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Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 4:59 am

How were the Eastern 757s disposed following EA's shut down? Did USAir pick them up?
 
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RE: Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 7:25 am

Yes you're right. I beleive that most of Eastern 757's went to US Air in the early 90's. I remember the Eastern 757 with the big numbers 7 5 7 painted on the tail, I flew on one from NY La Guardia to Atlanta back in 1985. Eastern was the first airline, with British Airways, to introduce the 757.

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RE: Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 8:00 am

Hi,

Some of Eastern's 757's are operating in the UK with Air 2000 and Airtours international.

Regards

Craig
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RE: Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 9:56 am

Craig,
You're right, most of Eastern's 757s except the following went to US Air,
N504EA joined Airtours as G-JALC
N505EA joined Airtours as G-PIDS
N507EA joined Airtours as G-JRGR
N510EA joined Airtours as G-MCEA
N521EA joined Air 2000 as G-OOOV
N522EA joined Air 2000 as G-OOOW
N523EA joined Air 2000 as G-OOOM

These aircraft were extensively refiurbished with new seats, new IFE systems, all now have full IFE systems etc...

JAMES 
 
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RE: Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 2:41 pm

Some are also in storage at Marana. I saw pics of some. Hopefully they will get picked up and begin a new life.

Rotate777
 
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RE: Eastern 757

Fri Apr 28, 2000 10:10 pm

I think all the ex-Eastern 757s are now in service, the aircraft that Airtours took were in storage, because they didn't take them until 1995.

I just remembered NASA also has an ex-Eastern 757 that it uses as a research aircraft.

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RE: Eastern 757

Sat Apr 29, 2000 12:59 am

Wasn't the Birgen-Air 757 (crashed at Dom. Rep.) an ex-Eastern?
 
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I Thought That Some Went To America West

Sat Apr 29, 2000 1:04 am

I remember reading somewhere that some of their '57's went to America West. Was my source incorrect or am I just getting old?

Mark from UAL @ MSY
 
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Eastern 757 Current Loactions

Sat Apr 29, 2000 1:40 am

I made a proper check and found out Eastern's 757s are now with the following airlines;

LTU (2)
Airtours International (4)
Air 2000 (3)
America West (4)
Nasa (1)
US Airways (11)

+ Birgenair 757 that crashed out of POP

Mexican Government has a VIP 757-225, which was built for, but never delivered to Eastern.
One of Airtours' 757s was also operated by MGM Grand Air, some of LTU's 757s were also operated by LTE.
 
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RE: N907AW

Sat Apr 29, 2000 1:16 pm

N907AW of America West is a 757-225, so it must have been built for Eastern.

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HP 757s

Sat Apr 29, 2000 3:18 pm

But most of America West's 757's were former Republic machines. They had the Rolls-Royce engine and not compatible with Northwests 757 fleet when they merged in 1987.
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RE: Eastern 757

Sat Apr 29, 2000 9:24 pm

I was under the impression that because both Eastern & Continental were both owned by Texas Air, CO would have picked up the 757's