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What Routes Did Eastern Fly Out Of IND?  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

Did eastern serve many cities out of IND when they were in business? If so, what aircraft did they use and what gates?? thanks for any info.  Smile


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4466 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

From select Eastern timetables:

July 7, 1979 timetable:

IND 9x
ATL 5x narrowbody
SDF 1x narrowbody
MSP 2x narrowbody
TPA 1x narrowbody

January 12, 1981 timetable:

IND 7x
ATL 5x narrowbody
ORD 1x narrowbody
TPA 1x narrowbody

May 1, 1983 timetable:

IND 7x
ATL 4x narrowbody
CMH 1x narrowbody
EVV 1x narrowbody (continues to ATL)
TPA 1x narrowbody

July 2, 1988 timetable:

IND 7x
ATL 4x narrowbody
CMH 1x narrowbody
MCI 2x narrowbody

Jim


User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 1):
EVV 1x narrowbody (continues to ATL)

Yes I remember, those were 727's and had "Whisperjet" painted on them.

Whisperjet? Sam Kinison's act must have been completely inaudible to the guy who named that plane.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Thanks for the info.  Smile


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9375 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 2):
Yes I remember, those were 727's and had "Whisperjet" painted on them.

Well compared to 707s, DC8s and worst of all VC10s, the 727s actually were whisper jets. Now they can't compare to Avros and are some of the loudest planes around now, but 40 years ago, the 727 was a pretty quiet plane.



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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Cool IND-EVV-ATL.......the good ole days...

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

This doesn't answer your question, but you may find it interesting. On councourse D there are three jetways that came from Eastern and still have Eastern's colorful orange, yellow, brown, and blue panels. If you close your eyes you can pretend you are boarding an Eastern airplane. I forget the gate numbers, but they are the first ones on the left as you come out of security.

User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4001 times:
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EA used to do SDF-EVV-ATL too. I remember doing this in the 80's sometime and continuing on to SAV from ATL.

John


User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Thread starter):
CMH 1x narrowbody

I believe this flight continued on to MIA, as did the earlier listed Tampa flights. For whatever reason, IND was never connected with IAH or CLT two secondary EA hubs.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

What do you mean orange, blue, etc. panels on the jetways???


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User currently offlineWadnet From Mexico, joined Mar 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Eastern also flew from Phoenix to Indianapolis for a very short time. Maybe 2 - 3 months at the most. The also started Phoenix - Cleveland but that was short lived too. This was in response to US entering the market. This was just after deregualtion 1983 - 85

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

How profitable was Eastern with all of its "small hubs" and "rare" routes, i.e. PHX-IND, EVV-SDF, etc.?


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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Quoting Wadnet (Reply 10):
Eastern also flew from Phoenix to Indianapolis for a very short time. Maybe 2 - 3 months at the most. The also started Phoenix - Cleveland but that was short lived too. This was in response to US entering the market. This was just after deregualtion 1983 - 85

not surprising. EA did a lot of those types of routes for short periods of time trying to increase east/west flying and guard against upstarts which US Air (even though now classified as a legacy carrier) certainly was in the mid 1980s as compared to EA who was either the #1 or #2 largest US carrier from the 1970s up until 1986.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

I wish i did not get rid of my Eastern airlines timetables/old tickets/ticket jackets, etc.  Sad


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User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

EA also had an evening flight from MSP to IND. I don't recall any longer where it went to from IND (maybe CLT or CVG?????)

I think the morning flight went up to MSP around 10 Am. MY brother in-law worked near MSP when I lived in Indy.This would have been 80-86.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Gone are the days of finding "strange routes" like that  Sad


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 9):
What do you mean orange, blue, etc. panels on the jetways???

Inside of most Eastern jetways, the walls had alternating panels of blue, orange, and brown. Some may have had yellow too. Imagine walking through a giant roll of blue, brown, and orange LifeSavers. Most of the jetways you see today are simply white or grey inside, but Eastern's were colorful 70'ish looking. Those jetways still exist in IND on the D concourse. They are the gates that usually service US AIRWAYS EXPRESS RJ's.

[Edited 2006-05-15 23:14:50]

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

I thought those were new ones...for a while they did not have any jetways on the left side of the concourse (if you stand looking toward the runways)...


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3822 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 17):
I thought those were new ones...for a while they did not have any jetways on the left side of the concourse (if you stand looking toward the runways)...

Yes those are the ones. They may be new to the airport, but they came from somewhere else and had been used by EASTERN. One of the agents at US AIRWAYS EXPRESS in IND has been working at IND since the 1950's. He previoulsy worked for EAL. It's funny seeing him in the old EASTERN jetways. He probably feels like he has gone back in time.


User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3816 times:

What routes did EA serve around 1967? In that time frame as a very young kid we did flights from HOU and made our way to IND. I have no clue what stops we had getting to IND.


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4466 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3815 times:

Are these the jetways you're referring to?


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3805 times:

Eastern's Indianapolis op was the primary domain of the DC-9-30 and DC-9-50, except to Florida, those were 727-200s. (Rule of thumb)

Here's a few more years of Eastern @ Indianapolis:

1972 || 12 Daily || D93/D95/722

3X Atlanta
2X Chicago/Midway
1X Chicago/O'Hare
3X Louisville
1X Miami
1X Minneapolis
1X Orlando

1964 || 11 Daily || 720/LOE/D7B

1X Atlanta
1X Chattanooga
6X Chicago/O'Hare
2X Louisville
1X Nashville

1958 || 26 Daily || 404/CVR/L4G/D7B

9X Louisville
2X Atlanta
1X Nashville
1X Birmingham
11X Chicago/Midway
2X Chicago/O'Hare

When the 727 first entered into the Eastern Fleet, it was called; "The Quiet One".....Whisperliner came with the hockeystick livery.

For the 1972 schedule above, Eastern had 6 L1011s in the fleet.
They operated on these routes:
ATL-JFK
ATL-TPA
MIA-JFK
JFK-ATL
JFK-MIA
JFK-MCO
JFK-SJU
JFK-PBI
MCO-ATL
SJU-JFK
TPA-ATL
PBI-JFK


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3789 times:

Quoting DCA-ROCguy" class=quote target=_blank>DCA-ROCguy (Reply 20):
Are these the jetways you're referring to?

Yes DCA-ROCguy,,,you would be correct!


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