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L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge  
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1187 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9793 times:

Does anyone have suggestions where to find photos of the lower deck lounge provided in Worldways Canada (ex PSA) L-1011s C-GIES [Fin 101] c/n 1064 and C-GIFE [Fin 102] c/n 1079 ? Also, was the lower deck lounge accessed from the main deck using a special stairway or would the 'galley' lifts be used? As far as I know, only these two L-1011s were fitted with a lounge in place of the lower deck galley.

Thanks for any help or suggestions to locate these photos!


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User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9691 times:

LD4, sorry I can't help you much on the Worldways birds.

However, I had the pleasure of flying on one of LTU's L1011s (originally built for PSA). Access was via a special stairway - and regulations required a flight attendant to be present in the lounge at all times. As far as I know use of the lifts was strictly limited to crew members. I can tell you, the lounge was very popular amongst the passengers. It gave even charter flights the air of something very special, very luxurious.


German by nationality, European by heart!
User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9513 times:

Cheer up, please. I've found the following website


At least you can have a look how the PSA/LTU lounge looked like! The lounge was laid out for 17 passengers. Enjoy.

German by nationality, European by heart!
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9259 times:

Thanks for that link, Aviaction!

Folks, check it out. This is really rare stuff. When I first heard about this from a co-worker who described being in the lower deck lounge of a Worldways (ex-PSA) L-1011, I thought he was crazy. "What, passengers get to ride in the cargo hold?" But, like Aviaction, he stated it was very nice. I found some Worldways L-1011 safety cards at a swap meet which showed the passenger escape route from the lower deck and ever since then I have been trying to find a photo to see what this was like. Thanks again!!


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User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6539 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9171 times:

Okay, that is one INSANE lounge to put on an aircraft! Big grin

User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9038 times:

I have always wanted to see pics of this too. I have heard that the planes went to Aero Peru...

Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9001 times:

Be aware that some 747s (and I think DC10s) had lower deck galleys.
These were found on 747-238 and 747-123 - but they reduced the volume available for the cargo hold. They were accesible with an elevator. When some of these airplanes were converted to SF cargo airplanes, that galley was removed to regain the space for cargo.
By the way, the lower deck galley in the 747 could not be occupied during takeoff and landing, and an air conditioning pack had to be ON to insure ventilation whenever a flight attendant or catering personel were inside that lower deck galley (ventilation for dry ice)...
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper

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