Here in Portugal, L1011 are frequent views, fortunately. But at the moment not a single one is operating, due to mechanical malfunctions. Of the four, CS
from YES should be the first to be back in service, in a few weeks.
A round-up of operators and destinations (From LIS
- EuroAtlantic: CS
-TEB. Status unknown, heard talks about a compressor stall.
- Air Luxor: CS
. Both sufferend compressor stalls, in AMS
. Currently under repairs.
- Yes Linhas Aereas Charter: CS
. Suffered a compressor stall two weeks ago on take off from SSA
(eng. no. 2), ferried back empty to LIS
on two engines and is currently under repairs at TAP maintenance facilities.
Yes operates from LIS
to Brazil, Punta Cana and Cuba. The two LK were leased to Dutch Caribbean for the summer.
Intra-european flights are nearly impossible to catch. They only do charters and even so it is very dificult to guarantee you will be on a L1011.
If you really want a ride in a L1011, try contanting directly YES, via: http://www.yes-charter.pt/English/contacts.html
and get a flight to Brazil or Punta Cana. they are not that expnesive in October / November, and 10hrs in a L1011 sound nice