JPZ1991
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Eastern's DC-10's

Sun May 02, 2004 11:56 pm

Can anyone tell why Eastern's DC-10's had the name "Eastern", written so far back on the fuselage in comaparison to the L1011's?

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JPZ1991
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Sun May 02, 2004 11:59 pm

sorry...
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Sun May 02, 2004 11:59 pm

Jpz1991, you just beat me to that post with the pictures in it... Big grin

I have no idea - looks strange, though...

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gr8slvrflt
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:08 am

Quite simple, actually. It was due to the spacing of the doors. The DC-10 had the 1 and 2 doors positioned farther forward and closer together with not enough room for the logo and name between them, as on the L1011.
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:10 am

Wow... I had no idea... Beautiful birds, though...

Couldn't they just paint over the doors, anyway?
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JPZ1991
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:26 am

That doesn't make much sense. There are other such as Pan Am that painted over the doors...


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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:33 am

From what Gr8slvrflt wrote, I'd say that the placing of the logo and name between the doors that way was specific to Eastern - other airlines have other guidelines as to where they put their name and/or logo.
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:46 am

Some A300's


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rutankrd
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 12:47 am

Were they the SAME decals then and apart from the short lived Gatwick services where did they go ?
 
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 2:28 am

Besides LGW, the Tens were also used from MIA to JFK, LAX, EZE and GIG. They were also intended for MAD but that route was cancelled after Lockerbie. I think all three ships found their way to Continental.
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 3:23 am

Gr8slvrflt,

I have seen pictures of the DC-10's in BOS and SJU as well as those other cities you mentioned. Do you have any idea where they flew in from and were going to?

Also, I was told Eastern used the DC-10 on the "Business Break" Travel Reward flights to HNL from ATL. Is that correct?
 
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RE: Eastern's DC-10's

Mon May 03, 2004 3:44 am

The DC-10 stopped in Atlanta once or twice as a diversion or equipment substitution only. Don't know about Boston or San Juan. The Business Break used an L1011 with a fuel stop in Los Angeles (I think it only actually operated once).
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