7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
One of the reasons i have heard before for why Eastern airlines did not get back into the air (Eastern II or whatever you want to call it) is because the first Eastern went down in flames and there is still a bitter taste in a lof of peoples' mouths. Much of this was because of Frank Lorenzo (where is he now btw *lol*) and how he "decapitated" the airline and caused a lot of heartache for the employees. Any insight on how any former employees that are still around today would feel if a new Eastern airlines was to get off the ground? Just curious. cheers
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N710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
Alot of the crew "behind the door" at my carrier are former Eastern people. Very very bitter to say the least about it as well. I would love to see a new EA emerge flying the 737NG perhaps but it would be bitter sweet. Kind of like seing PanAm 727's now is. Very emotional. I see them and it brings a smile to my face but than I think of what was and what is and it almost hurts. My ultimate dream is to see TWA in the skys again though. Even if it was just a special livery on a 763 or a MD-80. Heck I will take an Eagle ERJ-145 for that matter since unfortuneately that is where most of the people who wore the colors ended up.
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NA747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
[quote=7E72004,reply=0]Any insight on how any former employees that are still around today would feel if a new Eastern airlines was to get off the ground? Just curious.
Though I couldn't give you exact numbers, we do have many ex-EA employees working for MIA-AA: agents, flt attendants, rampers, etc. Many of them to this day express fond memories of working at EA and what a "family culture" they had. Many of them repeteadly said how EA would work with you if you had emergencies, needed time off, etc. (totally opposite at AA).
Over the years, many of them have left for other airlines or just simply resigned the airline business and went off to other things. But one thing I can tell you was that back in the early 90's we had more ex-EA employees than original AA employees in MIA.