ehrbear
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How are the seats on the CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:03 am

Can anyone share their experience regarding comfort levels on the Canadair CRJ-700 series? I'm looking at a nearly 4 hour flight, in economy, and I remember the -65 series being somewhat uncomfortable on a 45 minute flight. According to seatguru.com, the seat pitch is a few inches greater in the -700s, but I don't know how much better this will be when the person in front decides to recline fully back. So, can anyone ease my fears, or is it time to purchase sedatives and hope for the best! BTW, I'm over 6 feet in height, so replies from taller folks would be beneficial, as well.  Smile
 
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:35 am

In a word:  crowded 

Little better than the 200 series in my opinion.
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:37 am

There's 70 seat in a CRJ-700!

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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:39 am

Quoting Ehrbear (Thread starter):
So, can anyone ease my fears, or is it time to purchase sedatives and hope for the best! BTW, I'm over 6 feet in height, so replies from taller folks would be beneficial, as well.

Break out the sedatives, Ehrbear, you're in for a long flight...

I'm 5 foot 10 and not very heavy (okay, a little beer-gut). and I flew in a CRJ700 for two hours...it felt like a trans-pacific crossing in the middle seat in the back of a crowded 747...

Seat pitch is pretty much up to the airline, but my knees touched the seat back in front of me as I sat straight up...no slouching possible. The seat itself is relatively narrow, so if you have a fat a$$, bring some Crisco along to help you slide in. Expect to fight your neighbor for the arm-rest...any additional space you can get is a relief.

But the worst part of all...the curvature of the cabin wall is such that, sitting at the window and going through turbulence for the entire flight, I actually got a bruise from my head hitting the wall every 10 seconds...and I have a pretty hard head.
 
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:53 am

They stink, and I don't like them. Its not the legroom, its the side to side due to the curvature of the fuselage.
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:54 am

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 3):
I'm 5 foot 10 and not very heavy (okay, a little beer-gut). and I flew in a CRJ700 for two hours...it felt like a trans-pacific crossing in the middle seat in the back of a crowded 747...

And yet if you place those same seats in a 747, they'll be the best thing since sliced bread.  sarcastic 
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting Ehrbear (Thread starter):
Can anyone share their experience regarding comfort levels on the Canadair CRJ-700 series?

For which airline.....??? Airlines pick the seat quality, padding level and seat pitch... not the airframe manufacture.

[Edited 2007-01-27 22:59:37]
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:09 am

Thanks for the replies, everyone. AC Jazz is the airline. It sounds like the aisle might be the better choice.
 
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:33 am

I believe AC Jazz has 34 inch pitch in Y on their CRJ-705s (they're really CRJ-900s, but configured slightly differently) - the increase in pitch should make it a lot more bearable whether it's aisle or window.
 
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:36 am

Just flew a Comair CR7 on a short 50 minutes flight from CVG-PIT and the aircraft was comfortable-- Comair has nice seats on the plane, but they are insanely narrow.

Definitely go for the aisle seat, and with AC's legroom, the combination should make for a flight that is decently comfortable. For someone of your height, stay away from the window, even in an exit row, because the curvature is noticeable-- I felt the difference and I'm only 5'7".

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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:36 am

I had an aisle seat on a UAX GoJet CRJ-700 and I thought it was a good seat... nice recline and good pitch. I was comfortable for the 2 hour flight to ORD. I might be the only one who thinks the CRJ-700 is comfortable on here though.
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:45 am

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 8):
I believe AC Jazz has 34 inch pitch in Y on their CRJ-705s (they're really CRJ-900s, but configured slightly differently) -



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 9):
because the curvature is noticeable-- I felt the difference and I'm only 5'7".

True true. AC Jazz technically flys CRJ 705s. Length of a 900, seating capacity limited to that of a 700.

I flew on one last summer in the window seat in the back row. The legroom was excellent, but I'm a rather thin person I found the seats pretty narrow, and the curvature of the wall made it feel even narrower.

Basically expect to have awesome legroom, but s***y shoulder room.



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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:56 am

I am 6'4" and I fly CRJs all the time. The one piece of advice is bring absolutely nothing to go under the seat in front of you. if it doesn't fit in the bins have them put it below and then your set and the seats are pretty comfortable.
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:27 am

i flew on DH in 05 IAD-SYR on a -200. my back was pretty sore from the seat, my brother got the bad end of the stick because he stole the window seat from me. but he got the curvature of the plane on his head too...... if its a short flight, you should be fine
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RE: How Are The Seats On The CRJ-700?

Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:32 am

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 11):
True true. AC Jazz technically flys CRJ 705s. Length of a 900, seating capacity limited to that of a 700.

I flew on one last summer in the window seat in the back row. The legroom was excellent, but I'm a rather thin person I found the seats pretty narrow, and the curvature of the wall made it feel even narrower.

Basically expect to have awesome legroom, but s***y shoulder room.

Sat aisle seat, right side back row (with no pax at the window seat) and no complaints. Considered 700 to be way better than 200...



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