typical 100 seater. Its still way too big for these markets, where frequency rather than capacity is better.
The CRJ-700/705 is proven, the EMB has not proven a single thing yet. In fact, it has even flown.
However, what conspiracist theorists could argue is that Canadair is from QC
, ... what an insult that would be buying something from La Belle QC
Whatever tradeoffs between the two products in terms of passenger comfort, the CRJ flies the same range, and is lighter. Prob cheaper also...