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Has Anyone Flown On An AA Fokker 100  
User currently offlineF-100 From Netherlands, joined May 2000, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3472 times:

What are your experiences with this type compared to other jets.
How are the AA Fokker 100's configurated, is it all economy or also first class. I,ve flown on them quite a lot belonging to KLM (fased out now).
And what is the longest route on which AA uses them?

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User currently offlineAACrew Chief From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3365 times:

AA now has two different configuration.

1) 8 F/C seat with 79 Y/C


2) 56 All First Class seating


the All first class seating aircraft are used on two route's only DAL/LAX and DAL/ORD.

Not sure on the longest route but I would say's the Dal to Lax would now be the longest.


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

In general, the Fokker 100 is not a bad plane. The interior cabin architecture
gives it a wider, taller feel than the DC9-30/MD80 or even the 737 because
the walls are more vertical.

American is the largest US operator of this plane. US Airways operates a
number of F100's that were inherited from Piedmont.

The plane is out of production. A better, small jet is the 737-500 or the
comparable Airbus A319.



User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

I flew the aircraft from Louisville to Dallas and was not too impressed by it. Since I sat in the back of the airplane, it was very noisy. The service happened to be no the best either, so all in all the F100 did not cast a very good impression upon me; but it got me were I was going.

Boeing727


User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

I flew an American Airlines Fokker 100 from DTW-ORD and enjoyed it very much. I was happy to have the oppurtunity to fly on the Fokker 100 since it is kinda a rare plane. The co-pilot (a woman) was very nice and knowledgeble about all of AA and gave me a tour of the cockpit. The plane looks really small, but it feels pretty big inside.

Jack M


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

I rode one of AA's F-100s from MCI to DFW back around November '99. I was not favorably impressed.

The back of the cabin was pretty noisy, I was in coach and I don;t know where folks get off saying the plane "feels" spacious...I am not an overwhelmingly big guy (6'1", 180 lbs) and I felt like a sardine.

Due to the number of seats there were two FAs on board and they were incredibly decent for AA...I asked one if maybe she wasn;t working for the wrong airline....she jokingly replied she really worked for Southwest, this was her part-time job.

I went back to taking WN MCI-TUL or OKC and connecting to fly directly in to DAL shortly after this trip. Not so much because of the aircraft, but because of the price, convenience of Love Field, and WN's FF program.


User currently offlineGagarin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

I've flown on them on round trip ORD - Boston. I was looking for a chance to fly on F100 for a long time, and I couldn't be more happy to find this flight - even though my boss told me he hated that airplane.

On the first flight I had the window seat in last row, by the engine and had excellent view of the wing & flaps thru the flight. I've even recorded 40second mpeg during the takeoff. It was amazing to realize how quiet this aircraft was.

In my opionion the interior was very comfortable and spaceous.

On my return flight, I was even more lucky: it was Saturday afternoon, and we had total of 7 passangers on the board. It was roomy!  

I didn't regret choosing a flight on F100; any airliner enthusiast should have a ride in this bird.


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

I flew the AA F100 from ORD to Albany. It was a decent airplane. Like any rear-mounted engine aircraft, it is always better to sit up front, where it is pretty quiet. Anyway, it was an unremarkable aircraft, in my opinion. I liked the views of the Great Lakes on my flight though!

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3991 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3278 times:
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Yes, I like the Fokker 100. I always enjoy travelling on it and I hope that American is going to keep them for many years to come, at least another decade. It would a pity if they get rid of them now. Not many of them were built and it is now out of production, American is the largest operator of the type like you said, so it is kind of rare to see those. Unless you go to Chicago O'Hare because that's where American flies most of its Fokker 100's from, you won't see many of them.
I flew on a Fokker 100 from NY LaGuardia to Toronto and back, as well as from Chicago to Newark and back. If you fly on one, try not to get a seat after row 20 because the engines are quite noisy at take off and climb, but a cruise at 31000ft is enjoyable. Nevertheless, I have good memories of that aircraft.  

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

I would love to see them at American's Miami hub maybe on a intra Florida service between Miami and Tampa,Orlando,and Jacksonville probably only wishful thinking though.


User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Slight correction. USAirways F-100's were actually ordered directly by USAir. The Fokkers inherited from Piedmont were F-28-1000's purchased by PI from Garuda and F-28-4000's which PI inherited from its aquisition of Empire.

I use to fly them often between ORD and PIT and find them to be decent but unremarkable aircraft. Some of them have a very pronounced growl from the fans at certain power settings.


User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I have flown the F-100 several times, including DFW-SDF and several ORD-east coast flights. It is not a bad airplane, but it's nothing special, either. Despite the fact that they are relatively new (AA has only flown them since the 90s), they have something of an old feel to the interior. I have never been in one with AAs new seats, however, so it may not be as bad any more. Also, they will be getting more room throughout coach, so they should be comfortable to fly on. My last flight on the F-100 was DFW to SDF (Louisville, KY), and it was a Bisro breakfast flight. Due to the light load, however, we didn't pick up the Bistro bags in the jetway; rather, the flight attendants came through the cabin after boarding and handed them out.

User currently offlineRaddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I flew one a long time ago DFW-RDU. It seemed like a short MD-80 to me. Nothing special.

User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

I didn't mind the aircraft, it was nice to ride something different. I didn't notice any difference(lack of room, for example) compared to any other economy class. It was just unfortunate that it was this flight that my leg hit my tray, spilling most of my drink.(that's another story!!)

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

I fly on the AA F100 from SWF (Stewart - Newburgh, NY) to ORD quite often. I have also flown several Midway F100's.. Overall, it's an ok plane. It's real quiet if you sit up front, even more so when your in 1st class. I find it's seating a little roomier then the MD-80, which isn't saying much. The only complaint I have is that it tends to get hot while on the ground in the summer. And if you expect flaps/slats set for takeoff, you're scared till you get airborne, cause they seldom get used. According to many post's here, the wing design is efficient enough to allow for flaps free departures. Some people have said that it is underpowered, but I haven't felt that at all.

User currently offlineChe From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

I have been on AA F-100s from OKC-DFW and DFW-CLE. Overall, it is a good airplane, and rather rare in the US. I like the nice big round windows which are great for looking through. It does have a rather small interior. I think of it as a mini MD-80, as it has 3-2 seating.

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