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Which Airline Was The First To Have Tristars @ LAX  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

I know TWA was the first airline to start 747 service at LAX on the LAX-JFK route, and AA was the first airline the start DC10 service at LAX with the LAX-ORD, but I was wondering, who was the first operater to start L1011 Tristar service at LAX. Also, what route was the flight flown on.


Please forgive any mis speelled words, the spelling check is not working.

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User currently offlinelaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26131 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

I'd say TWA.

For others I know PSA commenced LAX L-1011 flying in August 1974 over SAN-LAX-SFO routing.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

TWA's first commercial flight of the L-1011 June 25, 1972 was STL LAX.

User currently offlineJMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

I don't believe EA flew the L10 out to LAX before 1974, and I have a February 1974 OAG that states AC flew the L10 to STL, SFO and JFK

My apologies to the previous poster. My computer was slow to put in my response. Obviously, the question has been answered.

[Edited 2010-02-04 19:10:02]


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting JMackey (Reply 3):
My apologies to the previous poster. My computer was slow to put in my response. Obviously, the question has been answered.

No apologies requred. Eastern put there L-1011 in service in April 1972 (two months before TWA) and they may have operated ATL-LAX prior to TWA.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25983 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 4):
Quoting JMackey (Reply 3):
My apologies to the previous poster. My computer was slow to put in my response. Obviously, the question has been answered.

No apologies requred. Eastern put their L-1011 in service in April 1972 (two months before TWA) and they may have operated ATL-LAX prior to TWA.

In Eastern's September 6, 1972 timetable they weren't using the L-1011 to LAX. Their only L-1011 routes then were:

JFK-SJU
JFK-MIA
JFK-ATL
JFK-MCO
JFK-PBI
ATL-TPA
ATL-MCO

And a couple of the Florida routes (e.g. JFK-PBI and ATL-TPA) were for a later effective date of December 1, 1972.

Quoting JMackey (Reply 3):
and I have a February 1974 OAG that states AC flew the L10 to STL, SFO and JFK

Assume you mean TW, not AC?


User currently offlineJMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
Assume you mean TW, not AC

Absolutely correct, my apologies for the error. I did mean TW.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

I did a little research and found the following:

In March 1972, Lockheed set up three field service offices to assist Eastern with introduction of the L-1011. Those offices were in Miami, New York, and Puerto Rico.

In May 1972, Lockheed set up three field service office to assist TWA with introduction of the L-1011. Those offices were Kansas City, Los Angles and Chicago.


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