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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 May 3, 17, 2:04 pm
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I just boarded 8335 and it is my first trip on a 900. The A side bin is taller but still not much space. I think that the DF bin looks to be about the same size as an e90. I am in J. The interior is bright with light gray leather seats. It also has the new livery. There is a noticeable increase of pitch in J.
I asked on FB about ovens, and they said they weren't going to do hot food until every fin had the oven, to prevent catering nightmares.

Can you comment on the meal?
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Old May 3, 17, 4:14 pm
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Chicken or beef. Both were cold plates.
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Originally Posted by YEG_SE4Life View Post
I just boarded 8335 and it is my first trip on a 900. The A side bin is taller but still not much space. I think that the DF bin looks to be about the same size as an e90. I am in J. The interior is bright with light gray leather seats. It also has the new livery. There is a noticeable increase of pitch in J.
IFE - same system, new system, or no system?
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Old May 3, 17, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by YEG_SE4Life View Post
I just boarded 8335 and it is my first trip on a 900. The A side bin is taller but still not much space. I think that the DF bin looks to be about the same size as an e90. I am in J. The interior is bright with light gray leather seats. It also has the new livery. There is a noticeable increase of pitch in J.
Did you notice any additional closet space? Closets on the 705's often seem to get filled with roller bags quickly due to the small bins.
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Old May 3, 17, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by D582 View Post
IFE - same system, new system, or no system?
It is the same system.
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Originally Posted by gcashin View Post
Did you notice any additional closet space? Closets on the 705's often seem to get filled with roller bags quickly due to the small bins.
The closet up front looks a little larger and thee bins are a bit larger. Today was a full flight and there didn't appear to be a carry-on issue. I don't honestly know if it was by design. I did not go behind the curtain.
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Old May 7, 17, 11:29 am
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YEG_SE4Life, thanks for the update. Looks like 3 of the 5 new build CR9s are out in service now. Glad to hear they put the new bins in.

Anyone have any word on whether the old planes will be getting the new bins when they go in for re-configuration?

I've made a wiki so we can track the progress.
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So I guess C-GLJZ will be the old configuration? Aww.
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
So I guess C-GLJZ will be the old configuration? Aww.
Why do you say that?
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Old May 7, 17, 5:48 pm
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Why do you say that?
Because it wasn't in the wiki

And I can confirm it has not been reconfigured
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Old May 7, 17, 9:33 pm
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So you're trying to be pedantic but inaccurately so?
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I asked on FB about ovens, and they said they weren't going to do hot food until every fin had the oven, to prevent catering nightmares.

Can you comment on the meal?
I feel like that's a smart move.
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Old May 8, 17, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
So you're trying to be pedantic but inaccurately so?
No? I was going to be flying on that fin, and I was expressing disappointment that, based on the data in this thread, it would not have been reconfigured.

That is neither pedantic nor inaccurate.

Then I even followed up, after flying, to confirm the fact.
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Old May 8, 17, 10:13 am
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So your post was incomplete, as it could easily be interpreted that you were saying that fin wasn't going to be re-configured ever, rather than having to do with an upcoming flight you were taking
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Old May 8, 17, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by YXUFlyboy View Post
What are all the known CRA routes?

YYC-IAH
YYC-SFO
YYC-PHX (seasonal begins in May replaces the 319 for Rouge)
YYC-YVR (seasonal winter only)
YVR-YXY
Booked YUL-BOS. In J, booking says CRJ705. Seat plan still 10 J seats, still 1A all by itself. They no longer seem to use the CRA designation.
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