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Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:17 am

The Delta Air Lines L-1011 retirement has been pushed back to early 2002 for unknown reasons. The flight schedules for fall are out and the L-1011 is still appearing on certain routes, especially the Florida ones. The reason for this is unknown, but appearently the L-1011s will be covering for the 767s and 777s while they are being completely refit with new seating and above ceiling crew facilities.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:18 am

THAT will make some people here happy... Smile
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:23 am

I wonder if there are delays with deliveries from Boeing of new 767-400s and 777s or possible pilot problems with the airline?
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:27 am

Thats Great!!! Now I might have a chance to fly on one!!!

Ren41
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:35 am

Great! Now people can fly the L1011 a little longer!  Big thumbs up
 Wink/being sarcastic

KLM747 Big grin
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:50 am

What will Caledonian Wings use when they start April 1st 2001. My guess would be FS2000  Laugh out loud
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:53 am

Then how would Delta retire their L1011s if their 764 / 777 has not yet been shipped to Delta..??

Even UAL has all their 777 delivered all @ one time.

Continental & Delta has the same orders too, ordering the 767-400s , 777-200s, each retiring their L1011s(DL)
and DC10s(CO).


Baec777  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 3:11 am

That`s great! Delta L1011 is comeback.
Delta Airlines is unlucky with B767-400. Performance
proplem for the Hawaii routes.
Today flies Delta L1011 from USA to Hawaii.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:03 am

Well,dude,got it! Betcha guessing what that means!!  Smokin cool

Gotta make a Hawaii Trip next !  Big thumbs up

What routes other than HNL are the L1011's used at ?

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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:14 am

That's great news! I spoke with a DL TriStar flight crew yesterday and they thought the final date was still July 31. But they warned...everything is subject to change! Evidently...that's true!
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 4:39 am

That will be great. Maybe I can hop on one of these someday.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 5:20 am

There are only about 10 tristars left in the fleet. The tristars were on an aggresive retirement schedule through spring and summer. What are the new retirement dates? Also, the ATL-HNL not being operated was blamed partially on the pilots for DL not agreeing to a crew rest facility on the 767-400. The truth is that DL doesn't want to operate the flight for the time being. The flight might break even at best. All of the seats are taken by either FF tickets or low fare tour operations. It makes sense to funnel everybody through either LAX or SFO, whereas the a/c is flown on one flight for 4 1/2 hrs, compared to 8 1/2 out of ATL. Anyway, you can still get onboard an L-1011 from ATL-LAX/PBI/FLL/MCO. All of the -500's are gone from the fleet, but the -1's and -250's are still tooling around.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 10:59 am

Does that mean we will see a Delta Tristar in the "Wavy Gravy" colors? That would look so sweet.
 
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Where Did You Get This Info?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 11:37 am

Where did you get this info from? I'm awaiting the 6 month schedule from DL for the aircraft, so I can find out the dates of the retirements, delieveries, paintings etc. I really don't see them keeping them around until 2002. But if they do keep them, great. Another chance to catch a few more rides on them.
 
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Dazed767

Mon Feb 19, 2001 12:01 pm

Check the Online Schedules.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:16 pm

Will the L-1011 ever be flying ATL-JAX again? I'd love to work in a flight on one while the B767s are fixed up...
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Mon Feb 19, 2001 2:33 pm

Dont forget ATL-ORD and back beginning APR01 I belive its a -1 A/C
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Tue Feb 20, 2001 5:30 pm

The schedule shows one L1011-250 pairing between ATL-ORD. I am not sure of the ATL-ORD departure but I believe it leaves at 5:10 p.m. The Return ORD-ATL is DL 1261. The aircraft seats 30F and 265Y. The fall schedules right now show the flight remaining a Tristar but the story from employees is that when the August schedule comes out, all the Tristars will be gone. They are old, tired, and mechanical nightmares. If you are a Delta employee, you already know its risky to non rev on one because of cancellations. Even if they are used for a few more months, the ten remaining that is, they will not be repainted in Leo or Ron Allen colors.
 
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AMS

Tue Feb 20, 2001 9:14 pm

Strange but we just had a L1011 out at AMS Im not sure if it came from ATL or JFK. I would guess ATL since that seems to be where most of their Tri stars are hanging out. It was quite an event and a lot of people from my dept. went to go take a look at it. Delta usually only flyes 767-300 and MD-11's so it was a nice sight plus they only come to AMS once in a great while.

It will be bad to see these guys retired but after a flight with ATA in which the interior looked almost as bad as a Tower Air 747 and we were delayed for 6 hours for mechanical work!!. I hope that Delta's 1011's havent fallen this far into disrepair. It must be costly to operate those guys, but then again they fly over 100 727's.

Anyone have any idea where the aircraft are going? Arizona desert? Africa? South America? charter companies? I know they had about 26 in operations in 99 that's quite a lot of scrap metal.

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RE: Ams?

Tue Feb 20, 2001 10:34 pm


If what you say is correct, it can't have been on a regular scheduled flight. I have checked all DL movements at AMS during the last days, and there has not been am L-1011 on one of their scheduled flights.

Here are the most recent data:

* 19FEB01

DL038 ATL STA0815 ATA0821 a/c N807DE MD11
DL080 JFK STA0915 ATA0855 a/c N1200K B763

* 20FEB01

DL038 ATL STA0815 ATA0840 a/c N806DE MD11
DL080 JFK STA0915 ATA0932 a/c N183DN B763


Apart from that, DL has no ore L-1011s in international configuration, as they have all been refitted to domestic configuration, and I don't even know if they actually have some longe-range -500s left.

 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Tue Feb 20, 2001 10:52 pm

Sorry to break the news, but there is no published schedule for Delta Air Lines that is accurate beyond May 31st.

For those of you not in the airline community, any flight schedule loaded into the reservations system is always loaded "to infinity". The currently loaded schedule for Delta is their April 1st "Final" schedule and really only shows those flights expected to be flown during April and May of 2001. The June schedule won't be loaded for another 30 days or so and that schedule covers from June to September 2001.

The L1011's will all be gone by August 1st. They are only flying 6 all summer and most of those on routes that are out and back from ATL (to allow for 'spare' coverage of flights failing to go because of mechanicals).

I know a lot of people love the L1011's here, but the Delta fleet is really getting worn out. As sad as watching them leave service is, they need to go as they (the Delta aircraft) ARE NOT operationally viable.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Wed Feb 21, 2001 1:32 am

According to the online timetables, DL hs a few L-1011-1s flying ATL-MCO on 20/10/01. Please say the L10 stays though...

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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Wed Feb 21, 2001 3:17 am

NUair-

The planes are mostly going to the desert in Victorville, CA, where they are chopped for scrap metal. I believe that a total of 2 aircraft were sold to the government of the Congo, with one delivered and one still in service with Delta. I'm planning to fly out to VCV (Victorville) in one of our L-1011s on March 6.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Wed Feb 21, 2001 5:08 pm

Wow that is interesting. I know Delta has 6 more firm orders for the 777 right now up until 2003 with like 20 options, but when will they convert those to firm orders and possibly add more to make up for these L-1011s and expanding routes? Any info. is greatly appreciated.
 
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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Wed Feb 21, 2001 11:35 pm

Rumors are swirling about a 40+ frame order from Delta once the pilot contract is resolved.

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RE: Delta L-1011 Retirement Pushed Back To 2002

Wed Feb 21, 2001 11:41 pm

But is that going to be 40 777's? Or will it be a mix of 777-200ER's and 767-400ER's?

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