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To Cleveland and back: ExpressJet dba United Express ERJ-145, BOS-CLE-BOS, September 2018 [lots of pictures]

Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:03 am

Hey everyone, and happy 2019!

Here is the report of my trip last September from Boston to Cleveland and back on ExpressJet's ERJ-145. Since then, it has been announced that this route will be discontinued effective March 7th, but nevertheless here's the report.

United Airlines 4373 (ExpressJet dba United Express)
Boston Logan [BOS/KBOS] - Cleveland Hopkins [CLE/KCLE]
September 1st, 2018
STD: 15:43 (EST)
STA: 17:55 (EST)
Actual flight time: 1 hour 41 minutes
N16546, ERJ-145LR
Seat 9D, Economy Class


I arrived at BOS on the blue line train, about three hours before departure. Checked my bags and cleared security in terminal B within half an hour and went airside.

N455BC - Botique Air PC-12 (c/n 455) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

N518UA - United Airlines B757-222 (c/n 24871) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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Lovely retrojet.

N75435 - United Airlines B737-924(ER) (c/n 33529) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Vestido En Azul.

N954JB - JetBlue A321-231 (c/n 6725) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

N568UA - United Airlines B757-222 (c/n 26674) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Blue La La.

N353JB - JetBlue E190AR (c/n 19000576) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

My ride for the day, a nearly 17 year old ERJ-145LR, arriving from Cleveland.

N16546 - ExpressJet (for United Express) ERJ-145LR (c/n 145562) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

The Botique PC-12 vacated our gate B29 while the ERJ held on the taxiway.

N455BC - Botique Air PC-12 (c/n 455) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

N16546 - ExpressJet (for United Express) ERJ-145LR (c/n 145562) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Blue Amigo.

N229JB - JetBlue E190AR (c/n 19000032) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Boarding was about 10 minutes behind schedule. All carryon rollaboards were gate checked due to the small bin size on the ERJ-145. The plane was probably one third full.

We pushed back soon enough and taxied towards runway 9.

The ERJ sure rides low!

N53441 - United Airlines B737-924(ER) (c/n 30131) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

N518UA - United Airlines B757-222 (c/n 24871) at Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Boston [BOS/KBOS] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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We took off from runway 9 and turned left soon after.

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About half an hour in, drinks were served. I chose apple juice and was served about three-fourths of a can, with pretzels.

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The rest of the flight literally flew by, and we were soon descending into Cleveland.

Cuyahoga [CGF/KCGF] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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The Cleveland National Air Show was incidentally going on at Burke Lakefront that weekend.

Burke Lakefront [BKL/KBKL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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Cleveland National Air Show 2018 at Burke Lakefront [BKL/KBKL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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We touched down on runway 24L a few minutes before schedule.

Swagelok's private jet.

N589K - Private GLF5 (c/n 5235) at Cleveland [CLE/KCLE] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

N853AE - Envoy Air (for American Eagle) ERJ-140LR (c/n 145742) at Cleveland [CLE/KCLE] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

I made my way out and my bags were already on the carousel.

United Airlines 4051 (ExpressJet dba United Express)
Cleveland Hopkins [CLE/KCLE] - Boston Logan [BOS/KBOS]
September 2nd, 2018
STD: 17:40 (EST)
STA: 19:31 (EST)
Actual flight time: 1 hour 22 minutes
N29906, ERJ-145LR
Seat 9D, Economy Class


Back at CLE less than 24 hours later, I was airside about an hour before my flight.

N956FD - FedEx B757-236(SF) (c/n 29115) at Cleveland [CLE/KCLE] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Today's aircraft was N29906, a 17 year old ERJ-145LR (this flight is today operated by a CRJ-200).

N29906 - ExpressJet (for United Express) ERJ-145LR (c/n 145472) at Cleveland [CLE/KCLE] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on FlickrImage

Takeoff was from runway 24L again, and I got an excellent view of the airport as we banked right.

Cleveland [CLE/KCLE] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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The rest of the flight was pretty much like the outbound segment and I have nothing significant to mention.

There was a beautiful sunset as we approached Boston, however.

Sunset over Boston by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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Sunset over Boston by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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Sunset over Boston by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr
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We landed on runway 22R and taxied to our arrival gate, B29 again.

Thank you for reading, and please check out my Flickr stream! :wave:

Previous trip reports:

JetBlue's refurbished A320, AUS-BOS, August 2018
American Airlines longhaul Y, LHR-DFW on the B77W, August 2018 [lots of pictures]
Spotting at SFO + Virgin America (not yet Alaska!) A320 SFO-AUS, April 2018
MAA-DEL-MAA on Air India A20N and IndiGo A320, March 2018
Spotting at BLR + Jet Airways BLR-MAA, October 2017
 
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Re: To Cleveland and back: ExpressJet dba United Express ERJ-145, BOS-CLE-BOS, September 2018 [lots of pictures]

Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:06 pm

You can really tell the difference between the galaxy and the globemaster. Nice little trip report great photos.
 
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Re: To Cleveland and back: ExpressJet dba United Express ERJ-145, BOS-CLE-BOS, September 2018 [lots of pictures]

Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:00 pm

tomaheath wrote:
You can really tell the difference between the galaxy and the globemaster. Nice little trip report great photos.


Thanks! If you follow the Flickr link above the image, I've tagged all the various aircraft types in the picture for easy identification.

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