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AT7, DH4 Or F50 In Terms Of Comfort And Quietness?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19612 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7644 times:

Which do you prefer in terms of comfort and quietness: the ATR-72, the Dash-8-400, or the Fokker 50?

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User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

Dash 8-400. It is actually fairly roomy.

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7601 times:

I am also interested in this.

I had my first Q400 flight a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed indeed. Have also flown on the Q300 which I thought was superb. Am something of a Dash 8 fan now!  Wink/being sarcastic

Have got another Dash 8 next month  Smile but also my first AT4 flights too. Heard the AT4 is not quite as nice as the Q300/400's but would be nice to hear some opinions from those who have sampled these types of aircraft.

Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

The Q400 is a great aircraft, and most of the aviation-lay men on the plane agreed, despite the fact that they had to go down stairs from the jetway down to the ramp.

User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4445 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7560 times:

They say that the Q400 rocks, but the F-50 is also very good compared to the ATR.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7233 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7554 times:

I have only ever been on an ATR72-500 when it comes to regional aircraft, I am very impressed with the ATR I must say.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7579 times:

Never flew on a Q400, but did fly on ATR42-300, ATR72-200, ATR72-500, Dash 8-Q300 and Fokker 50.

Of these aircraft, I found the most comfortable to be the ATR72-500. It is very quiet in the cabin, more like a regional jet.

Although the Q300 is quite new and modern, it is terrible for cabin comfort if the noise surpression system doesn´t work. The main problem here is the old-fashioned four bladed propellers, which make more noise than the six-bladed props of the newer ATR´s and the Fokker 50. The cockpit systems could use some updating as well. Compared to the older Fokker 50, the latter has a more advanced cockpit layout in many ways. For example the Q300 doesn´t have an automatic climb power button as on the Fokker, but the pilots have to adjust prop RPM manually. Generally the materials used on the F50 are of higher quality as well.

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