ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4042 times:
I just received my June Sky Guide in the mail....I did a quick (very quick) scan of all flights from O'Hare and Dallas and did not see any American Airlines flights using the F100. Have they retired the last of them?? Sure didn't take them long.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3859 times:
During the past week (24-28 May) when viewing AA flights in Sabre, I found at least one route to/from ORD (believe it was ORD-LGA or ORD-DCA) for which "100" was the equipment type indicated on most, if not all, flights offered by AA in the market. At the same time, in recent weeks I have observed in Sabre flight schedule displays that Fokker 100s have become increasingly scarce in the AA system.
MD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
So if the F100 and the M80 are substandard than please tell us what aircraft are at standard and why.
Both aircraft have been ordered by the finest airlines worldwide and also in large quantities.
If a cabin looks dirt and cheap or worn out than it is a problem of the operating airline and not the aircraft. The newest aircraft can look poor in a few months if not well maintained.
In my opinion the F100 and the M80 are very good aircraft and they have proven that in thousands of flying hours.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
A couple of weeks ago, I was searching AA.Com for flights on ORD-ATL in December, and there was 1 F100 listed flying the route. This makes some sense, because a friend of mine who flies for AA told me that management was considering pushing back retirement to the end of the year, because bookings had picked up, ORD was running into delays, and some of the Fokkers could have their C-checks pushed by by a few months.
Whether management has decided to go ahead with the retirement in September, I don't know.
N276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Being an American Airlines employee, I can definately tell the difference between an F100 and a Super80. I made note of it because I know that the F100's are on their way out and found it strange to see it there. It definately was one though, for a fact. Maybe it was a maintenance ferry or what I don't know.