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Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:39 am

When i fly to SEA in feb..i fly IND-PHX on a 737 (no biggie) then i get on a CRJ from PHX to SEA. I have been on the CRJs before but only when the flight was about 1 hour long or so...not 2 hours and 41 minutes...has anyone flown on a crj for that long? if so, how comfortable was it? thanks and cheers  Big thumbs up
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:42 am

I flew DFW to MKE on an ERJ, about the same amount of time in the air. It was not comfortable in the least. I suggest you get some Ambien and sleep the entire trip.  Nuts
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:44 am

Is it a CRJ-600 or -700? You'd be surprised at the difference. The 50-seat -600 model is no fun. It's cramped and uncomfortable; the seats seem smaller.

The 70-seat -700 model is much better. There seems to be more space, and the seats feel a bit larger. It's almost like being in a mainline aircraft (at least, the closest you can get while being on an RJ!)

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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:45 am

I thought the computer said it was a CRJ-900...although i could be mistaken
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:48 am

I just looked at my itinerary and it IS a CRJ-900...are they not new??  Big grin
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:50 am

I've taken the HP Express / Mesa CR9 on that PHX-SEA flight and it wasn't bad at all. The 900 I felt was much less cramped than the 200.

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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:50 am

If I remember right the last flight of the day from PHX-SEA is the only one operated by an RJ. It is a CRJ900 usually and that is a rather comfortable plane to fly on and is a new stretched variant of the CRJ series. They have first class, and overall are comparable to a mainline plane but with a 2-2 style seating in economy and 1-2 in first.

Mesa has decent service on them of beverages only with probably only one pass through. They are perfectly acceptable planes to fly. I would almost prefer travelling on one of the stretched CRJs over a 737 since it has a better seating configuration and is less crowded. I have never been in the back though, so it might be a little loud. I would be perfectly comfortable in one of them.
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:52 am

thanks...a 3.5 hour layover to be exact  Big thumbs up
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:55 am

ERJs are more comfortable than CRJs - but then 3 hours is a bit much for either. DL flies CRJs from FLL to DCA and I also flew ATL to YUL on a CRJ. What they need are EMBRAER 170s.
 
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:56 am

7E72004

I flew from Minnesota to Norfolk on a CRJ, it was the pits. Spend the extra money and get on a bigger airplane.
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:57 am

too late..i already have my ticket...oh well..i will just take some sleeping pills. Do they have upgrades to first class? (i wonder what it is like on the CRJ)
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:09 am


Is the E-170/190's considered to be regional jets?

I'm scheduled to fly on one (E-170 USAir) just after Christmas... Looking forward to the trip. It will be my first trip on this type of equipment.

As far as the CRJ's, ERJ's, they are fantastic for short hops (up to 1 1/2 hour) but beyond that, they get cramped. I fly CVG-PWM often and it's usually on a Delta Connection CRJ...man, does it get tight!
 
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:09 am

I believe (and Flyboyaz can correct me if I'm wrong) that they've pulled first class out of the Mesa CRJ 900's so its an all coach plane. Back when I took that flight they did still have first, but it was nothing to write home about

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Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:17 am

For my upcoming ORD-YUL flight, I had the option of using an AA ERJ. I was like, "uh, no," and found a Super 80.
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:18 am

i wonder how full the flight will be at 10:30pm to SEA ???  Big grin
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:30 am


L104me,
The EMBRAER 170 is not considered a regional jet. At least we don't bill them as regionals. I'll be interested to hear what you think after the flight. I think you'll find it's a big in the cabin as any traditional mainliner, but without the middle seat.
 
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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:50 am

7E72004,

Not to worry, you'll be on a CRJ900 and believe it or not I found the seats just as comfortable as the 737's. It's a good bird, and the service at MESA has improved tremendously in the last two years. No need for sleeping pills!

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RE: Regional Jet On Long Flight...

Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:57 am

Is it a CRJ-600 or -700? You'd be surprised at the difference. The 50-seat -600 model is no fun. It's cramped and uncomfortable; the seats seem smaller.

The 70-seat -700 model is much better. There seems to be more space, and the seats feel a bit larger. It's almost like being in a mainline aircraft (at least, the closest you can get while being on an RJ!)


A little correction... there is no CRJ-600.  Smile

The 50-seat CRJ200 has the exact same fuselage diameter as the CRJ700 or CRJ900. The only visable difference is that the windows have been raised on the CRJ700/900.

The Y seat widths are exactly the same on all models - 17.2 inches. And the aisle width is exactly the same on all models - 16 inches.

The cabin height is only 1 inch taller on the CRJ700 and CRJ900 due to the floor being lowered by 1 inch. However, that makes the CRJ700/900 floor width narrower than the 50-seat CRJ200.


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