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The Old Silver Birds "Eastern"  
User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Has anyone heard if anyone is planning on resurecting the old Eastern name? Iwonder why someone hasn't yet. Pan Am has been started AGAIN!! So has the National name nothing likethe old from what i hear! Has there been onyother names that I have forgotten? But back to Eastern I would really like to see the old name started again but put some different colours into it!! Get rid of the old silver, hint hint American, and the old blue line that just went up the tail, ugh!! I flew this Airline once and I thought that they were an outstanding airline!! Who knows mabye some day it could happen?!

Airman99o


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

They were going to start it up at one time under the direction of Martin Shugrue. Unfortunately, he passed away last year. I liked that blue and silver scheme. There is an Eastern 727 sitting at the airport I work at. Also, there is an Eastern Martin 404 sitting in Johnstown, PA in full Golden Falcon colors.

User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1671 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
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There is a web page dedicated to the relaunching of Eastern Air Lines. Here is the URL:

http://home.att.net/~bart.hibbard/ealcncpt.html

I liked the Eastern colors as they were, Caribbean Blue and Ionosphere Blue with a polished silver fuselage.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

They should rename Airtran to Eastern. New aircraft,why not new name to compete with DL in ATL. Alot of senior citizens were loyal to Eastern.

User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1671 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
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Great idea! With all those DC-9s, if they repainted them in Eastern colors, it would be nice.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3742 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
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If Eastern was still in business today, what aircraft types do you think they would have right now?
I think that is what would happen at Eastern today:
They would still have some DC-9' s and a few 727-200's left (the 100's would be gone of course)
The A-300's and L-1011's would now be gone and replaced with 767-300/300ER's
They would have a bunch of 757-200's now.
They would have ordered A319's and A320's to replace the DC-9's and 727-200's.
So the fleet would have consisted of the following aircraft types in the future:
Airbus A319/A320, B757-200 and B767-300/300ER

And what about the network?
Well, Miami and Atlanta would still be their main hubs.
They would not have hourly Shuttle fligths out of NY LaGuardia anymore.
And who knows, maybe they would have opened a European market with flights out of Atlanta to London, Frankurt, Rome and Paris. All transatlantic flights would have been B767-300ER's.

They would have probably had codeshare flights with British Airways.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1185 times:

They would still have DC9's, A300's, 727-200's, and 757's. They definitely would not have anymore L1011's because they were starting to ground these at the end. In fact, I believe I may have been on N308EA's last revenue flight from ATL to Miami in November 1990. I remember seeing only one other L1011 that day and none on the return trip to Atlanta. They were talking about replacing the L1011's with used DC10's also. Now, as for the routes...they wouldn't have a hub in Miami becasue they wouldn't need it since they sold the South American routes. Atlanta would be the big hub with routes throughout the east and large west coast cities. Houston may also be a hub. They coiuld have gone to Europe with A300's or DC10's. They had authority to fly to Madrid from Miami but never took advantage of it.

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