Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 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
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 812 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1535 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.
RogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1478 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.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1436 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.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1417 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.
John From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1372 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!
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1357 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.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 62 Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1351 times:
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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Blackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 221 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
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: