Laxewrman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
Does anybody know what aircraft type(s) Eastern Airlines used for EWR-LAX in Dec 1986? I'm pretty sure it was a nonstop flight. Also any other information about Eastern's operations out of newark or los angeles back in the 1980s would be interesting to hear about.
Thanks in advance!
AeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
What type of aircraft could you see at their MCI hub? I live in Kansas City, and I'm really interested in the more distant past of the airport, I know the whole history except for the details on the Eastern hub here. Braniff is easy to find out about, but I haven't found much on Eastern. Also, what flights did they fly from here? I know they probably flew MCI-LAX, MCI-ATL, MCI-MIA, MCI-JFK and MCI-MCO and after that I'm not sure. Thanks for the help!
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
Airliners Magazine has a feature in their next issue (out late March) on MCI and the airlines that have hubbed their. You could also check with the PR department at the airport. Check their website for an email address.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
PS: If you're interested in a copy of an aerial I took from a TWA 707 in February of 1981 of MCI on a clear day after some serious snow, email me.
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
I am showing a 757 used for the all too brief EWR nonstop to LAX. The JFK nonstops were in the early eighties using L1011's. At MCI, Eastern used mainly narrowbody equipment....757's, DC-9's, and 727's. No L1011's or A300's. They flew nonstop MCI to MCO, DCA, EWR, LGA (never JFK), BOS, PHL, BDL, ATL, MIA (but surprisingly not for long), FLL, DEN (again not for very long), TPA, ICT, ORD, DFW, IAH, LAX, LAS, PHX, SAN, SFO, ONT, Portland, Oregon, SEA, ABQ, MSY, and a few other places. EWR and JFK to SJU was mainly L1011's, and 757's although someone once told me on a very VERY rare occassion they used DC10's from JFK. I don't remember a nonstop to Jamaica or Cancun from New York City, although Mexico City was served with L1011's at first and later on 757's. JFK to SFO used L1011's in the early eighties, but this route did not last long.