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Your Verdict On The F100  
User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

Tough to maintain, inefficient, or something else?

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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

I don't know about operations or maintenance, but I really enjoyed flying in them! My experiences include a couple of times on US and maybe 5-6 x on AA. I miss them!

User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

Quoting EWRandMDW (Reply 1):
5-6 x on AA. I miss them

I just flew in one of those on saturday, AV CTG-BOG. First time ever in a F100. Very nice ride, indeed. Climb was powerful and fast (100% lf), and descent reminded me of those beautiful DC9s, very sharp angle.



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User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

I have flown on them many times, and I have to disagree I felt that I was on a plain powered with hair dryers or something.

User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

I have flown on them many times, and I have to disagree I felt that I was on a plane powered with hair dryers or something.

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

I have flown on the Fokker 100 many times and I love flying on them, they are a great aeroplane. However, they aren't the most reliable aircraft in the skies and performance wise they are a bit lacking - mainly because of the engines. It’s definitely an underrated aircraft though and it looks good...


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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

I flew one on ORD-ALB back in 2001... nice ride, I remember being very excited to ride in it! They were more interesting to me than the MD-80s (and still are)...


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

Flew on an Air Berlin FK100 recently from STN-GLA, i was surpised with how
comfortable the seats were and the windows were a great big size for
photography, the only bad thing i can say is that sitting in row 18 so close
to the engines i had to put up with a noise that reminded me of a diesel
powered commuter train!



Flown: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,346,380, B720, 727,732,733,734,735,738,741,744,752,753,763,772,773
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3962 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Flew on one once, and absolutely loved the experience... it was just something a bit different to the usual boeings and airbii.

I think the window size is one of its best features!


User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Noticed the Airberlin, and thier are other LCC operating these. A liitle surprised by that as I thought you dont get good economies per seat on F100's?

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

Quoting Curious (Reply 9):
Noticed the Airberlin, and thier are other LCC operating these. A liitle surprised by that as I thought you dont get good economies per seat on F100's?

Economics might not be as good as 'modern' aircraft, however, they're very cheap to buy/lease so to speak...



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8601 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4658 times:
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I had my first ever F100 experience last Friday from Yazd to Tehran Merhabad with IR . A nice robust aircraft . ( and I thought IR had incredible seat pitch on it for a short haul aircraft - anybody know what their seat pitch actually is - it seemed very roomy to me )

In Iran I imagine fuel economy is not so important as reliability ( the government seems to subsidise all forms of oil )



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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Flown on the F-100 twice.

Midway Airlines
MCO-RDU

Fly DBA Airlines
CGN-THF

No complaints here!



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 12):
No complaints here!

Only on American when they connected PNS with BNA and ORD. I thought they were a comfortable plane. Still wondering why AA didn't bring them out to the West Coast to help establish service out west.


User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I don't remember the dates, but I have made three trips on the F100:

US STL-CLT
AA DFW-HSV
KL AMS-MAN-AMS (actually were Air UK at that time)

I personally thought it was a fantastic airplane from a passenger standpoint with the large round windows, and a very smooth ride.

I understand they were a maintenance nightmare though...


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

I remember I was scheduled to fly on a A320 and an F70 showed up, it was fantastic. But my couple times on an F100 were great. Very comfortable planes in my opinion. Again, like others, not sure about the details when it comes to efficiency, cost, mx, etc...but I sure did enjoy my flights on them!

User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

It was great to fly on a different aircraft... I've flown twice on them.

Usairways PHL-DCA 5/10/1998

Alpi Eagles VCE-NAP 9/18/2001


User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4509 times:
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I flew on them many times with US out of PHL. Always a treat. John


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Personally I love flying the F100 and the F70; when seated at the front they are quieter than the MD80/90 family of aircraft which is handy. Plus they are just so much more fun than the boring busses and boeings that predominantly cruise the skies of Europe today. I have flown them a lot on KLM and also on Air Berlin and GIR Jet, flights I will always look forwards too, even if they are a little bit iffy on the tech side of things!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

Fokker should have concentrated their effort to turboprops IMHO. They could have had the F50mk2 by now head to head with the Dash 8. Fokker was a very respected brand in aviation and rightly so. They delivered and their planes were capable.

At least the turboprops.

Ah well.. it was nice to see variataion in the sky in the form of Fokkers. Now it is just Airbus and Boeing. There are still some around.  Smile

cheers

Asturias



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