FI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10228 times:
When AA and US got them- they thought the would be great planes. One of the biggest issues they
faced was the bladder tanks. They got rid of them really quickly. BN2 ordered them also, and switched
to A320's . Such potential!
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BrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9468 times:
Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1): No, everything is scheduled by F70 or E90, they are only used as back-ups.
I flew MUC-AMS two weeks ago, which was scheduled being a E90, but about week in advance it changed to F100 (PH-OFO). So when an OP is willing to pay a premium price he can book his flight only a few days in advance and be quite sure he flies the F100?
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Aesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6933 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7209 times:
Did AF retire theirs ? I flew on them several times (which is something since I don't fly much and have never set foot on a 737 for example) PAR-BES. If I had to try a plane I would like the opposite of you, the F70 !
I saw that AF "gave" their F100 to KLM apparently, but since KLM has only a few active ones I guess it was for parts.
I'd also like to try the F50 and I see that Cityjet still has a healthy fleet of those.
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CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4106 times:
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Quoting skipness1E (Thread starter): but is there any route that one can book an F100 flight and er..... actually get one?
Tyrolean Airways now exclusively operates on the VIE-AMS-VIE route on behalf of Austrian Airlines (unless they get REALLY desperate for bigger planes), and they generally send the 100. A few times a week it may be a F70 but it's your safest bet to get one out of AMS!
Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
It was mechanical failure, there was an uncommanded reverse thrust while on air and thus losing power, stalled, yawed to the right and struck a building, and others were TAM's own mistakes (officially 7 involving F100) but of course TAM is not going to blame themselves but someone else! Because of that Avianca-Brasil (while it was called Oceanair) had to call its F100, MK-27 on its website to avoid fear...
: You'll have to make do with PH-OFE on the roof of Schiphol if you want to board a KLM F100!