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Has Anyone Ever Flown On An ATR 500?  
User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8691 times:

Hi people,

Not sure of its exact name, but I am flying from Toulouse to Nice with AirFrance in the above named aircraft, it was either that or an 8hr trip by train, which as many have mentioned would have been a long and painful trip!

Its only a 1hr flight, but just wondered if any of you had flown in one before, what to expect etc!

Im not usually scared of flying, so is this a 'fasten your seat belts' time! or can I expect an exciting trip there?

Thanks to all

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12171 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8685 times:

Would that be an ATR42-500, or 72-500?

Dan Smile

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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8678 times:

The props I flew on include the Dash 8-Q315, Fokker 50, ATR 42-300, 72-200 and 72-500. Of all these, I find the ATR 72-500 the best in terms of passenger comfort. The noise level in the cabin during cruise is comparable to a regional jet's.
Being a smaller aircraft it's bound to bounce around a bit more in turbulence, but I always found the ATR to be more stable than say a CRJ.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3835 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8675 times:

You will be flying the ATR-42-500  Smile
The schedules say its a AT5 which is an ATR-42-500  Smile

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I've flown the ATR42 and ATR72 loads of times, I generaly enjoy the flight. I prefer the ATR's to the Dash 8's and F50's. I also think that the ATR's look great  Smile

Hope you have nice flight  Smile

As Levent said, the ATR's offer a stable ride  Smile

Rob!  wave 

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12978 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8656 times:

NZ operates the ATR72-500, which is a -200advanced model with 6 blades instead of 4 which the -200s have. I've flowen WLG-HLZ-WLG on an ATR72-500 and its a nice ride but very noisy with vibrations during take off

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8647 times:

I love the ATR72-500. Great aircraft for short routes. Looks very nice as well. Big grin

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

Quoting Levent (Reply 2):
find the ATR 72-500 the best in terms of passenger comfort

I can only agree with that! I prefer the ATR72-500 over the Dash 8 - especially in terms of legroom when having a window seat. I can't understand why NZ is buying Dash 8's now. They look sleek, but passenger comfort is not as good. Must be more economical though (at least for NZ's purposes).But then again, it looks like they replace the Saab 340s rather than the ATRs...

You'll have a good ride, and certainly better than 8 hours on the train!

Have fun

User currently offlineEikiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8578 times:

Gday ..

Have flown the ATR72-200 & 500's with NZ, and they're fine. For an hours flight over an 8 hour train trip, deffo worth the airfare.

Also flown the ATR42 with RE a number of times, and find these a bit noisier, but again, fine if it's a short hop.

Hope this helps!


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