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Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?  
User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Id like to fly on the L-1011 again before theyre all gone, who flyes them and where to?


If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

I think ATA still uses them to some places in Europe for charters.Am I wrong?

Mike



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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5071 times:

ATA did a LAX-CUN run with them durring last summer I believe. If they do that again this year im on it!


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

I would like to know this as well. Unique designs like these are far more interesting than so many of the boring lookalikes we have today.

Edited to correct "for" to "far".

[Edited 2005-04-15 15:43:54]


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

A friend of mine never flew on one, and dying to, so if someone comes up with a good idea.. i am taking notes..  Smile


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

Hewa Bora Airways operates weekly L1011 flights from Brussels to Kinshasa, if you're really desperate !

User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Join the military, and get deployed overseas. You have a better chance of riding the L10 that way than you do looking for a civilian flight out of the US.


See you up front!
User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

See the Post for Thai Sky L-1011 HKG BKK

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Yes, try Hewa Bora and visit the D.R Congo. I always wanted to visit when it was Zaire and a ride there on the Tristar would be the icing on the cake.

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

I know that last year also AirTransit had flights to LAS on the L-1011


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User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4960 times:

Everyone should pitch in a 5 spot and go buy one and fly it around.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4956 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 8):
Yes, try Hewa Bora and visit the D.R Congo

Be sure and pick up some duty-free Ebola on the way home !


User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4919 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.  Smile

www.airluxor.com
www.yes-charter.pt
www.euroatlantic.pt/

Regards, and good luck.
Luis


User currently offlineDiatom From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4849 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.  frown 


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Why did the L-1011 stop production.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

Because it ran out of orders and was driving Lockheed out of business.

N


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Why did the L-1011 stop production.

Because NW cancelled their order for them and bought DC-9's instead.  duck 



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User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4646 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? Smile 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.
User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4629 times:

yesss

i saw one at LAX other day, in ATA's beauteeful livery. definitely u can still fly the L1011!! unless it was just taxiing around for fun...but i highly doubt that  Smile


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Talking about Hewa Bora , you can also get a pax 707 flight on them as well as an L1011 flight.


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User currently offlineBAW2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4483 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.

Aaron



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Quoting BAW2198 (Reply 20):
$800 per person for the day.

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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