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Eastern Airlines Gates In MIA?  
User currently offlineMIAUA777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

I remember flying eastern as a kid, what a great airline, but can't remember which gates/concourses they used. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks!

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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

EA's gates were located on the northern side of the terminal.

User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Quoting MIAUA777 (Thread starter):
remember flying eastern as a kid, what a great airline, but can't remember which gates/concourses they used. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks!

EA used concourse B and C, some gates on D, and if I recall had international operations out of the E concourse and E Satellite terminal building.


User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

I believe they are currently AA gates in MIA.


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User currently offlineMIAUA777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

Thanks for all the info. I Just noticed that concourse B was demolished to make way for the new North Terminal. I believe easterns hanger and Admin buildings have been torn down for a while. Is there still any sign of eastern in the terminal or around the airport? Any old photos of inside the EA terminal would be highly appreciated.

User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8091 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4132 times:
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Eastern was B,C and D concourse. All their int'l flight srrived at Concourse E, then the planes were tugged over to the other concourses.

User currently offlineDb777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
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Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 5):
Eastern was B,C and D concourse. All their int'l flight srrived at Concourse E, then the planes were tugged over to the other concourses.

To add a little more to that, Eastern used all of B, all of C but only part of D. B and C were on long-term lease from the airport. On the old Concourse D, Eastern leased four or five gates on the north half and Braniff leased four or five on the south half. The D-Extension was then built and old D was torn down and rebuilt, with busing service from the terminal to the D-Extension during the construction. Eastern had preferential rights to a couple of north side gates on the D-Extension and part-time preferential rights on two more gates for a couple of hours per day as I recall, but they lost those rights when they downsized after the strike began.

As stated, all EA international flights arrived on E (except some used new international gates on D toward the end) and were towed off to B, C or D for departure but we used to go through hell trying to get EA to tow the dead airplanes off so we could assign other carriers to E gates. We would often force 2, 3, or 4 EA international arrivals to the same gate 45 minutes to an hour apart to force them to move the dead airplanes; otherwise they'd let them sit for hours and we'd hit them with overtime parking which they would dispute a month or so later but eventually they paid up.

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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8091 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
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I'm surprised EA never had B concourse customs as there was before it was torn down. As most know the B Customs today serves concourse A & formerly B as well. Lan, British Airways, TAM and AA are the most common users of the B Customs at MIA.

User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Does anyone knows where can I see the 80´s routes map ?


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User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 8):
Does anyone knows where can I see the 80´s routes map ?

http://www.airchive.com/Timetables%2...Eastern%20Compressed/EAmap8012.jpg

You can click on the map, and then enlarge it for better clarity...


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Thanks a lot LawnDart! Any other map with South American routes ?
EDIT: Sorry, I got it ....very nice page you gave me.

[Edited 2006-09-12 18:04:19]


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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Looking at those timetables, I could swear they used to fly to Medellin EOH, but I don´t see it there...


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 11):
Looking at those timetables, I could swear they used to fly to Medellin EOH, but I don´t see it there...

EA never had the rights to fly to MDE. AA only started service there in 2002, IIRC.



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User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3795 times:
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Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 7):
I'm surprised EA never had B concourse customs as there was before it was torn down. As most know the B Customs today serves concourse A & formerly B as well. Lan, British Airways, TAM and AA are the most common users of the B Customs at MIA.

The B-FIS wasn't staffed with federal agencies until after Eastern died. Eastern, by themselves, didn't have enough international arrival flights to feed the FIS. And, EA didn't have international flights for the last year or so of their life so there was no need for a staffed FIS until we started assigning a large variety of international carriers to gates on B after Eastern finally died in January 1991. We had to move a ton of carriers off of D and E gates to accommodate AA's hub expansion at the time and to support the manning of the FIS with decent hourly international passenger flows to warrant having federal agency employees working there.

From what I've read, Concourse A will be closing when MIA's new South Terminal and FIS open next year so they can expedite construction of the North Terminal project faster with an earlier completion date (2010 instead of 2012?). That will close the B-FIS and federal agency personnel will then staff the new South Terminal FIS.


Don



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3776 times:
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Quoting DB777 (Reply 13):
And, EA didn't have international flights for the last year or so of their life

Yes they did - they just didn't have the MIA to South America route system anymore, which was sold to AA.



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User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
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Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):
Yes they did - they just didn't have the MIA to South America route system anymore, which was sold to AA.

You're correct. That part of history must have slipped my mind but not by much. Yes, they did have some international flights out of MIA at the end but it wasn't much at all. I should have said limited international flights, or seriously reduced international flights, out of MIA that could not support a staffed FIS at B.

Their January 1, 1991 system timetable only shows ONE non-stop international flight, to/from CUN (1 daily) from MIA.

Eastern Express (Bar Harbor) operated the Bahamian flights out of MIA and TPA but those were with commuter aircraft with small capacity. ATL and SJU had some international flights but it looks like the SJU international flights were operated by Eastern Express (Metro Airlines).

Don



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