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UAL And The L-1011  
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

When did UAL operate the L-1011?What was its range?Model?Pax. capacity?





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User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

The L1011 was an artifact of Pan Am's fleet when United purchased the PAA Pacific route system in the mid eighties.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

The former UAL L-1011s are either rotting away in the dessert or you're probably drinking your soda out of one right now on what was a piece of the L-1011's wing


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Six L1011-500's were part of the Pacific network "package" UA acquired from PA in 1985. They were operated on the transpac routes from 1986 to 1989 and then sold to DL (5) and LTU (1).



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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

They should have kept them and got rid of some of their DC-10s.

User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1137 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

The L-1011s were incompatible with the rest of UA's fleet and I'm sure they never intended to keep them. As far as I know, they operated them in Pan Am's configuration, as I believe very little was done to 'Unitedize' them. Even at Delta these remained 10-across in coach (3-4-3) (a la Pan Am) as opposed to the 9 across (2-5-2) in other DL L1011-500s as as far as I know they were restricted to the Asian markets on the theory that more of them can be squeezed into the same space!

When these were with UA I recall that you could ride one from LAX or SFO to HNL, but as far as I know this was the only US domestic route with the UA L-1011.

Within Delta, which acquired five of them (as mentioned), these ships were known as PUDs (Pan Am United Delta). For the benefit of our non-US readers, 'pud' is slang for a certain strategic male body part. As far as I know DL parked their PUDs and the remaining -500s in their fleet are the ex-AC or ex-PA direct sales.


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1049 times:

I have talked to some United people and they said that some pilots actually like the L1011 better than the DC10. I didn't know they were used in Hawaii although I knowthey were used on the nonstop SFO-Tokyo and SFO-Osaka routes. Other than that I thought they were used strictly within Asia

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