1 less 747 in Q4

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  1. Infinite1K
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    Temporary storage?
     
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    Not sure, but I hope it is temporary.
     
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    What's interesting is that the 744 that UA pulled out of the desert is now in Atlas colors and doing troop transport.
     
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    The addition of 5 Q300s in Q2 and Q3 is also interesting. Has anyone heard more about these?
     
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    If they are straight up Q300s then they have the advanced night vision system on them and a slightly higher payload than the Q200.
     
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    These are former Tyrolean/Austrian Arrows Dash 8-Q300s to be operated out of CLE/EWR by CommutAir. They are 50 seaters but considerably older and slower than the Q400. Still a nice capacity bump and lower CASM than the Q200. Waaay lower than the ERJ! :D

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    Very interesting. Any idea who will operate them (guessing Colgan?) or where they will be based?
     
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    When will these be in service, and where?
    /how did you get the pic? And gimme some tail #s!!

    /demanding
     
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    Bummer on the 747. I get tired of RJ's! In the next two weeks I am on a few RJ's on flights of 2-3 hours. Kind of a drag.
     
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    +1 Especially if it has the new lie-flat C class. I was hoping UACO would maintain international capacity and keep the 747 as flagship (and can always hope that eventually they will order 747-800)
    I feel the RJ's with Y+ are pretty comfortable. Just hate the single tiny lav on the CR7 on a 3-hour flight used by 66 pax
     
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    Seems like SMI/J considers the 737-800 and 757-200 as flagship airplanes :rolleyes:

    One more reason why the E170s are so much better than the CRJ7s: they have one lav in the front and one in the back.
     
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    Has anyone flown Air Canada E-Jets? Freakin Nice! In-seat entertainment systems and 110 power.
     
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    AC CRJ-705's (operated by Jazz) are even nicer. If UA ran RJ's in the same config that Jazz runs their CRJ-705's, I don't think anyone would complain (much) about flying on them.
     
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    I haven't flown Jazz in some time....looking forward to it based on your comments. AC is a class act (usually), my understanding of their financial position is that they may not be around for much longer, but that is for another thread....
     
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    ;)
    N837CA and N838CA are currently on property. These are former CommutAir B1900D registrations.
     
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    Agreed. While I'm not a fan of flying the RJs on long routes, at least Air Canada has made the experience pleasant with first class, generous leg room in coach and their IFE and power at seats.
     
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    You mean Air Canada Express? ;)
     
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    what's with the skin repairs adjacent to the props on both of the new CommutAir Q300s?
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    Totally agree. When you have DEN-BNA on a RJ with no F, and one lav, can't even stand up in the aisle (I'm 6'1)...just makes flying a chore. I will have 2 movies loaded on the iPad and a Xanax for this flight....lol
     
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    Expect to see them on routes such as CLE-CMH/ROC/BUF/IND as soon as next week, generally replacing ERJ frequencies. :)
     
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