ExitRowAisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 262 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3254 times:
When you look at pictures of Eastern planes from the mid-80s, just to the right of the boarding door there is a small blue square decal with the Eastern logo and some writing. Does anyone remember what it said? I'm guessing it was some kind of Welcome Aboard message.
Oh, I did not notice the relaunch. Eastern lived for only 18 days in 1991, unfortunately. My last flight on Eastern: Sunday, January 13, from ATL to DCA. Barely 5 days before shutdown. I flew DCA-ATL-SEA-PDX-SEA-ATL-DCA that last weekend of Eastern's life. I could tell things weren't looking up - empty planes, Concourse C in ATL was spooky.. Thanks for noting it.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1918 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
My very last flight on Eastern was at thh beginning of December, 1990. It was a DC-9-50 from ATL-PIT and I remember standing in the jetway, just outside the aircraft door, looking at that sign. 99 percent sure it read, "The People At Eastern Thank You For Flying With Us." I cannot say 100 percent sure because the "At" may have said "Of" but I am fairly certain it was "At".
And just like September11 said above, the plane had about 25 people on it and the C concourse in ATL was empty. I know as I sat there from 11 am til 4pm waiting between my connection from MIA to PIT. Now it may have been that way on other airlines as well. You have to remember it was right between Thnaksgiving and Christmas, generally a slow time of year for airlines.
tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6171 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
Quoting zippyjet (Reply 10): If the DC-9's we FL flew back in our early days they were shall I say vintage or period decor.
1991 a sad year for aviation as PAA also passed on. When did PAA fly off into the great wide open?
December 1991. EA went first, PAA hung on for a while longer. Last flight was BGI-MIA.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2804 posts, RR: 41 Reply 18, posted (9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
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Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 16):
If it was a really small one, I may not have noticed. A larger one like the bicentinialone, no------unless only 1 or 2 aircraft had something.
There was one, it was only applied to a small group (5-8 somewhere, at least 3 of them were 727s) of aircraft, applied aft the main entry door, im told it was about 2'x3', and I have been looking for a pic of it for years.
Eastern didn't really go overboard for it's 50th though, the bi-centennial stickers were much more prevalent.
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