gsoflyer
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At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 3:04 am

Where did they fly to? I know their hub and base of operations of Greensboro (GSO), and they had flights to:

San Juan, PR
Des Moines, Iowa
Dulles
Trenton
Boston
Orlando
Ft Lauderdale

Where else did they fly to? Does anyone have a Route Map of where they flew? And what caused their dimise? Locally it was a big deal and the owner was made to look like an idiot.... but what really happened?

It also appears that the entire fleet of 737-700s is sitting at Timco in Greensboro, still painted with the Eastwind paint scheme.
 
Ryefly
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 3:44 am

Their 737-700's are still sitting there? I thought Southwest bought them a long time ago. About 4 months ago I took a flight out of GSO and saw one 737-200 in full Eastwind colors outside Timco but not any 700's. That's strange.

As for your other questions, check out this site, it might be able to help you out. I havn't gone through it all yet myself. I just found it.

http://kudos.traveldesk.com/f/Eastwind_Airlines_Inc.html
 
Ryefly
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 4:10 am

I have found a few other articles that list eastwind's destinations. Of those Dulles, Trenton, Boston, Orlando, Ft.Lauderdale, and Tampa were given. To add on I found another article that said...

"Eastwind Airlines provides daily jet service from Boston, Trenton-NJ, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia-Int'l. Airport, New York-La Guardia, Greensboro, NC and Orlando, FL. The carrier operates 737-200 and 737-700 next generation Boeing aircraft."

Dated: Feb 9, 1999.

I am finding all these articles by going to Altavista.com and typing Eastwind Airlines in the search box. Hope that helps.
 
gsoflyer
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 4:15 am

Ah, OK, thanks for the info....

I wasn't coming up with too much useful information on google.com.
 
OPNLguy
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 5:20 am

Eastwind had 2 737-700s. One went to SWA (N700EW, now N798SW), and the other (N701EW) sat in the desert for a few months before finally being picked-up by Shanghai Airlines (now B-2663).

The above info is from Bill Harm's site, and I'm sure you could trace the whereabouts of the former Eastwind -200 fleet as well...

Cheers..

ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
gsoflyer
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 7:29 am

Yup, yo uare correct. there are two 737-200s out at Timco. I work next to the airport and can see whats sitting there each day in Greensboro.
 
LAXFlyer
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RE: Opnl Good To See You Back.

Thu May 24, 2001 7:37 am

Greetings OPNL, good to see you back. I was wondering where all the orginal guys had gone. BTW, great new colors at WN. The blue looks sharp.
 
flyf15
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RE: At The Height Of Eastwind Airlines....

Thu May 24, 2001 12:28 pm

Eastwind's route system was constantly changing...they once only stayed 9 days a (I believe) FLL. Their final cities were TTN, GSO, and MCO. In addition to the above mentioned cities, ROC, BUF, RIC, TPA, and FLL can be added to your list.

As for their demise, yes, their owner/manager was an idiot. They had horrible customer service, bad management, constant lengthy delays, bad luck, and numerous other problems that flew them straight into the ground.