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When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:26 am

Hi all,

I just wanted to know the major dates of the end of Easern Airlines, when did they shut down?, when did they announce bacnkruptcy? (why did they end bankruptcy, merger?) etc.


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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:50 am

Eastern filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 9, 1989, shut down all operations on January 18, 1991 and liquidated later that year.
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:50 am

........and I for one still REALLY miss EAL. No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:06 pm

Here's some detailed info on Eastern.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Airlines
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:56 pm

Quoting FI642 (Reply 2):
........and I for one still REALLY miss EAL. No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.

I Love EAL too, thats why I asked, they are still a great |AIRLINE|.

Thanks everyone for all the help so far.


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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:45 am

An Eastern Airlines trivia fact for you. Here's their fleet when operations ceased for the last time in January 1991.

A300B4 = 13 (peaked at 32)
727-225 = 54 (peaked at 91)
757-225 = 22 (peaked at 25)
DC-9-30 = 42 (peaked at 82)
DC-9-50 = 26 (still peaked at 26)
L-1011 = 11 (peaked at 43)

And here's a link to Eastern's historical fleet roster. Enjoy & regards.
http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/eastern.html
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:28 am

My first post-college job.

While the labor situation was total chaos, it was still a fun place to work. The happiest and most friendly people in the world worked there. We (labor) would argue and fight with management all week long, then meet in Cancun or someplace and party all weekend long.

My partner was very ill the last year I worked there and management could not have been more supportive of me, even though I was a "militant" flight attendant.

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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:56 pm

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 5):

Thanks for that info,

And thanks are in order for everyone that helped!

Cheers,
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:37 pm

Quoting FI642 (Reply 2):
No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.

Cause and effect? I agree that filling premium seats is a good thing, but with non-revs? By the time every paying customer with status is moved into an available premium seat, I doubt there would be any left for non-revs.
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:12 pm

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 6):
An Eastern Airlines trivia fact for you. Here's their fleet when operations ceased for the last time in January 1991.

A300B4 = 13 (peaked at 32)
727-225 = 54 (peaked at 91)
757-225 = 22 (peaked at 25)
DC-9-30 = 42 (peaked at 82)
DC-9-50 = 26 (still peaked at 26)
L-1011 = 11 (peaked at 43)

I wonder if they flew any of those L1011's on scheduled routes in January? I was looking through the February 1991 OAG (just to see what changes EAL had in store for Feb.) and the only L1011 route would have been ATL-SJU-ATL once a day. Yet several L1011's were photographed the day of the shutdown sitting around in MIA. So apparently they were either about to ground them, or they were going to be used on Military Charters. Does anyone know for sure?
 
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:31 pm

Quoting FI642 (Reply 2):
........and I for one still REALLY miss EAL. No one, and I do mean NO ONE treated non-rev's like Eastern. I never ever rode in coach on Eastern.

TWA treated former Eastern employees very well. I met a former Eastern Airlines pilot at STL a while back and my parents invited him and his wife to come with us to the Ambassador Club.

Anyhow, we got to talking he said that TWA was one of the only airlines (if the only) that still honored his travel benefits as a retired Eastern Airlines pilot. The story was much longer than that, but it was really touching. I wonder if AA is still honoring this?
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:06 pm

EA, no other U.S. based airline will ever be such a joy to fly.
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RE: When Did Eastern Airlines End Operation?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:04 pm

Just before many 225's go to other airlines  Wink

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