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Delta 1949 Arrived! BYE BYE L1011  
User currently offlineScannerson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

This was the final L1011 flight for delta airlines. It is currently at atlanta gate T1. It will be removed so it can go be washed and so fourth for the party they will be having later. I will have exclusive video tommorw for a web site that I will post. For now here are some tracking pic's.

http://www.neolazernet.com/l1011rack1.gif http://www.neolazernet.com/l1011rack2.gif

-rob



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User currently offlineSuperfly From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

It will be missed!  Sad

User currently offlineCAETravlr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

It will be missed. However, I love that Delta is donating it, along with spares to the Flying Hospital. That is incredible. I am glad to know that this aircraft will continue to serve in some way.

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

Critter, better than getting rid of no old aircraft - at least get rid of one. Anyhow, maybe they need the L-1011's less than the 727's or maybe the 727's are better fit for their routes.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1098 times:


Critter:

It's simply a question of airline economics and airline needs. Who else flies L1011's? No one. TW retired thiers years ago as did AC. TZ still flies em but they'll be gone in a few years. How many airlines fly the 747-200? Not too many. Apparently L10's are more expensive to maintain than 727's, and with dozens of newer widebodies on hand, the L10's become expendable. As sad as it is to see them go, it makes sense from a financial standpoint.



User currently offlineChepos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

Long Live the L-1011's in our memories and in our hearts, great plane to fly in .
Chepos
Puerto Rico


User currently offlineAirlinelover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

My only regret is that I never flew on one  Sad ..
Oh well. There's always ATA..

Chris


User currently offlineMark_D. From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Yup, sturdy and and elegant-looking planes, I think a lot of the passengers who've flown in 'em over the years came away with overall favourable impressions. And a fine way for DL to retire this one, from the words of the PRNewswire article anyway.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

I flew a Delta L-1011 from Atlanta to Hawaii, and It was awesome. but the entertainment wasn't that great. Being on an airplane for 12 hours with crap on radio and looking at ocean isn't realy that fun. Good thing i installed Counter Strike on my dads lap top and added a bot program or I would have died. It was fun take off and landing. I took the l-1011 to and from atlanta.

User currently offlineDasheighty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

I was on 1949 Look for the pictuers coming soon There was a lot that happened 0n the flight I dont know if my pics will be accepted on the site but we'll see.

User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 937 times:

It's the last L-10 flight, why wouldn't Johan accept them?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I never flew one, at least that I can remember, I may have, but it's sure been a long time. My dad has flown them, he enjoyed it, or at least that's how it sounded to me. Sad to see the old birds go, but I guess the time had to come sooner or later....

Andrew
AeroGlobeAir7
BABY BOEINGS ALL THE WAY!!!
FLY DELTA JETS!


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