Re: Underfloor Lounge in PSA L1011's?

From: (Bruce W. Watson)
Organization: Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Date:         09 Apr 95 22:37:13 
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sthomson@MO.NET (Steven G. Thomson) writes:
>I took some photos of a pair of Worldways Canada L1011's in Toronto a few 
>years back. These aircraft were both ex-PSA, and had been stored in the 
>desert for quite some time. Visible in my photos, just behind the nose 
>gear, was a large bulge in the fuselage.

>Were these L1011's ever operated on this shuttle, and if so, was the 
>lounge actually used?

This is fascinating. I can't tell you whether they were ever used on the
shuttle route...but I can tell you that I spent a couple of weekends in the
Summer of 1989 flying in those particular L1011's between Manchester (UK)
and Toronto. The downstairs lounges was indeed in use --- I spent a good
4 hours there per flight. It seemed like a bizarre idea, but it worked out
really well.


Bruce Watson