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L1011-50 How Reliable  
User currently offlineTalax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 975 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...

kevin



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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 932 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.

User currently offlineTalax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 898 times:

Thank you

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 892 times:

You cannot beat a L-1011 in terms or safety. Shes the most advanced plane of her time, but maybe a little bit of a maintenance hazard.

User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2189 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Talax:

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.



User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 881 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.

 


User currently offlineTalax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 843 times:

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