Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What Happened To Eastern Airlines Fleet?  
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18460 times:

Whatever happened to Eastern Airline's aircraft after they went belly up?

I know Northwest took a bunch of DC-9s from them, mainly 30s and maybe a couple 50s

USAir got 757s from them correct?

Did Continental get the A300s from them?

Where did the 727s and L1011s end up?

59 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18450 times:

A few three holers went to NW....I'll guess 6 to 12.....not sure of exact number.
I thought I read someplace that a small number of 727-200 went to DL.....four or five, not many,though.
safe   



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2990 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18393 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

As I recall:

The Tristars ended up with DL, CX and odd ones and twos to smaller airlines like Faucett Peru, Air Transat and LTU

Dc-9s to TWa, NWA, AeroMexico, TAESA, Midway mk1 (which ended up next to their EA brethren quickly) and others,

727s spread to almost ever corner of the globe, those that flew on anyways, some remain in Ea colors in the desert to this day, NW, DL, Air Atlanta, FedEx all got more than a few -200s, most of the -100s died except the QCs which went to FedEx.

A300s, some to CO, some stored until PanAm Mk2 and Carnival bought some, most of the remaining ones in service are now flying cargo, but most are living on in other forms of aluminum  

And the 2 DC-10s went to CO

As for the 757s, they mostly went to USAir, some to Air 2000, monarch, Nationair and a few other smaller ops.

[Edited 2010-10-26 11:12:15]


Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 924 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18328 times:

I think that Air Atlanta (CC) died in the 1980s as they were a feeder for Pan Am in ATL. Maybe you are saying Air Atlanta Icelandic, the ACMI company?


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18321 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 2):
Midway mk1 (which ended up next to their EA brethren quickly)

Which is kind of ironic, as EA sold their PHL "hub" to Midway, which was later picked up by USAir out of Midways bankruptcy.



Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18262 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 2):
As for the 757s, they mostly went to USAir, some to Air 2000, monarch, Nationair and a few other smaller ops.

I think some of Eastern's 757s went to America West?

[Edited 2010-10-26 11:48:20]


Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 18191 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
Where did the 727s and L1011s end up?



Delta acquired around 10 to 15 EA L-1011s through liquidation



Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1031 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 18178 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 5):

Yes, three of them went to HP.



Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2990 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 18144 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 3):
I think that Air Atlanta (CC) died in the 1980s

No i mean CC, but the liquidation of EAs 727s started in the early 80s, not only post 1991.



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7435 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 18085 times:

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Eastern%20Airlines-stored-l10.htm

N306EA was scrapped in 1984.

Confirmed by www.eucomairlines.de you need to go through the Production List tab and then go to the LN.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 17945 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 5):
I think some of Eastern's 757s went to America West?

Weren't most of HP's 757s former Republic since NWA didn't keep them?


User currently offlineN471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 17922 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 9):
N306EA was scrapped in 1984.

Sadly well before its time for no reason----though the 5 near-new Frontier A 318's being scrapped now make this pale by comparison


User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 17825 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

There is, or maybe was, this 727 sitting at HGR. Why is it there? Is it still there?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Greg Phelps



It has this PA 727 to keep it company....


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Tom Turner




My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 17761 times:

If I recall correctly Lorenzo ripped the newer A300's off EA and sent them to CO along with the 2 DC10's and the Eastern res system (then charged EA to use their own res system...nice). Some of the uprated 722's went to Miami Air and was the core of their fleet for years...and some 722's did go to PA. A long standing rumor on the L10's was that DL got their hands on a few and tore em down for parts and found drugs still hidden.

User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 17750 times:

I took them home with me the last day of work!   

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 17683 times:

Quoting hiflyer (Reply 13):
and some 722's did go to PA.

Pan Am acquired at least 25 Eastern 722s around 1989.


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 17604 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
Delta acquired around 10 to 15 EA L-1011s through liquidation

Ten airplanes, a simulator and spare engines for around $50 million IIRC.

The airplanes were:

N302EA, N305EA, N308EA, N317EA, N331EA, N332EA, N333EA, N334EA, N335EA and N336EA

(Cockroach infestations were included free of charge)



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 17465 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 12):
There is, or maybe was, this 727 sitting at HGR. Why is it there? Is it still there?

No, both 727's in HGR were scrapped about two years ago. Luckily, I was able to tour the Eastern one just before they took it apart. The cockpit had been gutted years ago, and the passenger cabin had all sidewalls and seat covers removed. The only sign that this had been an EAL aircraft was the F/A jumpseat, which was still covered in the brown pin-stripe upholstery.

The Pan Am 727 had a better looking interior and still maintained grey leather seats.

On a side note, N308EA went on to Delta, as stated above, and eventually ended up as the prop in the television series, "Lost."


User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 17405 times:

I was working on my internship at DL during this time and we picked up some 727s. Good old ship 442 (I belive N812EA) seemed to be in DFW almost every other day.

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2240 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 17316 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 10):
Weren't most of HP's 757s former Republic since NWA didn't keep them?

IIRC, Some ex Ea, some ex RC, and a couple of factory new.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 17309 times:

Quoting Cody (Reply 17):
The Pan Am 727 had a better looking interior and still maintained grey leather seats.

The Pan Am 727 is an ex-Lufthansa aircraft (built 1974), one of several ex-LH 722s acquired by Pan Am in 1990, only a year before they went bust. Same aircraft below with LH.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Andrew Hunt - AirTeamImages



User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 17277 times:

This should tell you where most of the fleet went,what's current and what's been scrapped. 3 pages worth

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.p...e=EAS&al_former=1&al_del=1&start=0


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 17198 times:

dtw9, that is a great list.

I thought Northwest/Delta has one of the DC-9-51s from Eastern. There is a DC-9-51 with the letters EA in its registration, but I don't see that any went to Northwest.

I had no idea that Northwest got its DC-9-15s from Eastern nor did I know there were DC-9-15s still flying with Eastern when they folded. Or did these DC-9-15s first go with Republic before Northwest bought Republic out?


User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 17147 times:

DC9-51 N401EA was delivered to Alleghany,traded to Eastern then went on to Northwest. -15's came from Southern. -14's came from Delta and Eastern to North Central The above list only shows aircraft factory delivered to Eastern

[Edited 2010-10-26 18:19:13]

User currently onlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (3 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 17092 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

The Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fly around in N682RW a former EA DC-9-50


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Edward Kehler



and here she is back in '85.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard




My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
25 MSYPI7185 : I would definitely believe that. At US in CLT, the former EA 757's were being partialy disassembled to perform checks due prior to EIS, drugs were fo
26 747buff : I believe someone else posted on here years ago that when US first got the ex-EA 757s they were complete hovels. Seems when EA went under they were pu
27 moman : Can someone confirm if it's still active for Delta? I saw a DC-9 at MSP today that had a NXXXEA registration. I can't recall the numerics, but it was
28 chrisair : Really? Where?
29 L1011Lover : All of the 727's that Delta operated intra-Europe on the tag-on flights through the FRA hub bought from Pan Am were former Eastern birds. It is often
30 Gr8SlvrFlt : All NW DC-9-51s with registrations ending in EA or MC are former Eastern.
31 tundra767 : TZ took the Eastern L1011 cabin trainer for FA training.
32 NASCARAirforce : Wow that is cool. I could have sworn that the Redwings plane was a former TWA plane. Yeah I mentioned something about that after DTW9's list. I could
33 KC135TopBoom : IIRC, NASA has one of EA's first delivered B-757s and still uses it as a test bed. Honeywell also has an ex-EA B-757 used for flight testing, too.
34 dtw9 : N412EA was delivered to Eastern, went on to TWA, then to the RedWings They're not. They are former Swissair and Austrian machines Former Eastern -51
35 Post contains images isitsafenow : I didn't either but after a little research, I see EA leased a few of the MUSE AIR birds for a short time. To muck it up even more, N600TR is in a DL
36 dtw9 : After further research the MC's were with Eastern for a period of four years, leased from POLA. The interesting part is that they went to Continental
37 WesternA318 : Did CO fly them at all, if so, where?
38 STT757 : Carnival Airlines picked up some of the A300s, and perhaps a couple 727s. Kiwi, founded by Eastern and Pan Am pilots, picked up some 727s.
39 Post contains links STT757 : Airfleets is a great source for this kind of information: http://airfleets.net/flottecie/Eastern%20Airlines.htm
40 United_fan : Yes,where ? The only ex-EA plane I have seen is an Eastern Express (?) Jetstream fuselage @ IGM.
41 globalflyer : I remember working on board the EA ex-MC D95s and loved the all leather interior. You knew it was MC. I think we had 4 or 5 even til the end.
42 jfk777 : Except for the 757 most of Eastern's fleet was in the autum of their lives. The L-1011, the 727 and the Dc-9 were all well into double digits in age,
43 September11 : Yes! They are light blue.
44 FlyCaledonian : I thought BA looked at acquiring the two ex-EA DC-10s. Apparently they were pleased with the ex-BCal birds, and looked at adding a couple more to the
45 washingtonian : Does US Airways still operate any of the ex-EA 757s?
46 Post contains links Bennett123 : http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Eastern%20Airlines-history-b757.htm Since you ask.
47 Viscount724 : Unless you're interested in types like 707s, 727s, DC-8s, DC-9s and other older types which it doesn't cover.
48 Southwest73G : I don't know about that. It is very possible. I recall reading in a book one time that when Eastern's employees went on strike in 1989, that a good p
49 DeltaRules : Drugs? Cockroach infestations? Did EA's planes have a reputation for being a little mistreated/sketchy in the last few years?
50 Bennett123 : If they were trashed. were some beyond saving.
51 STT757 : Absolutely not. My last Eastern 757 flight was January 1990 MIA-EWR, plane was still practically brand new.
52 CairnterriAIR : Doesn't NASA operate one of the 757's as an observatory of sort?
53 Southwest73G : Not in the least. Look at many of the airlines that operate from South American and the Caribbean to the states. Most have stories of drugs being hid
54 wn676 : No, the last few were retired last winter.
55 DeltaRules : I thought it was interesting to take a few of the ex-EA 757s when they were with US. I had a trip to/from SXM on two of them. It was fun to know I was
56 Cody : I know a few people who work(ed) at USAir that brought the ex-Eastern 757's out of storage. They all said that the lavs and galleys had not been clean
57 jamesjoyce : That tailnumber belonged to Hughes Airwest, the "Flying Banana"
58 willbdsp : There was a story about one of the ex-EA 757's that NASA got...they pulled a wall down in the lav and found some cocaine.
59 Viscount724 : That aircraft never operated for Hughes Airwest. It was delivered to Eastern as N994EA in 1977, re-registered N412EA in 1978. It operated for TWA fro
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Eastern Airlines Aircraft At STL posted Sat Dec 31 2005 17:49:05 by Panam64
Eastern Airlines Aircraft posted Sun Nov 14 2004 16:30:20 by CLT18R
Former Eastern Airlines Services To TIX And VRB... posted Sat Nov 15 2003 18:07:18 by John
Eastern Airlines Former Employees posted Fri Jan 23 2004 17:36:40 by ChrisCarter
Question: China Eastern Airlines And Alliances posted Fri Jan 22 2010 09:11:38 by Qazar
Eastern Airlines The Next Generation posted Sat Dec 26 2009 22:07:21 by Zippyjet
"New" Eastern Airlines posted Sat Sep 12 2009 18:05:33 by Braniff
12/27/1987: Eastern Airlines Flight #573 Question posted Tue Sep 1 2009 12:17:10 by September11
New Eastern Airlines And Air Gumbo posted Tue Mar 10 2009 05:34:09 by Globalflyer
Eastern Airlines Making A Come Back For 2009? posted Mon Nov 17 2008 13:55:02 by WepaMan
What Happened To Southeast Airlines? posted Thu Jan 31 2008 06:34:10 by BR715-A1-30
What Happened To Kendell Airlines (Australia)? posted Sat Sep 3 2005 09:11:41 by Mozart
What Happened To National Airlines? posted Sat Apr 9 2005 05:57:48 by IslipWN
What Happened To Xiamen Airlines? posted Wed Oct 13 2004 20:29:26 by SQNo1
What Happened To Eastern 757s And RR posted Thu Oct 7 2004 18:57:09 by Lufthansa
What Happened To These Airlines? posted Wed Aug 11 2004 02:02:15 by IslipWN
What Happened To Carnival Airlines? posted Sat May 22 2004 17:19:52 by IslipWN
What Happened To Ansett's Fokker Fleet? posted Thu Nov 13 2003 12:01:05 by Maxmax
What Happened To Eastern 757s And RR posted Thu Oct 7 2004 18:57:09 by Lufthansa
What Happened To These Airlines? posted Wed Aug 11 2004 02:02:15 by IslipWN
What Happened To Carnival Airlines? posted Sat May 22 2004 17:19:52 by IslipWN
What Happened To Ansett's Fokker Fleet? posted Thu Nov 13 2003 12:01:05 by Maxmax
What Happened To US Airlines? posted Mon Dec 15 2008 16:20:50 by 747400sp
What Happened To Southeast Airlines? posted Thu Jan 31 2008 06:34:10 by BR715-A1-30
What Happened To Kendell Airlines (Australia)? posted Sat Sep 3 2005 09:11:41 by Mozart
What Happened To National Airlines? posted Sat Apr 9 2005 05:57:48 by IslipWN
What Happened To Xiamen Airlines? posted Wed Oct 13 2004 20:29:26 by SQNo1
What Happened To Eastern 757s And RR posted Thu Oct 7 2004 18:57:09 by Lufthansa
What Happened To These Airlines? posted Wed Aug 11 2004 02:02:15 by IslipWN
What Happened To Carnival Airlines? posted Sat May 22 2004 17:19:52 by IslipWN
What Happened To Ansett's Fokker Fleet? posted Thu Nov 13 2003 12:01:05 by Maxmax