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Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?  
User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 650 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick question...

Did Eastern ever fly any L-1011's out of ORD after July 1983? I have three Eastern timetables (Jan. 1985, Jan. 1986, and Mar. 1987) and several OAG's (Jan. 1985, June 1985, Dec. 1985, and Sept. 1986) and none of these show any L-1011's service in or out of Chicago. The last reference I have seen to an L-1011 serving ORD is from DepartedFlights.com and the July 1983 OAG schedule.

So, did Eastern serve ORD with an L-10aa in between the dates taht I have access to in my timetables and OAG's? Maybe after... from late 1987 to Eastern's bankruptcy?

I know this sounds like a insignifigant question, but it has been eating at me.

Thanks,

TWA1985

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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

I'd forgotten they did, I remember ATL-STL-ATL in the 70's, they might have done 1 out of ATL, but who knows? They could hve done something like out of MIA or PHL, but I honestly couln't tell you. Good question!


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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2364 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
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Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):
The last reference I have seen to an L-1011 serving ORD is from DepartedFlights.com and the July 1983 OAG schedule.

Just curious, what route(s) was the Tristar scheduled for out of ORD? I think in the final years the bulk was mainly 727's and DC-9's and not much else.



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

i recall back in 1986-87 that EA would sometimes sub a L10 instead of the 300s that ran the short lived midnite express routes out of ord


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

OAG's of 89 and 90 do not show an EA L 1011 at ORD.
safe



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User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

In the 70's EA flew the L10 SJU-ATL-ORD and ORD-MIA, and possibly ORD-ATL-MIA.

User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Thanks for all the replies!

TWA1985


User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

I have an August 1, 1988 EA timetable. It shows EA93 ORD-MIA-SJU (0810 departure) as a "widebody". I guess it could have been an L-1011 or an A300. The timetable lists the flight as having a movie if that helps any.
On an unrelated note could you tell me if your EA March '87 timetable shows service to Belize, El Salvador and Honduras? Thanks.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2364 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2741 times:
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Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Transcons, high density routes, and shorter international routes I believe. I think the DC-10-30's flew the longer TATL routes and so forth. Maybe someone can elaborate with more info.



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User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 1):
I'd forgotten they did, I remember ATL-STL-ATL in the 70's, they might have done 1 out of ATL, but who knows? They could hve done something like out of MIA or PHL, but I honestly couln't tell you. Good question!

 eyepopping  Wow! EA flew L1011 to STL in the 1970s Confused Well HUSH my mouff!!!! During the 1970s 99% of all the flights I was on were out of the A concourse on DL, so I saw a lot of EA planes. But I don't remember EVER seeing any L10s of theirs!!!! Heck, the only thing I remember seeing of EA was 727 (WhisperJets, IIRC); they were much louder than a WHISPER, though. The only time I ever saw anything different was a 757 in the 1980s.


User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 8):
Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Transcons, high density routes, and shorter international routes I believe. I think the DC-10-30's flew the longer TATL routes and so forth. Maybe someone can elaborate with more info.

After Eastern acquired Braniff's South American routes in 1982 I recall EA L1011s operating some of those routes, including the MIA-LIM-SCL-EZE route if not mistaken and possibly one or two other points. B727s were used on less busy routes such as LPB, ASU, Ecuador, Colombia etc.

EA acquired 3 DC-10-30s from Alitalia (2 in 1985, 1 in 1986) mainly for their new MIA-LGW route. That route only lasted about 18 months from mid-1985 until late 1986. They disposed of one DC-10 then but kept the other 2 until 1990 and used them on some longer domestic and South America routes. All 3 EA DC-10s below. I think they all went to CO.


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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's

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Latin American, the West Coast, New York and South Florida..both point-to-point and via Atlanta and Miami.



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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

When I was at Eastern in the 80s and early 90s, L-1011s were used regularly Northeast to Florida, Atlanta to San Juan and Montego Bay, Atlanta to Los Angeles, Atlanta - Buffalo - Toronto, Latin America, Miami to Nassau, Philadelphia to Bermuda and San Juan, and several others. In the 70s L-Tens (we never called then Tristars) also flew to places like Raleigh, St. Louis, Omaha, Chicago, and many other smaller markets. I'm not aware they ever subsituted on the Moonlight Special.

User currently offlineN747PA From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 7):
The timetable lists the flight as having a movie if that helps any.

Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?
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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Quoting N747PA (Reply 13):
Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?

Yes....in first class, there was a movie projector.


User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?

The picture is of a B2 used on the LGA-BOS Shuttle. I'm not sure if they had video. The B4s had film projectors like the L-1011s. Some of these were later converted to Betamax projectors.


User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2445 times:

Speaking of the A-300's, EA flew them from ORD to MIA, SJU, LAX, and LGA in Dec. 1985 (All of the former L-1011 routes I guess).

So, did the EA A-300's still have those wild seat covers in the mid 80's or even early 90's?

Thanks,

TWA1985


User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2436 times:

So, did the EA A-300's still have those wild seat covers in the mid 80's or even early 90's?

The whole fleet was switched to the brown seat covers introduced with the 757s in 1983. The only exception being the DC-9-50s that came from TranStar; they kept their blue leather.


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

EA did fly the L10 out of STL on routings that were ATL-STL-OMA-SEA-PDX and ATL-STL-SEA-PDX

User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Does anyone have a picture of the brown seat covers that were introduced with the 757?

That would be awesome to see!


User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 19):
Does anyone have a picture of the brown seat covers that were introduced with the 757?

Found this on E-Bay, this was the 1980's seat covers
before they went to leather in 1990 just before shutdown.



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User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Thanks a million WDBRR!

It is so refreshing to see an airline seat that is not the standard grey/blue color scheme.

TWA1985


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