What is this ERD?

 
Old Feb 11, 04, 10:03 am
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What is this ERD?

Sorry for the 'silly' questions - but I have never flown AA before and I am on an ERD from DFW to FWA this coming weekend.

#1 - is this a jet or a turbo prop?
#2 - is it really 1 x 2 seating?
#3 - other than the exit row is there a good seat on this plane?
#4 - is there food on this flight?
#5 - how is overhead storage? will i be able to fit a suit bag in the overhead?

Thanks for the info.

SFO_Chad

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Old Feb 11, 04, 10:08 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by SFO_Chad:
Sorry for the 'silly' questions - but I have never flown AA before and I am on an ERD from DFW to FWA this coming weekend.

#1 - is this a jet or a turbo prop?
#2 - is it really 1 x 2 seating?
#3 - other than the exit row is there a good seat on this plane?
#4 - is there food on this flight?
#5 - how is overhead storage? will i be able to fit a suit bag in the overhead?

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It's a 44 or 50 seat Embraer regional jet with 1 by 2 seating. There are no good seats, but the exit row is tolerable if you are tall (I am tall). I don't like the single seat side because I am also wide. My favorite would have to be the B seat in the exit row.

No food. No room for anything other than a small laptop in the tiny overhead. You will check your larger carryons planeside and pick them up planeside when you arrive at FWA.

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Old Feb 11, 04, 10:13 am
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From http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/ - ERD = Embraer RJ140.

From www.embraer.com:-
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The ERJ 140 is a new generation jet for 44 passengers, based on the proven and very successful ERJ 145 and ERJ 135 regional jets benefiting from parts commonality and the same crew type-rating.</font>
[Edited to add: There's a whole heap of information accessible from this page that you can't get off the aa.com page that jerry a.laska has helpfully posted below.]

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Old Feb 11, 04, 10:18 am
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And on aa.com under travel information you can find a listing of planes AA flies. The ERD is here:
http://www.aa.com/content/aboutAA/ou...s/eRJ140.jhtml
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Old Feb 11, 04, 10:43 am
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Thanks for the information (although I wish you had different info for me) - 17 in width and 31 in pitch for 860 miles.

I am guessing this isnt going to be the flight that has me leaving UA for AA. Dont get me wrong - the CRJ50 is a nightmare and thankfully I just dont fly the 500+ mile routes on CRJs.
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Old Feb 12, 04, 6:01 pm
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Ugh, I feel your pain. I had that commute. If at all possible I highly recommend flying through ORD instead - 30 minutes on an ERJ instead of 100 or so. Even in light of the weather and traffic hassles. Can you change your routing?
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