In 1974, PSA took delivery
of two Lockheed L-1011 TriStars. The wide
bodied aircraft were configured for 296
passengers and were initially introduced
on the heavily traveled Los Angeles-San
Francisco route. However, a recessionary
economy and government inforced fuel
quotas resulted in the new generation
aircraft being grounded in early 1975.
For the year, PSA carried
6,381,197 revenue passengers and recorded
a profit of $1,589,627 based on operating
revenues of 123.4 million and operating
expenses of $120.1 million.
Captured from an archive of Dr. Don Rose, KFRC San Francisco from August 9, 1974, this jingle reflects the start of "new" PSA L-1011 service from SFO to LAX. Thanks to Tom Gibson for pointing this one out to the webmaster.