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What If Eastern Airlines Were Still Flying  
User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

If EA never folded or consolidated what would it look like today?
Hubs, fleet, routes, in-flight service, cabins etc............

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Hmm I wonder if EA would move into a hub at CVG or IND or PIT or someplace like that.

They'd definitely have the 777, which model, well, thats to your imagination.

If they were still around, they'd probably have updated interiors like the rest of the other airlines.



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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
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All the threads on A.Net would be titled "When will EA retire the DC-9?".


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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

LOL, about the DC9's. I would think EA would still have the MIA hub as well as ATL.
They would've still had the 757's flying as well as 777's and a maybe a mix of 767's
& maybe 330's. They would have a large fleet of 738's and 320 & 319's.

Routes that would be hard.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 2):
All the threads on A.Net would be titled "When will EA retire the DC-9?".


And the B727.

Quoting mia305 (Reply 3):
Routes that would be hard.


IMHO, South American and Caribbean would have a nice route structure.

Now in the for what it's worth department:

1. CO would most likely never have gotten those EA A300's after EA ceased operations nor a few other assets sold to Texas Air Corp.

2. EA may have continued to charge for drinks/snacks as they did on the "Moonlight Specials" in the 80's and been the initiator of "bag fees".

3. ALPA would have a larger membership.

  



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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6844 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Hard to say. One could argue that some aspects of Eastern have remained in present day United.

Perhaps CO would have been merged into EA or something along those lines. Recalling that a lot of CO's product line, such as SHARES and One Pass originated with Eastern (System One pawned off from EA, sold to CO, eventually became SHARES yada yada yada.) CO's 1990s survival was certainly at the expense of EA.

Can't argue history though. From day one of Texas Air ownership, Lorenzo wanted EA dead and CO to survive at rock bottom labor costs. Lorenzo hated EA's unions with a passion and it showed.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
Lorenzo hated EA's unions with a passion and it showed.


Frankie hated anything that came close to spelling union.

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
One could argue that some aspects of Eastern have remained in present day United


I really don't like agreeing with you, but I have to on this point!   



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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Would Eastern have kept the Atl hub it had? And, would they be as big as AA is in Mia?

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting mia305 (Reply 7):
And, would they be as big as AA is in Mia?


Had EA lasted I don't believe MIA for AA would have ever happened.



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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

I know EA had 2 hubs Mia and Atl. What other hubs did they have?
Those two are the only ones that come to mind. What other hubs might thy have considered.

As I mentioned above what would there fleet look like today?

I remember, flying back then was a glorious time, better service and got meal
service on almost all flights. If you flew first class men wore suit and ties & women dressed professional.
Nowadays you buy a first class ticket would could wear damn near anything you want short of your underwear
service is the pits & if your lucky you'll get a meal on one. Sad to see how its become.

Sorry its a bit off topic but had to be said.

[Edited 2013-03-06 19:06:13]

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Quoting mia305 (Reply 9):
know EA had 2 hubs Atl, Mia. What other hubs did they have?


At one time they had a HUB in CLT, MCI for sure, check wikipedia and it lists them all.

Quoting mia305 (Reply 9):
As I mentioned above what would there fleet look like today?


B727, DC9, B757, and one would hope B767 just not sure what model.



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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

The 727's wouldve been phased out. DC9's would be on there way out.

User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3206 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

These threads pop up often and are really impossible to answer. Are we to assume that all other airlines that existed then still exist? The answer to that would really affect the answer to this.


14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5906 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

They would have just announced a merger with AA last month, so that AA can pick up a strong LatAm network at MIA and compete against DL in the South East.


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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 12):

Good point. Let's say as the airline industry is today and EA never merged.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting mia305 (Reply 14):
EA never merged

EA merged? Not sure I follow that line of thinking, what did I miss and when?



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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 15):

If EA were still flying and never merged like the other legacies did


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting mia305 (Reply 16):
If EA were still flying and never merged like the other legacies did

Thanks for making it easier for me to read!  



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