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Any New News On The "New" Eastern Airlines?  
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 924 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

I was just curious to see if anyone had any progress reports or new news for the return of Eastern Airlines? It had been rumoured in the past that the New EA would take over the operating certificate of USA 3000 Airlines and start with the A320s out of South Florida. However nothing has been mentioned in quite some time. Just wanted to see if any ANetters had any news? Thanks!


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User currently offlinexlc From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

Won't be the same without the Whisperjets!

User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5833 times:

With the current horrible state of US airline market, most US airlines sinking deeper into red, I can't see how any new carrier has a chance of surviving...  


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User currently offlineDL WIDGET HEAD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2084 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5721 times:

Quoting bmacleod (Reply 2):
most US airlines sinking deeper into red, I can't see how any new carrier has a chance of surviving...



Which US airlines constitutes "most" sinking deeper into red? DL, US, UA, WN, B6, FL, etc were all profitable last year and seem to be on track for another profitable year. As far as the ressurection of Eastern Airlines though, I don't see it happening any time soon.


User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

The lack of any new news on this seems to indicate that this project is likely not going to be moving forward anytime soon. There was a thread about 6 months ago regarding it and there wasn't anything then either:

The New Eastern Airlines (by F9Animal Mar 7 2012 in Civil Aviation)

They've got a Twitter account and it doesn't really mention any updates either and their website still looks like a travel portal as opposed to an airline website.


User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

I'd give the "new People's Express" a better chance of getting off the ground before the "new Eastern" does. I could maybe see Eastern as a small charter comapny with a few A320's doing business but I doubt they will ever be a legit airline ever again.

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8271 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5040 times:
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Why would any one want to be the new "Eastern, People Express or Pan Am" The history of this has never turned out well. Remember the new "Braniff" where are they today ? In the dustbin of history. Be original, start with fresh name so people don't preceive it for something that happened 20 years ago.

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