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  1. Two new Houston routes: ISN & BDL - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] longest in the world. Service starts in mid-August based on what's published in the timetables. IAH-BDL is served on an E75 for the 1507 mile trip. Service starts in mid-October based on […]

  2. Graham
    Graham at |

    Hate flying? Want to feel more claustrophobic than normal? We’ve got JUST the flight for you!

  3. Amol (@PointsToPointB)
    Amol (@PointsToPointB) at |

    We regional jets there. And there! And THERE!

  4. DaninSTL
    DaninSTL at |

    Nice post. Those routes wouldn’t be so bad in a converted regional jet with a big couch and unlimited liquor but….sounds painful in normal configuration.

    They could at least hand out pins or luggage tags as a reward 🙂

  5. Daniël
    Daniël at |

    Not AS long, but equally painful are the several flights per day from MSP to IAH in the Embraer 145. The reason I decided to add ORD to my recent routing to LIM (MSP – ORD – IAH – LIM)…. E145 for 2.5 hours.. not thank you.

  6. Guy
    Guy at |

    I live in Houston. Not surprised. United has been screwing us with tiny jets since the merger.

    I may be going to Montreal for work later this year, and couldn’t believe the one direct flight from IAH was 4 hours and 5 minutes – on an ERJ 170. Coming back, on the same jet, it’s 4 hours and 25 minutes. Grand total: 3,180 miles on an ERJ.

    I’ll pass. I’d rather connect and fly decent sized jets on two legs.

    Mind-blowing that one of the largest cities in the country and one of the largest economies in the world gets stuck with tiny jets.

  7. Ryan Radia
    Ryan Radia at |

    ACY-IAH is a very new route – when I ran the numbers last summer, EWR-OKC was UA’s longest E45 route.

    That said, I’d still take an E45 over a CR2 – thanks to seat 12A, which is pretty manageable for up to 2 hours.

  8. ptahcha
    ptahcha at |

    The E75 BDL-IAH option is pretty awesome, especially when we’re stuck with mostly RJ to EWR and IAD and some RJ/mainline to ORD.