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Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:29 pm

Id like to fly on the L-1011 again before theyre all gone, who flyes them and where to?
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:38 pm

I think ATA still uses them to some places in Europe for charters.Am I wrong?

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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:42 pm

ATA did a LAX-CUN run with them durring last summer I believe. If they do that again this year im on it!
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:42 pm

I would like to know this as well. Unique designs like these are far more interesting than so many of the boring lookalikes we have today.

Edited to correct "for" to "far".

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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:45 pm

A friend of mine never flew on one, and dying to, so if someone comes up with a good idea.. i am taking notes..  Smile
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:47 pm

Hewa Bora Airways operates weekly L1011 flights from Brussels to Kinshasa, if you're really desperate !
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:47 pm

Join the military, and get deployed overseas. You have a better chance of riding the L10 that way than you do looking for a civilian flight out of the US.
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:58 pm

See the Post for Thai Sky L-1011 HKG BKK
 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:00 pm

Yes, try Hewa Bora and visit the D.R Congo. I always wanted to visit when it was Zaire and a ride there on the Tristar would be the icing on the cake.
 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:09 pm

I know that last year also AirTransit had flights to LAS on the L-1011
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:17 pm

Everyone should pitch in a 5 spot and go buy one and fly it around.
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 8):
Yes, try Hewa Bora and visit the D.R Congo

Be sure and pick up some duty-free Ebola on the way home !
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:57 pm

Here in Portugal, we have still 3 operating L1011s.

One with YES linhas aereas charter (CS-TMX, ex-Delta), another with LK/Luzair (CS-TMP) and finally one (CS-TEB) with MMZ.

They are used for wet leases and operate charters for their companies on the routes to Brazil, Cuba and Punta Cana. Try the following websites and contact the respective owners for a vacation where the L1011 is used. Not every holiday package of them is flown the L1011, but you might try asking especifically for this aircraft.  Smile

www.airluxor.com
www.yes-charter.pt
www.euroatlantic.pt/

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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:20 am

I was going to say Air Transat as I saw one of their TriStars at Gatwick a few years ago, but no mention of the L-1011 (or 757) in their fleet on TS website anymore, presumably they no longer fly them?

I know it is necessary for older aircraft to be replaced by newer ones, but sad to see them go all the same.  frown 
 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:21 am

Why did the L-1011 stop production.
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:41 am

Because it ran out of orders and was driving Lockheed out of business.

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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:23 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
Why did the L-1011 stop production.

Because NW cancelled their order for them and bought DC-9's instead.  duck 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:24 am

now that the dc-10's are aging and most of the L-1011's are gone will lockheed ever consider reproducing the L-1011 with upgraded avionics/engines or am i just hoping? Smile the L-1011 proved to be a great plane and in my opinion far better than the dc-10/md-11
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:36 am

yesss

i saw one at LAX other day, in ATA's beauteeful livery. definitely u can still fly the L1011!! unless it was just taxiing around for fun...but i highly doubt that  Smile
 
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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:08 am

Talking about Hewa Bora , you can also get a pax 707 flight on them as well as an L1011 flight.


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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:14 am

About a month ago, I tried to setup a charter ride with ATA out of IND to YYZ and back, essentially a day trip for those interested here on a.net. I never posted because ATA said that all their L10's were for military use only right know and that even if they had one, it would be about $800 per person for the day. The lady sounded bewildered as to why a bunch aviation enthusiast's would want to do something like this.

I think Pe@rson was working on something similar in the UK/Europe. Not sure if he had any luck either.

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RE: Is IT Possible To Get A Flight On A L-1011?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:43 am

Quoting BAW2198 (Reply 20):
$800 per person for the day.

Thanks for the information. Compared to what the US military is willing to spend on them, you don't stand a chance. $800 would be great if it got us to Europe or Asia though. Oh well, maybe I should have been looking into this a little earlier.
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