Gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
Where did they fly to? I know their hub and base of operations of Greensboro (GSO), and they had flights to:
San Juan, PR
Des Moines, Iowa
Where else did they fly to? Does anyone have a Route Map of where they flew? And what caused their dimise? Locally it was a big deal and the owner was made to look like an idiot.... but what really happened?
It also appears that the entire fleet of 737-700s is sitting at Timco in Greensboro, still painted with the Eastwind paint scheme.
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1387 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
Their 737-700's are still sitting there? I thought Southwest bought them a long time ago. About 4 months ago I took a flight out of GSO and saw one 737-200 in full Eastwind colors outside Timco but not any 700's. That's strange.
As for your other questions, check out this site, it might be able to help you out. I havn't gone through it all yet myself. I just found it.
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1387 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
I have found a few other articles that list eastwind's destinations. Of those Dulles, Trenton, Boston, Orlando, Ft.Lauderdale, and Tampa were given. To add on I found another article that said...
"Eastwind Airlines provides daily jet service from Boston, Trenton-NJ, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia-Int'l. Airport, New York-La Guardia, Greensboro, NC and Orlando, FL. The carrier operates 737-200 and 737-700 next generation Boeing aircraft."
Dated: Feb 9, 1999.
I am finding all these articles by going to Altavista.com and typing Eastwind Airlines in the search box. Hope that helps.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
Eastwind's route system was constantly changing...they once only stayed 9 days a (I believe) FLL. Their final cities were TTN, GSO, and MCO. In addition to the above mentioned cities, ROC, BUF, RIC, TPA, and FLL can be added to your list.
As for their demise, yes, their owner/manager was an idiot. They had horrible customer service, bad management, constant lengthy delays, bad luck, and numerous other problems that flew them straight into the ground.