I flew the same route as you Raffik last Thursday (BHX
with FlyBe), although coming back I got the BAe146-200 which was a pleasant surprise!
I found the seats to be average, although there could have been a little more arm room. The ride was very smooth for a prop aircraft as was the landing, and the takeoff was much more fun than I had expected, very swift acceleration and a rapid climb-out. Comparing it against the non Q version of the Dash8-300 which I flew BRS
-PLH a couple of hours ago with Air Southwest, there is no competition - without a doubt the older version has more vibration, shaking and noise in the cabin. But - I still prefer the 300 to the 400, with a load of 23 it was airborne this evening in just over 10 seconds.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...