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Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:19 am

I was listening to the radio this weekend while painting the new house and I heard the same ad for ExpressJet several times. The ad mentioned flights from ABQ to BOS! I'm not seeing that on the Xjet route map. When was this announced?

That has got to be one hell of a long flight on the ERJ-145! And talk about a niche market.

Thoughts? Comments?

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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:42 am

I'd like to see it, but yea that is one long ERJ flight, pushing the range limit of the XR varient(route is 1715nm, ERJ range is 2000nm).
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:48 am

Is there even service between ABQ-JFK?
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:50 am

Now that is one flight I have to try!  Big grin Good to see XE feeling confident enough to start adding more routes!

Must be one of the longest ERJ flights in the world the more I think about it....
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 3):
Now that is one flight I have to try!

That is one flight I have to avoid! On an ERJ it's probably around 4 hrs flight time. Much too long on a ERJ!
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:00 am

Are we sure that "Austin" didn't sound like "Boston?"

Just curious...

Although, ABQ-BOS could be fun in an ERJ.  Smile
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 1):
route is 1715nm, ERJ range is 2000nm).

Not in their wildest fantasies... No ERJ could fly that nonstop with any meaningful payload, say what you will about XJet's loads Wink
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 4):
That is one flight I have to avoid! On an ERJ it's probably around 4 hrs flight time. Much too long on a ERJ!

Normally, I would agree with you, but it would be just so nice to break the monotony of the UA A319/A320 that I always take when I fly cross country.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6):
Not in their wildest fantasies... No ERJ could fly that nonstop with any meaningful payload, say what you will about XJet's loads

They probably would be 1 stop, perhaps MCI or OMA.
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:40 am

We aren't flying to BOS.......from anywhere. Outside of COEX that is.

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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:55 am

Hmmm.. I guess I must've been hearing things. Weird.  scratchchin 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:16 am

Isn't the XR basically at it's limit on EWR-OKC? Considering how much further BOS and ABQ are from EWR and OKC, it doesn't seem possible even in the XR. It's a great plane, but everything has its limit.
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 10):
Isn't the XR basically at it's limit on EWR-OKC? Considering how much further BOS and ABQ are from EWR and OKC, it doesn't seem possible even in the XR. It's a great plane, but everything has its limit.

Its done IAH-BFL which is 100mi longer than EWR-OKC.
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:48 am

Yeah, IAH_BFL used to be the long one. LAX-ACA is the new marathon I think.
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:02 am

LAX-ACA, can they do that without weight restrictions? That's evne longer than IAH-BOI back in the day.
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:21 am

Quoting XJET (Reply 12):
Yeah, IAH_BFL used to be the long one. LAX-ACA is the new marathon I think.

Is xjet really doing LAX-ACA? I can't find it listed on delta.com anywhere. I would be surprised if they tried that with the XR as it seems a bit too long at 1400+ NM. I suppose it *might* be possible as it is more of a north south route and the winds would not be as much of a factor as the East-West routes.

IAH-BFL is (was) a long one but there have always been a few longer ones.

Unless LAX-ACA turns out to be true, IAH-BOI was xjet's longest route ever with the XR at 1286.2 NM as the crow flies.

After that was discontinued, it was LAX-MLM for a few months at 1253.4 NM.

Then when the branded flying began, the longest route became SMF-SAT at 1268.4 NM. This one is currently still the longest (again unless LAX-ACA is true).

The EMB-145XR gets more or less "topped off" on these routes if an alternate is required.
Unfortuantely (or fortunately if you're not a fan of sitting in an ERJ for 4 hours) at 1710 NM ABQ-BOS is just a bit too far for an EMB-145XR to make, especially fighting the winds westbound. Additionally, I have heard no announcement about initiating such service. I too, think you might've mistook boston for austing (a true "road trip" moment"). Where were you when you heard the Ad?
 
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:28 am

Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 14):
Where were you when you heard the Ad?

In my living room, about 10 feet in the air, painting the ceiling.  Smile

So I guess it was Austin after all. Doh! Sorry for the mix-up and for straightening me out guys.
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RE: Xjet: ABQ-BOS?

Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 14):
Is xjet really doing LAX-ACA? I can't find it listed on delta.com anywhere. I would be surprised if they tried that with the XR as it seems a bit too long at 1400+ NM. I suppose it *might* be possible as it is more of a north south route and the winds would not be as much of a factor as the East-West routes.

It is true, they are offering it, go to www.delta.com, try to book flights in December/January, with a Thursday departure. I was looking to book this flight the other day but wound up having to go on a day that they don't operate it, hence connecting someplace.

Was looking forward to it. I would much rather have an ERJ for almost 4 hours with one of those "A" window aisle seat with nobody sitting next to you, than be on a stuffed A320 where i am sitting next to someone. Although, 4 hours is quite long time in such a small cabin.
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