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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 867 times:

I have a question. I've noticed some pictures from Eastern, especially a 757. They seem to have a "boeing" paint scheme on the tail. The Tail says "757" in the Boeing lettering, looking as if it were a Boeing Company Aircraft.

Why didn't Eastern choose to paint those planes in their own color scheme? Did they do that only with 757s?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 788 times:

Hi Bruce,

Yes, Eastern originally had the 757's painted with the 757 titles on the tail. I am not sure why they did this although Eastern was the launch customer for the 757. I guess it was a publicity thing. On November 29, 1990 I had the pleasure to fly on an Eastern 757. It was N512EA and it had the 757 titles removed. It also had the wide hockey stick scheme rather than the narrow stripes under the windows. At least one other 757 had the titled removed because it was parked next to us in Miami.


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 779 times:

I forgot to mention that i once saw a large model of a 737-300 in Eastern colors. Texas Air ordered up a bunch of them for both Continental and Eastern. The model had 737 titles on the tail just like the 757.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 776 times:

I wonder if its because Eastern folks saw the impending doom down the road.....i.e. bankruptcy, and decided to just leave the paint that way because they'd have to sell them anyway!!


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineFrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 775 times:

They wanted to passengers to know they were flying on the new 757 of which they were one of the launch costomers.

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4319 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 772 times:

You guys are correct. Eastern & Boeing agreed that as launch customers for this brand new aircraft back then, Eastern would promote the new line of planes. I don't know what Eastern got in return for this, maybe yet cheaper planes.
Derico



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User currently offlineATL Traveller From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 762 times:

In their timetables, Eastern used to put a diamond symbol next to flights flown by 757s. They made a big deal out of it. There was no notations for DC-9s or 727s, etc. They did used boldface type on flights that featured widebody planes.

User currently offlineA300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 759 times:

More than likely it was a publicity thing to paint ¨757¨on the tail of the plane. BUT, was has become of these aircraft? Have some trickled into the Continental fleet? And what of the L-1011s? Are some of them still flying? (Delta, perhaps)

Ed


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 756 times:

Many of the 757's are with USAirways. One went to NASA I believe. The L1011's got scattered with the wind. Some went to Cathay Pacific, some Delta, some Tradewinds and some just got scrapped. By now I believe most of them are at least being stored if not yet scrapped.

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