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Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:38 am

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick question...

Did Eastern ever fly any L-1011's out of ORD after July 1983? I have three Eastern timetables (Jan. 1985, Jan. 1986, and Mar. 1987) and several OAG's (Jan. 1985, June 1985, Dec. 1985, and Sept. 1986) and none of these show any L-1011's service in or out of Chicago. The last reference I have seen to an L-1011 serving ORD is from DepartedFlights.com and the July 1983 OAG schedule.

So, did Eastern serve ORD with an L-10aa in between the dates taht I have access to in my timetables and OAG's? Maybe after... from late 1987 to Eastern's bankruptcy?

I know this sounds like a insignifigant question, but it has been eating at me.

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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:49 am

I'd forgotten they did, I remember ATL-STL-ATL in the 70's, they might have done 1 out of ATL, but who knows? They could hve done something like out of MIA or PHL, but I honestly couln't tell you. Good question!
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Thread starter):
The last reference I have seen to an L-1011 serving ORD is from DepartedFlights.com and the July 1983 OAG schedule.

Just curious, what route(s) was the Tristar scheduled for out of ORD? I think in the final years the bulk was mainly 727's and DC-9's and not much else.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:34 pm

i recall back in 1986-87 that EA would sometimes sub a L10 instead of the 300s that ran the short lived midnite express routes out of ord
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:36 am

OAG's of 89 and 90 do not show an EA L 1011 at ORD.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:38 am

In the 70's EA flew the L10 SJU-ATL-ORD and ORD-MIA, and possibly ORD-ATL-MIA.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:32 am

So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Thanks for all the replies!

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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:15 pm

I have an August 1, 1988 EA timetable. It shows EA93 ORD-MIA-SJU (0810 departure) as a "widebody". I guess it could have been an L-1011 or an A300. The timetable lists the flight as having a movie if that helps any.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:36 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Transcons, high density routes, and shorter international routes I believe. I think the DC-10-30's flew the longer TATL routes and so forth. Maybe someone can elaborate with more info.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 1):
I'd forgotten they did, I remember ATL-STL-ATL in the 70's, they might have done 1 out of ATL, but who knows? They could hve done something like out of MIA or PHL, but I honestly couln't tell you. Good question!

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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:05 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 8):
Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
So, where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's? Were they used primarily on international routes then?

Transcons, high density routes, and shorter international routes I believe. I think the DC-10-30's flew the longer TATL routes and so forth. Maybe someone can elaborate with more info.

After Eastern acquired Braniff's South American routes in 1982 I recall EA L1011s operating some of those routes, including the MIA-LIM-SCL-EZE route if not mistaken and possibly one or two other points. B727s were used on less busy routes such as LPB, ASU, Ecuador, Colombia etc.

EA acquired 3 DC-10-30s from Alitalia (2 in 1985, 1 in 1986) mainly for their new MIA-LGW route. That route only lasted about 18 months from mid-1985 until late 1986. They disposed of one DC-10 then but kept the other 2 until 1990 and used them on some longer domestic and South America routes. All 3 EA DC-10s below. I think they all went to CO.


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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:14 am

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 6):
where did Eastern utilize their L-1011's in the late 80's

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Latin American, the West Coast, New York and South Florida..both point-to-point and via Atlanta and Miami.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:23 pm

When I was at Eastern in the 80s and early 90s, L-1011s were used regularly Northeast to Florida, Atlanta to San Juan and Montego Bay, Atlanta to Los Angeles, Atlanta - Buffalo - Toronto, Latin America, Miami to Nassau, Philadelphia to Bermuda and San Juan, and several others. In the 70s L-Tens (we never called then Tristars) also flew to places like Raleigh, St. Louis, Omaha, Chicago, and many other smaller markets. I'm not aware they ever subsituted on the Moonlight Special.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:32 pm

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 7):
The timetable lists the flight as having a movie if that helps any.

Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:17 pm

Quoting N747PA (Reply 13):
Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?

Yes....in first class, there was a movie projector.
 
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:21 pm

Did EA A300's have video equipment at all?

The picture is of a B2 used on the LGA-BOS Shuttle. I'm not sure if they had video. The B4s had film projectors like the L-1011s. Some of these were later converted to Betamax projectors.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:44 pm

Speaking of the A-300's, EA flew them from ORD to MIA, SJU, LAX, and LGA in Dec. 1985 (All of the former L-1011 routes I guess).

So, did the EA A-300's still have those wild seat covers in the mid 80's or even early 90's?

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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:04 pm

So, did the EA A-300's still have those wild seat covers in the mid 80's or even early 90's?

The whole fleet was switched to the brown seat covers introduced with the 757s in 1983. The only exception being the DC-9-50s that came from TranStar; they kept their blue leather.
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:16 pm

EA did fly the L10 out of STL on routings that were ATL-STL-OMA-SEA-PDX and ATL-STL-SEA-PDX
 
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:29 am

Does anyone have a picture of the brown seat covers that were introduced with the 757?

That would be awesome to see!
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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:38 pm

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 19):
Does anyone have a picture of the brown seat covers that were introduced with the 757?

Found this on E-Bay, this was the 1980's seat covers
before they went to leather in 1990 just before shutdown.



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RE: Did Eastern Fly L-1011's Out Of ORD After 1983?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:08 pm

Thanks a million WDBRR!

It is so refreshing to see an airline seat that is not the standard grey/blue color scheme.

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