Q-400 first class

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Anybody know if the Q-400 is offered with a first class configuration? If sp anyone in the know at CAL know if that is allowable under they scope?
 

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Anybody know if the Q-400 is offered with a first class configuration? If sp anyone in the know at CAL know if that is allowable under they scope?
If you pay the money they will make it however you want it.

And yes, I heard a few European Carriers have First Class configs.
 

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Correct, depends on the carrier wheter they want it with a first class section or not..... Nice bird, finally flew on one, I asked to see the flight deck, WOW, nice.....
 

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I would REALLY like to fly one of these!

If only regionals were all TP fleets! Think of the fun we could all have in the Saab, ATR and Dash-8!!!
 

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I would REALLY like to fly one of these!

If only regionals were all TP fleets! Think of the fun we could all have in the Saab, ATR and Dash-8!!!
And think of how many more mainline jobs there would be! People wouldn't be flying an EMB 170 for 23.00hr.
 

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Agreed 100%
 

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And think of how many more mainline jobs there would be! People wouldn't be flying an EMB 170 for 23.00hr.
Indubitably my friend!

Then we'd have somewhere to aspire to end up...again.
 

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A couple of European airlines and Horizon will replace their RJ fleets with Q-400s, that says a lot about a turbo-prop....... Anybody know the MTOW, and range of the Q-400?? Can it do LGA-MIA????
 

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Anybody know if the Q-400 is offered with a first class configuration? If sp anyone in the know at CAL know if that is allowable under they scope?
They'd offer the airplane with a brass pole and disco lighting if someone would buy it.

At least the FA's wouldn't call up looking for change any more. Well OK most FAs would still have to call.
 

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MTOW is 65000... and it will go from LAX To BOI no problem
 

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It's an additional 400 miles from New York to Miami. Can it do 1100 miles with reserves?
 

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A couple of European airlines and Horizon will replace their RJ fleets with Q-400s, that says a lot about a turbo-prop....... Anybody know the MTOW, and range of the Q-400?? Can it do LGA-MIA????
Once you fly more then a 400nm range the benfits of flying a Q400 start to fade, and then the benfits of a CRJ-700 begin to shine.

The longer the stage length the more benfits of flying a Jet at FL370-410 then flying a Q400.
 

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MTOW is 65000... and it will go from LAX To BOI no problem
65000 MTOW? Jeez, defitnely not your average turbo-prop. I do agree with Wsurf, for those longer flights, it just might be more economical to operate a jet........ I guess the Q-400 was designed to fly short, high density routes, like LAX-San Jose, or La Garbage-Boston.........
 

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65000 MTOW? Jeez, defitnely not your average turbo-prop. I do agree with Wsurf, for those longer flights, it just might be more economical to operate a jet........ I guess the Q-400 was designed to fly short, high density routes, like LAX-San Jose, or La Garbage-Boston.........
Yes, anything under 400nm it rocks from what the performance shows. However from what the Horizon people say its a mx nightmare. It must be a completely different bird from the other series. Our 25 year old birds still run about a 98% completion factor. (thanks to our pilots and Mechs.)

The Dash 8-300 we operate works nicely in our 1hr or less markets. 50pax/83bags, good full load and sit back and cruise at 220-225 IAS.

Wait till the Q400x comes out. A 90 seat Dash 8. WOW.
 

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A 90 seat Q-400X???..Several large regional airplanes flying around these days, ERJ190, CRJ900, and now the Q-400X. Are these considered mainline or regional birds?

The majors won't have to buy as many Boeing/Airbus products as in the past, why would they with all these large regional airplanes available.... Better flying equipment for the guys at the regionals, but less major jobs.
 

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A 90 seat Q-400X???..Several large regional airplanes flying around these days, ERJ190, CRJ900, and now the Q-400X. Are these considered mainline or regional birds?

The majors won't have to buy as many Boeing/Airbus products as in the past, why would they with all these large regional airplanes available.... Better flying equipment for the guys at the regionals, but less major jobs.
Yes I totally agree with you, I always thought that anything over 70 seats shoulda stayed with mainline.

When the CRJ700 came out I was hoping that it would be the largest Regional Aircraft. Boy I was wrong.
 

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The new series Q's are much less MX pigs than the old ones that Horizon has.

It does 600NM legs pretty comfortably could probably do around 700NM with IFR reserves and a not too distant alternate without any hit on payload.

cale
 

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If they could get the noise down a bit, it would be better. If they run 74 seats or less, they are pretty decent in the back. I think most taller people would do 2.5 maybe 3 hours without too much complaint. I'd give it 1000 nm radius in which pax would be "ok" but thats it.

A Q will take full pax, bags and 3.5- 4 hours fuel... or something like that
 

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Colgan just ordered 15 more Q-400s. Little Colgan is coming of age, good for them
 
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