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US CRJ-200 -- Exit Row?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:10 am

While checking-in this morning at CAE, I used the US kiosk to select seats for the CAE-CLT and CLT-ALB legs. No problems with CAE-CLT.

However... the kiosk showed row 1 on my CLT-ALB leg (Air Wisconsin CRJ-200) as exit row. Seemed strange. I asked the ticket agent, and she confirmed that US considers rows 8 and 1 of their CRJs exit rows. Row 8 was occupied, so I went with 1F (business associate went with 1D).

Kiosk displayed the standard "you must be over 15 & willing to help" message. Boarding pass showed EXIT for 1F.

Once on board, the nearest exit was the airstairs with the FA seated next to it in her jumpseat. And, 1B was occupied by a mother with an infant on her lap.

Any idea why US considers row 1 on CRJs as exit rows?
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RE: US CRJ-200 -- Exit Row?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:53 pm

Because if you're in Row 1, you need to be willing and able to operate the airstair door and service door in the event of an emergency.
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RE: US CRJ-200 -- Exit Row?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:12 pm

Doesn't all airlines have that requirement for all airliners? Row 1, o/w exit rows, first row after Type II exit (like on A321) and last row before rear exit are all exit rows...?

When flying on Ryanair's B738 two weeks ago, I sat in the last row (row 33) and the FAs told me not to put baggage or coats under the seat in front during takeoff and landing and asked me to notice the exits behind the lavs. There was also a sticker on the seatback in front of me stating "This is an emergency exit row"
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RE: US CRJ-200 -- Exit Row?

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:19 am

An exit row is defined as having direct access to the exit. With no obstruction created by a bulkhead or aisle. Therefore row 1 on the CRJ is not an Exit row. So I don't know why they would say that is an exit row. The only exit row on the CRJ is row 8 on the -100/200.

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