Osprey88
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Longest Flight For An E-jet?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:17 am

Searching through the Star Alliance timetable yesterday, I think I have come across the longest nonstop scheduled commercial passenger flight flown by any Embraer 135/145/170/190 series jets:

It is AC 540 SEA-YYZ on an E-190 with a scheduled flight time of 4 hours and 32 minutes (even though Flightaware shows these flight lasting only around 4 hours 10 minutes). Seems like an awful long time on an E-190 to me, but AC's new IFE probably helps pass the time fairly quickly! Would F pax get full hot meal service on a flight like this?

Flight info:
http://res.aircanada.com/TimeTableSe...&departure=20%2F12%2F2007&x=75&y=4
http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/traveller/timetables/

Anyone know of a longer nonstop regularly scheduled passenger flight operated by one of these aircraft?

[Edited 2007-12-11 19:19:09]
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RE: Longest Flight For An E-jet?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:50 am

New York JFK-Calgary is operated with E90 regularly, and it has a block time of 5 hours 35 mins, but I would guess that a lot of taxi time is built in just because of the fact that JFK is a complete mess and often incurs very long taxi times. Today's flight (585) was in the air for 5 hours 20 mins.
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RE: Longest Flight For An E-jet?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:02 am



Quoting Osprey88 (Thread starter):
It is AC 540 SEA-YYZ on an E-190 with a scheduled flight time of 4 hours and 32 minutes (even though Flightaware shows these flight lasting only around 4 hours 10 minutes). Seems like an awful long time on an E-190 to me, but AC's new IFE probably helps pass the time fairly quickly! Would F pax get full hot meal service on a flight like this?

Have you actually been on an EMB jet?? It's actually far more comfortable than our 767-200's, nobody is stuck in the middle, great seat pitch, and an IFE system which keeps you entertained.

Air Canada doesn't offer F/C - it's J/C (Executive Class), and the E75's and E90's are non-oven equipped. The E90's were supposed to have Ovens, but specs were changed just prior to delivery. Meal offering is a pretty decent choice of chilled meals - even on flights much shorter than SEA/YYZ.

Other longer AC E90 flights have included:
SAN/YYZ
PHX/YYZ
YLW/YYZ
YYJ/YYZ
YVR/YYZ
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RE: Longest Flight For An E-jet?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:18 am

COex used to fly from IAH-BOI-IAH on the 145. They flew IAH-BFL-IAH as well.

Been on both and I'll just say that it is ONE LONG FLIGHT!!!
According to the airliners.net database, the ERJ145XR can fly for 1550nm. The IAH-BOI leg is 1288 nm and IAH-BFL is 1241 nm
 
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RE: Longest Flight For An E-jet?

Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:07 am



Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 2):
Have you actually been on an EMB jet?? It's actually far more comfortable than our 767-200's, nobody is stuck in the middle, great seat pitch, and an IFE system which keeps you entertained.

Not on an AC E-190 a US E-190, but as I pointed out in the above post, I can understand why it would be more comfortable than a 762, with the E-190's great IFE system and 2-2 seating and seat pitch. To clarify, I am a great fan of the 2-2 seating configuration in E-jets, but I was simply commenting on the relative novelty of flying a 4 or 5 hour sector in such a configuration, since I fly most of my long trans-con-esq flights with UA A319s or A320s.

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 2):
Air Canada doesn't offer F/C - it's J/C (Executive Class), and the E75's and E90's are non-oven equipped. The E90's were supposed to have Ovens, but specs were changed just prior to delivery. Meal offering is a pretty decent choice of chilled meals - even on flights much shorter than SEA/YYZ.

Other longer AC E90 flights have included:
SAN/YYZ
PHX/YYZ
YLW/YYZ
YYJ/YYZ
YVR/YYZ

My mistake on the F/C class label, but I am interested as to why ovens were not included at the last minute for the 170s and 190s. Was AC not expecting to run them on such long flights or were the increased costs for the ovens not justifiable?

As for the other destinations served by AC to YYZ with the E-190, perhaps I should take a break from my normal boring UA Airbii and try connecting through YYZ with an E-190 next time I fly a transcon!
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