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At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....  
User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2092 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
Dulles
Trenton
Boston
Orlando
Ft Lauderdale

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.

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User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2048 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.

http://kudos.traveldesk.com/f/Eastwind_Airlines_Inc.html


User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2047 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.


User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2041 times:

Ah, OK, thanks for the info....

I wasn't coming up with too much useful information on google.com.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Eastwind had 2 737-700s. One went to SWA (N700EW, now N798SW), and the other (N701EW) sat in the desert for a few months before finally being picked-up by Shanghai Airlines (now B-2663).

The above info is from Bill Harm's site, and I'm sure you could trace the whereabouts of the former Eastwind -200 fleet as well...

Cheers..



User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Yup, yo uare correct. there are two 737-200s out at Timco. I work next to the airport and can see whats sitting there each day in Greensboro.

User currently offlineLAXflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Greetings OPNL, good to see you back. I was wondering where all the orginal guys had gone. BTW, great new colors at WN. The blue looks sharp.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1998 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.


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