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Has Anyone Flew EA?  
User currently offlineQuantasflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

I heard that EA used to be a great airline. Do they still have flights? Where do they go? EA is the best!

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User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

Dude, you mis-spelled your name! Welcome to A.net!

ITK

[Edited 2004-05-20 17:19:17]

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

I suspect you mean Eastern Airlines.

Here is your summer reading list:


From the Captain to the Colnonel, Robert J. Serling

Rickenbacker, An Autobiography, Edward V. Rickenbacker

Grounded: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines, Aaron Bernstein

Free Fall, The needles Destruction of Eastern Airlines and the valiant Struggle to save it. Jack E. Roninson


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

EA lives up to their motto "America's Favorite Way To Fly." They operate an older fleet consisting of DC-9, B727, B757, A300 and L1011 aircraft throughout the USA, Carribean and elsewhere from their hubs at ATL and MIA.

Recently I flew EA to LAX. The DTW-ATL flight was operated with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30. It's an older aircraft, but it was clean and comfortable.


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The ATL-LAX flight utilized an L1011. This is also an older, well-maintained aircraft and among the last TriStars operating within the USA.


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For the inbound, I flew a B757 LAX-ATL and then B727 ATL-DTW.


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Overall, I enjoyed my flights with EA!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

I flew them between my then-home airport MOB and ATL in the '70's, and then again from MOB thru ATL to TPA in the early '80's. On the latter trip, we barely made the connecting flight, and Economy was full, so the bumped us up to First Class from ATL to TPA. That was Great!


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

IP:

Come on the kid is somewhere between 13 & 15. Let him read up before you trash him to pieces.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

THe last time i flew on them was in 1984...when they had the smoking sections  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

I last flew EA when I was 6... way back in 1971-72. It was my first flight. My family was visiting my grandparents (who were in Florida at the time) during Christmas break.

From what I remember, the way down, both flights (BOS-LGA, EWR-DAB, cab ride between LGA and EWR, not sure why) were on DC-9s; the return trip, DAB-ATL-BOS (both legs) were on 727s.

Quantasflyer, or should I say Qantasflyer; Eastern shut down back in 1991.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Come on the kid is somewhere between 13 & 15.

When I responded to him yesterday, his profile indicated he was 26-34 - my bad... I suspect he's probably younger than 13...


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

And i highly doubt that you will see an "Eastern Airlines" flying again.


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

I wonder if he meant El Al?

User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

LOL, Industrialpate.

I flew Eastern a fair amount in the 80s back and forth from Houston to Pittsburgh when I was in college. They were good, sometimes great in terms of service. I remember one flight from CLE to IAH where I got served Steak & Shrimp for dinner in coach.

It's unfortunate they suffered an inglorious end in the early 90s. Too many shifts in strategy and finally being pillaged by Lorenzo. I've always been a little surprised that the name was never resurrected. With Frontier, National, Braniff (x2), and Ozark all finding new homes, it seems strange that Eastern never did.

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando



Too many types flown to list
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

I flew on Eastern Airlines! Gold OnePass member ...

Eastern Airlines planes were nice and classic - my favorite: DC-9-51s (galleries up front and in the back). Atlanta was a perfect hub for Eastern.

I had the pleasure of flying on Eastern DC-10 to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro from Miami and back...

In 1990 Eastern revamped first class section and changed uniform image of its employees... Late Marty Shugrue tried his best to save Eastern.

America West still operates ex-Eastern 757s...




Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

America West still operates ex-Eastern 757s...

So does US.

Too many shifts in strategy

Again, so did US.

See the pattern here?



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Do you mean EA as in Eastern Airlines or do you mean EA as in European Air Express?? todays EA code is for European Air Express, the old EA was for Eastern. But to answer your question yes I did fly on Eastern, but I have not flown European Air Express

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

"With Frontier, National, Braniff (x2), and Ozark all finding new homes, it seems strange that Eastern never did."

True and not true when you think about it. Good ol' frankie back in the day own a number of airlines including continental and Eastern. After Eastern shut down, there was continental, but under different ownership. So, what they absorbed from Eastern especially is the OnePass program! That is something that remains at CO from EA. Plus CO still has hubs at EWR, IAH, and CLE which were all airports served by Eastern (EWR and IAH being large bases.) I kinda think of it at today's Eastern, but AirTran as well.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Back in the day, EA was my family's choice airline since we use to fly frequently between MIA and JFK or LGA. I loved EA, especially their L1011's, what a classy aeroplane! Thanks to EA, I also got my chance to fly on an A300 early on shortly after they received them from Airbus. The 757's were pretty cool too, with the 757 logo on the tails, that was nice! What a sad day it was to see EA dissappear!

User currently offlineQuantasflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

It seems that EA flew more widebodies than most other carriers. How many flew the A300, the DC-10, the L1011, and the 747?!

User currently offlineWomack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 489 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
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I have fond memories of Eastern Airlines - My very first flight at the age of 11 was on a 727-200 from RDU to Atlanta and a DC9 variation to El Paso - I was thrilled and haven't lost any of that. Even though I fly on a regard basis - I still get those tinges of excitement as the takeoff roll begins. Eastern Airline was the best.


Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
User currently offlineWomack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 489 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
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regard = regular - I swear I haven't even starting the cocktails yet.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
User currently offlineNomadic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

I had the chance to fly Eastern several times in the 1980's and early 1990s

From New York/JFK To Miami, St. Thomas, San Juan on Airbus 300 and L-1011. Also a few 727 flights.

Two I particularly remember:

I was working in Public Relations in Denver and was invited by Eastern to fly to Atlanta for the opening of the new Hartsfield International Airport

The other flight was on an A300 from New York To Miami when Eastern and National Airlines were battling it out over the NY - Florida market. Both airlines were showing movies with free popcorn (what a mess in the cabin). The flights between JFK and Miami were less than three hours so they started the movie as soon as we pulled away from the gate !! (they did do the safety briefing first, though) It was hard on those people sitting at the window who wanted to look out and watch the takeoff The F/As asked that everyone put their window shades down!!


User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

I have always wondered why Eastern has not been resusciated as a name--is there a possibility that the name is still owned by someone (like Continental?)

Though I believe that, even if a tradename like that is owned, if its not used for a certain amount of time, it is released back into the public domain.


User currently offlineAATripleSevens From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 22 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2577 times:

Pretty sure my first look into a cockpit was on an EA flight to EWR-MCO (I think) when I was a kid--must have been 1978-79. The pilot let me and my brother sit in the pilot and co-pilot seats.

I remember it vividly, though I am sorry to say I don't know what kind of plane it was. It was on a family trip to Disney and what I remember most all these years later is looking out the cockpit.

Anybody know what equipment EA flew between EWR-MCO in the late 70s?


User currently offlineTaca From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2554 times:

Quite few between SJO and MIA. Very standard service. Nothing really special!  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2532 times:

I flew them back in 1979 on a red-eye(B72S) from BOS-MIA. The F/A's look like they just returned from an orgy, a mud wrestle or a tequila shooter contest.

Hair all over the place, blouses untucked. The flight was uneventful. No meal in
coach, first got a meal. I miss the whisperliners, which I thought were pantyliners worn by flight attendants!!!

LOL


AJ707


25 September11 : the real estate of Eastern Airlines is still alive, in fact bankruptcy proceedings still going on -- liquidation not over, yet I believe ... so the na
26 Adriaticus :
27 Swardu : I am an ex-Eastern employee--customer service agent. I was the 1st part-timer that was hired when EA began service in PHX back on Oct 1, 1979. I was f
28 FBU 4EVER! : I've travelled with Eastern only twice,in March 1976.First a 727 from JFK to Atlanta.I got a middle seat,squeezed in between two humongously fat guys,
29 AirframeAS : the real estate of Eastern Airlines is still alive, in fact bankruptcy proceedings still going on -- liquidation not over, yet I believe ... so the na
30 Swardu : Kiwi I believe was formed by ex-Eastern employees and based out of EWR or LGA, can't really remember. I thought all of Eastern's assets (or lack there
31 Post contains images United_Fan : I flew on EA from ROC-MCO thru ATL before DL took it over. I remember waiting in MCO for the plane to arrive and hopsing like hell it would be a 757!
32 September11 : Eastern Airlines halted flights but still exist as a company. I think 2 or 3 people still working for EA in courts.
33 PIT757 : I flew Eastern Airlines from PIT to TPA back on July 1979. I was only 16 at the time and I don't remember much. We did have full meal service on the 2
34 SpeedbirdHeavy : I suspect you mean Eastern Airlines. Here is your summer reading list Don't forget "The Ghost of Flight 401!"
35 Dtwclipper : SpeedbirdHeavy; The Ghost of Flight 401 isn't more than a novel (mediocre at best). Let him get his facts and spelling right first! dtwclipper
36 7E72004 : I miss those shiny silver planes...are most of the jets mothballed in mojave?
37 Psa188 : I was ticketed to fly EA LGA-MIA the night they shut down. Since I already had my tix and no checked bags, I bypassed the ticket counter although I no
38 September11 : Eastern Airlines' bankruptcy trustee Martin R. Shugrue, Jr. pulled the plug on Friday, January 19, 1991 at around 4:30 pm. In the morning of January 2
39 United_Fan : 7E7-2004,considering the shutdowm was 13 years ago,I highly doubt EA planes are still in storage. I know DL bought some 727's , I flew on N8890Z last
40 September11 : Delta got most of Eastern L-1011s. Some DC-9-51s went to TWA. (anyone remember TWA trying to establish mini-hub at ATL -- huge failure!)
41 PHLBOS : I know DL bought some 727's So did NW. Also,HP aquired some 757's If I'm not mistaken, most if not every one of US' 757s are ex-EAs[Edited 2004-05-21
42 MD80Nut : I flew on Eastern a lot, first out of SJU when I lived in Puerto Rico from 1960 to 1974 and MIA from then on. They were once great in every way, but b
43 ATA L1011 : Well Quantasflyer Pan Am flew the; 747,L-1011,DC-10,A-300 and the A-310, the only early-mid term widebody they didnt fly was the 767.
44 Andersjt : Only one experience on Eastern, MSY to STL via ATL. It was a 727 "WhisperJet" from MSY to ATL, then changed to an L-1011 (my first wide body). I was 1
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