Airplane Embraer ERJ 140 (ERD) American Airlines has 2 classes on board with total of 44 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
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I def would attempt to get a seat in A which is solo. The other two seats across looked quite cramped. Tight but better in A.
If you're tall & wide or used to first class on your domestic flights, stick with 11C on this small bird. The right side armrest is attached to wall and very small - hence, widens the seat. Exit Row is the only place on this plane with any legroom to speak of. You can survive here for an hour or two without too much pain.
Considering how small this is, the experience is not bad: the seat is comfortable, tray table works well, everything was in good repair, and the ride was smooth and quiet compared to many regionals. That said, it is simply cramped - there is not much leg room, even less head room if you need to stand, no overhead storage on the left at all and small compartments on the right, and frankly the drink trolley barely makes it through the aisle without hitting everyone's elbows. It's fine for a very short ride (my most recent was CLT-CHO, which is about 75 minutes start to finish), but I would avoid on anything longer than 2 hours.
Chicago to Sioux City, extremely uncomfortable, 6' tall 210 lbs
I LOVED this airplane. when you first come to entrance you are shocked how small it is but once fly on it you are hooked. would prefer over big planes anyday.
If I have the choice, I'll usually take 1A on ERD and ERJ-140 flights. There's a lot of legroom and it's very easy to get off the plane. It can be a little cold because of the proximity of the forward door. There is no overhead bin next to this seat, so you either have to go to the first full row or, sometimes, the flight attendant will let you put your bag in one of the storage cabinets.
If you fly this type pick any A row except the rear bulkhead. I prefer this regional over any CRJ 200/700 no headroom
The left hand side of the ERJ-135/140/145 is one of the most comfortable rides in an airplane you can have. Does not matter that this plane is small. The A seats are fantastic. Window and Aisle and IMO very good leg room. I rather fly on this in the A seat than a 777 on any trip any length
The seats on the ERJ 140/145s are the worst I have ever flown in. The seat angle is terrible with no leg room and you can hardly stand straight in the aisles. The turboprops I've flown in are better. Get flights on a CRJ if you can. Your body will thank you!
This plane was not horrible for the short connecting flight from Miami to Charlotte as the seats were comfy (leather seats) but tight legroom and tight overhead and underseat space. around 8:30 Departure, good to be back in the US after a energy consuming time in Santiago going through extra security and then customs in Miami. But all went well, American Eagle's seats aren't bad to begin with at least.
I enjoy this plane, and despite its small size, it's never given me a problem. The seats are comfortable and the 1-2 layout is ideal. Engine noise isn't as loud compared to some other RJ's. Gate-checking carryons is inconvenient, but it only takes 5 minutes for them to get brought up to the jetway.
Regardless of the weather, the first 3 rows on this plane can be very cold!
First off, avoid this type of Aircraft if you can. Small, bumpy flight, poor ventilation. The tallest spot while standing up is less then six feet, watch your head. Also these planes cannot handle standard carry on luggage. If it's a roller type, you will be asked to check it in. Good luck in bad weather, our plane was out of barf-bags, hint hint.