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Eastern Airlines On Simpsons Tonight  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

I think that the Simpsons episode featuring Eastern Airlines is on Fox Tonight... at 1900 CDT.

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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I remember that one! It was the one when they go to disney world, and that crappy ride "starship earth" is sponsored by Eastern.

Another funny thing about Eastern and Disney, Eastern was the official operator from 1970's-1986 and had the ride "IF YOU HAD WINGS"

Then that ride became Delta's skydreamer or something.

I guess DL is not the official operator at Disney anymore!



"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

If only that ride was still operable, I would ride it a jillion times.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

After DL took over the sponsorship, "If You Had Wings" became "Dreamflight." It remained "Dreamflight" even after DL dropped the sponsorship, until a couple years ago when it became the BuzzLightyear ride.

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

I don't know if Delta is a sponsor or not, but they are the "official" airline for the Disney Travel Company. Book through delta for a Disneyland vacation and you get a sweet deal on airfare. All Disney Vacations packages booked through Disney Travel will put you on a Delta Air Lines flight, or an associated carrier.

User currently offlineKavanagh From Chile, joined Nov 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4875 times:

what about "EASTERN, THE WINGS OF AMERICA"? in South America the commercial jingle was that, "Eastern, LAS ALAS DE AMERICA"

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

Heh, Delta is the sponsor of just about all things Florida.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

N


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

Just about, But take a look at this. This really pissed Delta off. http://www.airtran.com/destinations/florida2.jsp
http://www.flausa.com/

AirTran is sponsoring FLAUSA.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

I thought the Eastern Latin America jingle was Eastern - Las Alas Del Hombre or something like that .
Going back to the Simpsons episode-
- everything on the ride had the Eastern logo on it . What was especially funny was the personalized Eastern flying car (I want one of those)
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlinePrinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

Eastern used "Las alas del hombre" years before changing to "Las alas de America" other spanish slogans included..."Esto si es volar!" and developed specifically for the SJU-NYC market..."Volar por Eastern a New York, esto si es volar!"...this last jingle was sung by the late Celia Cruz while walking thru the cabin of an L1011 until she arrived at her seat and sat down next to her husband. It was quite a memorable TV commercial...Also EA used "The wings of man" for their English ads during the early 70s.....




PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Eastern was also the sponsor of a ride at CAROWINDS at Charlotte,NC. It was
the North Carolina version of the space needle. Eastern had a huge hub in Charlotte until 1984. Piedmont built their Charlotte Operation into a fortress until they were absorbed by US Airways yadda yadda blah blah blah


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

I liked the part about Eastern Airlines' plans for world domination! Giant robots with Eastern a/c for heads.

User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6622 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

OK, I'm confused! How did that piss Delta off? What, Airtran not allowed to advertise?


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

I would imagine that DL always picked up these joint promotions with the Florida tourism board, tho since I am sure they have to supply some money they might have hesitated and AirTran saw a chance to get the exposure. Also keep in mind Joe Leonard did come from Eastern and he has contacts to get these type of contracts and such, especially now that AirTran is growing.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4525 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

Slightly off topic, but I mioss Eastern. They were a great airline. Wich they were still around, alongside Pan Am and TWA, the other airline 'greats'.

Braniff would be fun too.  Smile Sigh, the old days. I barely remember the years EA and PA were around but I still miss those airlines.  Sad


User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

FYI:

Delta is no longer the Official Airline of Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort.

There has been no 'Official Airline' since January 1, 1996.



Climbing
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

OK, I'm confused! How did that piss Delta off? What, Airtran not allowed to advertise?

I don't like your tone, but I will explain it again just for you. Delta practically own(ed) the florida market. Now the more LCCs that come into FLorida, The more you can bet they are getting ticked. See See.


User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6622 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

OK! Got It! No need to get ticked!  Smile


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

I used to LOVE that ride! If you had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings......... I nearly pissed my pants the first time I saw that Simpsons episode!!!

BR715-A1-30,

Delta has a tiny presence in MIA. I wouldn't say they "own" Florida. From here, I could hop around the state on any number of airlines from Gulfstream, to AirTran to of course AA! Florida is not anyone's market per se. Unlike when Eastern ruled the world....

Sam


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