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Bombardier CRJ900 / CR9 seat, carry on, etc. information & discussion

Old Feb 15, 11, 12:57 pm
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Bombardier CRJ900 / CR9 seat, carry on, etc. information & discussion

Reserving this space for general information about the aircraft.

According to the American Airlines Website:

US listed Capacity: 86 seats

SeatGuru: Bombardier CRJ-900 (CR9) V1 F 12 (1 X 2), MCE 12, Y 52
"CRJ-900 Next Gen" F up to 12 / 19.6 - 19.7", MCE up to 39 / 16.55 - 17.33, Y up to 58 / 16.55 - 17.33"

SeatGuru: Bombardier CRJ-900 (CR9) V2 F 9, MCE 0, Y 53

SeatGuru: Bombardier CRJ-900 (CR9) V3 F 9 recliner seats, MCE 31, Y 31

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Old Feb 15, 11, 4:00 pm
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Unfortunately, I have many, many flights on this beast. I strongly prefer row 1 (1D being the best seat, IMO) to the exit row because the legroom is as good or better and the seats are slightly more comfortable. The padding on the exit row seats is almost nonexistent and is one of the least comfortable seats on any US plane. Overhead room is very limited such that even bags which fit under the seat on mainline aircraft often won't fit. I think the dimensions are about 16" deep and 8" high. Rollaboards are totally out of the question and you get to line up on the jetway to wait for plane side delivery with what seems like the entire plane.
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Old Feb 16, 11, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by MikeLaw View Post
Unfortunately, I have many, many flights on this beast. I strongly prefer row 1 (1D being the best seat, IMO) to the exit row because the legroom is as good or better and the seats are slightly more comfortable. The padding on the exit row seats is almost nonexistent and is one of the least comfortable seats on any US plane. Overhead room is very limited such that even bags which fit under the seat on mainline aircraft often won't fit. I think the dimensions are about 16" deep and 8" high. Rollaboards are totally out of the question and you get to line up on the jetway to wait for plane side delivery with what seems like the entire plane.
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I made the exit row mistake one time thinking the legroom would be nice. While I wasn't disappointed in the legroom, the seat itself was nearly unbearable. Thankfully, the longest hop that I make in this aircraft is about 80 minutes (of flight time). I truly hope that the rumors of a small FC cabin are true.
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Old May 1, 11, 11:19 pm
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US Airways CRJ 900

I have 3 legs of my upcoming trip on a US Airways CRJ 900 operated by Mesaba in the Bulkhead Window seat. I was wondering if the seats are leather and padded? Also can one pay for alcoholic beverages with their credit card on the US Airways Express flights? Do they offer more service or are they the same like mainline.

Also do the flights arrive in the B concourse?

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Old May 2, 11, 12:38 am
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I think your refering to flights operated by Mesa. Mesaba operates turbo props for US. The CRJ is one of the most uncomfortable rides around. There are planes that have been updated but not all we refer to the CRJ as the bumbuster. I hope your flights arent long. The flights arrive in Charlotte in the E concourse and I dont think any go in to Philly. I dont know where they arrive at in PHX. Alcohol can only be purchased with cash on US Airways express. A caveat that many times its not loaded onto the planes and the F/A's are not required to sell or comp the alcohol to you if you do not bring exact change or they do not have change.
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Old May 27, 11, 8:05 am
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Is row 1 reserved for gate assignment, or does it open at a window? I'm flying tomorrow and row 1 is either occupied or blocked...just curious which is might be.
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Old May 27, 11, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by PBIGuy View Post
Is row 1 reserved for gate assignment, or does it open at a window? ....
Row 1 used to be available for the asking at booking, but now only obtainable 24 hours prior to flight by calling (can also ask at airport, of course).
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Old May 27, 11, 9:58 am
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They are an uncomfortable aircraft and I avoid them when I can. You don't say what airport you are flying into, so can't help you with the Concourse B issue. As to liquor, it is generally limited to beer and wine, it is for sale and unlike the mainline, it is cash only.
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Old May 27, 11, 10:03 am
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I've never been on a CRJ thats parked at concourse B in clt. The only express flights that i've been on that do that are the E175. If you've got to go to E in clt I hope you have a decent layover, as its a hike.
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Old May 27, 11, 10:34 am
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Occasionally they will park a CRJ (and even a D8!) at D4/D4A. I've seen this a few times. They use mobile air stairs butted up against the jetway.

But this is quite rare.

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Originally Posted by beachbrew View Post
I've never been on a CRJ thats parked at concourse B in clt. The only express flights that i've been on that do that are the E175. If you've got to go to E in clt I hope you have a decent layover, as its a hike.
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Old May 27, 11, 10:44 am
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Occasionally they will park a CRJ (and even a D8!) at D4/D4A. I've seen this a few times. They use mobile air stairs butted up against the jetway.

But this is quite rare.

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I have been on DH8s that have parked there headed to LYH and ROA before. It's definitely a weird feeling especially as flights to Europe are boarding around you.
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Old May 27, 11, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by beachbrew View Post
I've never been on a CRJ thats parked at concourse B in clt. The only express flights that i've been on that do that are the E175. If you've got to go to E in clt I hope you have a decent layover, as its a hike.
They used to park them at B-Con but I think the E-170/175's displaced them to E-Con
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Old May 27, 11, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by GotCalcio4 View Post
I have been on DH8s that have parked there headed to LYH and ROA before. It's definitely a weird feeling especially as flights to Europe are boarding around you.
And to CAE + FLO...

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Old May 27, 11, 12:07 pm
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As to liquor, it is generally limited to beer and wine, it is for sale and unlike the mainline, it is cash only.
Another one of these perfectly inconsistent rules. Don't most airlines in the US require payment by credit cards only? So any reasonable person would assume the same is true for this flight as well.
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Old May 27, 11, 12:15 pm
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A person who flies a carrier that uses the credit card readers on Express flights would expect to be able to use a credit card, but US has never accepted credit cards on Express flights to the best of my knowledge. The reason is simple - Express doesn't have the credit card readers. Maybe one day US will make them standard across the board.

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