So, AA operated one or more MD-80s for 36 years... 1983 to 2019
That's a LONG run... Will Bob Crandall be on AA #80???
Here are two photos taken in 1983!
WayexTDI wrote:September11 wrote:well, have you see this plane?
Do you understand the difference between a retrojet painted to reflect one of the previous companies that make the current AA, and the last "original" TWA-painted aircraft???
I believe, in 1988, Carl Icahn (TWA) attempted to acquire Eastern from Texas Air. It was his decision to pull out.
Before the 1986 sale, many airlines sought pieces of Eastern. Merger was out of question. Sad showdown.
Merger between Eastern and Pan Am would be a good one.
FAA-approved paint?Jump to post
DCA is Washington (or Reagan) National Airport...Jump to post
Notable Pan Am 747 incidents:
PA93 - Sep 1970
PA841 - Dec 1973
PA1736 - Mar 1977
PA830 - Aug 1982
PA73 - Sep 1986
PA103 - Dec 1988
I like this trip reportJump to post
Ticket jackets were relatively expensive with the multi color printing, the extra slots, slits and pockets. They hit the station's budget, so we were supposed to use them judiciously. We of course would substitute a competitor's jacket for one of ours. but with help of paid advertisements on the backJump to post
I guess future of 767 is bright
CMH-DFW on January 1, 2018
Full flight... It was a good one
Let's hope all lavs are operable...Jump to post
Always check all four corners for cheap fares...Jump to post
Well, I think today is a good time for cabin/gallery video. More important than cockpit video, in my opinion.Jump to post
I suppose many original Eastern pilots are still on "strike" today...Jump to post
Anyone remember this livery?
Neat trip report - and good bowling on Saturday. What bowling ball did you use?Jump to post
Sorry this happenedJump to post
Some of you might find this interesting ... it’s an Eastern flight attendant bid sheet for the ORD base dated June 1985. The base was already very small then, but it’s still pretty fascinating to read througSome of you might find this interesting ... it’s an Eastern flight attendant bid sheet for t...Jump to post
Eastern's Atlanta hub was awesome. I would imagine Delta would have around 700 flight and Eastern 350 if they were still around today. I used to love watching the A300 from Concourse D in Atlanta takeoff. You could always tell what type of aircraft it was without seeing it, because of the A300 very...Jump to post
Yes EA was supposedly 3 quarters from being fully "in the black" when the fuel spike from the Gulf War basically ripped the life left out. Did you know Shugrue put Eastern up for sale in final weeks? He was in talks with Northwest to buy Eastern. He did not want to shutdown the airline bu...Jump to post
See planespotters.net for fleet disposition. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Eastern-Air-Lines/subfleet?manufacturer=McDonnell-Douglas&type=DC-9&fleetStatus=historic&p=3 So I see that TWA took several of the dc9-50s. Does anyone know if they were for expansion or were they replaci...Jump to post
391 was stuck on the ground for most of it due to an engine issue and a court injunction granted the IAM to prevent CO from doing the work, though it did get a bit of a makeover as a result including the "blue nose" update. & 391 was later involved in the Air France Concorde fatal acc...Jump to post