I really like to fly new planes, I always think something will go wrong on an old plane, and they never seem to fly as well either. I've never flown an L1011, can someone please tell me what is so good about it? What makes it better than most planes to fly on?
Absolutely nothing. The L1011 was a bitch to ride on at the best of times. The old joke was that L1011 stood for "Late 10 of 11 times" and she earned the monikers "Try To Start" and "Tritanic". The 2-5-2 seating configuration was atrociously uncomfortable on long flights.
But she represents memories for a lot of people. Maybe the youngsters dont appreciate that yet, but thats all the better for the oldtimers. Let the folks who truly appreciate these birds give them the sendoff they deserve. The rest of you can enjoy your 767-400s.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada