Talax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
As an experienced travel agent from LAX, I have booked passengers travelling to Hawaii using L1011 aircraft as well as DC 10 equipment. However , I need information on which two of these aircrafts is more reliable as far safety, mechanical features and etc...
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
From a statistical point of view, the L1011 outstrips the DC10 by miles. In reality, it comes down to the maintenance and training standards of each airline: I'd take Delta over TWA, for example; or ATA over Sun Country. But that's just my personal opinion.
Akelley728 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1133 times:
What airlines are we talking about?
By next year there will be very few, if any L1011s or DC10s in any of the majors' fleets. As Ceilidh said, it's more of the airline's maintenance procedures and standards then anything else.
As you've seen, the L1011 is a favorite among the forum members here. However, it's a well-known that Delta's maintenance of the L1011 lately has not been as good as it was a few years ago since Delta doesn't want to put major time or effort into machines that will be retired in the next few months. I don't know how ATA takes care of their birds, however.
There have been some well-publicized events recently about the DC-10 in the hands of AA, UA, and CO. All are getting rid of them within the next year or so.
Delta777-XXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Both airplanes would be great! I would personally choose the L-1011 over the DC-10. AKelley728 is right... delta's L-1011s are always "broke", but I don't think it's a big problem. They won't let the plane go up if something is wrong.