United4everDEN
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American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:22 pm

Alright,

I was booked on a flight from DEN-ORD-MSP on American MD80s. A change happened and I am now going to DFW on a MD80 and to MSP from there on a CRJ-700. I have managed to snag exit row seats on the CRJ.

So what can I expect? How good is the pitch in the exit row? How are the windows in the exit row compared to the rest of plane? Are they more forward? Is it worth it to sit in the exit row?

Any help is appreciated.

Ryan
 
Bobs89irocz
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:24 pm

That kinda sucks, i like the CRJ7 but still disapointing to see them move from an MD-80 to that. I know MSP is much bigger then DSM however i was on a cross country flight with my GF back in Febuary all American has to offer to DSM is the CRJ7 and the ERJ's. I remember flying on the MD-80/fokker100/727 to DSM and never would have thought that an RJ would have taken all the mainline routes away.
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:28 pm

Better to get an aisle row on any CRJ variant as the fuselage will cut into your upper torso on the window seats if you are tall at all like I am. My first CRJ flight was earlier this summer and since then I have had several more and I have come to loathe the stupid things. The MD80 is far preferable.
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United4everDEN
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:06 am

So, is it worth it to sit in the exit row? ARe you over the wing? How bad? So what is the seat pitch in exit row?

BTW, there is still one MD-80 that does service betweem DFW and MSP.
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:19 pm

Why would you fly DEN-MSP via DFW or ORD?
Didn't F9, NW or UA have good fares on non-stop flights?
Or you want to fly AA or MD-80?
 
United4everDEN
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:20 pm

Actually I have a bunch of free tickets from an ordeal that we are using. I have a post about it in the av-photog forum.
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:29 pm

I have not flow on an AE CRJ, but did recently flew on a Frontier (Jet Express) flight, and I was ready to jump out of my skin! The flight was only 1.5hrs, but I was extremely over it... FYI, I am 6ft 1..not a small guy...
 
iowaman
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:23 pm

It's bad enough DSM and CID is down to AA Eagle CRJ's and ERJ's. MSP-DFW in those is pathetic. That's as bad as PHX - MSP on one of Mesa's CRJ's.
 
tekelberry
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:54 pm

According to SeatGuru.com, the exit row seats on the Eagle CR7s are not comfortable.

SeatGuru.com:
"Seats 13 A,B,C,D have a little extra legroom, but at the expense of a comfortable seat. These seats have shorter butts, meaning the distance from seat back to front edge is smaller than in the standard seat. This is very uncomfortable for your entire body, especially on your back. Also, you may have to lean forward to look out the window. If you have a wide upper body, there are complaints that the wall at the window seats encroach on your space."
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:09 pm

The Mesa CR7s and CR9s are pretty comfortable. I would try and get the bulkhead which has pretty good legroom. The exit rows aren't bad either. But in the end, if you end up in a regular row it's not the end of the world. The 700/900 series are not your normal RJ.
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:13 pm

On this subject........

Its sad to see an aircraft such as the CR7 doing such a long route... so many lost airline jobs at the majors

on the DEN-MSP subject..

I used AA to go to DEN once.. with the routing MSP-ORD-DFW-DEN and the reverse coming home... and i did that intentionally  Smokin cool
Go yakkin !!!!!!
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:51 pm

I've flown the AE CRJ-7 from ORD to OKC back in April. All I remember is that the flight was full and seats didn't seem any more comfortable than CRJ-2.
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qqflyboy
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:07 pm

My wife and I flew the CR7 back in June from MSP to DFW. We were in 13AB. I totally get what Seatguru's talking about when he mentions a "short butt" on the seat. It kind of felt like I was tilting forward in the seat. Although odd at first, I got used to it. It was only a minor complaint and my wife and I didn't notice any flaws that would prevent us from flying one again.

The flight really isn't that long to worry about it, and think of it this way, you get to fly on a plane you've never been on before.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Av8trxx
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:04 am

I can see why they are putting AE on some of these routes. They are losing money operating the S80s. They aren't even filling the CRJ right now. Today the 6:41 CRJ flight was booked to 9 people and the other CRJ flight is 38 of 70. All the S80 flights are booked in the forties except the last, which is up to 63. You may get a row to yourself on your flight.....
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:08 am

Has anybody ever been on a CRJ for 2:30?? If so is it uncomfortable?



Thanks in advance
 
Greg
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:34 am

Seat is the same width as a mainline Boeing.....as is the legrom.
Window seats cut into your shoulders like on an A320.
Have done HOU-ATL on Delta several times.....it's hardly a big deal.
The CR7 is more passenger friendly than the CRJ's --particularly the window placement.

Uncomfortable? Same as any coach class experience. You'll likely survive.

 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:03 am

I've done the three hour GSO-DFW on a Delta Connection/ASA CRJ-200. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...sure I had the exit row and no one next to me, but the seats themselves were not as bad as anticipated. I'm used to flying on regionals that have really flimsy seats, and while ASA's weren't like a mainline CRJ, they sure beat Comair/Piedmont's seats.

Jeff
 
United4everDEN
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:03 am

Alright, I will ask one more time, what is the pitch of the exit row? Or are the seats just shorter? Is it 31" like the rest of the plane?
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:25 am

Kind of a caustic attitude for someone who's asking for people's opinions.
Figure it out yourself.
 
United4everDEN
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:32 am


Kind of a caustic attitude for someone who's asking for people's opinions.


Eh, depends how you look at it. I don't mean it that way. I am asking for facts too, not just opinions.

I would figure it out if I had the ability to, but this is my only source. Yes, I did call AA.
 
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RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:33 am

Alright, I will ask one more time, what is the pitch of the exit row?

On the CRJs, the exit rows aren't really anything special, unlike the ERJs where there is normally significantly more room. On the CR7, you don't really have any extra room between seats, but more in front of your seat as the seat bottom is slightly shorter to better align the row with the exit.

This question has been answered in replies above as well, unless you're looking for some ridiculous 31.652376524375473 inches answer.

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