AA to add up to 60 CRJ-200s

Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:12 am
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AA to add up to 60 CRJ-200s

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Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:14 am
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Is this April 1st?

Ugh.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:17 am
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Yuck.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:40 am
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I imagine the idea here is to restore some of routes previously serviced by the E145. I'm sure I'm dreaming here, but it would be nice to see them add a small F cabin, even if it's just 1x2 for the first 2 rows.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by njvandy
I'm sure I'm dreaming here, but it would be nice to see them add a small F cabin, even if it's just 1x2 for the first 2 rows.
It would be the only time you'd ever see C availability. lol
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by njvandy
I imagine the idea here is to restore some of routes previously serviced by the E145. I'm sure I'm dreaming here, but it would be nice to see them add a small F cabin, even if it's just 1x2 for the first 2 rows.
Likely won't happen as they'd have to remove a row of Y seats and would then have the F / MCE seats misaligned with the windows through the exit row. Because of that exit row, it would likely be impossible to tighten Y to 30" to get the F seats in at 36 and not remove any rows.

If F seats did happen, it would be something like 6 F @ 37", 16 MCE @ 35", 22 Y @ 31".
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:10 pm
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Well this is one way to drive people flying from ORD towards UA; granted UA still has it share of CRJ flights, but they are increasingly shifting to the CR5 which is a great 50 seat configuration. CRJ200 flights not so much.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by qukslvr619
Well this is one way to drive people flying from ORD towards UA; granted UA still has it share of CRJ flights, but they are increasingly shifting to the CR5 which is a great 50 seat configuration. CRJ200 flights not so much.
Hate to break it to you, but 99% of the flying community couldn't care less about the quality of an aircraft (unless there is a known safety issue with it, and even then most would be oblivious to it). They care about things like cost & schedule. They'll book their flights on the airline that makes sense for them, not based on aircraft type. Most people don't even know what aircraft they are flying on. When flying on a regional airline, most people also don't even realize that it isn't actually an AA, UA or DL aircraft/crew.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:31 pm
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The CRJ200 just doesn't go away.

Perpetual cycle of: YAY SERVICE; ugh cant stand the CRJ200, rather drive; big splash press release of drawing down CRJ200 & replacing it with better alternatives (even the E145 is WAY better); 1-2 years of happiness; reintroducing CRJ200 to fill in route holes / cut costs.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:36 pm
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I assume we'll see the same approach as Delta with this equipment: 50 seats, 2 x 2.
4 seats in row 1 marketed as MCE / remaining 46 seats marketed as Main Cabin
(Possibly MCE in row 8 at the exits?)

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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:47 pm
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Terrible news!
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 12:58 pm
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Refuse to fly these. 🤢
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 1:01 pm
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It might turn out to be good news for places like Ithaca, which has been trying to get ITH-ORD service for years, and which is losing its only AA service (to PHL) next month.
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 2:21 pm
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Canadian torture tubes!

From AA's perspective, is a CR2 really better than an ER140/145? At what point do we bring back props?
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Old Aug 22, 2022, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by bchandler02
Canadian torture tubes!

From AA's perspective, is a CR2 really better than an ER140/145? At what point do we bring back props?
Give me a Q400 any day over a CR2.
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