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Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:51 am

Has anybody ever flown on a Fokker F-100, are they about the same as a DC-9? Im thinking of flying American and thats the plane I would go on.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:54 am

I can tell you that I have flown on an Air Portugal 733 and A320 and also a Portugalia F-100. The most confortable was the F-100, very smooth flight, very quiet.

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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 6:02 am

As far as interior layout, they are the same as DC9's with the 2x3 seating layout. They are also about 100 times quiter and 15-20 years younger. Most of the F-100's in American's fleet have yet to break 10 years in service.

Quite a funny looking plane actually.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 6:07 am

I flew on one of China Eastern's F100s, and seem to recall that it was reasonably comfortable for a short flight, but I couldn't imagine taking one on a long flight.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 6:26 am

Flew on a Swissair F-100 a few years ago, very quiet from what I remember, but other than that, it's not much different from an MD-80.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 7:18 am

I've flown US Airways F100s frequently. They are about the same in terms of cabin space as a DC9-30, seating for about 100. It is much quieter, and has modern avionics in the cockpit. As with AA, the US fleet is also quite young, around 10 years old.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 7:38 am

I flew an American Airlines Fokker 100 from Columbus to Chicago. The flight was smooth and comfortable, and perfectly suited for short range flights. Seat comfort is normal, not anything special. Though I really like American's F-100's. I hope you enjoy your flight.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 1:30 pm

I fly AA's Fokker 100s often between DFW and STL and find that the F-100 is extremely comfortable in American's (the only airline I have flown them on) configuration. I have never had anything but great flights on them and their interiors are MUCH better than TWA's DC-9s. There are a couple things that are neat about this aircraft....(1) the PSU (Passenger Service Unit) controls are little metal strips that are activated by any contact with your hand (heat??????), (2) the wings flap extentions are labeled so you can tell exactly how many degrees of flap the pilot has extended, and (3) the service is more personalized, more often than not there are 3 flight attendants in coach for the 89 people back there instead of 2, although I have had both, and the service has been superb either way. Hope this helps  

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RE: Fokker F-100

Wed Jan 05, 2000 1:35 pm

I've seen the wing flap extension markings on the wings on US Airways' F-100s. I thought it was something US Airways did. Now that I read that they are on American's aircraft also, they must have been put there by the manufacturer. Why are they there? The cockpit crew can't see them.

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RE: Fokker F-100

Thu Jan 06, 2000 4:26 am

Often flew it Gva-Zrh. Great plane especially when it was with Swissair.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Thu Jan 06, 2000 4:51 am

I've flown an AA F100 but was too young to realise the difference. I just recall looking at the safety card and wondering why it didn't say DC9.

I work 1 miles away from Kent County International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spend many lunch breakss watching the planes come in. When the US Airways F100 comes in, it's always a sight to see. I can't believe how graceful, quiet, and slow it comes in....almost like watching a 747 come in to land.

I don't know if this is common practice for commercial airliners or for this plane, but I've never seen or heard the reverse thrusters deployed when this plane has landed.

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RE: Fokker F-100

Sat Jan 08, 2000 2:54 am

To my knowledge, the F-100 does not have reverse thrusters. This started back to their F-70. I don't know why they don't have them since they do land on some short runways.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Sat Jan 08, 2000 3:20 am

Just for your information the F 70 came after the F 100.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Sat Jan 08, 2000 4:03 am

Let me start off by saying that this is not intended to put you off, and I personally would have no hesitation in flying on an F-100, but the landing gear is inclined to collapse on these aircraft, or so it seems!
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RE: Fokker F-100

Sat Jan 08, 2000 4:06 am

Yes i have flown on a USAir F100 from MEM-CLT. it kind of looks like a dc9 but was more modern and very quiet. That may have to do with the fact that I sat near the front away from the engines noise however. i have not seen the wing flap markings.

Isn't this one of the very few planes with OVAL windows? I never saw an oval window till I was in the F100.
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RE: Fokker F-100

Sat Jan 08, 2000 10:13 am

I flew AA F-100s the last year AA maintained a pilot base in BNA ('95-'96). Consider F100 to be a smaller, quieter version of MD80. Similar seating (2x3 in coach) but no rear cabin doors. Coach seats were (1996) slightly more narrow than MD80 with same pitch front-back.

Vast majority of BNA customers preferred F100 to MD80 on all but longer range flights.

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