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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

How big was Eastern's hub at IAH? I remember flying to IAH back in the early 80s and could remember a bunch of Eastern planes parked on the A satellelites. Just curious  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Eastern started flying to Houston in about 1940 and for years, it was Eastern's westernmost destination in the U.S. But Houston was never a hub for Eastern; it may have been a 'focus city' for the airline.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6867 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Small hub maybe, but it was certainly a hub for the Moonlight Special circa 1982.

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1607 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Houston-IAH was an Eastern hub in the early to mid 80s. This was when Continental was in bankruptcy. Eastern had nonstop service to most major markets in the country from IAH and even had its own commuter feeder service through Metro airlines. After Continental came back strong with cheap fares, Houston was de-hubbed until the Moonlight Special.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

forgive me if i am just not seeing it but what is the "moonlight special?"  Smile


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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1607 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1452802/4/

User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Cargo/pax late night A-300 flights to key markets like LAX, SFO and others

[Edited 2004-04-21 20:44:24]

User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1543 times:

Gr8SlvrFlt-

I hate to nitpick, but EA didn't declare bankruptcy until 1989. But you are right about EA and IAH. It did have a small "hub" in IAH during the early 80s with spoke flights to most large cities on the east and west coasts and Midwest.

Picarus


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1517 times:

Here's another thread on the "Moonlight Special":

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1361006

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1607 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1510 times:

Picarus-

Hate to nitpick back atcha but look again: I was referring to Continental's first bankruptcy.

I personally worked nonstop flights between IAH and CRP, SAN, ELP, PHX, LAX, SFO, PDX, BOS, WAS, CLT, ATL, MOB, MSY, MCO and MIA. Most were not Moonlight Specials.

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User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Gr8SlvrFlt-

Sorry...I mis-read your post. I too am ex-Eastern. Served my tour of duty at the gate in ATL. I left before the final showdown in March of '89.

Picarus


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