I thought United was getting rid of these things

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  1. avflyer
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    They are taking delivery from United. These are existing aircraft currently operated by ExpressJet for United, if I understood UA Insider correctly on Flyertalk.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Who is buying them?
     
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    By far the WORST aircraft to fly on is a UAL RJ135 / 145. I am staring at 2.5 hours in one of these beasts this afternoon. (EWR-MKE):(
     
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    Have to disagree with you there (and this is coming from someone with nearly 500 segments on ERJ145s). The worst aircraft to fly on - hands down - is a CRJ200 (I have three flights on that type this week).
     
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    Have you never flown the CRJ-200? At least the ERJs have the A seats with nobody next to you and a handful of exit row seats with great legroom.
     
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    I don't know why, but I don't seem to fly on the 200s that much. I am sure I can grow to despise them as well.
     
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    My vote for the worst travel experience goes to the CRJ-200 as well.
     
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    Looks like they will start delivering in time for ORD rebanking
     
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    ERJ:
    • Exit row with tons of leg room. 1A bulkhead seat has a decent increase in leg room as well.
    • A seats on left side of plane so no seat mate for more than 33% of the plane's total seating capacity.
    • Lavatory in the very back stretches across the full fuselage width. Not that any airplane lav is big, but the ERJ lav is nearly 737-sized, just not as tall.
    • Huge windows, placed at shoulder height when seated.
    • Great air conditioning; plane cools down very quickly on hot days.
    • Overheads on only one side provide more head and shoulder room in the aisle.
    • Overhead bin doors slide down into space between passenger service units and bins when open, leaving the aisle free and clear of open doors.
    CRJ:
    • Exit row doesn't have extra leg room and the window seats in the exit row have less width than any other seats on the plane due to the exit hatch design. Seat cushions in the exit row are shorter and less padded than the regular seats on the plane. In fact, no seats on the type have extra leg room.
    • Every seat has a seat next to it. You'll usually have someone crammed in the space next to you.
    • Lavatory uses only half the plane's width and unless you're a child or a little person, using it requires acrobatics that only a circus performer should be doing.
    • Tiny windows placed so low most passengers can't see out.
    • Anemic air conditioning that barely blows and is incapable of cooling the plane quickly when departing hot, humid airports in the summer.
    • Overheads on both sides with doors that swing up into the limited head/shoulder space in the aisle, reducing aisle width. And, as I know from personal experience, it's actually possible for someone not paying attention to slam a door on your head, or whack you in the head as the door opens.
    When it comes to 50 seat RJs, neither is wonderful, but clearly, one has a lot of passenger comfort advantages over the other.
     
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    Beaten by many. E135/E145 = heaven. CRJ200 = hell.
     
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    This is correct.
     
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    This seems to be the consensus.
     
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    We will trade you our crj200s for your despised erj135/145s any time.

    The erj145 is the class of the domestic fleet, including mainliners.
     

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