Posts: 65
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:27 am

Fokker 100 Or MD88

Sat May 29, 2004 12:54 am

Hi friends,
Just curious, which one do you like? What are the main differences that come to your mind. I flew on a Fok 100 for the first time this March and wasn't that impressed and am going to fly DL's MD88 this summer and wanted to know what to expect. From my perspective, they seem to have somewhat of a samebody style and size seems pretty much the same. Any info or your experiences with either would be great.



RE: Fokker 100 Or MD88

Sat May 29, 2004 1:04 am

Neither. They both suck too much gas.
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 11:12 pm

RE: Fokker 100 Or MD88

Sat May 29, 2004 1:29 am

I prefer the always seemed a tad quieter to me. The seats in 1st on US seemed a little narrower than normal, but all of my experiences on the F100 were pleasant.

Still, having worked ramp for DL at one time, my perspective is probably colored by the fact that I HATED getting into the bins on the MD88. Nothing to do with the passenger experience, but I just don't like that airplane anymore.  Smile

Enjoy your flight!
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:19 pm

RE: Fokker 100 Or MD88

Sat May 29, 2004 1:42 am

MD 88 and F100 are quite different planes: the first is a really narrowbody with large pax number (163 in a single class config) with a medium haul range (it has the longest range in MD family). F100 is a regional aircraft with at the most 112 PAX and a quite shorther range.

Both of them, in my opinion seems to be powerfull during take off and the initial climb. F100 is in my opinion a bit quiter, but also all the MD series if You don't choose the last rows, near the engine, is comfortable.

In my opinion only the general style with two rear engine is similar.

Posts: 989
Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:29 pm

RE: Fokker 100 Or MD88

Sat May 29, 2004 1:54 am

Fokker's fuselage (F70/F100) is about 7" narrower than the MD80 series... Basically everything inside gets reduced dimensions abreast-wise. I can stand three-four hour flights in MD's, but an hour inside a Fokker makes me feel claustrophobic. Notice the standard cushion at the top of the low doorway (only 5'8") upon entering - to avoid banging your head. MD's doorway must be at least 5-6" higher.

Bottomline, it feels smaller... Which gives it some "private jet" feeling too (if flying half-empty or in first).

A300/18/19/20/21 B721/2 B732/3/G/8 B741/2/4 B752 B762/3/4 B772/3 DC8/9/10 MD11 TU134/154 IL62/86 An24 SA340/2000 E45/90

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos