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The Last Flight Of Eastern Airlines  
User currently offlineWingspan From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8704 times:

Hello to all.

This might be a stretch given the years, but I was curious if any of the EAL former employees or enthusiasts in these forums recall what the last revenue flight of Eastern's was, and, if knowledgeable, the final ferry flight (either to the desert, or to another operator). If anyone can shed some light on this topic, it would be greatly appreciated.


Regards,

Wingspan


Over the years, I've found that common sense is not that common.
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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8659 times:

last Eastern revenue flight was an L-1011 arriving into MIA -- pilot decided to circle MIA airport TWICE before landing .. that happened on the evening of January 19, 1991 ...

[Edited 2005-05-15 00:31:30]


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8646 times:

Most of EA planes parked at MIA & ATL for several days ... Delta bought EA L1011s, USAirways and America West got EA 757s.. TWA & Northwest got EA DC9s, Northwest got some EA 727s

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User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8558 times:

that was a sad day in aviation history. Hopefully we won't see a repeat of that with Delta.

User currently offlineWingspan From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8552 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
last Eastern revenue flight was an L-1011 arriving into MIA -- pilot decided to circle MIA airport TWICE before landing .. that happened on the evening of January 19, 1991 ...

Thanks for the quick response. Wouldn't happen to know the flight number by chance, would you?  Smile

BTW, are you sure it was the evening of the 19th? If it was, I'm puzzled what revenue flight would still be in operation from their network.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8507 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 1):
last Eastern revenue flight was an L-1011 arriving into MIA -- pilot decided to circle MIA airport TWICE before landing .. that happened on the evening of January 19, 1991 ...

Sounds like the pilot really didnt want to land, If I knew that I was flying the last flight of my airline, I wouldnt want to either.


-Dan



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