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Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:23 pm

Hi,
I thought I would do a post about your most memorable Eastern Airlines experience. For me it was on 9/18/89 on an Eastern Airlines L1011 from Seattle-Atlanta, sorry I don't remember the flight number. It was my mom's first flight as an EA flight attendant, and I just remember sitting near the 2L door where my mom was sitting, and helping the other F/A's out. It was a great flight too. I miss EA I wish they were still around. So if anybody remembers EA don't hesitate to write your comments please!!!!!!!

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ARCJET
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RE: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:34 pm

I only flew Eastern Twice, On June 4, 1979 at the age of 13 I flew from CAE to ATL on a DC-9-32. I was a UM for the flight and got to board first. Eastern did not have jetways at CAE so I boarded via the air stairs. I remember that the aircraft did not have closed overhead bins. I took photos of the flight with my Polaroid One Step. We landed at Atlanta (The old terminal) and I proceded to connect to my Southern Flight to MEM. On June 16, 1979 I returned to CAE from MEM via Delta to ATL and connected to Eastern to CAE(Eastern had discontinued service to MEM in March 1979). My aircraft to CAE was another EA DC-9-32.
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RE: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:19 pm

Many great flights on DC-9's, 727's, 757's, A-300's and L-1011's. I was always impressed with how great Eastern was at treating non-revs of other airlines. Many people will have good and bad memories of Eastern but mine are of a class act that always treated me well.

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RE: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:07 pm

In the early 90's I flew from DCA to Phoenix on Eastern with a connection in Atlanta. The DCA to Atlanta flight was on a 757. I was able to upgrade to first class on that leg. I remember the door to the cockpit was broken and all through the taxie and the take-off I was able to watch the pilots, and look at things from there point of view. Plus to add to that, it was an absolutely gorgeous day with not a single cloud in the sky.

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RE: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:07 pm

I was five years old and flew on my first jet. It was an Eastern Boeing 720 from BWI to MIA. Back then, the airport (BWI) was called Friendship. It was way back in 1962. Before the Beetles!

A year later, we flew an Eastern Boeing 720 again from BWI to MIA. The return trip MIA-BWI was on a DC-8. This is where I became amazed at how a jet could have a "prop plane's" passenger cabin interior. From the perspective of a six year old kid, I felt the DC-8 cabin was "old time." Only now some 40 years later, did I appreciate the uniqueness of those early DC-8 passenger cabins!
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Flash forward to the disco era, 1976  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Flying home from spring break (MIA-BWI) the captain banked on an angle and gave us a "Bicentennial" tour and speech as we flew over Sumter S.C. At that time I thought it was hokey. Now, looking back I appreciated the front end crew taking the time to give us this special service and fly a very smooth flight.

This is not an Eastern picture but, a representation of the passenger cabin of a Boeing 720 circa the 1960's. To me this was swinging 60's jet age cool  Big thumbs up


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This is an early 707 pic but, the early Boeing 720's and first generation 727's had this passenger cabin. Note the pods containing the gaspers, lights and oxygen masks. And, those retro cool saucer ceiling lights above the single isle.  Wow!
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