Baccarat to be offered on private flights to and from Asia:
Categories: Business of Gaming, Venetian/LV Sands
Tags: baccarat, lasvegas, lasvegassands, privateplanes, vegas
The L-1011 was manufactured from 1968-1984. It was a much more comfortable plane than the DC-10 or 747, but I believe carriers considered it a fuel guzzler. I flew it to Vegas many times from Detroit on TWA, Delta and ATA, the charter carrier. I'm sure LVS will outfit them in such a way that no one will realize they're 24 to 40 years old.
My favorite plane!
Those planes seem to be quite popular... Which I find interesting. Can you lend some insight (detroit) as to why they seem to have such a following? Or why it is your favorite plane?
Three engines is more reliable, and they are more comfortable ... (?)
I'm genuinely curious. Thanks.
I've got to hand it to them. For a company that would rather follow suit on a rival's successful idea with only mediocre monstrosities, something novel has finally come out of LVS' stables.
Phil, I'm no airplane expert, but I always found L-1011's quieter and smoother in air than other aircraft. Maybe it was the fact that I was flying to Vegas that made me mellow.
It's an interesting idea. I remember some discussion of airborne gaming during development of the A380. I would love to see a floorplan or mockup of what they have in mind.
Not sure what a used, 30 year old L-1011 runs for, but my guess it would be a fraction of the cost of a new G5 or Boeing Biz Jet. I have to figure the only ones invited aboard will have credit lines in excess of $250k. Depending on the number of players and win/loss, the damn thing could pay for itself in a matter of months.
I am chief pilot for Underwood Aerial Patrols here in OK, and I fly pipeline patrol out of Ardmore, OK. Both of the aforementioned L-1011's are at my home base (KADM) being retrofitted with new interiors, avionics, engines, etc. The first of the two actually flew for the first time about an hour ago after spending the better part of a year being outfitted by King Aerospace here at the Airpark. The second one is still in the paint shop. I've taken a peak inside the one that flew today... VERY impressive to say the least. Seven private gambling suites with baccarat tables, bars, a lounge, etc. It's truly a casino with wings.
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