IIRC, the majority of the EA
"Moonlight Specials" were routed thru IAH
. There may have been a few point to point routes but true focus of the operation was IAH
and the A-300 fleet. There were maybe 12- 15 cities involved as I recall. (some one that was with EA
can fill us in more) But the idea was to move cargo ( and cheap PAX at night) and still have the aircraft at appropriate cities early the next morning for first flights out on a normal basis.
Example might be LAX
departure around 9 pm or so, to IAH
, then that aircraft might go on up to Logan arriving maybe 5:30 Am..early enough that the cargo could be unloaded and sorted to trucks for delivery..and the aircrafr cleaned, fueled and prepped for say a 8 am departure to ATL
or wherever. The aircraft would go thru its' normal daily routings ending early enough in the evening to be loaded with cargo to do it all over again. I'm sure at the time EA
probably had the highest utilization rates on those A 300's of about any aircraft in America.
Hope that helps.