IAHtown
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Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:29 am

I know ExpressJet's website doesn't include the Embraer RJ-170 or any of its variants in their published fleet expansion plan, but has anyone out there heard if they have or are exploring the idea? They look so cool. I can't wait to fly on one, but I don't fly UA or US very much. Continental's 145s made me a fan of regional jets after years of flying on cramped United Express CRJs. It would be great to see some 170/175/190/195s wearing Continental livery.
 
MATTHEWKH
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:18 am

I have heard rumors from an ExpressJet pilot, but nothing else.
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bucky707
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:30 am

unless the CAL pilots scope changes, the E-170 is a no go at XJet. CAL scope limits XJet to 60 seat aircraft.
 
corey07850
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:38 am

actually... there have been bulletins posted around the CO ops centers in EWR speaking of training and ground handling of the E170... Don't be suprised to see it .
 
bluejackets
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:54 am

You know CLE folks have to be going nuts over this rumor... there is hope!... maybe they will see something other than 135/45's!!

Eh, probably not!
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:11 am

It's a nice airplane. I just started the FAM school on it and I'm impressed so far.
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:11 am

IAHtown, you might like clicking through the UA Express E170 exterior & interior pic/seating diagram/stats/drawings at Republic's website...

http://www.republicairlines.com/aircraft.asp#
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IAHtown
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:59 am

Thanks for the info/rumors everyone! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:26 pm

Could the ERJ-170/190 be flown by mainline pilots? I know Continental is looking for fleet consolidation, but once the 737-500s are retired, there will be nothing between 50 seats and 125 seats.
 
erj-145mech
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:28 pm

ExpressJet can fly the -170's, just not into any of Continental's hubs, IAH, CLE, and EWR. Point to point is in the scope language and acceptable.
 
flyXJT
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:59 pm

From what I've heard from very very reliable sources within the company, it is pretty much set in stone that ExpressJet is getting the 170s. A lot of where it is flown and when it is announced is pending CO filing for Ch 11....I wish I could elaborate more but I dont want to get my rear end in hot water!
 
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:05 pm

"pending CO filing for CH11"...did I miss something?
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Gordon Werner
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:53 am

The ERJ-170/175/190/195 would at least look good in CO colors:

 
corey07850
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:26 am

Thats one impressive photoshop... I give whoever made that credit! Geez that thing looks so real
 
burnsie28
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RE: Continental ERJ-170s?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:34 am

Well after the NW things, and CO with Embrear, I think possibly a joint NW/CO order could be in effect. Just something that came to my mind.