DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1848 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.
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1534 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.
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....
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 19 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1513 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.
777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1456 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
777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1443 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.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2776 posts, RR: 16 Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1373 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'
Notarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
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...
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...!
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 885 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 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.
Frostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 394 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1280 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.