I will miss the L1011, I have been on a ton of Eastern's old birds and also on Delta's. My last couple of trips with Delta's fleet however were a bit disapointing. First off don't sit in the middle. I got the very last row in the middle for a flight to FLL from ATL. Talk about heavy fumes during start up! But that was nice compared to my return flight which was over the wing area in the middle once again. That area is 5 seats abreast and is very cramped. Remember the days when it was 4 abreast and they had those deviders to break up the 4 seats? That was much nicer. The window seat is another story however. I love the L1011 if I can get a window (actually I love any plane I can get a window)
Even though I hate to see them go, I think its about time. My last flight on one, the over head bins were shaking so badly on take off and landing they half of them poped open. The seats are in poor condition as they should be by now and the video screens are so blurry its almost pointless to have them anymore.
But the L1011 sure can fly, like many have said it is so smooth once airborn, especially near the front. It was indeed a very modern plane for its time. I still get a kick out of how many times you hear that flight attendent bell ring. I dont think people still know how to use that control panel on the arm rest. The best is people standing up looking for the button for the reading lights. Oh well, I guess the L1011 is still state of the art for some travelers.