Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2650 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 883 times:
ATA are using their L1011-100s between Manchester and Orlando/SFB this Summer, due to range limitations there is a refuelling stop in both directions.
ATA refuel at Gander in Canada, rather than the more common stop at Bangor, Maine.
I would have thought the L1011-500 would have been more suitable equipment, as it can make the flights nonstop. I would expect this type isn't used because it seats a significantly smaller number of passengers than it's larger (but shorter ranged) brother.