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Old 07-19-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Anyone in here ridden the Continental Airlines (CommutAir) Bombardier Q-300? I guess its a pretty new fleet.

These Q-300's were apparently bought from Austria Air, so I looked at the configuration and saw the seat I booked (1A) doesn't exist... there is only 1D and 1F, and both are reverse seats. Would a US aircraft, or CO really have a seat facing the opposite way, looking directly at the person "behind" them?
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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I have ridden on US Air's Q300 a time or two. Yep...Seat 1D and 1F do face backwards. The passengers in those seats get to play footsie with the passengers in 2D and 2F. There is very little foot space for the 4 seats.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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If I recall correctly, the Q300 is a much better ride than the ERJ, at least in my experience. The good news is on a regional jet you won't be trapped in there too long even if facing backwards with no leg room! At least that's what I tell myself when trapped on USAir's POS turbo props.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I have ridden on US Air's Q300 a time or two. Yep...Seat 1D and 1F do face backwards. The passengers in those seats get to play footsie with the passengers in 2D and 2F. There is very little foot space for the 4 seats.
But the confusing part is that I have 1A booked, and 1A isn't even supposed to exist. Would this most likely be an error on the CO website, meaning I really have 2A, or would it mean I have 1F and will be stuck with a showdown with 2F if I don't change?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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If I recall correctly, the Q300 is a much better ride than the ERJ, at least in my experience. The good news is on a regional jet you won't be trapped in there too long even if facing backwards with no leg room! At least that's what I tell myself when trapped on USAir's POS turbo props.
Yeah, I booked this itinerary for the very reason of having the Q300 to CLE over the ERJ-145 to ORD :P
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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But the confusing part is that I have 1A booked, and 1A isn't even supposed to exist. Would this most likely be an error on the CO website, meaning I really have 2A, or would it mean I have 1F and will be stuck with a showdown with 2F if I don't change?
Are you sure it was a Q300 and not a Q200? I was not able to locate a CO flight using the Q300 so I was not able to see what their seat chart looked like.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Are you sure it was a Q300 and not a Q200? I was not able to locate a CO flight using the Q300 so I was not able to see what their seat chart looked like.
It is a Q300, operated by CommutAir. They are quite new for CO, so that is the reason. The seat map isn't even correct on their seat selector haha.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Here's the seating chart from Air New Zealand for a Q-300. It has a 1A

Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 airplane seat map and seating details.
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