Pgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 808 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Here in PIT there is a bunch of F-100's running around. However, they are quickly dissapearing as US retires them. (I think they are going to need to buy an aircraft to fill this pretty big gap in aircraft seating since the DC-9s are gone and the F-100s are going to be gone. They will have nothing between a 50 seat RJ and 109?? seat A-319) I have only been on one F-100 in my life (CMH-PHL this summer) and I didn't hate it. But I must admit it was a bit noisy in the back (sounded sorta like an automatic trimmer or lawnmower with a high-pitched buzz).
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4418 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
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There used to be American F100's in Newark as well. Those used to be flown to/from Chicago, you're right there is a F100 crew base in Chicago. I've been on the Fokker 100 with American quite a few times, I liked it but I haven't seen it with the new interiors. Last time I flew on it, it still had the old seats. Do you know if American refurbished the Fokker 100's to the new interiors? I imagine they must have done so because they plan to keep that aircraft type for a while.
You won't see F100's in Newark anymore, now all EWR-ORD flights are MD-80's.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I love the Fokker 100 and will really miss it once it is out of service. I first rode on one in 1994 when I was coming back ABE-PIT-HPN. The PIT-HPN was on a F-100 and it felt great! I've been in love with that a/c ever since. I saw two F-100s at HPN last summer when I was coming back home -- I was going to PIT on USAirways' F-100, and there was an American F-100 at the next gate going to ORD-RST. I got some relatively good pics, just haven't had the time to put them on my site yet.
N17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2012 times:
And the occasional 763 change is nice, it is like once in a lifetime though. I saw one in on a change for an AA 757 from DFW last March. It was beautiful, squeezed in right next to a WN 733, the 763 put it to shame.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1965 times:
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I heard that Fokker went bankrupt a while back, is that making any impact on finding service parts for the Fokker 100?
I must say, that when I work on the ramp at MSP, I hear the same loud DC9's and uninteresting A319/320's day in and day out. But somehow when I hear the unmistakable whistle of the RR engines on a F100, my ears perk up somehow and I take a look.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
I wonder why AA never considered flying the F100 to SFO, SJC, LAX or SNA.
Is it because AA wants to keep the planes close to their primary F100 pilot bases at DFW and ORD? I see mostly MD-80 class planes, 737NG's, and 757-200's at SJC, AA's primary airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
Range issues to fly ORD to West Coast, plus at only holding 86 pax, uneconomical on those routes and lacks cargo space compared to MD-80's. Passengers would complain flying for more than 2.5 hrs on and F-100.
CannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
Why doesn't AA fly the F-100 on the west coast? Easy... Since ORD is the B-check station, it would be impossible to fly F-100s on the west coast without opening a seperate MX base on the west coast. The F-100 has a drift down problem that prohibits its use over the Rocky Mountains on a normal basis. That means that there is no way to flow aircraft from the west coast to ORD and back to insure that the MX parameters are met without adding a lot of additional expense. Believe me, it was looked at but was not feasible or cost efficient.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4158 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
IAH is AA F-100 heaven or hell as I prefer to call it!
Say has any one heard this?
Several years ago a WWII English flying ace was recounting some of his war stories to a group of English school girls, and in one story he told of how he was jumped by 3 Fokkers!
"This one Fokker came right out of the sun and another Fokker was on my tail while another Fokker was aprroaching up from below " During all of this the girls were laughing and giggling, the headmaster interupted and told the girls to quiet down and also mentioned that the Fokkers were planes used by the Germans duing the war. The ace spoke up and said .......
" Yes, but these Fokkers were flying Messerschmitts"
Hey, I thought it was funny!
"Show me the Braniffs"
: would be nice if AA replaced the F-100's with 717's. I think Braniff (MkII) ordered the F-100, but they went belly-up first.
: Sometimes AA instead of using the MD-80 all the time on the ALB to ORD route they would use the F100.
: The first 40-plus F.100 delivered to American all went to O'Hare. I believe they then set up a second base at RDU which used to be a big AA hub. When