Reasons not so obviously to me, please, fill me in.
I'll take, "DTW won't be one of the first bases/routes for the Cseries for $500, Alex"
Not at all, I'm just not excited about it, it's not anything grand IMHO. I would've been totally more excited for the 73MAX, and even than, the MAX doesn't impress me. I don't like the composite material on the C-Series, and judging the current seat "comfortable-ness", it makes me wonder if a person my size 6'3 and 190lbs can fit fine in it, because the 739 is total discomfort for me, I had a chance to look at the 350 and IMHO the seats aren't comfortable in the main cabin, so I'm not totally looking forward to it. I'm more excited at the fact they brought back 757's from the desert.
How much do you actually know about the CS100? If it's comfort you're worried about, I'm not sure why you would rather a 737 MAX. As it is being of course operated, but Delta, we can presume the seat pitch will be the same as on any of their other narrowbody aircraft. The economy seat width on the CSeries is the widest out there at 18.5" and 19" for the middle seat. If it's the slim seats you are worried about, everything has those, even a lot of 757s you get excited over. And I'm not exactly sure how a 757 can be more comfortable than a 737-900 if it's the same tube with the same seats. You might find it quieter than the 737, but it's not exactly the quietest and you don't seem like the type that would care about noise.
It baffles me as to why the use of composite makes an airframe less grand or less exciting especially considering the CSeries still uses quite a bit of metal for parts such as the fuselage. From any perspective other than manufacturing, maintaining, eceonmical, and structural standpoints it would be hard to tell the difference between a metal jet and a composite one. You can't exactly tell what the 787 is built out of just by looking at it unless you are extremely close to it and even then.
I get the impression that you love the 757 the most. I can identify with that as I love the 757 too, there is lots to love about it, but what I see here is fanboyism towards the 757 that is clouding your judgement and turning you away from the facts. As far as the passenger experience goes, what you would experience, the CS100 really is something grand compared to the 737 or 757 or even the A320. Technology wise it is also something grand compared to those aforementioned planes, especially in the cockpit where the 737 and 757 really lack. As far as technology goes, the airlines so far seem to love it stating that it has had an exceptional EIS in terms of dispatch reliability and economics. If you don't like the grand technological advancements, I have one question for you, what's it to you, the passenger?
It's CS300, and I doubt a CS500 is coming anytime soon and I also doubt AC would get the aircraft to replace 737 MAX if at all.
Perhaps not likely in the case that the CS500 does exist, but it probably all depends on what they end up doing with Rouge. The A319s are staying for the foreseeable future, but they will have to go at some point opening the void for 737s to fill, if they exercise options then they will probably fill it that way, if not it opens the door for CS500s. Of course, it's all speculation right now.
Been on: 732 733 734 73G 738 752 763 A319 A320 A321 CRJ CR7 CRA/CR9 E145 E175 E190 F28 MD-82 MD-83 C172R C172S P2006T PA-28-180
2 ears for spatial hearing, 2 eyes for depth perception, 2 ears for balance... How did Boeing think 1 sensor was good enough?!