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Your First Tristar Flight....  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

When was the firsttime you flew the DC-10? What airline was it on? From where to where?

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was flying TWA from Hartford to St. Louis. We left HAR in the morning. I was just a kid then. I remember we went to the Admirals Club before the flight. The agent gave me a deck of cards! (When's the last time THAT happened!?)

We were sitting in coach, but back then their was lots more legroom. The seating at the time was 2-3-3. For breakfast I had pancakes and sausage. The stewardess even came by and gave me a little activity pack!

In addition to TWA, BN also had a hub at STL. They flew mostly DC-9's. It was a different world then!

OK, enough of the nostalgia!



14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
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User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Not to nitpick, but I thought the Tri-Star was the Lockheed L1011 Tri-Star.

In this case, my first flight was an evening flight on TZ from LAS to IND on the infamous "Big Ed." It was a slow night, got my own row and even the full can of Coke *gasp.*

BL


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

I always thought the Tristar was a Lockheed 1011!


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

I agree. On Delta, Tristar was put on the #2 Induction.

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Anyways I was on a Delta L1011 from DFW-HNL and HNL-OGG/OGG-HNL-DFW
I was also on one from DFW to Florida, but I do not remember the airport, FLL I think.



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User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Tristar - 1979 Miami to Freeport (Bahamas) on Eastern Airlines.
DC-10 - 1981 San Francisco - Honolulu on Western Airlines.

Wasn't sure whether you wanted Tristar or DC-10, so you got both my '3-holer' first flights.  Big thumbs up

APP.


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

First DC-10 ride - Aug. 18, 1986, United, HKG-SEA
First Tristar ride - Jul. 14, 1994, Delta, DFW-LAX

'949


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

My first Int'l,widebody,movies flight - Delta L1011 CVG-ZRH July '95 . I can still remember seeing all those L's lined up @ CVG going to Paris,Rome,London,Zurich. I was never on a widebody before. I even remember that the movie was 'Outbreak' and there were free drinks!
I just wish I got the reg #'s. I remember that I was a little peeved that we weren't on a MD-11.



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2788 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

My first TriStar flight was on board a Hawaiian Air flight, HNL-SFO. I was actually supposed to be on an American DC-10, but I missed my flight. Good times!

User currently offlineLegalman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Eastern L-1011 in 1975...cant remember the month.

User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

I never knew TWA had DC-10's lol :P

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3755 times:


My first DC10 (and first widebody) flight was on United..ORD-YYZ..blew
me away. Last was Continental DEN-BOS in first class

First L1011..hmm..I believe it was TWA from PHX-STL-BOS. Last was
Delta ATL-MCO 2 years ago this month. I loved that airplane.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Is another test or something? HAR? Didn't you jsut do the same thing a day or two ago? ummm..Admirals club...DC-10?


MIA777
User currently offlineN102DA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

First TriStar flight: June 1981 DEN-ATL on Delta
First DC-10 flight: June 16, 1986 DEN-IAH on Continental (DC-10-10)

Regards,

N102DA


User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1169 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
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Along the same vein, Zrs70 did you ever have the chance to have your first flights on the
Douglas Constellation
the Lockheed Coronado
the DeHavilland Caravelle
the Vickers Electra and of course how can we forget
the Boeing VC-10


Why didn't Douglas think of the Tristar name first?



The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13168 posts, RR: 78
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

October 1987. BA L1011 LHR-CDG, CDG-LHR.
CO DC-10 MIA-LGW in June 1990, (only DC-10 flight for me).


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6203 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

My first L-1011 flight was in 1995 on Delta from San Juan to Orlando
Chepos



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

zrs70 = funny.

I was 8 the first time I flew an L-1011. It was DL DFW-LAX. I've never been on a DC-10.

N


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3721 times:


I ws between the ages of 1-3 Barbados to Trinidad one BWIA Tristar 500. My last was Dec 2002 Trinidad to Barbados

I miss the Tristars (L1011 not the DC 10)



Eagles Soar!
User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

L1011 Eastern N303EA May 2 1972 JFK-MIA

DC10-10 AA N103AA Sept. 5 1971 SFO-ORD


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

First TriStar- EAL L1011 MCO-LGA 6/85

First DC-10 World Airways HNL-BWI 7/86


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3699 times:
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My first DC-10 flight was when I was about 4(ORD-LAS). I actually got wings from the Pilot and got to see the cockpit. I wore my little sailor suit and all the flight attendants were saying how cute I was!!!!!!


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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3634 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
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First DC-10 Continental HNL-SFO 6/88. No flights on a TriStar.

HNL used to 3-hole heaven, more like DC-10 heaven since not too many airlines flew the TriStar here.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

Delta L1011 from DTW-FLL in 1978

User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

I wore my little sailor suit and all the flight attendants were saying how cute I was!!!!!!

I never understood the point of these  Big grin

BL


User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

First DC-10: AA DFW-LGA
First L1011: TW LGA-STL



"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
25 Voodoo : First L1011: 1974 AC YYT-YHZ First DC-10: 1975 ONA YYT-MAD (charter)
26 Post contains links and images Swissgabe : My first L1011 Flight was on Cathay on HKG-BKK, it was also my first Tristar Flight ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew Hunt My first Dc10 F
27 Hmmmm... : Zrs70 simply got confused between two terms. The word he was thinking of was trijet. Air Canada from Tampa to Toronto about 1979
28 SQ772 : So is it the tristar L1011 or DC-10? Mine... L1011 - SIN-HKG on CX in 1990 (just before enlistment into the army..sniff) DC-10 - FRA-YYZ on LH in 1983
29 Justplanesmart : If the question was meant to be TriStar, my first flight was in the summer of 1983, on Delta from SEA to DFW. For other trijets, my first 727 flight w
30 ContinentalEWR : My first L1011 flight was on TWA, from MCI to JFK, via ORD, in 1984. It was flight 814, which continued from JFK to AMS. My first DC10 flight was on A
31 Zizou : My first tristar flight was on Air Lanka, Dubai-London (gatwick) in 1982.
32 Parisien : hm, this goes back a long time when I was still in school. First Tristar flight I think was on TW from LAX to NYK cant remember if it was JFK or EWR i
33 767-322ETOPS : First any only (unfortunately) L-1011 flight: October 1993 ATL-HNL. Pilot "warned" the pax that he was going to need most of the runway because of all
34 Skyymarc : My first L1011 flight was with Delta in 1980. We connected from PHX to ATL on a 727 to a L1011 ATL FRA. I remember the vastness of ATL Hartsfield Airp
35 Caetravlr : My first L1011 flight was a Delta L1011 from ORD to ATL in April of '96. It was a Saturday morning, and the scheduled aircraft was a 762. I had been d
36 Srilankan_340 : My first L1011 was with Air Lanka (now Srilankan) in Oct 1989, CMB - LGW. All in all I have only traveled on it 4 times. Loved the plane. I would rate
37 Post contains images Zrs70 : No confusions, folks... just seeing (once again) who is awake! 1) The Tristar is the L10 2) TWA did not fly the DC10 3) No such airport as HAR 4) TW's
38 LPL : My first DC-10 flight was with UA in '88 LAX-HNL, and my first L10-11 flight was with Delta also on the LAX-HNL route in '95. I've fallen in love with
39 Post contains links and images TriStar500 : My first TriStar flight was also my very first flight at all. April 1981: DUS-AGP on an LTU L1011-1 TriStar View Large View MediumPhoto © Johan L
40 Broke : Having worked for Eastern, I flew on their L-1011's a lot. The first time was probably in 1973, Flight 892 MIA-LGA. My first DC-10 flight was a local
41 Patlad : Air Ops Tristar from Manchester to Alicante, summer of 1996 if i remember correctly. My only other Tristar flight was the return flight two weeks late
42 Ctflyer : My first L-1011 flight was in June of 1985 on an ATA charter from JFK to Lisbon. The aircraft was fitted out with the Delta interior (9 abreast) for a
43 Drerx7 : First L1011: OCt '94 DL ATL-DFW (L1011-500) First DC10: JUN '93 UA DEN-SFO other DC10/L1011 ATL-LGA DL L1011 ORD-IAD UA DC10 DFW-LAX-DFW DL L1011 IAH-
44 Post contains links and images FLYING MACHINE : My first L1011 was from Mexico City to New York on Eastern Airlines the wisperliner in 1982. And my first DC-10 was from Mexico City to Madrid in 1975
45 Post contains images Swa tpa : First L-1011 ride was with Delta N737D(A?) ATL-DFW oh how I loved that airplane. It was sometime in the early 90's. Thus began my love affair with the
46 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : Alas, I have never flown on a Tristar and probably never will. I have, however, flown on several DC-10s: United DC-10-10, SFO - JFK (1972) View Large
47 Trintocan : My first TriStar flight was on BWIA from POS-BGI on 8 July 1983, nearly 20 years ago. BWee had the planes for 3 years before I made my first flight an
48 DeltaRules : First L-1011- Delta SFO-ATL, September 1995. I thought the plane was awesome, but I was afraid of it, considering I had seen "The Ghost of Flight 401"
49 Airlanka : Well My first TriStar flight Airlanka UL422 CMB-BKK On 4R-ULD L1011-100 Sep 1986. I still remember the excellent poached eggs they served for breakfas
50 RayChuang : My first DC-10 flight: HKG-NRT on UA DC-10-30 (the only time I've flown a DC-10) in the spring of 1986. My first L-1011 flight: NRT-SFO on UA L-1011-5
51 Astrojet : My first TriStar was 1991 with DL from FRA to ATL. My first DC-10 was 1995 with CO from MAD to EWR.
52 ERJ135 : The Tristar was always a very rare bird in Sydney and I've never flown on one. The DC-10 however, my first flight was on 24th May 1976 on Flt TG 976 f
53 Paulianer : No Tristar flight so far :-( Not even a MD11 or DC10 flight, I think I have to hurry up... Tobi
54 Mac100 : My first L1011 flight was during the late 70's early 80's between ZRH-LHR on AirLanka. It was one of the cheapest and most luxurious ways to travel to
55 Post contains links and images Mas777 : First Tristar flight - a little later (from 1984) for me was with BA on its BA32/33 run between LHR-KUL - with a variety of stops at AUH, BAH, BKK bac
56 RW774477 : DUB - DUB !!! 1972 demo flight( for EI, I presume ) rw774477
57 L1011 : My first DC-10 flight was on National Airlines. It was N63NA, on 10/17/72, from TPA to MIA. My first L-1011 flight was on Delta Airlines. It was N708D
58 MASkargo : Mine was on a JAL DC-10 between haneda and osaka in 1985 when i was 6!!! can't remember very much except the lovely stewardesses working onboard!
59 Cmk10 : I'll do all the trijets I've been on. My First DC-10 was in March of 1989 when I was a wee little one of 3. AA 29 JFK-LAX. That was also my first flig
60 BOEING747-700 : Well I cant remember my first one, I know it was on Eastern Airlines way back in the 80's from MCO to ATL. My last one was on Air Tranasat C-FTNC on A
61 Tom in NO : First L-1011 flight: TWA 66 LAX-BOS June 12, 1976 (Bicentennial trip) First DC-10 flight: National 68 LAX-MIA September 9, 1978 (cruise) Tom in NO (at
62 Post contains links and images Foxecho : First TriStar Flight March 1982 N513PA MIA-JFK Pan Am (I was 7) Second, May 2001 N740DA ATL-LAX Delta Air Lines Last August 1 2001 N728DA ATL-VCV Delt
63 William : In the mid 80s on a DTW-ATL flight. We taxied in the snow,and you could hear the main wheels crunching the unremoved snow on the taxiway and ramp. I r
64 Happy-flier : Unfortunately, I have never had the chance to take a flight on an L-1011. I flew three times on a DC-10: once in a CP Air DC-10-10 in 1986 (Easter Sea
65 Post contains images Aa777flyer : First DC10 April 1973 American Airlines DFWSFO Last DC10 Sept 2000 American Airlines HNLSFO First L1011 July 1991 TWA SFOLAX Last L1011 March 1998 Del
66 Post contains images MASB747 : First and only Tristar-flight of mine was in 1995 FRA- JFK Delta L-1011-500, great aircraft ! Wish I had flown on more of those.
67 Post contains images The777Man : First L-1011 flight: TW 817 ARN-JFK 23 Feb90 N31033 First DC-10 flight: SK 931 LAX-CPH 11Ju82 (no reg. Always liked the L-1011 much better than the DC
68 MSYtristar : First DC10 flight (September 1992) : American Airlines flight 1447, New Orleans to Dallas/Ft.Worth Last DC10 flight (Novermber 1998) : United Airlines
69 MSYtristar : A couple of more comments.... 1) The L1011 flights were wayyy better than the DC10 flights. Not even close. 2) I flew on a Delta MD-11 last year from
70 ZSSNC : My first L1011 TriStar flight: 1996 FRA-JFK on DL My first MD11 flight: 1997 CVG-FRA on DL My first DC-10 flight: 2000 CGK-UPG on GA ZSSNC
71 Post contains images Jjpiecuch : First L-1011 Tristar flight was April 1984, from LHR - CDG on British Airways. I was a kid and it was my first flight not involving a non-US origin or
72 Pronto : Cathay - Nov 89 Hong Kong - Bangkok...and yes, it was a Lockheed
73 Post contains images Zebfly2 : There was another thread asking the same about the DC-10 and my answer the this question is with the same airline, Delta. It was the summer of '76 fro
74 OA412 : First L-1011 flight: July 1996 DL SLC-JFK Last L-1011 flight: September 1997 DL SLC-LAX
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