Skydrol
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L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:54 pm

Does anyone have suggestions where to find photos of the lower deck lounge provided in Worldways Canada (ex PSA) L-1011s C-GIES [Fin 101] c/n 1064 and C-GIFE [Fin 102] c/n 1079 ? Also, was the lower deck lounge accessed from the main deck using a special stairway or would the 'galley' lifts be used? As far as I know, only these two L-1011s were fitted with a lounge in place of the lower deck galley.

Thanks for any help or suggestions to locate these photos!


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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:33 pm

LD4, sorry I can't help you much on the Worldways birds.

However, I had the pleasure of flying on one of LTU's L1011s (originally built for PSA). Access was via a special stairway - and regulations required a flight attendant to be present in the lounge at all times. As far as I know use of the lifts was strictly limited to crew members. I can tell you, the lounge was very popular amongst the passengers. It gave even charter flights the air of something very special, very luxurious.

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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:32 pm

LD4
Cheer up, please. I've found the following website

http://www.cactuswings.com/psa/hangar/l10.shtml

At least you can have a look how the PSA/LTU lounge looked like! The lounge was laid out for 17 passengers. Enjoy.
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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:28 am

Thanks for that link, Aviaction!

Folks, check it out. This is really rare stuff. When I first heard about this from a co-worker who described being in the lower deck lounge of a Worldways (ex-PSA) L-1011, I thought he was crazy. "What, passengers get to ride in the cargo hold?" But, like Aviaction, he stated it was very nice. I found some Worldways L-1011 safety cards at a swap meet which showed the passenger escape route from the lower deck and ever since then I have been trying to find a photo to see what this was like. Thanks again!!


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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:42 am

Okay, that is one INSANE lounge to put on an aircraft! Big grin
 
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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:05 pm

I have always wanted to see pics of this too. I have heard that the planes went to Aero Peru...
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RE: L-1011 Lower Deck Lounge

Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:33 pm

Be aware that some 747s (and I think DC10s) had lower deck galleys.
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These were found on 747-238 and 747-123 - but they reduced the volume available for the cargo hold. They were accesible with an elevator. When some of these airplanes were converted to SF cargo airplanes, that galley was removed to regain the space for cargo.
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By the way, the lower deck galley in the 747 could not be occupied during takeoff and landing, and an air conditioning pack had to be ON to insure ventilation whenever a flight attendant or catering personel were inside that lower deck galley (ventilation for dry ice)...
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