>Anyone know the genesis of this? It's been suggested that maybe CO
>planning to get some of Eastern's bird during the Lorenzo times, but if anyone
>knows for sure that's be great!
It was reported that Continental Airlines intended to take over several Eastern Airlines routes and aircraft once the Silverbird Airline went bankrupt in 1990. Both, Continental and Eastern were under control of of the same holding company, Texas Air, headed by Frank Lorenzo. Furthermore, it was reported that Continental already had safetycards and some other stuff made for their "new" aircraft, among them L-1011s and B757s. However, these plans never materialized and all the stuff went into the paper basket.
Therefore, the CO
L-1011 safetycard is kind of a "fantasy" issue, though it had a "real basis".