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CaptSkibi
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Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:38 pm

Yesterday, 9/16/2007, I got to fly on Compass Airlines' new E-175, N604CZ, on only her 2nd day of commercial service! What a fantastic flight on a nice, new airplane! It really did have that new airplane smell! The seat in first was definitely very comfortable and probably NW's best domestic first seat. One thing of interest, though, is the in-flight magazine, NWA World Traveler, says the first class seating is 2-1, whereas on the plane, it is actually 1-2.

My flight was CP 2074 (NW Airlink 2074) from MSP to OMA. As we were just starting our taxi after pushback, I noticed a pilot standing on the apron at MSP's G20/21 taking photos of our plane. I waved. Is this person an a.net member? I'd love to see those pictures! I tried taking some hand-held pictures at OMA through the window, but suffered from either glare problems in the terminal or from an unsteady hand.

Another neat thing about this plane is the overhead panel. Instead of having a no smoking light, it had a "turn off electronic devices" light. Quite appropriate for this day in age.

Anyway, congratulations to Compass for flying such a nice, new aircraft!
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:40 pm

Quoting CaptSkibi (Thread starter):
Instead of having a no smoking light, it had a "turn off electronic devices" light. Quite appropriate for this day in age.

I'll definitely be looking for those now. I wonder if all new planes would be so equipped?
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting CaptSkibi (Thread starter):

Another neat thing about this plane is the overhead panel. Instead of having a no smoking light, it had a "turn off electronic devices" light. Quite appropriate for this day in age.

It's an E-jet thing, not a Compass thing. Shuttle America's have it too.
 
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:49 pm

Its not just an E-jet thing, those "Please turn off Electronic Devices" signs are in all US Airways airbus aircraft.
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:37 pm

Humor me with the following questions, please. I work on the E-Jets, love them - and am curious how Compass is operating them from an FA perspective!

Do they utilize a CD player to perform the safety demonstration or is it done with one FA reading and one FA "doing the dance" as we call it between rows.

Also, does the forward FA at Compass demo at both rows 1 & the first row of coach like we did at Shuttle America?

What kind of inflight service does Compass provide on the E-Jets?

Hmm .. thats all I can think of for now. Just curious...
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:19 pm

Quoting S5FA170 (Reply 4):
Do they utilize a CD player to perform the safety demonstration or is it done with one FA reading and one FA "doing the dance" as we call it between rows.

They use the CD player, with one FA in first, and the other in coach. I'm not sure if the coach person does the dance.

Quoting S5FA170 (Reply 4):
What kind of inflight service does Compass provide on the E-Jets?

The first class service was identical to mainline NW domestic first class service. I would imagine coach is the same. I know they provided drinks, but since my flight was less than an hour, I don't know if they would have provided the same snacks that mainline NW does.
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:43 pm

This aircraft was passing through DTW last Wednesday (9/12) doing takeoff & landings prior to entering revenue service.

Side note - are they using any specific gates in MSP? I've seen the 175's parked over at various gates on C and on G in the middle of DC-9's & the A319/A320's.
 
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:09 am

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
Side note - are they using any specific gates in MSP? I've seen the 175's parked over at various gates on C and on G in the middle of DC-9's & the A319/A320's.

Typically they are going into C2, C3, C4 and G18, and G20 from what I have seen them typically do when i was there. Of course all handled by mainline employees.
 
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 3):
Its not just an E-jet thing, those "Please turn off Electronic Devices" signs are in all US Airways airbus aircraft.

The CRJ-900's NWA has have the same thing. They replace the No Smoking sign that are on regular aircraft.
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 8):

The CRJ-900's NWA has have the same thing. They replace the No Smoking sign that are on regular aircraft.

I rode on 907XJ over to MSN from MSP the other day, and indeed they do. I found the CR9 to be a pretty nice ride. The no electronic devices light is nice, especially if you have some variety of noise cancelling or sound insulating headphones. You don't have to rely on hearing the FA make an announcement over the PA. Just look for the light.
 
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RE: Compass's 4th E-175 Ship 604

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:34 am

I saw my first NW E-175 in July. It looked very nice and was quiet. If I go back to Washington D.C. I'm going to try to get on a NW E-175.
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