CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1355 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1783 times:
I am riding Delta next month and if at all possible I'd like to pick up a L-1011-500 (I'm going west coast to Florida, and return). I noted that the -500 from LAX to ATL becomes a 767-400 next month, killing that idea. Are there any -500s left? If so, could some DL insiders indicate how I might grab one? I understand that the plan had been to retire all the -500s prior to the -1s, perhaps they're all gone. Also, is it possible that some flights listed as -1s are really operated with -500s? Thx for your feedback.
This is taken from Deltamatic. According to it, there are no longer any -500s in the Delta fleet. If you want to ride one of the remaining L10s in the fleet, it's pretty easy from ATL to MCO, TPA, PBI, or FLL. For now, anyway.
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
There are between 3-5 -500's left in the fleet. They are seen on routes from Atlanta to destinations in Florida. ATL-PBI, MIA, MCO and I think they still may go to SFO in the morning from ATL. In any case, you're not missing much. It seems that DL is neglecting the Tristar fleet because their days on the property are numbered.