Joepilot001
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United Erj 145 Cabin

Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:13 am

On July 30, 2013 I will be flying from MSP to IAH (a 2.5 hour flight) on United airlines ERJ 145. I am 6' 1" and wanted to know if the $50 upgrade to economy plus (seat 1a or 12a) was worth it. Please let me know.
 
rahulrahul
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RE: United Erj 145 Cabin

Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:25 am

If it was a longer flight on a larger aircraft (etc. IAD-FRA B772), I would say YES! But for such a short journey, I don't think it would be worth it unless you want to be the first to leave the plane  . I would spend the 50 bucks on something like a lounge daypass ( UA has a lounge at MSP, albeit a bit small) depending on how early you reach the airport (if MSP is your departure airport, and you are not connecting) or if you are connecting, how long your layover is.

Hope I haven't muddled you up too much!

Rahul
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IAHFLYR
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RE: United Erj 145 Cabin

Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:22 pm

IHMO, it is worth it. I'm 5'11" and have many hours flying in ExpressJet E145 aircraft and use to always pick 1A, but not any longer do I select 1A over 12A, here's why:

1A is a great seat but you won't have any overhead space directly across from you as the overhead bins are on the aircraft right side and don't start until Row 3. So if you have a backpack or something small as a carry-on (roll-a-boards you'll leave on the jet-way) it would have to go above Row 3 unless the Flight Attendant will allow you to store it in the closet near the galley which could be hit or miss on that concept. Also, 1A is fairly loud since the cabin door and galley door are very close and you'll have the wind noise for the entire flight. The galley is also right across from 1A.

12A is the exit row directly over the wing so the seat in front has restricted recline ability which is nice as you already have more room than any other row except for 1A or 3B/C. You won't hear nearly as much wind noise as you will in 1A and the engines really are quiet so if you're inclined to sleep a much better place for noise.

Hope you get to arrive in the new south side of IAH Terminal B and enjoy the ride.
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Joepilot001
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RE: United Erj 145 Cabin

Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:14 pm

Dear rahulrahul

Quoting rahulrahul (Reply 1):
I would spend the 50 bucks on something like a lounge daypass ( UA has a lounge at MSP, albeit a bit small)

Thats a great idea, there is just one problem, I am under 21 so I wouldn't be able to.

The reason I'm flying down there is so I can connect to the Dreamliner up to Chicago.

And IAHFLYR, how much more legroom? And the legroom for a regular seat, what plane could you compare it to?

Thanks,
JoePilot001
 
IAHFLYR
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RE: United Erj 145 Cabin

Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:36 pm

Quoting JoePilot001 (Reply 3):
how much more legroom? And the legroom for a regular seat, what plane could you compare it to?



More than you'll need. I really don't know the exact amount, but will tell ya I can cross my legs without having to be a contortionist which will be required if you aren't in Row 1, 3 or 12. My knees just about hit the seatback in front of me on a regular seat row when the seat is all the way forward, if the clown in front decides to lower the seatback you won't have room to do a thing but wish you were in 12A!!!
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