Foxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10284 times:
I think you hit the nail on the head on every one of those....I think thats just the tip of the iceberg too. I know back then (long before I was here) they used to have them ATL-MEM and ATL-MCI in the heyday.....
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10249 times:
Delta have never served London from New York, and have never flown under their own certificate to Heathrow.
However, a great deal of European ops in the 1980s and early 1990s were performed primarily by the L-1011s. Gradually, as the 767-300ERs came online, they supplemented L-1011-250s and -500s on international routes, but the L-1011 was still the backbone until the early mid '90s. Once they had enough MD-11s and they started dropping some Pacific ops, such as Hong Kong and Seoul, etc., the MD-11 then appeared on the Transatlantic routes, eventually relegating the L-1011s to domestic-only operations.
Transatlantic L-1011 routes included routes such as Detroit-London Gatwick, Orlando-Miami-London and Atlanta-London-Copenhagen/Frankfurt, and most Atlanta / JFK transatlantic service.
L-1011s flew all Pacific services until MD-11s came online in late '91/'92. They flew, for example, from LAX to Hong Kong via Anchorage.
L-1011s also a predominant number of routes both transcontinental and North-South in the US, including the majority of services to major Florida cities such as Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The last commercial L-1011 service was from Orlando to Atlanta, on July 31, 2001.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5318 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10092 times:
at some point they flew ATL-IAH in the late 70s early 80s with the Tristar. These are the routes I can remember off the top of my head. The L1011 was my favorite aircraft and the only reason why I became a Delta Skymiles member--now I have the last 10,000 miles that I will probably donate to charity.
1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9925 times:
They even had the L10s going from ATL-DTW and ORD-ATL. I got to go on 63 L-1011s since 1998-2001. I use to buy a ticket just to fly on the L-1011s. I flew a few times from San-Atl and back same day to go on a L-1011. I don't do that any more because all the planes suck except for the 747.