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User currently offlineDakotaSport From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 232 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

I just flew with Transat to Punta Cana last week and on the return visit, i was delighted to see C-FTNG with a ton of brand new seats. It looked very sharp inside. My question is, if they did this refurbishment, are the planning on keeping this a/c much longer?? Also, is this one of the older L-1011's that they operate?? I would appreciate any feedback!!!!!

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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

That is a good question, I know that they are fixing up a few, and using to others as parts. I hope that they do, I like spotting them when I am playing golf at my course. They look cool and I can impress a lot of people with my little knowledge.


Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

C-FTNG was manufactured in 1973 and is the fourth oldest L-1011 in Air Transat's fleet of 15 x L-1011s (including the -500).

User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Who cares? Tristars are THE coolest plane. It makes me happy to know that these planes are still in the air.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineB-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 237 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

hmm....interesting.....I saw C-FTNG in LAS last Christmas.........
did Air Transat ever leased L-1011 from AC and CX ?


User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1053 times:


Considering the date of manufacture, C-FTNG is an old plane. However, it was acquired by Air Transat in the mid-1990's.


As far as I know, Air Transat did not lease any L-1011 from Air Canada or Cathay Pacific. They do operate numerous former AC and CX examples - but all these were purchased.


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