Gr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1640 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
My how times have changed. When I flew for Eastern in the 80s and early 90s we ran full 727-200s on that route. We served premium hot meals which was quite a challenge since actual flight time was often only 45 minutes. I also remember we carried large numbers of Hasidim commuting between their communities in Brooklyn and rural Quebec. When Eastern shut down, LGA-YUL was one of the first routes Delta went after.
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Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
Gr8SlvrFlt - there used to be enough volume for Eastern to use a TriStar and an A300 to back up the 727s and DC-9s at one point... even a shuttle service... but Open Skys pretty much killed all that.. instead of New York, Montrealers are pretty much forced to make their connections in Toronto, Chicago or Atlanta or go nonstop (a few routes opened up and remained). New York and Boston have turned into RJ markets for the most part (LGA & AC exception).. kinda sad in a way but I'm glad to see it making a bit of a comeback even if we are talking about propellor aircraft and small regional jets. Betcha we see Air Canada sprucing up their service on this run in the near future..
Cap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
Hasidim on that route??
never wouldve guessed?
they make for good pax? I hear they kinda mean.
Excuse me? Sorry to single you out, TWAmerican, but it seems as though I see thoughtless racial stereotyping time and time again on this forum. It still baffles me as to how one broadly defined group of people can be "mean" or "nice." Please be more considerate in the future.