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Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 10:47 am

Does anybody know what aircraft type(s) Eastern Airlines used for EWR-LAX in Dec 1986? I'm pretty sure it was a nonstop flight. Also any other information about Eastern's operations out of newark or los angeles back in the 1980s would be interesting to hear about.
Thanks in advance!
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 10:56 am

My guess would be either an L-1011 or a 757.

My question is this: did Eastern actually do LAX-EWR nonstops in the mid-80's? I thought they did JFK nonstops.

As for other flights at that time, they obviously did LAX-ATL, probably LAX-MCI during their hub there, LAX-MIA, LAX-MCO during their days as the official airline of WDW, but not a whole lot else.

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RE: Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:01 am

What type of aircraft could you see at their MCI hub? I live in Kansas City, and I'm really interested in the more distant past of the airport, I know the whole history except for the details on the Eastern hub here. Braniff is easy to find out about, but I haven't found much on Eastern. Also, what flights did they fly from here? I know they probably flew MCI-LAX, MCI-ATL, MCI-MIA, MCI-JFK and MCI-MCO and after that I'm not sure. Thanks for the help!
 
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RE: Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:13 am

Airliners Magazine has a feature in their next issue (out late March) on MCI and the airlines that have hubbed their. You could also check with the PR department at the airport. Check their website for an email address.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

PS: If you're interested in a copy of an aerial I took from a TWA 707 in February of 1981 of MCI on a clear day after some serious snow, email me.
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RE: MCI Hub

Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:36 am

I do know that in 1984, they did have a MCI-PHX route using 727s. I know that they also used DC9s and 757s from that hub, but I'm not sure of the frequency or exact routes.
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RE: Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:41 am

Which planes did EAL have going in and out of EWR and JFK to SJU, Jamaca, Cancun and SFO? I do know that they're shuttle (now US Airways Shuttle) consisted of 727-200 in and out of LGA to DCA and BOS.
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RE: Eastern EWR-LAX:what Plane?

Tue Feb 13, 2001 12:41 pm

I am showing a 757 used for the all too brief EWR nonstop to LAX. The JFK nonstops were in the early eighties using L1011's. At MCI, Eastern used mainly narrowbody equipment....757's, DC-9's, and 727's. No L1011's or A300's. They flew nonstop MCI to MCO, DCA, EWR, LGA (never JFK), BOS, PHL, BDL, ATL, MIA (but surprisingly not for long), FLL, DEN (again not for very long), TPA, ICT, ORD, DFW, IAH, LAX, LAS, PHX, SAN, SFO, ONT, Portland, Oregon, SEA, ABQ, MSY, and a few other places. EWR and JFK to SJU was mainly L1011's, and 757's although someone once told me on a very VERY rare occassion they used DC10's from JFK. I don't remember a nonstop to Jamaica or Cancun from New York City, although Mexico City was served with L1011's at first and later on 757's. JFK to SFO used L1011's in the early eighties, but this route did not last long.

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