Airways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1701 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.
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1591 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1627 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.
Picarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
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.