Scannerson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1317 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.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1039 times:
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.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1020 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.
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1004 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.
AeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 878 times:
It's the last L-10 flight, why wouldn't Johan accept them? 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....
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