Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4493 times:
AA has planned its final revenue Fokker 100 flight on September 8th as AA2573 departing White Plains at 0933 and arriving at O'Hare at 1033, subject to change will there be any ceremony?
will be sad to see the F100 leaving AA
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4472 times:
Just rode on N1414D, an F-100, this weekend from ORD-XNA and back. Great flights. As for a ceremony, not sure. If it were UA retiring an aircraft fleet, they'd sweep it under the rug and mention it to their employees 2 weeks after the event.
Fokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
I think is a shame for AA to retire their Fokker 100.
This are reliable aircraft, good for not too long routes with high demand, I think that they need to update their Md's with the new project of Boeing, the Boeing 717-300.
What a good aircraft that leaves the American air space.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4490 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4036 times:
When the last 727 was retired two years ago, I was on the very final flight TPA-MIA and there was a ceremony at the gate with speeches from pilots and AA executives. There was also a cake offered to passengers riding on the last 727.
So yes, the same thing could happen at O'Hare when the last Fokker aircraft pulls into the gate. Not only it will be the final flight of a Fokker at AA, it will be also the last flight of a Fokker aircraft in the United States. US Airways also retired it's last Fokker, Midway is gone, I don't know if America West still has Fokkers. Most of American's 100's went to JetsGo in Canada and Helvetic in Switzerland, although quite a few are parked in the desert.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22433 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3967 times:
Forget about the 318s. I would be shocked if AA bought from Airbus. I think the E190 or CRJ900 is likely though.
I flew a Fokker from AMS to TXL and back recently, and apart from the 2x3 seating arrangment, I thought that they were very good. The original regional jets. It will be sad to see them go. But it's cool that the last flight will be operating from my home airport (HPN).
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AIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
...So, I counted my last trip to HPN as my official last F-100 trip, however, since I'm going back to HPN/NYC next weekend, I'm debating whether or not just go to LGA(ER3), save the hassle of backtracking to ORD (from DTW), or do a few more F-100 trips DTW-(738)ORD-(100)HPN-(100)ORD-DTW(S80).