Bob7273757 & N801NW:
NY was a non-union entity set up by Frank Lorenzo of Texas Air. Many of our A/C came from CO
via Texas International. Many CO
employees were unhappy with the fact that Lorenzo was transferring CO
resources to a non-union carrier. We were picketed at LGA
, I did not understand the issues when I was hired, but it later became apparent.
NY started service as competition to the EA
shuttle. First service to was LGA DCA
, and then later LGA
. Although we operated a "shuttle" schedule on the half hour, in contrast to EA
on the hour, NY offered reservations, seat assignments, comp. drinks and a snack on those short flights. Man, it was tough, and you often got quite the work out.
Service was expanded and hubs were opened in RDU
(well before AA
) and then IAD
and later EWR
We served TPA
and a number of other cities on the eastern seaboard.
When Texas Air Corp took over Eastern, Texas Air was forced by the US Government to divest itself of one of its LGA
shuttles. The New York Air slots at LGA
were sold to Pan Am and they started their own operation out of the Marine Air Terminal.
operations were moved to EWR
, were NY already had a similar shuttle operation. When PE
was purchased by Texas Air, NY became irrelevant and was incorporated into CO
. Remember though, NY was "company" PE
When NY received it's 737-3TO's they were originally delivered in full NY colors, however, later deliveries were in full CO
colors with a notice "owned and opererated by New York Air.
Hope that helps.