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DL Tristar -500s - What's Left?  
User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1053 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1472 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.

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User currently offlineDakotasport From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

I wish that i knew how many of the Tristars were left. I have seen photos taken a few months ago, but i don't know what has hapened since then!





User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

01 DELTA AIR LINES
02 CURRENT FLEET CAPSULE
03 04 .
05 AIRCRAFT IN SVC AVG AGE AVG NO. OF SEATS
06 B-727-200 98 22.5 148
07 B-737-200 54 15.5 119
08 B-737-300 26 13.4 125
09 B-737-800 19 0.8 154
10 B-757-200 113 9.6 182
11 B-767-200 15 17.0 204 ¥>>
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11 B-767-200 15 17.0 204
12 B-767-300 28 10.3 253
13 B-767-300ER 57 4.9 222
14 B-777-200ER 7 0.9 278
15 L-1011-350 20 19.2 247
16 MD-11 15 6.5 262
17 MD-88 120 10.2 142
18 MD-90 16 4.7 150
19 .
20 TOTAL 588
21 .
22 *-REVISED-* 13SEP/2133Z LD/SU ATL A4692A


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.

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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

I just realized... this info is outdated. We only have a total of 12 L-1011s in the fleet. I'll try to find something more up to date.

DeltaSFO


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User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1400 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.

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

All the remaining -500s were retired this week.......12 L-1011s are left....  

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Ship 755 flew flights 349/1949/195 today and will fly DFW-ATL on 1264.


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

This is the Delta L1011 retirement plan for the balance of the fleet:

L-1011-385-3 -500 24/11/81 Jan-01 193H-1216 N768DL
L-1011-385-3 -500 25/11/81 Jan-01 193H-1218 N769DL
L-1011-385-1 -40 18/12/81 Apr-01 193C-1225 N1734D
L-1011-385-1 -1 14/12/80 Apr-01 193C-1199 N730DA
L-1011-385-1 -40 27/01/82 Apr-01 193C-1226 N735D
L-1011-385-3 -500 15/05/81 May-01 193H-1209 N767DA
L-1011-385-1 -40 11/12/81 May-01 193C-1224 N733DS
L-1011-385-1-15 -250 08/05/82 May-01 193C-1228 N737D
L-1011-385-1-15 -250 19/07/82 May-01 193C-1234 N1738D
L-1011-385-3 -500 13/04/81 May-01 193H-1207 N766DA
L-1011-385-1-15 -250 18/12/82 Jun-01 193C-1237 N1739D
L-1011-385-1-15 -250 12/05/83 Aug-01 193C-1245 N741DA
L-1011-385-1-15 -250 15/04/83 Aug-01 193C-1244 N740DA


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

I was told by a quite informed (but I have yet to confirm) that the last L1011-500 flight was indeed yesterday. There are currently 6 L1011-1 and 5 L1011-250 in the fleet.

User currently offlineLoserkid182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Just wondering does anyone know if N728DA is still in the fleet?? Im just wondering...  

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Loserkid182 - N782DA (sn 193C-1173) was scheduled for retirement last month (Dec 2000).

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1277 times:

Loserkid182,

According to my DL source, N728DA is scheduled to retire in February 2001.

Daniel


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1274 times:

Ship 000728 Flights for 01/06/2001

Flight Dprt SKD ESD Out Off Arrvl SKA ESA On In Eqp*
1798 SFO 01/06 08:45 ATL 01/06 16:18 L10
1798 ATL 01/06 17:30 FLL 01/06 19:18 L10
230 FLL 01/06 20:25 ATL 01/06 22:19 L10



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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