I'm not old enough, to have flown on them...
errrr... your profile says you're 26-35. I'm several years younger than that and flew on EA
lots of times -- they didn't go bust until I was 9 or 10.
Nonetheless, it's not fair to compare EA
's service to today's standards. In the late 1980s, EA
, etc. would serve a hot meal with silverwear on DTW
), USA - Florida">MCO
. Nowadays you won't get a meal, but you may be able to buy one, but even then you won't give silverwear.
At the end, EA
had fallen behind its peers and was flying DC-9, B727, B757 (some had been recently sold off), A300-100/200 and L1011-1 aircraft. DL
_Mech once wrote that the L1011-1 DL
purchased from EA
were coachroach infested. The B727 (newer models) acquired by DL
and other operators were maintenance prone.
program, OnePass, survives today with CO
. Heck, one can argue that if it wasn't for the money injected into CO
(received from Texas Air selling EA
's Shuttle, MIA
hub and SystemOne), they wouldn't have stood an opportunity to be around today... not to mention that AirTran was started by Lorenzo's goons using former EA
gates and some former EA
employees... so one can argue that in a way, EA
lives on today