FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 913 times:
Yep, there were a few airlines that operated both the DC-10 & the L-1011. Pan Am ordered & operated 12 L-1011-500, then bought National Airlines, who had DC-10s. Then United bought Pan Am's Pacific routes, which came with the L-1011s. Delta had both types for a little while also. They leased DC-10s while Lockheed was building Delta's ships. British Airways had L-1011s, then bought out British Caledonia, who had DC-10s. I think there may have been a few other airlines too, but this is all I can remember at the moment. Regards.
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Gt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Not exactly. In 1991, when DL purchased PA European Division, PA was already out of the L10 business. DL got a bunch of 727's and 21 A310's. However, PA had already sold DL 3 L1011-500's somewhere around 1984-1987. Then after UA purchased the Pacific Division, they sold DL 5 more ex PA L1011-500's in the 1987-1989 time frame. Hope this makes sense.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1293 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 894 times:
Eastern operated a handful of DC10-30s alongside the L-1011s shortly before shutting down. Purchased mainly for newly acquired trans-Atlantic flights from Miami to London and Madrid, they occasionally operated the routes to Rio and Bogota.
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