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Down To 3...and Counting..Delta L1011's  
User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 373 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Today Delta retired ship 737 was retired this morning
to Victorville, Ca. This plane was delivered to Delta
in November 1982.

Ships 740, 738 & 728 remain.


Solodude!
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User currently offlineTriple8 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Its so sad to see the infamous 1011 dissapear,what a cool a/c,i grew up watching eastern's L-1011's take off
and land out sju in the 70's.Then deltas and twa in and out all day,know its almost history.But my hopes are that freighters remain for a while.Now all i see out of lax is ATA,and delta which has one flt in the morning.Kallita were flying them to lax but so much for that.Long live the 1011!!!!!


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

*sob*  Crying

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

I saw N737D parked at concourse T on Wednesday (or was it Monday?) night, probably one of the last times she ever pulled into the terminal there. *sniff*

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

N737D was at FLL June 28th. I'm glad I got some pic's of it!!!!!!!!!


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

I took my last ride on 728 in May. Still rode nice, looked like hell on the exterior. I wish they would have the exterior cleaners buff the paint before the last flight. That will never happen.

User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

At the risk of blowing it for myself, it looks like the last flight with seats may be 1444 on 7/31 MCO-ATL. Seats are getting scarce though.

User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Looks like one seat left in economy, 43J, on the last flight #1949 @ 1415 7/31

User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

None of you have jumped on buying the LAST ticket on the LAST Tristar at a US major yet?

User currently offlineAmtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

that will be ATA (which is a major carrier too, now) in 5+ yrs because the -500's will be around for a while.

User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Ship 727 I believe If I read the registraton correctly Sits at atlantic city International (Pomona field) I have a picture but I dont think I can post it due to quality. Next to that odly enough is an United 747SP. Both aircraft are owned by the FAA which operates a tech center there.

User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

I really like to fly new planes, I always think something will go wrong on an old plane, and they never seem to fly as well either. I've never flown an L1011, can someone please tell me what is so good about it? What makes it better than most planes to fly on?

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

As of 7/13/01 they are down to 2 728 and 738. 740 was ferried to VCV a few days ago its last flight was DL1124 on Jul 8th FLL to ATL.


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I really like to fly new planes, I always think something will go wrong on an old plane, and they never seem to fly as well either. I've never flown an L1011, can someone please tell me what is so good about it? What makes it better than most planes to fly on?


Absolutely nothing. The L1011 was a bitch to ride on at the best of times. The old joke was that L1011 stood for "Late 10 of 11 times" and she earned the monikers "Try To Start" and "Tritanic". The 2-5-2 seating configuration was atrociously uncomfortable on long flights.

But she represents memories for a lot of people. Maybe the youngsters dont appreciate that yet, but thats all the better for the oldtimers. Let the folks who truly appreciate these birds give them the sendoff they deserve. The rest of you can enjoy your 767-400s.


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

I have many fond memories of these great birds. Lockheed did a great job developing these aircraft and manufacturing them (with the sole exception of the engine choice = none). I flew DL 1011s dozens of time across the Atlantic from FRA to ATL and back. I will surely miss them...

Boeing727


User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

If only they would have kept the PBI run for the last day, then my airport would have the last flight. We'll settle with 3rd place behind the 2 Orlando flights. The 31st it is changed to a 757. Our last flight comes in at 7:30pm, hopefully it won't be too dark out.


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5057 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

is Delta planning anything special when the last one pulls in for the final time?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Well I'm sad, didn't get a chance to say goodbye at LAX! Apparently, DL stopped flying them in there a little while back. Does anyone know when the last DL flight to LAX was? When's 738 being retired? *sniff*

User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1692 times:

At FLL on the 8th right before 740 switch from Ground to Tower, The girl said.

"Good luck Delta 740 you'll be missed"

It brought a tear to my eye.



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1696 times:

"Good luck Delta 740 you'll be missed"

*sniff*

 Crying


User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Sure is a shame... My favorite aircraft next to concorde (MUCH better than those DC-10's)

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