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Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 am

What is the longest you can remain comfortable on a regional jet? Recently I flew from Las Vegas (LAS) to Portland (PDX) on a Horizon Air CRJ-700. The flight was two and a half hours long. I am not a large person (5 foot 10 inches; 170 pounds), but by the end of the flight I felt pretty achy. It makes me wonder, how long can the average person sit in a regional jet seat before they start feeling cramped?
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:30 am

So long as the leg-room is just the same as on the carriers mainline aircraft, then I really don't mind. I could sit on Air Nostrums CRJ200's for the longest flight they operate (in fact I have - over 2 hours) and not feel any problems.

Generally though I don't get up much when in-flight, a few months ago I slept and read my way through a 13 hour HKG-CDG flight without getting up once.


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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:15 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
So long as the leg-room is just the same as on the carriers mainline aircraft, then I really don't mind.

Same for me....on the E145's seat 1A or more preferred 12A, I am pretty happy for the duration, just have a good amount of drink coupons or lots of $5 bills on hand and enjoy.
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:02 am

I've been on a UA flight that was a CRJ-200 ORD-JAX and that was 3 hours long, it wasnt so bad. I dont mind the regional jets as long as I get a window seat that isnt really hard to look out of. The exit row on a CR7 is nearly impossible to look out of. I also find the engines on the CRJ's to be annoying after a while, they really seem to whine.
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:17 am

I really enjoy flying on CRJ. You can feel the plane actually flying without the sream of the Dash 8's. AC jazz has comfy seats and attentive attendands.

Boarding takes 5 minutes and disembarking a minute less then that.

Max time though....3 hours!

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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:12 am

Comfort is NON-EXISTENT! I have flown both the ERJ and the CRJ on STL-CLT and back. The ERJ is EXCRUCIATING; the CRJ is acceptable as long as nobody is sitting NEXT to you. Those planes are best suited for private use carrying 10-20 passengers versus 50-100!
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:04 am

Quoting PacNWjet (Thread starter):
The flight was two and a half hours long

It took 2.5 hours for LAS-PDX...on a CRJ??? Thats a short flight, sure it wasnt 1.5 hours?
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:26 am

Quoting Wdair310 (Reply 4):
AC jazz has comfy seats and attentive attendands.

I hardly ever read any comments about Jazz' flagship, the CRJ705, neither complaints or favourable comments... are the 705s so comfy that nobody has a reason to complain but not so comfy that anyone will write specifically about it? The 705s fly 4-hour nonstops, don't they?

The CRJ200, on the other hand, is one of the most talked-about aircraft on A.net...
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:46 pm

I have taken a few 2hr flights in ARJ/BAe246 planes in Europe and the biggest problem was seat width. If nobody was sitting in the middle seat there were no problems but otherwise eating could be an elbows-in-pockets experience. I used to put up with this, however, for the convenience of flying out of LCY.

The worst thing about the ARJ is the loss of overhead locker space in those rows under thw wing mounting. You end up with lockers only just deep enough to store a laptop.
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:13 pm

I don't really mind flying on ERJ's, because of the single seat, however CRJ's tend to get on my nerves.

I guess a good time for me would be about 2-3 hours. The EWR-OKC 4 hour flight (COX ERJ) is a bit much, but it's bearable.
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:53 pm

Well ive been stuck on a CRJ-200 for over 6 hours........yes over 6 long hours.
Flying from Washington Dulles to JFK with United express operated by mesa airlines.
first there was a 2 hour delay before we went anywhere at Washington and when we finally took off we ended up landing in Baltimore because JFK had been closed due to bad storms and heavy traffic. We waited for another 2 hours in Baltimore to refuel and by that stage we had run out of snacks and water.......only to find out we were going back to Dulles. Full credit to the flight attendant who managed to keep everyone in good spirits and well it was sheer bad luck that all this happened. So being 6'3 i cant even stand straight in the cabin of a small regional ailiner so sitting for 6 hours was an absolute nightmare.

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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:31 am

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
It took 2.5 hours for LAS-PDX...on a CRJ??? Thats a short flight, sure it wasnt 1.5 hours?

I know that sounds wrong, but there were very strong headwinds and rather heavy turbulence, so what should have been a two hour flight at most turned into two and a half hours. According to the flight calculator at www.airportcitycodes.com, the flight time from LAS to PDX is 1 hour 54 minutes (block time 2 hours 9 minutes), so with the strong headwinds about 20 minutes were added to the time spent on the plane from gate to gate. Again, I am not a big person, but two and a half hours on a CRJ was enough to be uncomfortable on that particulatr flight.
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:45 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
So long as the leg-room is just the same as on the carriers mainline aircraft, then I really don't mind. I could sit on Air Nostrums CRJ200's for the longest flight they operate (in fact I have - over 2 hours) and not feel any problems.

Hi Dan,

I'm agree with you. The longest Regional Jet flight that I've flown was in the AGP-TFN route with CR2 YW equipment (2 hours and 30 minutes) and was so pleasant.

If I can consider an Embraer E170 to WAW from BCN with LO, I must to say that is a great aircraft but the crew made the flight little bored (any smile on flight).
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:30 am

I flew a couple of times from PHX to PDX on a Messa RJ and by the end of the flight my bottom was sore. Their planes have very poor padding. I dislike these regional jets because they always feel cramped to me and are uncomfortable.
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:36 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
could sit on Air Nostrums CRJ200's for the longest flight they operate (in fact I have - over 2 hours) and not feel any problems.

You are clearly a gnome ! Nobody can sit on a CRJ200 for more than 5 minutes without suffering permanent curvature of the spine - they're awful ! ERJ's are much better - I've flown MAN-NCE and RDU-STL-DEN on ERJ's, all involved sectors of over 2 hours, in perfect comfort. I had to fly RIX-VIE on a CRJ, that was 2 hours, and a few times NCE-VIE (1:50) - it nearly kills me every time.
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:26 pm

Myself I've been lucky to not have flown on a C/ERJ.
From what I understand from the remarkable discussions about them on here and other sites is that the ERJ is the most comfortable if you were to sit down and average preferences. I think that's because of the ERJ having a solo seat on the left side of the cabin vs the traditional 2-2 seating on commuter aircraft where as the ERJ has 1-2.

Hopefully more airlines will order the E7X & E9X a/c's. They seem to be great from a passengers perspective but somewhat annoying in the beginng as the majority of airlines have had "teething problems" like all new a/c but seem to be more remarkable do to the fact they have these new and sophiscated computer systems and programs that are hypersensitive to just about everything.
It would be great if Horizon got the E75/E95s with the routes they have. Customers and flight crews would be a lot happier and it would allow them to open more routes they don't currently serve. I.E., flying to smaller destinations in Mexico where a 73G is too big and a C/ERJ are just not too desirable from the customer's point of view. A E75/95 would be so much more comfortable and would drive more flyers to take those flights vs a C/ERJ. Another example: HPX had nonstops from LAX to PVR/MZT/SJD on CRJs for a while. But who would want to fly on one of those when they can fly on a nice AS 73G/8/9 or MX 32X and similar on AM which also comes with decent on board service? No wonder their new flights were short lived. Both DL & CO are using the C/ERJs on some flights to Mexico from LAX and though I love both airlines very much I don't see these flights beng too popular and being around for any significant period of time unless they get larger RJs.

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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:16 am

Flying the CRJ-200 a year ago I didn't feel uncomfortable on a HP express flight, but recently flying an ERJ-145 from MAN-GLA and back, the ERJ was very uncomfortable. Besides being cramped, the thing that can kill an RJ is the seats, if the seats like iron like the ones on the BMI 145 and FlyBE/BA Connect 145, it is very painful to even sit back. The seat can make or break it....
 
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RE: Comfort On Long Regional Jet Flights

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:00 pm

It all depends on the individual, the airline and to a degree the aircraft. I have been perfectly comfortable on regional jets on flights over three hours, I have been pressed against against the cabin wall in a 747 on a 1 hour flight and felt really cramped in a 777-300 because the two people next to me made my life a living hell. At least on the ERJ I can have a seat to myself, with a big window, no overhead container and a decent seat pitch. Also it doesn't take half an hour to get everyone on or off!
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