On a flight from Naples to Miami I was on an ATR 42. This is the biggest propeller plane I have ever been on! It held more than 40 people, in a “2 seat – row – 2 seat” configuration. Good headroom, overhead bins, storage under the seat in front.
The flight went over the Everglades at 11,000 feet on a sunny day, and you really got a good view of the swamp below.
This plane was surprizingly quiet for a propeller plane. Also, the storage was in the front behind the pilots, with entry in the rear. Most planes seem to have storage in the back or underneath.
Location: Naples Airport, Naples, Florida
Camera: Kodak DC240
(originally posted 8/18/2000, at http://lschofieldtravel.blogspot.com/2000/08/equipment-atr-42.html)
The Saab 340F is one of the smallest commercial planes I have flown on (but not the smallest). It has three seats across, one on the right of the isle when facing the back of the plane, and two on the left. While it is small, there is some small overhead space, and they can run drink services (if the flight is long enough) and there is a flight attendent.
This is a picture of a Saab from a Northwest flight I took to Champaign, Illinois. You can see that the plane is a twin turboprop. This helps enhance the vibration and noise inside the aircraft :-). Like most commuter flights, you walk out to the plane and up the fold out steps.
Watch your head! Low clearance!
(original URL : http://lschofieldtravel.blogspot.com/2000/07/equipment-saab-340f.html)