L1011Lover: Ship 724 was the dreaded ship from hell. If it managed to leave the gate on time, it was a very rare occurrence. According to what I can remember, it was being built by Lockheed as a -200 when, in mid-build, it was converted to a -250 series. I don't know what happened in the conversion process, but the aircraft was never "quite right". Most gate agents, myself included, hated to see that ship number come up on our preliminary paperwork. It was like it was forever jinxed. I think the other HNL
ships were 735 and 736. They were the only -200/250 with F/Y class, no C class
Proudtoflyaa: Flights 16/17 were ATL
trips. I often worked FLT 16 HNL
. It arrived DFW
at 5:10 am and left around 6:30 am. (I add this statement as it is possible that I am misunderstanding what you are saying about the LAX
stop) And as for the DTW
trips, I was a gate agent for DL
in 1992 at DFW
, and I just don't recall them. According to your source, they were obviously there, but I don't recall every working one. 1992 was probably the zenith of hub activity at DFW
and man was it fun!
Always a pallbearer, never a corpse.