PhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 498 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4155 times:
Here in Portugal, we have still 3 operating L1011s.
One with YES linhas aereas charter (CS-TMX, ex-Delta), another with LK/Luzair (CS-TMP) and finally one (CS-TEB) with MMZ.
They are used for wet leases and operate charters for their companies on the routes to Brazil, Cuba and Punta Cana. Try the following websites and contact the respective owners for a vacation where the L1011 is used. Not every holiday package of them is flown the L1011, but you might try asking especifically for this aircraft.
Diatom From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
I was going to say Air Transat as I saw one of their TriStars at Gatwick a few years ago, but no mention of the L-1011 (or 757) in their fleet on TS website anymore, presumably they no longer fly them?
I know it is necessary for older aircraft to be replaced by newer ones, but sad to see them go all the same.
COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3882 times:
now that the dc-10's are aging and most of the L-1011's are gone will lockheed ever consider reproducing the L-1011 with upgraded avionics/engines or am i just hoping? the L-1011 proved to be a great plane and in my opinion far better than the dc-10/md-11
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
BAW2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
About a month ago, I tried to setup a charter ride with ATA out of IND to YYZ and back, essentially a day trip for those interested here on a.net. I never posted because ATA said that all their L10's were for military use only right know and that even if they had one, it would be about $800 per person for the day. The lady sounded bewildered as to why a bunch aviation enthusiast's would want to do something like this.
I think Pe@rson was working on something similar in the UK/Europe. Not sure if he had any luck either.
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Thanks for the information. Compared to what the US military is willing to spend on them, you don't stand a chance. $800 would be great if it got us to Europe or Asia though. Oh well, maybe I should have been looking into this a little earlier.
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