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ATR 72 Vs. Fokker 100: Fuselage Width  
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6174 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.


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

Do you mean the Fokker 100? The Fokker 100 is a 2+3 jet. The Fokker 50 is a 2+2 Turboprop, a similar size to the ATR.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6157 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
Is the fuselage of the ATR wider than the Fokker 100?

Both are 2+2 seating,

The Fokker would be wider. Generally speaking ATRs are 2+2 while Fokker jets, in economy, are 2+3.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

Oooops, I seem to remember the F100 being 2+2 ... of course it's been quite a while since I've been on them -- I generally try to avoid them.


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

Perhaps it was 2+2 in a business class cabin you may have been travelling in?


Why do you try and avoid the Fokker 100s?


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3205 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

Think you must be referring to the F50.

BTW, the bottom right of the homepage on airliners.net gives you aircraft data and history which will answer your question.

The pictures of the planes might even refresh your memory.



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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5579 times:



Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 5):
Think you must be referring to the F50

No MH, it was definitely an F100 -- the F50s were WFU many years ago before I had a chance to get on one.

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 4):
Why do you try and avoid the Fokker 100s?

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.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

You might be right, when Trans Australia Airlines was looking to replace the DC-9s (competition won by the 737-300) they rejected the Fokker 100 because they thought the seating looked narrow.

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