Jetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7449 times:
My first post-college job.
While the labor situation was total chaos, it was still a fun place to work. The happiest and most friendly people in the world worked there. We (labor) would argue and fight with management all week long, then meet in Cancun or someplace and party all weekend long.
My partner was very ill the last year I worked there and management could not have been more supportive of me, even though I was a "militant" flight attendant.
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7206 times:
Quoting FI642 (Reply 2): No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.
Cause and effect? I agree that filling premium seats is a good thing, but with non-revs? By the time every paying customer with status is moved into an available premium seat, I doubt there would be any left for non-revs.
Open Season on Consumer Protections is Just Around the Corner...
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1964 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7067 times:
Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 6): An Eastern Airlines trivia fact for you. Here's their fleet when operations ceased for the last time in January 1991.
A300B4 = 13 (peaked at 32)
727-225 = 54 (peaked at 91)
757-225 = 22 (peaked at 25)
DC-9-30 = 42 (peaked at 82)
DC-9-50 = 26 (still peaked at 26)
L-1011 = 11 (peaked at 43)
I wonder if they flew any of those L1011's on scheduled routes in January? I was looking through the February 1991 OAG (just to see what changes EAL had in store for Feb.) and the only L1011 route would have been ATL-SJU-ATL once a day. Yet several L1011's were photographed the day of the shutdown sitting around in MIA. So apparently they were either about to ground them, or they were going to be used on Military Charters. Does anyone know for sure?
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7047 times:
Quoting FI642 (Reply 2): ........and I for one still REALLY miss EAL. No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.
TWA treated former Eastern employees very well. I met a former Eastern Airlines pilot at STL a while back and my parents invited him and his wife to come with us to the Ambassador Club.
Anyhow, we got to talking he said that TWA was one of the only airlines (if the only) that still honored his travel benefits as a retired Eastern Airlines pilot. The story was much longer than that, but it was really touching. I wonder if AA is still honoring this?
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson