This kind of thread is fun, but are we going to do each airline in Chicago? It sure does rattle the memories.
was in the D terminal across the hall from NW
. Their ticket counter was next to NW
on the left side as looking towards the counters, l to r you had EA
I remember that their departure lounges were much nicer than NW
had those plastic kind of molded chairs that you often see today, with padded seat bottoms, and no carpeting while EA
had purple carpeting, purple and blue upholstered seating and even curtains ala BN
in their departure lounges. And being right across from NW
, it was a stark difference. Look right, plain jane, look left, luxury.
I remember seeing lots of 727's, DC-9's of all kinds, L-1011's I even flew on one SJU
in 1973. They may have flown the DC-8 to ORD
in the 60's, but I don't recall ever seeing one of EA
's at ORD
. They flew in the A300 on the Moonlight Express offer. I flew one IAH
around 1986 or so.
I seem to remember flights to Louisville, Evansville, IND
and the Carolinas. Also of note, when they restarted MDW
back up in 1968, EA
had a few (2 or 3) flights a day out of there. Unfortuantely, I don't remember where they went. Maybe the Carolinas?
Service on EA
at this time was still great. Those F/A's were amongst the freindliest!