I don't remember the date of my first L1011 flight but it was on AC
. It was the 100/200. The door lifting up into the roof, the coat racks that disappeared into the ceiling, the elevator to the galley, and the curve of bathrooms at the back were all memorable. I can remember the low groan/growl as the RR
engines lit up. And then the puff of smoke from the water injectors. One of the most memorable was on a flight to YEG
as a student going to stay with my grandparents for a could months. I posted this on a thread for childrens fares just the other day. I was on a Student Standbye fare, was one of the last ones to get a seat and was put in first class. They still had that little 4 seater table at the front. I got sat there and got the whole meal service with the white table cloth and everything. The last time was by accident. We boarded a 747 to fly to YVR
for Christmas with the relatives. After an accident between the plane and a baggage cart, a weather delay, two hotel room stays and a diversion to YEG
, we boarded an L1011 in Edmonton for the last leg to YVR
. This was on a 500.