Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2870 times:
PSA's L1011's were all coach seating in a 2-4-2 arrangement. 2-4-2 was standard back then for coach seating on L1011's. That was before airlines figured out that they could cram 1 or 2 more seats in a row!
Also PSA's L1011 had a downstair lounge in the forward cargo hold just ahead of the galley.
L-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2828 times:
PSA's L-1011's did have that nifty lower level lounge for I believe luggage and just hanging out during the flight. (???) Anyway, a nifty thing about this lounge is that it required a faring behind the nosegear to protect its occupants in the event on a gear up landing. This fairing behind the gear was neat, because most airlines who owned the PSA Tristars after PSA (PSA only operated them for 2 years) kept the nifty lounge and made it really easy for us spotters to determine who the delivery customer was
Today, the only PSA Tristar still flying is N787M, which is Operation Blessing's "Flying Hospital." It was delivered To PSA in 1974 as N10112, then leased to AeroPeru, then sold to Worldways as C-GIES. It was then stored at Kingman for a while until being picked up and converted into a flying hospital complete with operating rooms, a pharmacy, etc. to give relief all around the world. More info is at http://www.flyinghospital.com What a great end for a great plane