My main worry is the fact that this 3-hour (649 mi) nonstop-flight is being carried out by a Fokker 50.
--> Is this desirable from a pax point of view ?
I only am accustomed to 70-minute-flights in KLc's F50 between HAJ and AMS (and a few shorter hops on VG), but imagining to endure 3 hours in those seats (I am putting the *noise* issue aside) I am not sure if I want to endure this. Other opinions / experiences ?
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11656 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
They have some very long flights on the F50, don't they! The HAJ route won't be the longest in fact; they also serve ODS from RIX in the little Fokker, that's 780 miles and when I was at SIP one of their F50s came in - that route is 927 miles!
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SandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3252 times:
I only flew BT's F50s on the short RIX-TLL-RIX hops, but i remember the seats as being rather comfortable for a turboprop. I would probably give the HAJ-RIX sector a try. Also, their BOB offerings aren't bad, and quite reasonably priced. You should absolutely try their Croissant sandwich. It's delicious!
Bbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 3): I only flew BT's F50s on the short RIX-TLL-RIX hops, but i remember the seats as being rather comfortable for a turboprop. I would probably give the HAJ-RIX sector a try. Also, their BOB offerings aren't bad, and quite reasonably priced. You should absolutely try their Croissant sandwich. It's delicious!
I would go with BT (3 hours is not really that long) !
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
I spent an hour on a BT F50 flying the RIX-HEL route and it was just fine. Admittedly there were only 10 of us on the flight and the seat next to me (along with most of the other seats) were empty! Sit me on a fully-loaded one for 3 hours and I might have to reconsider which flight I took. I did once fly a fully-loaded Flugfelag Islands F50 from RKV to AEY, and it was pretty uncomfortable. Thankfully it was a fairly short flight.
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