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DL L1011-1's To Ord?  
User currently offlineAmtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Apparently, DL L-1011's will begin service from ATL-ORD and back on Apr. 1 until Dec. I found this when checking flight status for future dates. Does anyone here know if its true, or if theyve been to ORD before??
Thanks for any info  Smile

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User currently offlineMitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 984 times:

DL has flown L1011's into ORD on and off for many years.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 974 times:


They're bringing back to ORD? Cool! I don't think they've flown them in here regularly for a few years. America West also started flying 757's here after like 2 years of flying 737's and A320/319's. Anyway, is DL supposed to keep the Tristars that long. I thought they'd be gone by March.



User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 963 times:

The retirement date has been shifting back and forth now for about a year. Delta has been saying August 2001 and last month they said they wanted to hang on to 3 -250s for route expansion since they didn't have the aircraft to replace them yet.

User currently offlineDELTAMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 959 times:

They are going to fly 1 Tristar a day from Atlanta.Its a 200 series aircraft and the flight leaves Atlanta at 5:10 p.m. and arrives at Chicago at 6:14. Good day!

User currently offlineAmtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Thanks, DELTAMD-11!

User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 881 times:

That's great news! I thought they were no longer going to fly into ORD with L1011s. I know they discontinued the L1011 flights about six months ago so this is great! And, yes it is nice to see a America West 757 back at ORD.

Dave


User currently offlineNcflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 873 times:

I used to fly on L1011's a lot between ORD and ATL and back, and I gotta tell you, I couldn't stand flying on them domestically:

1) They take forever to load and unload, and the flights were consistently delayed 10 minutes here 15 minutes there as the gate agents came through to count empty seats.

2) I still have a sour taste in my mouth from the time we pushed back in ATL and had a 45 minute delay because the ramp guys couldn't get the little push back tug vehicle or whatever it's called unconnected from the plane's wheels. I kid you not, they couldn't get it fixed until the THIRD maintenance crew showed up. Old planes lead to hard-to-fix problems.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 844 times:

45 minutes to disconnect the tug? Man, I wonder what happened there. I don't think that was due to the plane being old though, or if it had anything to do with the plane at all- but then again I've never pushed back an L10 so what do I know?

User currently offlineNcflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 828 times:

well, your probably right, had nothing to do with the age of the aircraft, but it's still guilt by association in my mind, and that's what counts!!

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