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Delta L-1011 Last Flight - July 31, 2001  
User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Delta Air Lines retired N1731D (msn 1200) to Tucson (not Victorville) on January 31. The aircraft was destined for Orient Thai, but it seems likely that the sale was delayed. Delta has 10 TriStars remaining, and all are to be retired within the next five months: two in March, one in May, two in June, and the last five all in July. N728DA (msn 1173) will have the honor of flying the last revenue TriStar flight scheduled for July 31, which is ironic, as this example is the oldest TriStar remaining in operation with the airline.

Latest Flights Into Atlanta Using L-1011s:

MCO-ATL
TPA-ATL
ORD-ATL

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2700 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Cool! The very last flight of and L-1011 is on my 17th birthday!

User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

good news ! Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Now, we know that the route will be ATL-MCO, but what flight will it be? There are currently 2 TriStar roundtrips on that route. Any word?
The Best, Tom


User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Well it's good it's not for another year.

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineLoserkid182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

COOL! N728DA was the only Tristar I ever flew on! Its gonna be sad though, to see such a beautiful plane leave Delta's fleet.  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

You're forgetting PBI with our two L1011 flights.


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Hey, Goboeing you are not the only one.
That flight will be on my 16th birthday!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Simon Larsson


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

As a sidebar to your post, there are also quite a few crewmembers retiring from DL when the tristar retires. You can bet that there is a lot of clamboring for bragging rights as to the last captain or crewmember to fly the last revenue flight. As for beautiful aircraft...I guess you haven't seen N728DA up close recently. This plane needs a lot of touch up paint.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1864 times:


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Here she is....will be sad to see her go. ATL-MCO can't be the last flight (if i read that correctly). What will be the last flight? Obviously it would end in ATL....just makes sense. I'm going to try and get on that flight....


User currently offlineAAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

When did the Tri-Star's enter the Delta fleet? What was their FIRST revenue flight? How many did they have in their fleet at their peak?

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

You know what, I'm making a trip to Fort Myers at the end of July, I think I will endure that drive up to Orlando to get on the last US major scheduled L1011 service. She's a beautiful bird. It will be sad to see her go.

Here's a picture describing the state of passenger L1011 service in the world.


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In the sunset of its career, coming home for a landing in California, where it all began 35 years ago...


User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

If this is then end of the DL Tristar, would anybody mind explaining this (taken from Delta.com Flight Schedules):

Chicago-O'Hare to Atlanta, November 1
Depart 7:45 PM from Chicago-O'Hare, arriving at 10:36 PM in Atlanta (1:51 total flight time)
Carrier flight # Depart Arrive Aircraft type Stops Time Airport Time Airport
Delta 1261 7:45 PM Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) 10:36 PM Atlanta (ATL) Lockheed TriStar L1011-1 0


User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Appearently all schedules printed online aren't changed after July.......so basically the last flight wouldn't be changed until next month.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

So does this mean that the L1011's will be able to go to Caledonian Wings in time for the startup?! LOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

DeltaAir, that makes sense.

I was looking through ORD flight schedules since my family is going there towards the end of July, and I found flight 1261 which arrives ATL at 1036 PM on July 31. It is a tristar from ORD. Maybe this is the last DL tristar flight?

Somebody please tell me so I know if it is worth the $300 more.

Matt


User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1716 times:

I would also be interested in flying on the last Tristar flight if I can afford it.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2793 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I really hope to be on the last flight - will it be from ORD? If anyone can get the precise details for the actual rock-bottom no-questions-asked last flight OR for the last flight from ORD please let me know! THe latest timetable I have is out of date. It would be really neat if we could have a sort of meeting for the last flight - I really wanna' be there when the fire trucks do their thing (if they're gonna' do it).


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

FLY777UAL,

 Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Coooool note!!! Let's don't forget about this very serious enterprise! Hey, we're approaching March 01 right now... only another month to go and Cal'Wings holding company will commence it's L-1011 ACMI business...

Daniel


User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Goboeing and Simon,

It seems July 31st is a popular birthday here! I will be 33 on this day.

Dave


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

I will miss the Delta L-1011-500.

I flew on there L-1011s once between LAX - ATL in 1989.
It was a great flight.


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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Actually, the CalWings project is delayed until March 2002 - check out out website at http://www.celticairways.com/ for further information.

As you know, our group already owns one L1011 which is to be returned to service and leased to a Latin American client; and we're also in the process of finalising the acquisition of several more aircraft (but not from Delta).

AS an old buddy of mine puts it, we're eating that elephant one bite at a time...! Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1069 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

I suppose I could look at the scheds and try to figure it out, but which of those three flights you listed is the last one, being operated by N728DL? DL may get a ticket out of me! Also, what other two ships will be operating that day? Many thanks for posting this news.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

One thing I will remember about flying a Delta L-1011 was that it was my first flight on a wide-body jet from MCO to ATL in May 1999.

User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

This may be nothing more than another turn of the rumor mill, but-
I spoke with some DL pilots the other day at work and they said the L10 won't be retired this summer after all. According to them DL is going to keep a few of them flying into 2002. Not sure why but maybe because some of DL's long distance domestic routes (foremost ATL-HNL) cannot be operated by the 767-400s until they get crew rest mods.
I will peruse the Delta res computers and keep an ear out for any other info.

Long live the Trisaurus!!!


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