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L1011s The Official Thread  
User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5965 times:

I noticed that Delta did not scrap their L1011s and they are being stored in flight condition i think. Wil they ever pull them out when and if they get more money?

ATA had some major checks done on their L1011s, is this their last year or is the service going to be prolonged?

What are you rthoughts and feelings towards the L1011? do you want them back did you like them? do you dislike them( if so why)

Is there any way to fly on one without joining the military?

thanks for your time and any answeres to my many questions

--COAMiG29--(May the L1011 live on)


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 offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2191 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

A 1011 nut here, I really hope Ata keeps em flying, my fav. airplane..  thumbsup 


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User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

if you have any expirences or stories you want to tell feel free


If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5911 times:

It's sad to see such a beautiful airplane being removed from airline fleets. I think ATA is keeping a few around for military charters and occasional peak season Hawaii flights, but don't count on seeing any flying for Delta again.  Sad


Every flight counts.
User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5907 times:

what is delta doing with theirs, they arent being scrapped i know that


If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlineBostonGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 514 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

A graceful airplane... a delight to fly on as a passenger.

Loved those landings, too!


User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5887 times:
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Quoting COAMiG29 (Reply 4):
what is delta doing with theirs, they arent being scrapped i know that

I've seen some of the Delta L1011s show up in pictures operating Hajj charters.



Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

I believe one was used as a prop for the TV show "Lost."


Every flight counts.
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

what is delta doing with theirs, they arent being scrapped i know that

Sorry to say a few have been scrapped...and that trend will continue

I noticed that Delta did not scrap their L1011s and they are being stored in flight condition i think. Wil they ever pull them out when and if they get more money?

You'll never again see Delta fly the L-1011 again. It's a plane well beyond its time. Shoot, the road Delta is headed down, you may not see Delta fly anymore if things don't change for them.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

I know delta is in financial trouble i was questioning if they would fly it once they get money if that happens. well i guess you're correct delta won't fly it.

I only heard of one being scrapped for the show lost(why dident they use a plane that had already been crashed did they really need a whole L1011?) couuldent they use an old 727 or some cargo plane out there? what others have been scrapped? i know 728 was donated to the flying hospatal but thats all.



If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlineGt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Among others, I think 724 has been scrapped. I can't say that bothers me as I spent a fair amount of time in the center tank, and never felt I actually fixed the leaks. I also spent a frustrating evening trying to change #2 engine, where a -22B had come off, and a -524 was to be installed. It wouldn't fit until we changed the "S" duct adapter.

On the other hand, the L10 was an airplane ahead of it's time. It was beautiful and cool, and it's too bad they are going away. I would have liked to have flown as an FE on one. Oh well, life is short.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

I have flown on the L-1011 8 times. Below is a summary of all my L-1011 flights and a very special tribute to the L-1011's last flight, and everyone that made it possibly.

Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
11-25-1985
Flt# N/A
MCO-ATL

No report due to me being slight over 1 year old at the time, however my parents said that I slept the whole flight . This was my first flight ever!
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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
7-28-1997
Flt# N/A
LAX-HNL

At last after waiting 12 years to get on another L-1011 (or one that I can remember) I was very excited. Out Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 flight arrived into LAX right on-time and I usually love having layovers, but this one I wanted to go by fast so I could get on the L-1011. As I boarded the aircraft I was taken by storm by the huge spacious cabin of the L-1011. I finally made my way near the rear of the aircraft where the seating goes to 2-4-2 due to the curve of the tail. I had flown on 767's before, but nothing compared to this great aircraft. As we taxied at LAX we passed by several Delta heavies, a bunch of AA aircraft as well as UAL, some Int'l traffic and a TWA L-1011 We took off westbound and observed a nice view of the Los Angeles skyline as we climbed over the Pacific Ocean. Our In-Flight movie was "Volcano", I thought it was kind or ironic with Volcano being filmed in L.A. (Where we took off from), and our destination being Hawaii which still has 1 active volcano on the big island. The In-Flight meal was very tasty, however I am unable to remember exacly what it was. After lunch and the movie was over I watched the flight tracker and tuned into the radio to see what was going on. It was a very enjoyable flight for me, one that I will never forget. This L-1011 had pink paneling w/ small designs on it that made it look very nice!
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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
8-3-1997
Flt# 1777
OGG-HNL

As many of you know, this flight is about 25 minutes long. I was seated near the rear of the aircraft as we took off from OGG. It was a very enjoyable flight and the scenery was awesome! This particular L-1011 was the cleanest and newest L-1011 I have ever been on!
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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
8-3-1997/8-4-1997
Flt# 54
HNL-ATL

My longest flight to date. We were seated about 3/4 of the way through the cabin as we took off around 4:10 PM HNL time and were scheduled to arrive ATL at 6:30ish AM. The weather was perfect under HNL sun as we took off. We passed just north of Molakia(sp) and Lanai as we approached 36,000 ft. I remember looking outside my window and watching the sun get smaller and smaller, it was a very beautiful sight! The F/A's came around and served dinner, which consisted of lasagna, a salad, and a couple pieces of desert cake. I am unable to remember the In-Flight movie, but I tuned in to Delta radio and listened for awhile. About midway through the flight I took a trip to the lavatory, then talked to the flight attendants for about an hour. They were very nice to me and was impressed at my aviation knowledge as such a young age (12). We started our descent over Birmingham, Alabama as I could see some lightning from the clouds we were coming through. As we got closer to Atlanta the skies became clear and we landed in the darkness around 6:25 AM. This aircraft was unique inside due it having a dark grey and red paneling, I have never been on a Delta L-1011 that has been like this.
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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
8-4-1997
Flt# 1777
ATL-MCO

I was seated near the middle of the aircraft as my vacation was coming to an end, but what better way to end it than on an L-1011. This flight went by very quick but still enjoyable. This aircraft had wood paneling in First Class, however in coach it had white paneling inside.

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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
05-30-1999
Flt# n/a
MCO-ATL

We were seated in row 13 as our flight was delayed about 1 hour due to mechanical problems (My only L-1011 delay). We took off from MCO at about 9:30 PM and arrived in ATL at about 10:45 AM. This flight was very enjoyable, I had not been home to Atlanta in and a year and a half. Weather was perfect as we touched down into the worlds best city. This aircraft was an older model having a dark blue interior w/ a checkerboard design, however it was still nice!

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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
11-03-1999
Flt# n/a
MCO-ATL

This was a very enjoyable L-1011 flight. Sadly, I thought this was going to be my last L-1011 flight. We took off from MCO at about 10:05 AM and arrived in ATL about 11:25 AM under perfect skies. After the flight I took several photos of the interior and had a blast! This aircraft had blue paneling that made it look very nice inside!

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Delta Air Lines
L-1011-100
7-31-2001
Flt# n/a
MCO-ATL
N728DA

This week was the best week in my life. Earlier in the week I had gotten up at about 3:00 AM to drive to FLL to catch a BahamasAir flight to Nassau to attend my fathers wedding. On July 30th, I returned to FLL on BahamasAir and waited for my grandma and my aunt to arrive FLL around 11:30 PM. My BahamasAir flight got into FLL about 5:00 PM so I did some spotting and called ILUV767 on my cell phone as he was in Daytona Beach attending an ERAU summer program (Maybee ScottysAir was lurking around somewhere at FLL) Their will be a trip report coming soon about the Bahamas trip. My affiliates finally got in around 11:30 PM so we left FLL shortly after that and with the speed of my Camaro we got back into Highlands County at 1:45 AM. I did a few things around the house, then talked to former airliners.net user scannerson as I borrowed a cam-quarter from him. I slept for about 1 hour, then got up at 3:30 AM, showered and got dressed. It took me about 1 hour to get to MCO. What a week and it wasn't over yet.

On this day I was flying to ATL for the retirement party of Delta's last L-1011. This flight was the 3rd to last L-1011 flight that Delta had. Fl# 1949 was the final L-1011 flight later that day from MCO-ATL. I met former airliners.net user Tom Schepekowski from New Jersey at the gate and chatted with him for about 30 minutes before I boarded my final L-1011 flight. The weather was extremely poor in Orlando as it was drizzling rain, fog, and low ceiling. I had checked the weather channel at MCO and it indicated a cold front was moving across Southern Georgia and into Florida. I was seated in a bulkhead window seat beside a very nice guy of Indian descent. We chatted about the L-1011, flying, India, and a lot of other things. I have found Indian/Hindu people to be my favorite ethnic group of people. We talked to the F/A who was seated facing us about the L-1011 and other stuff. As we cruised over Southern Georgia, the dark clouds below us ended and blue clear skies emerged At this moment I felt like I was the closest to heaven I could get without actually being their. We had an excellent view of the Atlanta skyline as we touched down around 8:30 AM. After the flight I shook Rahim's hand and told him it was nice flying w/ him and he said the same to me. I waited until the whole aircraft had deplaned and I found one of the flight attendants and ask if I could snap some photos of the cockpit, and the cabin of the aircraft. She smiled and thought it was great as she took me up to the cockpit. As I was seated in the Captains chair one of the Captains indicated that their was a problem with the aircraft and would be delayed on the flight back to MCO. The joke going around ATL among the aviation enthusiasts after that was I jammed the aircraft systems to make sure I was the last person ever on a Delta L-1011 I hung out in the cockpit for about 15 more minutes, then started talking to the same F/A and another L-1011 Captain and both of them suggested I come to the lower galley to see what it is like! I was shocked, as I stepped into the narrow elevator and I shot down into the lower galley. It was quite a site! It made me love this aircraft ever more. As we went back up into the main cabin I noticed a young teenager in the cockpit, I reconized his face, it was Hank Nix (Delta777-XXX) I identified myself and shook his hand as we talked for awhile. I stepped off the aircraft and told him that I would catch up with him later. I stepped off the aircraft and met Flyer732, rm-11, and a Delta F/A named Perry. 1 week before all this happened, I had made a list in the Civil Aviation Forum about a gathering and coordinated it with a few members. We met several other enthusiasts around the gate area also. For the next few hours we did some spotting and hung out around ATL. After the delay of N728DA, The aircraft was fixed and a Delta Representative escorted Flyer732, rm-11, Perry and I back into the aircraft to take some photos and sign the aircraft. Special Thanks to Chuck from Delta Air Lines for taking us into the aircraft. We took some more photos, and signed the aircraft inside, and met R. Winston Whitlock, I would also like to thank him for all his help! We went back to the terminal so passengers could board to go to MCO. We hung around some more around ATL, then about 10 minutes before Fl# 1949 landed, we got into position beside gate T1 at The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Int'l Airport to film and take photos of the final landing. Before landing we met (B747-437B) Sean Mendis and talked to him for awhile as Delta L-1011 ship #738 taxiied, then took off for Victorville. Finally, N728DA made its last passenger landing in ATL. Everybody snapped pics and I recorded the landing. As the aircraft got the water cannon salute and docked at the gate, we were escorted into the aircraft by Delta employees and the place was a zoo!!!!!! We met up with Dazed767 (Justin Cederholm), I met back up w/ Tom, and I also met DeltaSFO (Pat Burns) aboard the aircraft. I signed the aircraft many more times and took a ton of safety cards in the aft cabin! Sadly, we all had to leave the aircraft, so we deplaned. My last time inside an L-1011

We left the gate area and hung around until the aircraft pushed back to the Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center for the party later that night. We had dinner at McDonalds, then headed to the Delta TOC. Our ID's were checked, and we were issued passes to the aircraft. Their was tons of people their signing the aircraft, and taking photos. I was lucky enough to get lifted into the #1 engine of the aircraft and have some photos made! It was quite an experience. The flying hospital L-1011 was also their. We must of signed the aircraft over 30 times as we were wanting our mark to be left. Sadly, Dazed767 and I had to catch our flight back to MCO

The L-1011 is a very special aircraft to me and many others. The size, layout, comfort, and technology is what attracted me to the aircraft. I will always miss the L-1011

Special thanks to the following that made this special day possible:

Delta Air Lines
Lockheed Martin Aircraft
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Int'l Airport
Orlando Int'l Airport
FAA
Rolls Royce

Also special thanks to the following members that I got to meet. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and hopefully we will meet again!

R. Winston Whitlock
Chuck
Flyer732 (Ryan Gaddis)
rm-11 (Riz Maher) Also special Thanks to Riz for letting me ride with him.
Perry
Dazed767 (Justin Cederholm)
DeltaSFO (Pat Burns)
B747-437B (Sean Mendis)
A330300 (Evan)
Delta777-XXX (Hank Nix)
Walter Wilson (A-Net Photographer)
Jay Robinson (A-Net Photographer)

Special Thanks to Delta Air Lines Captain Randy Schmoyer (sp) for flying this great aircraft, who retired along with the aircraft.

Thanks for everyone that made the L-1011 a very special aircraft. If I forgot any users I sincerely apoligize and let me know so I can post a follow up of this.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5701 times:
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I'd really like to see one of the Delta L-1011's preserved at a proper air museum in widget colors. What are the chances one of them will wind up somewhere like Pima or at Boeing?

User currently offlineWingnut135 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

My earliest experiences with the L-1011 was when I was a kid when my dad and I would go to the parking lot on Lindbergh Blvd. off the west side of STL and just watch. I remember those beautiful white with red stripes that TWA flew. I thought they were the best planes in the air, much better than the DC-10. More graceful and streamlined.

I had to wait until I was in my mid 20's before I got to fly on one though. Being in the military and having been stationed overseas I've had quite a few pleasurable experiences with ATA and the L-1011. Getting to England, back to the States, and back again a few times. Also down to Turkey once wasn't bad either. Never had a bad flight. On the flip side I was a private contractor paid by ATA to do the push backs from the RAF Mildenhall passenger terminal. $125 to push it back 200 yards. To be on the ground at engine start was the best. That deep rumble as the pilot put the spark into it, and the beautiful white smoke that always came out the tail pipe. God do I miss it.

Wingnut



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

Hi!

Lockheed L1011 Tristar was a great airliner at is time. TAP had 7 Dash 500's and people really enjoyed that airplane. The Tristar is beeing a victim of the new generation airplanes that can do what the Tristar used to do with a better economic performance. Another problem was the fact that Lockheed never wanted to have other engine options for the airplane and we know now that the RB211 was an incredible thirsty engine. Now with the price of the fuel raising up so fast the L1011 will have his days counted.
The design was fantastic, very elegant and I had the privilege to fly that airplane when I visited USA in 1989 with TWA. My flights were:

JFK/SJU
SJU/MIA
MIA/STL
STL/LAX
LAX/JFK
JFK/LIS

Regards


User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

I've spent more time in an L-1011 fuel tank than I care to remember. It made me a lot of money though. So it's all good. They were great to fly on. Wish I could have had the opportunity to jumpseat on one. The view through those huge windows must have been great.

My most vivid memory though is shortly after I became taxi qualified on the aircraft we were in the run-up hole at ATL doing max power assurance checks.
The RB-211 was particularly susceptible to compressor stalling during static high power runs in cross winds. It was important to make sure the plane was pointed into the wind during such a run.

Well the wind was really swirling around the run-up hole that night. We were able to finish the checks on #1 and #2 which was a relief as #2 usually was the worst about stalling due to the S-duct feeding the air to it. During the run of #3 the wind starting coming from the left side of the AC and swirled around as it passed around the fuselage and entered the engine. You can always tell when an engine is going to stall it starts to burble, rumble, and load up when it's not happy with cleanliness of the airflow into it.

I was in the captains seat running the throttles, my Lead was in the FOs seat, and the inspector running the show was at the FEs position. We had a few guys on the ground by the nose gear to assist in marshalling with one on a headset to communicate with the cockpit.

The number 3 engine had quite a few hours, the exact amount of which I can't remember. It had a history of overtemping and would probably be changed soon. As we neared 97% N1 it started to rumble and load up. I was hesitant to go any further but the inspector said keep going. He was running the show so I slowly pushed it forward until......a brilliant orange flash lit up the area and the inside of the cockpit along with a huge KaBoom! I pulled the throttles back immediately while the inspector grabbed for my hands to initiate what I had already done on my own.

The guys on the ground had luckily been sitting down except for the guy on the headset who was knocked down by the force of the explosion. The engine had experienced a severe compressor stall and a huge ball of fire had exploded out the front of the engine.

The engine now back at idle was showing a little over 2 units of vibes. Way above normal but not to the point that it couldn't be fixed. We decided to try again but by 70% N1 the vibes shot through the roof. We shut down and pulled it back to the hangar. They boroscoped it and we pulled it off the wing that night and sent it to the shop. I'm not sure how but the inspector and the rest of us never got in trouble for it.

Just my little addition to the "Official" L-1011 thread.

Dl757Md



757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
User currently offlineDeltaA380 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5612 times:

My first flight on an L-1011 was LAX-SFO on TW; the plane had just come from LHR and because the plane was so large and luxurious I kept feeling like I was headed to England even though it was only an hour long flight.
The CX L-1011 from KAI to NRT was probably my favorite flight, I got to see a volcano erupting on one of the southern islands of Japan and the CX service was typically outstanding.
LTU service from SFO to DUS was a bit cramped but a glorious bird none-the-less. This flight amused me because someone had mistakenly put two different type of safety cards on the aircraft, one for the L-1011-500 and one for the regular L-1011. I thought about mentioning this to the FAA but only because I was bitter that they wouldn't let me visit the cockpit. I let it go.
Thankfully, thanks to DL, I did get the chance to visit an L-1011 cockpit a couple times, both on flights between ATL and MCO (once on the ground in MCO and once in ATL.) My last flight was DL1949 about a month before the last of the old birds were retired.
I am honored to have been able to ride such a great aircraft with such a variety of carriers from around the globe and I couldn't agree more that some of these aircraft should be preserved. Is it just me that gets depressed when I think of all the aircraft types I never got a chance to ride on or which I won't be able to ride on again?



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5503 times:

Note, I have been inside but not flown on an ATA L-1011. My brother, my friend Rob and I were spotting at MCO back in 2000. An ATA L-1011 from San Juan had just de-planed at MCO and I walked halfway into the jetway and asked one of the ATA employees if we could step inside and take a few pics. The guy had no problem with it but told us to wait in the jetway until a couple other pax got off. We waited, then he took us in and turned us over to the F/A's. The F/A's were totally awesome and told us we could stay for awhile since they had a long layover. We chatted and toured the A/C for about 30 mins. The Pilot noticed we were onboard and told us to come up to the cockpit. We sit in their for awhile talking and took tons of photos. The TriStar was in great condition, my brother was shocked when I told him how old the plane was.

I would like to Thank the American Trans Air (ATA) Flight Crew for letting us enjoy their beautiful aircraft  Smile

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

I remember being a little kid flying on one of those beasts from Sea-Atl being in the very middle of the middle row... too bad I didnt apreciate it like I would now... Beautiful aircraft though... I would love to see it in the new DL colours... were any of them ever painted in the new colours?

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5460 times:

Oh yeah, the L-1011. A magnificent three-holer, especially in the good old Widget-livery. Can't remember all my L-1011 flights, because I was still young when I (supposedly, depends on acurateness of parents  Wink ) had my first flights, but I do remember taking the L-1011 on international routings such as FRA-ATL-FRA, BRU-ATL-BRU, FRA-MCO/ATL-FRA, and on the domestic route of ATL-LAX-ATL (twice). Always a nice sound when the engines would spool up, a wide cabin, and rather much personal space. Nothing spectacular to the flights to write home about, other than a fuel spill once at FRA, and the sheer elegance of the lines of the L-1011.
Over the years, DL has operated a total of 78 different L-1011s, out of a total of 250 produced. Most of their former L-1011s are now sitting at VCV (some 17 IIRC), waiting either for the scraper's torch, or a second or third life with a new carrier, like Kampuchea, a role in a TV series like "Lost", or just sit there in the desert as a reminder of the glorious days when flying three-holers was not as cost-intense as it is today.


User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

My third flight was a TWA L-1011 from Denver to Newark. What a beautiful bird.

You can still fly L-1011's in Asia, on Orient Thai Airways.


User currently offlineGoldenArgosy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

Nothing today beats the overhead roominess of the L1011. I truly miss them.

Flew at least a dozen roundtrips on the SFO-JFK TWA routes. Flew rt JFK-MAD on TWA L1011. I miss those planes and TWA so much. I doubt they'll ever be another plane like them again.

Besides ATA, does anyone know which airlines still fly the L1011 and on what routes?


User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

You can still fly them in Asia, not with Orient Thai anymore but with www.thaiskyairlines.com./main.html

They have 3 L1011's (one is a freighter). They have been quite active this month flying BKK-HKG-TPE, BKK-ICN and BKK-KUL.


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Took an ATA L1011 to Saudi Arabia for my first "visit"in 2002. Flew Tinker TIK-Shannon-Aviano-Kuwait City-Prince Sultan AB. Then flew back to Europe on one from Prince Sultan to Larnaca to Crete to Frankfurt.

OK trip and friendly crew-though the first was moreso than the second. We also got to clean them when they hit the ramp at Prince Sultan. Since ATA had no ground crew we got paid $500 to clean the airplane inside. It was a squadron fundraiser type of thing.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, I've been called worse


User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5140 times:

The only time I was on an L1011 was in August of 2000, ATL-LAX. I loved the 70's-esque interior, complete with sculped ceiling panels, orange trim in the rear lavs (five of them forming a cemi-circle at the rear of the cabin), and the beverage carts with the little orange and yellow drawings of fish, fruits, vegetables, loaves of bread, etc. on them.


Every flight counts.
25 CV990 : Hi! Forgot to mention that I also flew from AMS/LHR in a Gulf Air L1011-100, A40-TW. Besides that I saw some L1011's not only in LIS but around the wo
26 Post contains images 7E72004 : I would love to see an L1011 in Southwest colors... can anyone do up a picture of that??
27 Lufthansa747 : The days of OX L10s are long gone.
28 Dougloid : I flew on one operated by TWA from Boston to Newark back in the early eighties. Normally it's a 40 minute trip but there were high winds in Newark so
29 STARalliance24 : Still some remaining in the WORLD: -Euro Atlantic Airways -ATA(American Trans Air) -Hewa Bora Airways -Saudi Arabian Royal Flight -Thai Sky Airlines -
30 Post contains links OttoPylit : With the Tritanic being my favorite aircraft, I have to add my little bit. I've had the opportunity to fly on DL's L10's to HNL(DFW-HNL, HNL-ATL) and
31 Post contains images Eaglekeeper101 : The most entertaining flight I've ever had was on an ATA L-1011, on my way back from one of my Saudi trips. Flew to Shannon ( and spent almost 4 hours
32 Mtnmanmakalu : I flew on the L-1011 several times, the last being a Delta bird from HNL-LAX....I always had to chuckle at the "stethoscope" earphones for the IFE !!
33 IAD2BTR : My first ever airplane flight was on an L-1011, in 1982 during the brief time British Airways operated out from New Orleans to Gatwick & return. [The
34 Post contains images N751PR : I've been living here in Palmdale, the hometown for the L-1011 and I really take it as a honor to be living in the city that is home to where the Tris
35 Post contains images Lucianflyboy : Aww! Those wonderful planes! I had a good fortune of flying BW's N314OD around the Caribbean and to New York. She was so graceful and sturdy! Now they
36 COAMiG29 : Thanks for all the stories, anyone know if you can board the 1011s at vcv? where can i go go fly on a 1011?
37 Post contains images Gilesdavies : I flew this baby in 1997 from LGW-PFO-LGW. The Best Dressed Tristars About! I was a little apprehensive and concerned about flying Caledonian's Trista
38 C5onknees : My dad flies the L-1011 for ATA and I have had quite a few experiences with the L-1011. Ive flown on and toured around the airplane and even dumped th
39 United_fan : I flew on a couple DL L's in July '95 CVG-ZRH and back . I remember the removable movie screen and the movie was 'Outbreak'.
40 Matt D : Only 250 TriStars were built. Quite a few have crashed and countless more already cut up. Never mind how many are still in service. How L-10's still E
41 Post contains images Socal : I hope Delta brings the mighty L-1011 back into service, that would be the shizznits!!!
42 Airbusa340 : Ah.. Memories. My first flight on a tri-star was in August 1987. It was my first lads holiday and was with 'British Airtours' LGW-Rimini-LGW. The othe
43 COAMiG29 : thanks so much for that how long is a little while? (acording to ATA) where will they be flying to and from
44 OzarkD9S : Being lucky enough to live in STL and had access to TWA travel passes I enjoyed several L-1011 flights. My very first was when I was a kid growing up
45 HS-LTA : I just flew the Thai Sky L1011 to Bangkok.It is a very nice trip.The crews are friendly and also are Tristar lovers.If u have Airlines Pilot/Dispatche
46 IRelayer : Funny story from the TV series "The West Wing" about L1011's. Don't know if anyone is familiar with the show, but in the pilot episode, when they are
47 C5onknees : I think like 2-5 years, but dont quote me. But something in that timeframe.. if they dont go under, which would suck. They usually just do charter wor
48 COAMiG29 : thanks alot will they fly lax-cun again next year
49 Post contains links COAMiG29 : anyone know the history of this L1011? I beleive it was rented to delta but i would like to know more info about it. If anyone knows pleae let me know
50 Post contains links and images NIKV69 : This Tristar I shot last March. View Large View MediumPhoto © Nicholas A Vollaro Here is the regi on the FAA's website. http://162.58.35.241/acda
51 Post contains links COAMiG29 : well if you can pay for the c and d check you can buy one http://www.globalair.com/classifieds...geID=20275&class=contact&item=4671 anyone want to poo
52 Aussie_ : you don't even need a licence... I don't have one and I flew Thai Sky last month BKK-KUL-BKK and got a jumpseat landing into KUL. A very, very memorab
53 COAMiG29 : can you get jumpseat in the us?
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