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What Happened W/Eastern?  
User currently offlineUnited#52 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 831 times:

I know that Lockerbie killed Pan Am, but what happened with Eastern?

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 828 times:

A combination of labor, management, and fierce competition brought down Eastern. They had labor problems in the 80's while under the reign of Frank Borman. He was going to sell System One, Eastern's reservation system to Continental, but ended up selling the whole outfit to Continental's parent company Texas Air. Under Texas Air (Frank Lorenzo), Eastern's labor problems got worse and about the entire company struck in 1989. The strike combined with competition from PEOPLExpress, Air Florida and other small companies during the early 80's, as well as a stubborn management killed the Great Silver fleet.

United#52 wrote:
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I know that Lockerbie killed Pan Am, but what happened with Eastern?


User currently offlineAmerican MD-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Is this the Frank Borman from NASA that flew on Apollo 8 to the Moon in 1968?

Colin Kumpunen


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Yes....the same guy. Amazing huh? He was Eastern's President and CEO from the late 70's to 1986 when the carrier was sold to Texas Air.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Lockerbie didnt kill PanAn, it was only last nail to casket.

Rafal


User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 827 times:

Frank Lorenzo......A few very bitter flight attendants we have who had long careers with Eastern will tell you that.

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