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CRA re-config and re-designation - details and progress

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All new CR9s have delivered and the existing CRAs have been re-configured and re-certified as CR9s

New-build CR9s are:
  • C-FJZD
  • C-FJZL
  • C-GJZS
  • C-GJZT
  • C-GJZV
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Old Nov 19, 18, 4:02 pm
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Now also flying YYC-YEG-YYC once a day -- I am upgraded tomorrow YYC-YEG (2 credits--regrettably I have lots to burn!)
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Old Nov 19, 18, 4:28 pm
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You're making me want to book SFO-YEG-YYC for the do now. Why take one CR9 when I can take two?
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Old Nov 19, 18, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
You're making me want to book SFO-YEG-YYC for the do now. Why take one CR9 when I can take two?
I'm on the CR9 for the do.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
You're making me want to book SFO-YEG-YYC for the do now. Why take one CR9 when I can take two?
How dare you.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 5:58 pm
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Guys... Stay on topic, please. Are you saying you're more likely to take these flights due to the re-configuration? Or you have re-configuration-related concerns that may lead you to take alternate routes instead? Otherwise this discussion probably belongs in a different thread...
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Old Nov 20, 18, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Guys... Stay on topic, please. Are you saying you're more likely to take these flights due to the re-configuration? Or you have re-configuration-related concerns that may lead you to take alternate routes instead? Otherwise this discussion probably belongs in a different thread...
What if the reconfiguration includes the wifi. Then it belongs in yet another thread.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by YEG_SE4Life View Post
What if the reconfiguration includes the wifi. Then it belongs in yet another thread.
The re-configuration hasn't impacted the WiFi. The only fins without WiFi are the new builds. WiFi remained operative on the legacy CRA fleet throughout the re-configuration.

Further discussion of the WiFi should definitely take place in the WiFi thread.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Guys... Stay on topic, please. Are you saying you're more likely to take these flights due to the re-configuration? Or you have re-configuration-related concerns that may lead you to take alternate routes instead? Otherwise this discussion probably belongs in a different thread...
We're just saying that we agree with, and like the re-configuration, and maybe a little bit of the the re-designation too.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by j_the_p View Post
I was on FIN 705 last night and had a hot dinner; it was a nice surprise after expecting the cold chicken. The SD was thrilled to be able to serve hot meals on that plane.
I would have been thrilled too if my omelet was not stone cold this AM YYC-YWG. I rarely get poorly reheated food on AC flights but my travel companion also had the cold omelet. Hope this is not a pattern developing. . .
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Old Jun 15, 19, 10:34 am
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In the 12-seat CRA J cabin, does anyone remember what seats have the AVOD box intruding into the foot space? Is it the aisle-side seats? Want maximum space for the support boa constrictor.
Thanks.

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Old Jul 20, 19, 3:29 pm
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I will be flying YVR to ORD in J. Will there be room for my rollaboard?

I rarely fly AC and I have found DL CRJ 900 to accommodate my bag but UA CRJ 700s and 900s do not, thus requiring a gate check.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Buster CT1K View Post
I will be flying YVR to ORD in J. Will there be room for my rollaboard?

I rarely fly AC and I have found DL CRJ 900 to accommodate my bag but UA CRJ 700s and 900s do not, thus requiring a gate check.
When AC re-configured the CRAs and made them CR9s, they added a second large closet up front to store bags. I don't ever remember being required to check my roll-aboard in J before that, and certainly it's not required now. Although many FAs don't seem to understand how to load it properly and sometimes a bit of Tetris is required to get things to fit.

Also note that AC does gate check slightly differently than US airlines. On UA and DL's CRx planes (although I don't believe UA has CR9s, only CR7s and CRJs), it's standard to check bags on the jetbridge and return them on the jetbridge at arrival. AC refers to this as "sky check" and typically only offers it on short flights on smaller planes, e.g. DH3 YCD-YVR, DH4 YTZ-YUL, etc. It's rarely, if ever, offered on a CR9. When AC refers to "gate check", they are talking about checking your bag to its final destination, to be picked up at the baggage carousel with regular checked luggage.

That won't be an issue for you flying J on the CR9, but for reference just in case it's applicable on another flight
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Old Jul 24, 19, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
When AC re-configured the CRAs and made them CR9s, they added a second large closet up front to store bags. I don't ever remember being required to check my roll-aboard in J before that, and certainly it's not required now. Although many FAs don't seem to understand how to load it properly and sometimes a bit of Tetris is required to get things to fit.

Also note that AC does gate check slightly differently than US airlines. On UA and DL's CRx planes (although I don't believe UA has CR9s, only CR7s and CRJs), it's standard to check bags on the jetbridge and return them on the jetbridge at arrival. AC refers to this as "sky check" and typically only offers it on short flights on smaller planes, e.g. DH3 YCD-YVR, DH4 YTZ-YUL, etc. It's rarely, if ever, offered on a CR9. When AC refers to "gate check", they are talking about checking your bag to its final destination, to be picked up at the baggage carousel with regular checked luggage.

That won't be an issue for you flying J on the CR9, but for reference just in case it's applicable on another flight
Thank you, this is very helpful info!
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Old Jul 28, 19, 5:39 pm
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Sitting on FIN 781 right now. No wifi and no IFE. I had no idea they had any jets in the fleet without IFE.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by YVR72 View Post
Sitting on FIN 781 right now. No wifi and no IFE. I had no idea they had any jets in the fleet without IFE.
Fin 781 and Fin 782 which is just entering service are ex Skywest birds and still have the Skywest seats. No wifi or IFE as well.
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