|Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):|
So help me out here.. Other then length it is exactly the same as the others mentioned, what made it so much better...?
Rocket like performance.
Was in one on the "short" (5700ish ft) runway at ABE
once due to a 15kt crosswind. We were off the ground in about 3000 feet, and then the pilot had to pull back on the throttles a bit to probably keep from blasting through 250kt.
I love the ERJ's as a whole, the A seats, and the sleek lines on the outside, and think the 145XR's winglets are about as close to being "sexy" that a plane can get. Continental's ExpressJet ERJ's and their all-Boeing mainline fleet are the reasons I fly them out of ABE
despite usually being a bit more money and go to EWR
being slightly more convenient.
|Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 2):|
CO did have 735s and 73Gs on the PIT route... took them off, though. Call me selfish, I'd rather have the ERJs!
I agree with ya there, no doubt, as the ERJ is my favorite plane, but I just hate seeing airlines running tons and tons of frequency to the extent that the planes are basically following each other through the sky, when dumping 2 RJ
's for one mainline wouldn't affect the schedules too much for fliers but yet be more efficient fuel/crew and most importantly at EWR
airspace wise. Let's face it, flying to EWR
, the "schedule" is just a suggestion to begin with. And that extra ERJ-135 they've got in the process... can go to PIT
. If little SBN
can rate RJ
's from CLE
now so can PIT
, build the connection traffic, the heck with NW