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Yes Or No Poll: Do You Miss Eastern?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

NO, that airline really sucked !
No wonder they went down the drain !
Sometimes, I really felt scared on board, especially the Tristars !

Jetblue is a much better product on the JFK-Florida routes !



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

I only had one opportunity to travel on Eastern and I liked it. The FAs were great, the departure and arrival were on time. It's too bad it's gone.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12285 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
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As I never knew who Eastern was intill I joined here, I would say no

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7342 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

No. ever since I first got into Identifying Airlines and Aircraft as a very small child in the mid 1980s I absolutely hated the livery (and for that matter the tristars they flew at the time, how times have changed...). But that's beside the point, failed airlines are not worth missing when there are plenty more that do the same job on similar routes for similar cash. Talk about over sentimentality for an airline.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

As a lifelong Atlantan and the grandson of an Eastern retiree, yes. Eastern was Atlanta's original hometown airline, predating Delta into Atlanta by several years, and Eastern's HQ was in Atlanta for around 7 years before moving it to Miami; Delta did not move their HQ from Monroe, LA to Atlanta until 1941. The Atlanta area is still feeling the effects of Eastern's demise nearly 15 years later. AirTran has in many ways, become Eastern's replacement in Atlanta, but is still a lot smaller than Eastern was @ ATL. Eastern and Delta had about the same amount of gates and shared a similar amount of the marketshare in Atlanta, but without Eastern, Delta grew larger. In some respects, Delta's current troubles can be traced back to Eastern's demise.

User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Yes, although I only had one opportunity to fly with them (BOS-LAX-BOS Feb 1987), as a native Bostonian I always thought of them before the old Terminal A was torn down to make room for the recently opened one.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Well seeing that EAL put a roof over my head, food on my table and the clothes on my back I do miss that airline. First plane I ever flew on as well.

R.I.P


User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

they flew the L-1011 of course i miss them


If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3547 times:

My first flight was on EA. During Christmas break of 1971, my family and I flew EA to DAB to visit my grandparents in Deltona, FL. I was 6 at the time, so my recollection is somewhat limited.

I believe that we flew down Christmas night BOS-LGA-EWR-DAB all DC-9 equipment. On one of the legs, we were sitting towards the back of the plane; I do remember my ears were hurting on that flight (Whisperjet indeed!). The return trip (on January 3, 1972) was an all 727 DAB-ATL-BOS itinerary.

One of my first plane models was a EA Whisperjet 727. It might still be in a storage closet of my mother's house; not sure if it's still intact.

Although I never an opportunity to fly them again since that trip (I flew once again w/TW in 1979 but didn't fly at all during the '80s); I did have a liking towards them. Maybe it was the livery and/or the DC-9s and 727s they flew.


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The short answer to the question is, in some ways, "Yes"; but I have no real sentimental connections to them.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

During the 70s and 80s, growing up in Northern NJ under the approach path of all EWR traffic coming in from the south, it seemed the vast majority of planes were EA. Was a bit boring at the time - now how I wish they were still around. I miss spotting the white fuselage/hockey stick livery on their DC9s, 727s and L1011s.

User currently offlineFlymusic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Yeah i do miss them.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

I miss what Eastern WAS but not what they BECAME (in their final 2 years or so.)

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Yeah, I miss them. EAL was first in the US with many different aircraft.
Such as the L-1011, the first US-based to fly the A300, and the 757.
If it wasn't for the idiot Frank Lorenzo, Eastern might still be here today.
Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

YES! Eastern started the shuttle routes between LGA-DCAand LGA-BOS,way back in 1961, I think. I flew it a few times in the 70's. It was nice to fly on a moment's notice without having to make a reservation beforehand or paying a king's ransome for it.


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I've never flown them but it seems to me that I would miss them.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 1):
Jetblue is a much better product on the JFK-Florida routes !

Yes I agree but in their time their was no B6 so they were the big carrier on the routes then.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 13):
If it wasn't for the idiot Frank Lorenzo, Eastern might still be here today.

Give credit where credit is due. The mechanics union had a lot to do with EA's demise, too.  talktothehand 

But, back to topic, no I do not miss EA. They were the AA of the east coast during the 1960s.  thumbsdown 


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

I remember flying on Eastern 757 from ORD to ATL in 1990. First class seat. Brand-new carpet floor, brand-new leather seat cover, new curtain, new flight crew uniform. Pizza was served for lunch. I miss Eastern!


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