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Boeing 747 Vs Lockheed L1011 Which One Is Better.  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9266 times:

I was looking at some some photos of Orient Thai airline fleet, and I took a good look at both there 747 classic and L1011. I started to think about how both of these air craft had and very good track record. My question is which is better the 747 classic or L1011 tristars. When I see topic about TWA, most of the time the L1011 talk about first then the 747. I am a 747 fan but there is about the L1011 that make me think. For example the L1011 has the best hands down safety record of any airliner, it also has one of the most solid build airliner ever. I want to know which one do the public think is better.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17054 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9234 times:

For example the L1011 has the best hands down safety record of any airliner,

Statistics are pure BS when it comes to this sort of thing, since there are too few incidents, and those incidents are too different, to have any statistical significance. But if you want to play that game the 330, 340 and 777 have never had a fatality in pax service, and the latter two have never had a fatality.

The 747 can be said to be more commercially succesful. As for "better", they are both very good aircraft.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9158 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (reply 1):
The 747 can be said to be more commercially succesful. As for "better", they are both very good aircraft.


I totally agree with Starlionblue. But if I HAD to pick one, I would pick the 747 just because it has been so succesful and it's the "Qeen of the Skies" (for now at least). I also like the way the 747 looks (just my opinion).



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User currently offlineRichie87 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9134 times:

I think most would say that the 747 series has been far more successful and managed to "do more" for the int'l traveling public... but I do agree that the L1011 was a great plane... still is, actually ! In terms of my own personal experience and comfort... two long-hauls come to mind...

A flight from ATL to JNB on a 744....

A flight from PDX in Oregon to Bangkok, Thailand on Delta in the early 90's, via Seoul.... on an L1011..

Both in economy coach. The L1011 flight was far more comfortable....
coach seating in the 744 next to the window for nearly 20 hours on-board with a head cold from JNB to ATL was the most awful flying experience I have ever had.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9070 times:

Quoting BG777300ER (reply 2):
it's the "Qeen of the Skies" (for now at least).


it shall remain the "Queen of the Skies"...the 380 is going to be the "beast" of the skies...haha!!  Wink



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9004 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (reply 4):
t shall remain the "Queen of the Skies"...the 380 is going to be the "beast" of the skies...haha!!


I agree with you!

I have not found a single L1011 captain who did not enjoy the plane. It is a very sturdy aircraft and as far as the systems are concerned, it was way ahead of its time.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

The cousin of a friend of mine was a captain for many years with TWA and flew the 747, the L-1011, and the 767-200.

In terms of the auto-land system, nothing beat the L-1011. It also had the smoothest ride.


User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8745 times:

I'd say 747, but I wish it was the L10-11!


A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1031 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8724 times:

I suppose you have to define "better"... I believe it is a matter of taste and personal opinion. Also, better in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency, passenger comfort, range, etc etc....?

Personaly, I always liked all tri-jets (727, Trident, 1011, DC10, TU154). If you think abour flying on one of them, I would highly recommend the 1011 - simply because there will be many more opportunities for many more years on 747s than on the 1011.

Cheers
micha


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