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New Eastern Airlines - Any Info Available?  
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9317 times:

I'm curious to know if anyone has seen a website or any news information on a new start up in the US using the name "Eastern" or "New Eastern" - I was interested in reading what their business plans, anticipated routes etc are.

Any information gratefully received.

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User currently offlineFlyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9289 times:

Are you sure its a new airline? I heard that Colgan airlines is changing their callsign to "Eastern." Maybe this is the case?


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User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9249 times:

I remember reading in Airliners magazine many years ago that there was to be a new Eastern with 757s Ithink, but nothing ever came of this. Could this be the same?

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9247 times:

I think Pan Am 2 (circa 1996) was originally going to be Eastern 2 until Marty Shugrue had a change of plans.

User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9253 times:

There is a new Eastern. Itr is headed up by Joe Leonard, and they remade it into an LCC called AirTran.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8923 times:

Eastern Airlines had operated a B737-800 wet-leased from Xtra Airways on services out of Bellingham, Washington for some time in 2006 until I believe mid-2007 until they were forced to suspend operations. One of the Xtra 738s that operates for Myrtle Beach DirectAir now still has the basic Eastern livery.


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User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8922 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 5):
Eastern Airlines had operated a B737-800 wet-leased from Xtra Airways

Whoops! Wrong direction on the compass! That was a reincarnation of WESTERN (the airline bought out by Delta in the 1980's).



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

You are right ... obviously. I guess I should get some more sleep ...  Smile.


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User currently offlineD328 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

Quoting Flyby519 (Reply 1):
Are you sure its a new airline? I heard that Colgan airlines is changing their callsign to "Eastern." Maybe this is the case?

Hard to believe, called my friend a pilot at Colgan and he knows nothing of it. And why would they switch from Colgan to Eastern. Sounds a little off to me.


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

I guess technically Air Tran is liek the "new eastern" in route structure in some ways....in fact back in 1993 before ValuJet took off, one of the names being floated was New Eastern...a lot of FL employees are ex-EA

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

I remember reading something like that in Airliners magazine within the past year. It was an interview I believe with someone once involved in Eastern and he bought the rights to the name but never said it was a possibility he might resurrect the name but never mentioned any aircraft type.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

There is a new Eastern in the works. A friend of mine had lunch with a consultant for the new Eastern. Obviously, he couldn't reveal too much but did say the new Eastern would be based out of MIA and would offer low fare, high quality service (like Virgin America) to South and Central America, the Caribbean, and various cities throughout North America. No A/C type was mentioned nor a start up date (but certainly within the next year or two). The individuals who had this conversation have unquestionable credibility. Take it for what it's worth.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 11):
There is a new Eastern in the works.

As long as it has the same paint scheme

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8710 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):
I think Pan Am 2 (circa 1996) was originally going to be Eastern 2 until Marty Shugrue had a change of plans.

Until the stress killed him, that is.


User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7762 times:

I hope so. I was an ex-Eastern employee based at CCS. There will never be another airline like EA. Big family, great service on board, they always look after their employees, What else can I say? I will be so happy to see them back at CCS.

Happy Flying



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User currently offlineOgre727 From UK - England, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

Quoting BA747 (Reply 14):
I hope so. I was an ex-Eastern employee based at CCS. There will never be another airline like EA. Big family, great service on board, they always look after their employees, What else can I say? I will be so happy to see them back at CCS.

Do you remember number of flights, frequencies, equipment Eastern used to operate into CCS? in which years? any pictures?



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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

Quoting BA747 (Reply 14):
I hope so. I was an ex-Eastern employee based at CCS. There will never be another airline like EA. Big family, great service on board, they always look after their employees, What else can I say? I will be so happy to see them back at CCS.

Sadly, I fear that there will be fewer and fewer US carriers serving CCS due to the current political climate between the Venezuelan and American governments.


User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6980 times:

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 11):
There is a new Eastern in the works. A friend of mine had lunch with a consultant for the new Eastern. Obviously, he couldn't reveal too much but did say the new Eastern would be based out of MIA and would offer low fare, high quality service (like Virgin America) to South and Central America, the Caribbean, and various cities throughout North America. No A/C type was mentioned nor a start up date (but certainly within the next year or two). The individuals who had this conversation have unquestionable credibility. Take it for what it's worth.

I don't think there is much gate space available in MIA, unless
the expansion will free up some old gate space.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5486 times:

AA will fight this Eastern entity tooth and nail. Hope it works out for them.

-A



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User currently offlineOgre727 From UK - England, joined Feb 2005, 726 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5486 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 19):
AA will fight this Eastern entity tooth and nail. Hope it works out for them.

Who is them? AA or Eastern?



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User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

Does any corporate entities still own the old Eastern name or logo?


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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 20):
Does any corporate entities still own the old Eastern name or logo?

I found this on the United States Patent and Trademark website.


Owner (REGISTRANT) Eastern Air Lines, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 10 Rockefeller Plz. New York NEW YORK 10020

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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4593 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Quoting WDBRR (Reply 17):
I don't think there is much gate space available in MIA, unless
the expansion will free up some old gate space.

At the moment there is less than there used to be due to AA now using the "high numbered" "E" gates, but that's only going to last a year or two until they finally finish the construction on the new north terminal "D" gates.

But, there is plenty of space available in F, G, H.... and of course that brand new, billion dollar south terminal ("J???") complex.


User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Quoting Ogre727 (Reply 15):
Do you remember number of flights, frequencies, equipment Eastern used to operate into CCS? in which years? any pictures?

Yes I do, One flight a day daily on a 727-200. Flight number was EA 902 CCS/MIA EA 903 back



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User currently offline7e72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Wasn't Peter Uberoth involved in Eastern at some point during the strike of 1989?


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25 Post contains links Srbmod : He was part of an investor group that tried to by Eastern but was rebuffed because of (no surprise here) the unions. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/ful
26 DTWAGENT : I would be nice to see Eastern Airlines (new) come back. But, using MIA as their home hub is suicide before they even get this off the paper. AA will
27 Justlump : Colgan is not changing their callsign to 'Eastern'. However, Colgan refers to their US Express operation as 'East' and their CO Connection operation a
28 NASCARAirforce : True, they should base themselves further north - FLL, PBI, TPA, MCO etc. PBI might not be a bad idea, if fares are low enough people will drive from
29 DeltaL1011man : lets not forget FL and DL
30 MAH4546 : MIA would be the best choice if this hypothetical airline ever gets off the ground (it won't, if it even exists). TPA and PBI don't offer the mass tr
31 787EWR : Might make sense to fly into MIA or FLL and hub at MCO(what kind of gate availability does MCO have now)? If PBI is willing to make the cost consessi
32 Sampa737 : I remember reading something about a new Eastern Airlines back in the early 90s. The rumor was that it would be based or at least fly into Birmingham.
33 MIAMIx707 : If they fly routes from MCO to Latin America that would be an underserved market they could capitalize on. An existing and still growing market curre
34 Access-Air : Air Tran Airways was started by the former CEO of Mesaba Aviation, Robert Swenson, Back in 1989, when I applied to work for Mesaba, the compnay was c
35 Srbmod : Cough Valujet Cough It was the merger of Valujet and AirTran that really helped to reshape the airline into what has become the spiritual successor t
36 Post contains images EA CO AS : Who is this individual, and how do I go about contacting him to take these off his hands?
37 Lrdc9 : If they can find the room. Isn't that why they were deffering orders also?
38 Srbmod : 7-10 years down the road is a potential time table for the South Passenger Terminal @ ATL being built. It is pretty much assumed that they will be th
39 A388 : You mean the new Eastern Airlines, the old original one or both and why hypothetical? A388
40 Hiflyer : Whatever the case is there is plenty of room for a domestic/slash intl startup carrier at MIA....Concourse F is emptying out fairly quickly now as an
41 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : A new Eastern would be a welcome sight, as long as they bring back 727-200's in the classic paint scheme, ala the new Pan Am. A new Eastern with 737NG
42 Post contains images 7E72004 : WHat about a 737 or A320 in the old colors? Does anyone remember when Midway #1 tried to set up shop in PHL by buying 16 aircraft and use of the 8 gat
43 Post contains links Dispatchguy : I did some searching and googleing. The current owner of the Eastern Airlines trademark is (according to the patent office website), an individual wh
44 Post contains links DL Widget Head : Virgin America is indeed a low cost, low fare airline... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_America Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline
45 MAH4546 : For marketing purposes only.
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