Review of American Eagle flight Philadelphia Toronto in Economy

Airline American Eagle
Flight PDT493
Class Economy
Seat 8C
Aircraft Embraer ERJ145
Flight time 01:04
Take-off 11 May 19, 15:56
Arrival at 11 May 19, 17:00
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By GOLD 287
Published on 21st July 2019

Welcome Back to another US-CAN series.  This report consists of 4 legs to and from Central Florida. These trans-border reports are relatively short compared to my International trips and are easy point fill quota posts.

I booked AA through CLT and onto Toronto. This was another early departure in efforts to get back by the afternoon. I reached to MCO about 5AM for my scheduled flight at 6:25AM to CLT. Unfortunately due to engine problems the flight got cancelled 2 hours after the scheduled time of departure.  

As a result, AA rebooked me via PHL onto Toronto. I was downgraded to economy on one of the legs as no premium product was offered. I had only flown out of PHL one time before on QRs A350 and was curious to know how it served as a connection airport. 



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Aircraft info:
Operator: Piedmont Airlines
Registration: N632AE
Age: 20.2 Years
 


Our a/c was parked at gate F33. Interesting how these jet bridges meet the plane.


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Having only flown on the ERJ 145 one time before I forgot how low the aircraft sat on the ground. 


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AA 763 in from Budapest and NK A32N off to San Juan, PR. 


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A short takeoff roll set us on our way to Canada. 


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Cruise saw relatively clear skies until descent over Lake Ontario.


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Toronto and Toronto island.


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Our approach gave fantastic views of downtown Toronto and the lakeshore area. 


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A few banks later we were on final and touched down at YYZ. It was just before the rush hour so the airport was relatively quiet.


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WS 763 loading up for LGW.


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Overview of the RJ gates at Terminal 3


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Our route map sourced from Flightradar24.com


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Verdict

American Eagle

5.2/10
Cabin4.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering5.0

Philadelphia - PHL

7.2/10
Efficiency8.0
Access6.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Toronto - YYZ

6.9/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

After basically an 11 hour travel time (original departure check in to destination airport arrival) I was glad to make it to Toronto. PHLs RJ terminal reminds me a lot of CLT. The commute in the city was quite easy and hassle free. As the flight was quite short, just a pretzels and a soda were offered.

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