I've had great flights in DC-10s (which look fantastic in the NW
bowling shoe livery), and never any mechanical problems, though it has been a while since I was on one (I think since AA
stopped using them for coast-to-coast service). I always found them much more comfortable than L-1011's for some reason. I think it may be because back when I was taking L-1011s, it was usually TWA or Eastern, and both of those airlines (in _MY
_ experience, I add, though I'll probably still get some angry comments about this) were not so hot. Seemed that 2/3 of all the long-haul TWA flights I took (and it used to be a lot) were delayed for mechanical problems, and with Eastern I think I took L-1011s about 3 times and (coincidence?) the lavatories were utterly disgusting each time: half of them out of order and the other half almost too smelly to use even right after takeoff...