Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1842 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7522 times:
Yesterday, I flew an ATR72-500 for the first time (well, it was my first time in any ATR), and I have a question.
Is the fuselage of the ATR wider than the Fokker 100?
Both are 2+2 seating, however, I've always found the F100 very uncomfortable to sit in and if I'm unfortunate enough to be put in a window seat I simply can't sit upright due to the curvature of the fuselage.
Yesterday I was in a window seat and found the ATR surprisingly comfortable and I could sit upright quite comfortably. I also found the seats wider.
Simply the comfort factor ... personally I find the seats on the F100 narrower than most other aircraft I've flown domestic (A32x, MD-8x, 757, MD-90, DH8 and ATR72). When I've had the misfortune of getting a window seat on the F100 I've found myself sitting arched sideways for the entire flight due to the curvature of the fuselage.
I rather dreaded getting the ATR72 over the weekend, but found it to be a very comfortable aircraft -- even in the window seat.