AA Embraer RJ140 seat question

Old Jun 28th, 2007, 11:20 AM
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AA Embraer RJ140 seat question

We seem to be flying BDL/ORD quite a lot lately, and the only plane AA uses on this route is the RJ140 (grrr.....). I've tried seats in row 4, and the window seat has a definate curve making it somewhat uncomfortable for my legs. Does anyone know if it is the same throughout the plane, or it is because of the curve of the nose? Seatguru was no help. Next flight I have row 5 booked.

Thanks for any info!

<font color="green">Cyn</font>
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Old Jun 28th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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No difference. Cross section of the fuselage is the same Row 4 or Row 5.
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Old Jun 28th, 2007, 11:57 AM
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What about further back - exit row any better?
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Old Jun 28th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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I have only flew on CO's ERJ-145 but it's basically the same plane. No, further back will not help.

Exit row will have more legroom. If you can get 11A, grab that one.
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Old Jun 28th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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You did say &quot;we&quot;....

so why not sit in the aisle seat?
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Old Jun 29th, 2007, 04:08 AM
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AA, DH is 6'2&quot;, and since <b>I'm</b> uncomfortable at 5'3&quot;, there's no way he could tolerate it.
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Old Jun 29th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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The AA Embraer jets I've flown always have row 12 as the exit row, and I reserve that when I book online. If you have any type of elite status with AA, you should be able to get it in advance. I'm the same height as your DH. It's not as spacious as the exit row on a larger plane, but it's the best on one of these.

BTW, I see &quot;DH&quot; a lot here. &quot;Dear Husband&quot;?
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Old Jun 29th, 2007, 06:45 AM
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Jeff,

I do have gold status, and can book the exit row, but then I have to weigh the extra-wait-to-get-off-the-darned-small-plane vs the extra-room-in-the-darned-small-plane's-exit-aisle.
I really wish they would change the plane on that routing.

Yes, DH=dear husband.
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Old Jun 29th, 2007, 11:42 AM
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There is only two good seat for the husband. 1A and 12B. So, you can decide where you want to sit. I'll take 12A across from him if he takes 12B. For sit front to back 1A/2A.
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Old Jul 7th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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Since O'Hare is United's hometown I was curious. They use a 737 and 757 on that route.

Points are one thing but comfort is another especially when airlines status match.
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Old Jul 7th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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We're flying miles, and for whatever reason, AA always routes us through Chicago - over DFW every time. This is a connecting flight for us.
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Old Jul 8th, 2007, 05:51 AM
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Just double checking here - you all are saying exit aisle is 12, but on the seat chart for AA it's row 11 (which I booked). Row 11, correct?
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Sorry, I may have confused you. Yes, Row 11 is what you want. [I was thinking about Continental's ERJ-145 when I said about Row 12.]

You're fine.
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have just booked seats 1A and 2A round trip ord to gulfport (almost 3 hours!) thanks for your advice. Hate a small plane in the winter from o'hare...ugh
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I have a question not about the seat, but about the storage bin... Since I'm scheduled to fly this plane next week, and I will carry a small luggage, which most airlines would accept as a business-men hand bag, is this plane's storage bin the same size as say, the MD-80?
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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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No, it's not the same size as an MD-80's, it's smaller. Smaller briefcases and backpacks will fit in the overhead. Rollerboards are gate checked and you pick them up upon de-planing.
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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 02:28 PM
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Which means the same airline can accept your baggage as hand-bag in one flight, while forcing you to check it in as luggage -- in another.... Not good.
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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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No, Mamamia, that's not quite what it means.

Gate check means you carry your bag down the jetway, but leave it there before boarding the plane. The crew will put in the luggage hold. At your destination you will pick up your bag right where you get off the plane, before you enter the terminal.

If you must have something with you in the cabin make sure it is in a smaller bag that you either carry or can extract from your larger carryon bag.
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Thanks for the clarification... That's more encouraging....

...Is this also done in Europe?
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..Is this also done in Europe?

Good question. My limited experience is flying small LH planes out of Munich. In that case the gate agent tagged my bag at the doorway, but it was returned to me at baggage claim at my destination. It was not returned to me at the gate.
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