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Eastern L1011's: Did Your City Have 'em?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

BOS had many L10's. EA looked particularly good in the L10 lovery, especially back when Terminal A was brand spanking new.

Did your city ever have the EA L1011?


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16253 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Yes. YYZ had Eastern L1011's from about 74-80 or so.

YYZ-PHL if memory serves.



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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Nope!  Smile

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Yes they used them extensively on routes to SJU, I don't recall to what cities from SJU did they use them as I was quite young when Eastern was flying.
But Im prety sure they used them on these routes
MIA-SJU
JFK-SJU
MCO-SJU
SDQ-SJU
Chepos



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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

I know BDL had them but I am not sure which routes they were on, I am thinking at some point in the Eastern history BDL had them on the BDL-SJU, BDL-MIA and BDL-BOS routes. I might be mixing some of these routes with old Pan Am routes however.

Can someone varify what Eastern had at BDL?


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

EAL flew DAB-ATL apparently with the L-10 @ night, appaenrtly it would come in around midnight and leave as an EMO in the morning

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

IAH had them almost from the get go in the early 70s!

I sure miss them as well as the diversity that IAH once had!



Thomas



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16866 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

EWR had them all, at one point or another.

Except the DC-10, I think Eastern flew their DC-10's only out of MIA to London, South America and JFK.




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User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

I don't think EA flew BDL-SJU nonstop, but I believe that EA flew L10s on BDL-EWR/JFK/BOS-SJU at various times.

Off-topic, but DL flew L10s BDL-BOS-BDA and BDL-ATL.


User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1802 times:

HPN didn't have them, i know for a fact JFK did, i think EWR did but im not too sure about LGA. It's tough living in Westchester County, so many airports could be your airport.
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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1790 times:

BDL-SJU must have been a A300 then? I know Eastern flew the BDL-SJU route....

As for Delta, didnt they fly BDL-MCO and BDL-PBI/FLL with L1011's too?


User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

In the late 1970s through to the mid 1980s IAH was a senior and larger station for EAL.

In the morning, flight 64, an L-1011 originating in SAT, would stop in IAH for its continuation to JFK. In the evening, flight 59, an L-1011 coming from JFK would return to IAH for its final destination and overnight in SAT.

This was exciting because it was one of the few flights at the time from IAH that showed a movie on board.

Flight 444, a night flight to ATL and continuing to JFK, would sometimes operate with an L-1011 as would some flights to LAX in later years.

Also interesting were DL 1011s and DC-8s at IAH at this time.

kind regards,

RougeTrader



User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I'm sure that Eastern flew the L1011 to SFO quite regularly on their flights from ATL, IAH, etc.

User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

I'm not sure about the L-1011, however Eastern did fly A300's into Port Columbus. I'm guessing they were used on their CMH-ATL run.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3826 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

My current airport (AUS) never had them, but my former home airport (DFW) did. Somewhere I have a picture of one parked at the gate at DFW when DFW was still fairly new, about 1975-76 or so.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

The closest cities to me, Baltimore and Pittsburgh had L1011's. Pittsburgh from Orlando and Atlanta and BWI to Atlanta. Buffalo to Toronto was sometimes an L1011. Someone was mentioning DC-10's. They did fly domestic. MIA-JFK/LAX and sometimes MIA-SJU. Every so often an EAL DC-10 came through ATL. The A300 at CMH was operating the Moonlight Special to IAH.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I got bored so I decided to do a little research. I was wrong about BWI-ATL being an L1011. Actually it was an L1011 until the mid-70's or so then BWI-SJU became an L1011. Also as for Hartford, the Hartford-SJU route was opened aound late 1987 when Eastern officially made SJU a hub. SJU was served from all over the Caribbean as well as BWI, IAD, MIA, MCO, PHL, ORD, ATL, BDL, Panama City, Panama (i didn't think that was allowed, but it's right here in black and white), and TPA. The Hartford-San Juan route was a Boeing 727-200.

User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

They flew ATL-OMA off and on for years. I can't remember the exact dates, but I do remember seeing them as a child in the late 70s/early 80s.


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User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

PVD would get them, every so often, mainly as a sports team charter or a diversion from BOS or BDL. The L10 was a rare treat to see at PVD, amongst mostly 727s and DC-9s. EA did bring in the 757 to PVD on a regular basis, around '85 or '86 I think. I've seen an EA stretch 8 in PVD on more than one occassion, in the 70s.I was always waiting for that National DC-10 to make a surprise appearance, but I don't recall that ever happening, might of, though. I can't be at the airport 24/7!

User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Eastern's Flight #64 at San Antonio that Rouge Trader mentioned. July 1978. An old pic I snapped with a Kodak Instamatic.



User currently offlineAna767 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

My father worked for Eastern at BDL in the mid-70's. I distinctly remember him telling me stories about flights to San Juan.

This is a little off topic, but what does everyone think about an EAL comeback? So many other airlines have done it, why not Eastern?


User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Eastern had regular L-1011 service to SEA from ATL until the early 80's, then they seemed to swap back and forth between the Tristar and the A300 on that route until their bankruptcy. After that I only recall seeing the Airbus along with the 757.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13596 posts, RR: 61
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
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Eastern Air Lines was the launch customer for the L-1011, and they had an interesting time trying this bird out on their existing routes, as well as new ones once the Deregulation Act of 1978 took effect.

EA used the L-1011 extensively on flights to and from MIA, ATL, and SJU, as well as JFK, LGA, EWR, BOS, and IAH. Longhaul routes to the West Coast saw flights to and from LAX, SFO, SEA, and PDX as well. At times, A-300 service supplanted the L-1011 for domestic service, as the L-1011 was ideally suited for use in EA's "El Inter-Americano" service to and from South America. The A-300 was heavily used on EA's nightcoach "Moonlight Special" service connecting through IAH, where EA had contracted with a freight company to let them ship cargo in the bellies of their A-300s. The customers got to fly along with the cargo for a cheap price, but couldn't have any checked luggage since the belly was already full.

Interestingly enough, while EA loved their L-1011s, CEO Frank Borman lamented the fact that they had far too many of them, and not enough of the B-727-225, their primary workhorse in the fleet.



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User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1634 times:
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I'm from Nuremberg, Germany and of course my home airport was never served by a regular EA L.1011 flight, however, during the Gulf War back in March 1991 I was very surprised and happy to spot an EA Tristar at NUE.
The L.1011 was flying German based U.S.troops into the Gulf region.

During one of my regular trips to MIA, Fl, I was able to shoot this example of an EA L.1011:


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Photo © Gerhard Plomitzer



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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

"The Hartford-San Juan route was a Boeing 727-200"


That sounds right, however I believe in some years BDL-SJU was a A300, AA recntly had that route with a A300 up until about 1995 or so.


25 ATA l1011 : Lax had them from near the beginning up to the end in 1990/91 time frame..
26 Dragon-wings : No.....but back in the 80's Eastern have 727's at ISP
27 EGGD : Nope
28 Post contains images David_itl : Saw one at LHR in 1979. Not in their colours though - BA colours if I remember (N323EA). But not at MAN in any colours David/MAN
29 Trintocan : Yes, POS did see EA TriStars off and on, particularly at peak times. In their latter days serving Trinidad they shifted to the A300 and finally the 72
30 Post contains images 727LOVER : An interesting question! TPA was one of Eastern's big stations, but oddly enough, we would rarely get an L-1011! Maybe 1 flight during the winter mont
31 EA CO AS : It had to do with a faulty O ring, resulting in fuel starvation, if memory serves. The entire synopsis of the accident was outlined in the book "Blind
32 EA CO AS : I posted before my mind caught up with me. It was an O ring problem in one of the engines, which had (I think) something to do with a loss of oil pres
33 727LOVER : If it was an O ring problem in one engine, why did they lose all 3 engines?
34 EA CO AS : I wish I had access to that information. I KNOW it had something to do with a faulty O-ring, but the other information is sketchy. I seem to recall a
35 Tol air : Hey guys, could you please tell me where I can find good info (sites) on Eastern Airlines, their planes and hubs? I am specially cuious about the San
36 Nonrevman : STL had them in the 1970's. TWA and EAL both had the tristars there. Now, I wonder if STL has any plane with more than 2 engines making a stop there.
37 Post contains images Caribb : Montreal YUL had them.. They flew YUL-LGA-ATL and I think YUL-LGA-MIA.. The A300 also flew the run for a while as well.. I liked them because hey park
38 Bluemeatball : During the years of 1971-1977, my home was in Puerto Rico which meant that I flew on quite a few of Eastern's L-1011s primarily between SJU and ATL al
39 Post contains links Jimbobjoe : I'm trying to find the L1011 situation referred to here...and I can't. However, as I recall, a mechanic failed to properly install the O-rings in all
40 STT757 : With regards to Tampa I flew EWR-TPA on a Eastern L1011 around Christmas '82 or '83, the following Christmas I flew EWR TPA on a Pan Am Dc-10. The ret
41 Yow : I'm not sure about L1011s, but EA would bring in A300s during the peak Christmas season to Ottawa. I think Montreal got the 1011s.
42 Zebfly2 : Jfk had plenty of L1011's in addition to LGA. I don't recall ever seeing their DC-10 at JFK. If anyone knows if they did please advise.
43 Cmk10 : On a related note, where was eastern's base? ATL? I know they had a lot of flights out of there as well as Washington and Boston but where was there b
44 Prinair : Miami was Eastern's base and home. Atlanta was the largest hub for the airline. At one time the hubs were at MIA, ATL, JFK, SJU, MCI and IAH (for the
45 Post contains links and images TriStar500 : Well, not quite as you might think... LTU dry-leased an EA L1011 (I think it was N323EA) for the summer season in 1988 or so. The aircraft was operate
46 Type-Rated : I took a EA L-1011 from ATL-ORD in 1974. It was the SJU-ATL-ORD run. I remember it arrived at ORD late in the evening. I was connecting from a MSY-ATL
47 Gr8SlvrFlt : Charlotte and Philadelphia were also Eastern hubs. At one time or another, EAL L-1011s were regularly scheduled into St. Louis, Omaha, Greensboro, Chi
48 Post contains images EA CO AS : The L-1011's climate-control system was prone to spewing out water vapor when condensation became a problem in high-humidity stations like MIA, MCO, P
49 Srbmod : To say that my city had L-1011 service would be an understatement. Between Eastern and Delta, I think most of the L1011s they owned flew out of ATL.
50 Greg : IAH had them to JFK. Don't know which years. They were the hockey stick on white scheme.
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