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AA - Fokker 100's - Where?  
User currently offlineUsa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 270 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

I will be flying from AUS to OKC next month, and the DFW - OKC leg will be on a Fokker 100. I noticed that AA is the only US carrier to buy F100's; where else do they run besides DFW - OKC?

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32689 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

I think they are all DFW and ORD based. There are none at thier MIA and SJU hubs. They used to have some "executive" F-100s based in DAL, those are grounded for now.


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User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

AA F-100s operate from ORD & DFW
For 10/01:

ORD
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ALB
ATL
BNA
DCA
DTW
HPN
IAD
IAH
MDT
MSP
OKC
PHL
ROC
RST
SAT
STL
SWF
TUL
XNA
YOW
YUL
YYZ

DFW
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AMA
ATL
BHM
BJX
BNA
CLT
CVG
DAY
DSM
DTW
ELP
GSO
HSV
IAH
ICT
MDW
MFE
MSP
MTY
OMA
OKC
ORD
MEM
SDF
TYS


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

US Airways also flies the F-100. Midway Airlines did too before they went under.

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

US Airways is retiring their F-100's by April of 2002

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

AA also has a large operation at LGA. though not a defined 'hub' per se.

6 of the 7 daily AA LGA-YYZ flights are F100.

AA bought 75 F100's. 74 are in service (1 recently written off)

US bought 40 F100's. About 35 in service. US will be retiring the F100 by Apr 02. Approx 5 are in storage at Mojave.

Midway operated as many as 8 F100's at one point.

Neil/Toronto




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

AA F-100s still show up at BOS.


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

The F-100's also show up in Kansas City every now and then too. I have had the opportunity to fly on one with both AA and US. I was not impressed.

User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1732 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).

pgh234


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3759 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1720 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.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1684 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.

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

I flew an AA F100 IAH-DFW, the round windows are nice.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDLLongIsland From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

American also flies Fokker 100's out of Long Island's MacArthur airport (ISP).

User currently offlineAus_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

AA used to fly F100's betwen AUS and ORD but were changed to MD-82's sometime last year.

Jason


User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

AUS_Spotter, do you live in Austin? I would guess so by your name. I saw a 722 on that route in June. It was probably an equipment change. I live in Austin as well.

User currently offlineAus_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Yes, I live in Austin. The 722 must have been an equipment change as I've never seen anything other than MD-82's on that route in about a year.

Jason


User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1645 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.

User currently offlineRailmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Two weeks ago there must have been 10 parked on the ramp at AA's Tulsa Maintenance and Engineering Center. This is way more than normal.

With the new MRTC they are a joy to fly on. They weren't before!


User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

The 8 ex-Love Field 56 seat F-100's have been parked at TUL since the Love Field executive service to LGA, ORD, and LAX has been dropped

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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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.



Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1581 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.


User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1557 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.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

AA flies the F100 from DCA to ORD, BOS, an now STL.
No more TWA at DCA.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineCannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Ray,

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.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1508 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" Laugh out loud

Hey, I thought it was funny!

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
25 OzarkD9S : 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.
26 TEDSKI : Sometimes AA instead of using the MD-80 all the time on the ALB to ORD route they would use the F100.
27 Yorkie : 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
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