Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Texas Air @ O'Hare  
User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

I know that People's Express bought Britt Air in 1986 or so before Continental/Texas Air bought PE. I was wondering how in early 1987 Eastern had the landing slots at O'Hare to move the moonlight express service from IAH where it was obviously competeting with Continental to ORD? Did EA use some of Britt Airways old slots? in 1987 ORD was slot controlled, so I'm very curious.

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

I really can't answer your question, but from what I remember, Eastern's ORD "hub" was nothing in comparison to the former Moonlight Special hub in IAH. When they announced the new hub, I only remember adding a few nonstops to LAX and BOS, but nothing of the magnitude of what IAH was. Then, all of the sudden, The Moonlight Special was over. Do you happen to know how big EAL in ORD when the Moonlight Special peaked? If I am right (and I probably am not) then their really weren't that many flights added at ORD and they just reallocated the few slots they had. If I am wrong, I would be more willing to wager that ORD may not have been slot controlled at night and they just freely added flights rather than them using Britt slots.

User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 1095 times:

Yeah they had downsized the entire operation when they moved it to O'Hare. Another case of Frank Lorenzo's disasterous tinkering with a decent Eastern product.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Intra-state Texas Air Service In The Past posted Fri Aug 1 2003 23:06:17 by Ssides
When Was Texas Air Corp. Dissolved? posted Fri Jul 27 2001 04:37:51 by ContinentalEWR
Eastern's Relationship With Texas Air posted Wed Feb 14 2001 03:59:40 by Cody
What Was Texas Int'l Before Texas Air Group? posted Tue Jun 13 2000 17:06:30 by ContinentalEWR
Air Fares From Texas To New Zealand posted Wed Sep 25 2002 03:49:15 by Jhooper
Air Pockets / Texas Today posted Sat Sep 7 2002 01:42:58 by Artsyman
Air Florida Crash 25 Years Later posted Fri Jan 12 2007 04:48:39 by MaidensGator
Royal Nepal Air Use Peru To Promote Nepal posted Fri Jan 12 2007 04:38:26 by Jimyvr
WOW-Air Asia ASK's 2.7 Cents Cf 8c DJ & JQ(LCC's) posted Fri Jan 12 2007 03:46:37 by Australia1
GLS (Galveston) And Commerical Air Service? posted Fri Jan 12 2007 00:38:02 by Thomasphoto60