View Full Version : What is your favorite COMMUTER aircraft?
11-14-2002, 01:18 AM
ATR-42 and ATR-72
Continental Express used this type many times to take me to Portland, Maine (Before WN pulled into Manchester, NH, thus creating a better way to PWM). Seating is not that comfortable (being 6’3”) but easier to move around in than a JungleJet (ERJ). Easy to spot, as it is quite an odd looking bird. Distinct sounding as well. I believe COEX is going all jet buy the first of the year.
I was on a COEX ATR-42 a few weeks ago – probably my last time. Saw Eagle’s 500th ATR at Houston Hobby a long time ago.
11-14-2002, 01:42 AM
11-14-2002, 10:38 PM
Hi all, My favourite Commuter Aircraft has got to be the BAe ATP (Advanced Turbo Prop)
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11-15-2002, 01:03 AM
I gotta go with Tomas on this one, Dash-8-100! images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
For this area of the world with mixed loads of passengers and cargo in all kinds of weather conditions on big and small airports, you can't beat a Dash-8.
On paper the ATR can take a heavier load but there is no where on the aircraft to put it. If you have a piece of cargo on a pallet you'll be trucking it to the destination unless you have a Dash.
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11-15-2002, 02:27 AM
Dornier 328 4 ever
11-15-2002, 01:22 PM
Agree with Avianca, although I also like the Fokker F50
11-15-2002, 03:27 PM
I prefer the Bombardier Q-400.. images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
11-15-2002, 09:04 PM
Turboprop - Fokker 50.
Jet - Fokker 70 and ERJ 145.
11-17-2002, 12:46 AM
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11-17-2002, 12:53 AM
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11-19-2002, 05:44 AM
1. ATR-42, Crappy bad weather proformance, makes the ride real intresting. evil2.gif
2. SAAB-340, good overall prop.
3. ERJ's- Fast, nimble, and comfortable.
11-20-2002, 03:41 AM
SAAB 2000- flew on one of Crossair's about a year ago- beat the @#$% out of the Avro 100 I'd just gotten off.
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NWA 757 300
11-22-2002, 08:20 PM
For me, it'd have to be the CRJ's nod.gif
11-22-2002, 08:39 PM
I like classic Fokker F-27 Friendship
11-25-2002, 05:29 AM
The Fairchild Metro and the Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia.
The Metro because its noisy as hell and fun to fly on. Your head is like this in turbulence: nod.gif heheheh
The EMB-120 because they now serve my "home" airport clap.gif
BAe 146 (as long as all 4 underwing APUs are running).
Would love to try the 328Jet (has a lot of problems though).
And once the A380 is in service my favourite commuter aircraft will be the A330-200 images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif .
No doubt - the Dash 8-100
11-29-2002, 06:22 AM
11-29-2002, 08:21 AM
Brandon i thought you loved CRJs...I mean they are so RARE at ICT!
11-29-2002, 04:53 PM
lol...I wouldn't really consider a CRJ a commuter plane, it makes a lot of long flights as well. I flew on the 328JET on a hop from CVG to DAY and that's more of a commuter route.
12-08-2002, 09:20 PM
My fav. is the Dash-8-300.
Fly Turkish Airlines
12-08-2002, 10:26 PM
My favorite is the Boeing 747-400D!! images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
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12-10-2002, 02:09 AM
ERJ all the way. Fast, smooth, comfortable, and reliable. Roomy cabin, and the fact that they are accessible to normal jetways makes them that much nicer.
12-10-2002, 02:13 AM
My favorites are
1. Dash 7
2. Dash 8 -400
3. BE 146
4. And of course B747
12-10-2002, 06:53 PM
One that is on the ground.
Actually Swearingen Metro III, but only if I'm flying it.
12-12-2002, 03:16 AM
I would definately have to say that the SAAB 340 is my favorite commuter aircraft!
12-19-2002, 10:19 PM
Mine is the Saab 2000. It's fast, it's quiet inside, and it has those unique single seats on port side. 5A is my favourite, right next to the spin.
12-22-2002, 10:54 PM
Since I live in Southern Oregon the Medford airport or MFR is the nearest airport for me. I only have two choices.
The Skywest EMB-120
The Horizon Dash 8
My favorite? My car. United wants $572 to fly to San Francisco and Horizon wants $628 to fly to Seattle. Both San Francisco and Seattle are a five hour drive from Medford. images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
Sorry for the crying, but American Airlines for long trips and Southwest for short trips.
12-25-2002, 11:34 AM
My top favourite commuter aircraft is the:
Embraer ERJ 145
and the second one is the
Bye from MUC,
12-27-2002, 05:45 AM
Nothing like a bumpy roller-coaster to get to where you need to go.
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12-27-2002, 01:15 PM
It's got to be the BAe 146 or the Dornier 328Jet clap.gif
12-27-2002, 02:17 PM
The Britten-Norman Trilander....
12-27-2002, 06:45 PM
I like the Convair myself.
Used to fly them in the Southeast in the early 1990s. while in the military. images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
Now, it's this thing sleep.gif
12-28-2002, 12:05 AM
My short list of winners:
1) DH8 Q-400 (fast and amazingly quiet for a turboprop)
2) Dornier 328 (fast and comfortable though I haven't seen these around on the west coast for quite a while)
3) BAe 146/Avro RJ (because it's just so crazy to have FOUR jets on a regional airliner - it looks like a miniature C17!)
My short list of losers:
1) Embraer Brazilia -EMB 120 (very cramped, narrow and loud)
2) Fairchild Metro (so skinny it feels like you're in a flying culvert)
3) Dornier 328Jet (I've never flown on one, but it just looks so ugly I have to put it on this list...)
12-28-2002, 03:22 AM
Agree with the DO-328 jet
The not jet version of the 328 is really nice (it's my fav) but the other...well...
12-28-2002, 06:17 AM
I'd go with the Dornier 328J, but the company is falling apart so my vote is the ERJ-145. Gotta love the taco tubes
12-28-2002, 07:51 AM
The very lovely EMB-120s. And the ERJ 135/145. clap.gif clap.gif clap.gif
12-28-2002, 04:44 PM
Does an AA 727-200 or a WN 737-200 count?
01-01-2003, 09:12 PM
Has to be the Sabb340. Classic Prop
The BAe 146. Flown it all over Canada and Europe, its great not withstanding the hydrolic fluid smell from time to time.
01-02-2003, 05:34 AM
My vote goes to the pencil-jet (EMB-145). Nice looking airplane and flys very nice. Very well layed out cockpit and gotta love those control yokes. My second choice would be the EMB-120.
01-02-2003, 07:05 PM
The new CRJ-700 in Delta Connection colors...very sharp looking. Send some to DFW!
01-02-2003, 07:23 PM
Commuter prop: Jetstream 41
Commuter jet: ERJ-145.
01-13-2003, 04:36 AM
Saab 340 and Saab 2000. Yes, we Swedes rock!
11-09-2003, 01:53 PM
Re Launching an old topic
How about your favorite commuters
In term of aesthetics, mine are
- Saab 340
- Fokker 50
- Beechcraft 99
- De Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter
- Swearingen Metro
- Embraer 135/145
- Beechcraft 18 Classic (I mean the tail dragger )
- Piper PA31 Navajo, piston powered short body variant.
- Beechraft 1900D
- Cessna C208 Caravan short body.
happy browsing, my pictures on j.net, todays's additions
American Airlines 727-227 (not a misprint), Cameroon Airlines 767-231ER
Continental Airlines 727-224 and Private Jet Expeditions MD.83
:nod: http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=2250 :nod:
11-10-2003, 12:22 PM
Another 747-400D :clap: :clap:
11-10-2003, 04:22 PM
Prop: EMB-120 Brasilia, fast and reliable
RJ: CRJ-700, much better than the CRJ-100/200
11-10-2003, 08:20 PM
Ok, let's see...
2.) Dornier 328 (jet)
1.) Saab 340 (Gotta love it... :))
2.) 1900D (A little cramped, but flew it Ft. Myers to Tampa last summer... loved it)
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