Well I was all set to book a flight this summer to PDX
on Delta that would have given me an MD
-90 both ways....I'm hoping to fly one before they're all gone.
But then Delta decided to raise their fares and now that itinerary is $246 per person, up from the previous $200...checking the seats the MD
-90s are almost filled both ways so I can assume that Delta raised the fares to get additional profit from the remaining seats.
If I still want that DL MD
-90 my only other option is flying on Delta's discounted fare on this itinerary that puts me on a Skywest CRJ-200 from SLC
....and the return flight, would be on an MD
-90, the same md-90 that was on the original return. I dunno how long this promo will last, but it's currently at $173, just within budget.
I'm wondering if that CRJ will be a pleasant or unpleasant experience...taking into consideration that we'll be flying through coastal winds and over the cascade range, turbulence is an issue.
Is flying on a CRJ a good experience in your opinion? If it isn't, is it worth suffering through a CRJ flight just to get an MD
-90 on the return?
where's the best place to sit on a CRJ, in terms of view and photo ops? just ahead of the wing..or just behind it? (as I understand it, the CRJ-200 only has one row behind the wing).
Appreciate your thoughts. I've got three major trips coming up this year and it's turning into a big knotted mess as airlines raise their rates and schedules change and it's back to square 1 again.
If I don't do this my other option is flying a WN 737 again, or a CRJ-700 to PHX connecting to an HP 737 to PDX...more 737s. 737s are boring after the first 7 flights, I'd like something else this time.
[Edited 2004-03-22 21:17:28]