Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
First off, remember how a few weeks ago when someone asked if we had ever flown with the same flight attendant more than once? Well one of the flight attendants on the last L1011 was my flight attendant on a Delta L1011 two years ago. She was formerly with Pan Am. In the airport in Orlando, the jetway had a balloon arch over it and people were taking photographs like crazy. News reporters were all around. I had the pleasure of meeting several airliners.net people on MCO. Somehow we all manged to find each other. In the air, we were offered champagne and one of the Vice Presidents made a toast over the PA to 28 years of L1011 service at Delta. I also had the pleasure of sitting beside one of the big investors of Gemini Jets. We landed in ATL, had the water gun salute, and taxied to the gate. Robert Bradley (L1011) and I both went to the lower galley before exiting the plane. As we came out of the jetway, we were presented with a commemorrative certificate, signed by the Captain, and a farewell poster. It was sure great meeting everyone.
L-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Sad day, as this plane is by far my fave plane and always has been. One small thing however...this was not the last L-1011...it was the last Delta L-1011...the last American L-1011 flight will be in the hands of ATA, and it will likely come in 3-5 years. THAT will be a sad day.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
There are still U.S.-based L-1011's left? Well, this makes my day... I'll have to be on the last ATA one. By the way, not to change the subject, but what major U.S. airlines still have DC-10's, and when's the last one? Hopefully I'll be able to get on that one also...
L-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
Northwest, Continental, Ryan International (aka SunTrips), and Hawaiian Airlines are the only airlines still using DC-10s for pax service. Of course, Emery Worldwide, Gemini Air Cargo, and FedEx still use them for cargo as well.
N757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Omni Air International flies the DC-10 for military charters. I flew on N540AX on June 4 from Baltimore to Kuwait via Rhein Main Germany. Anyone know what World has done with it's DC-10s? They had the last DC-10 built in its fleet.
Dasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
On Wednesday night I was reading a post from twa767 (I hope I got the name right) with regards to flight 1949. Until then I didn't even know that Delta was retiring the aircraft.
I'd like to take this moment to thank Dan for his insight and hard work in getting togeather a seat list and keeping us informed as to who what when and where. Most important Getting me through Atlanta Hartsdale to my flight to EWR.
Scannerson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
I will be making a compolation of videos, pictures, & audio. If I can get you guys to send me the pictures and videos. Please email me at this special address I made deltaL1011@neolazernet.com with a list of all of the items you have that you would like on the site.