apollo13
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Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:46 pm

hey all sorry bout the L-1011 crap............. Ok anyways my dad just got back from a business trip in New york and as his jet blue flight was taxing to the active runway he saw a DL-1011 taking off. Does anyone have any info on this. He said it was in full color and was headed out towards the atlantic.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:49 pm

One of the following applies :

a) He saw an MD-11
b) He was hallucinating

I think (a) is the most likely.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:50 pm

L-1011!!!???

I highly doubted. I would say it's more likely a Md-11 going to CDG (or whatever)
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:55 pm

ok but im telling you the pictures tell all. He had one of those cameras that give out the photo right there. I was shocked to see that he was right
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:07 pm

please post scanned evidence here for further clarification.

what airport?
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:16 pm

They're back. Delta Pacific has taken flight. You saw DL1, nonstop JFK-MHV service. Delta has new MHV and VCV hubs now.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:32 pm

Ok thank you DeltaSFO
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:37 pm

You saw DL1, nonstop JFK-MHV service.

DL1 runs JFK-VCV-MHV. The problem with JFK-MHV nonstops is that ALPA is demanding an overhead crew rest seat for the reserve flight engineer and so it makes more sense to do a tech stop for change of crew in VCV.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:33 pm

Delta has retired all of its L-1011s.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:39 pm

Can you please scan the photo so we all can see? And when was this? Like now or 2 years ago?

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:43 pm

Maybe you saw one of the sketchy airlines who bought some of the DL L-1011's taking delivery of one or running some wacky charter operation.

I'm actually not entirely sure if anyone purchased the Lockheeds in the first place, but it's a possibility, I guess?

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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:30 pm

Could it have been this fellow?


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The only other second-hand L1011 still flying in that paintscheme was IMO this one, but it was repainted a couple of months ago:


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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:07 pm

Bullshit. Delta's L1011's have all been retired. I really hate these topics that state complete nonsense for a fact.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:29 pm

Air Luxor flies into JFK with the L1011, could have been them. Or it could have been one of those 3rd world country gimmic airlines that bought one for charter. Delta does not operate the L1011 anymore (check their website). An MD-11 or 2 is still in the old colors.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:51 pm

does not operate the L1011 anymore (check their website).

Maybe they are still operating the L1011 but didn't put it on the website for security reasons. How do you know they didn't do that, huh? Big grin
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 10:17 pm

Before everyone blows this kid off, is it possible that this particular L-1011 was fresh out of storage and in transit to a new owner?

If this is the case, I highly doubt it would have FULL Delta Titles. Maybe the colors (cheatline, tail widget, etc), but not the titles...
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sat Dec 14, 2002 10:24 pm

is it possible that this particular L-1011 was fresh out of storage and in transit to a new owner?

Maybe Neil Robertson bought it  Smile

Sorry Neil, couldn't resist this one.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:37 am


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Photo © Luís Padrão



These are about the funniest pics I've seen yet! Thanks for sharing them.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:04 am

What's up with this DutchDeltaDude,

I've noticed he always criticizes everybody, never saying any positive thing. Lighten up dude........

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apollo13
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:14 am

You know what that was probally it. I dont thave the best vision in town so i get mixed up with pics. and when i saw the pic........ I wasnt wearing my glasses.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 8:17 am

Why did Delta retire the L-1011 anyway. They still had lotsa years left on them. You still have DC9s from 1966 flying with other airlines, and then Delta goes and retires the beautiful L-1011  Crying
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 8:56 am

Those L1011's had a lot of mx probs in the end (the last revenue flight was delayed 2 hrs cause of a mx prob haha). With only 250 built, certain spare parts might not have been easily available, compared to say a DC9 with almost 1000 built. Also it wasn't becoming economical anymore to fly it.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:03 pm

The L1011s were coming due for heavy checks that were simply not economical to provide when cheaper-to-operate 767-400s were coming available at the same time.
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RE: Delta L-1011 In New York!

Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:13 pm

The flight your dad saw was Delta flight 711 from JFK-ATL and it was an aircraft change,. Normally it would've been flown with a 727 but that plane had problems so Delta said "get one of the retired planes to replace it for the day" so they used the L1011.

hahaha...

Kevin

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