Yes I remember the Fokker 100 very well. I flew on quite a few of those during the 90's when American was still operating them in large numbers, I believe they had as many as 75 of them at one time. It was a nice aircraft to fly on, however my only unpleasant experience with the Fokker aircraft was sitting at a window seat on the last row in coach just in front of the engines. At take off, when full power was applied, the noise inside the pax cabin would get very loud and I couldn't wait till the aircraft settled in cruise.
Pilots like them a lot but mechanics used to say that it was a nightmare to maintain. One of them was damaged beyond economical repair upon landing in DFW
, that was a while before American took the decision to phase out the Fokkers. The problem with the Fokker was the availability of spare parts.
I think the reason the Fokkers weren't seen in MIA
is because American always needed aircrafts with a larger pax and cargo capacity out of that hub, American ordered the Fokkers to fly them on short haul flights to small cities out of the ORD
hub. They were seen also in DFW
(Love Field) and MDW
, that's true, but most F100 crews were based in ORD
which is where the final flight arrived. The last Fokker 100 left the fleet six months ago.