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