TWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 651 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3224 times:
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.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3210 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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28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2889 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.
FlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2808 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!
EA flew L1011 to STL in the 1970s 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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26208 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2723 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.
Gr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1613 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2684 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.