What's better aircraft in bumps?

lexissima

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This is like a word problem of yore: A fifty-seater ERJ, on a two-hour run, or a 78-seater Dash 8-400 turboprop on an hour and fifteen min flight?

I heard that props are better now. true? Also, a night flight (around) 10 pm in summer, in the Northeast as smooth as a morning flight, all else (storms, etc.) being equal?

If I take the prop--the other leg of my flight is in a wide body:):)767!
 

tb_neg

Administrator
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Props are much better now. This isn't some tiny Saab 12 seater. The Dash 8-400 is larger and heavier than the ERJ, so take the Dash.

ERJ-20k lbs
Dash-25k lbs

That's an extra 5,000 lbs!
 

tb_neg

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Morning flights can be a little better, but your night flight should be fine.
 

tb_neg

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True, but a Q-4000 can get up to 25,000. Most of the time they fly around storms, it's hard to go above them if they are powerful.
 
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