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  Air Transportation: Eastern Airlines
Eastern Airlines was one of the “Big Four” airlines that dominated the passenger airline business in the United States for nearly 50 years.
Airlines that had benefited from the “Spoils Conference” in 1930 that had distributed key routes originally were not allowed to bid for the new contracts.
Eastern was thus able to inaugurate its first coast-to-coast flight on September 21, 1969, the last of the “Big Four” to do so.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Commercial_Aviation/EasternAirlines/Tran13.htm   (1433 words)

  
  Eastern Air Lines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern Airlines Flight 401 was preparing to land in Miami, Florida in 1972, when the flight crew became distracted by a non-functioning gear light.
In Eastern's flight 401 case, it was rumored that the ghost of the pilot who flew that night was later seen on some Eastern planes that carried parts of the doomed plane.
Eastern used to be the main sponsor of Puerto Rican basketball team Cariduros de Fajardo, team which carried Eastern's logo on their jerseys.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Airlines   (1311 words)

  
 Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern Airlines Flight 401 had landing in Miami, Florida in 1972, when the pilots became distracted by a non-functioning gear light.
The Eastern Metro Express operation wasn't limited to Ponce, however, as, under that name, Eastern began services from its San Juan hub to Mayaguez and several other smaller Caribbean communities, from New York's JFK International Airport to several northeastern cities, and from Miami to many cities around the South.
In 1985, an Eastern 727 from Peru crashed in the mountains, leaving all its passengers and crew dead and straining the trust the citizens of that new destination had in the airline.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/e/ea/eastern_airlines.html   (825 words)

  
 Eastern Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern Airlines was a United States airline company that existed from the late 1920s until 1991.
Eastern was rolling along when the 1980s started, under its new president, former astronaut Frank Borman.
An airline entrepreneur,, considered reviving Eastern in 1995, but the decision was made to instead revive Pan Am.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Eastern_Airlines   (1319 words)

  
 China Eastern Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The airline was established on 25 June 1988, on the basis of the CAAC Huadong Administration.
China Eastern Airlines is owned by the Chinese government (61.64%), publicly held H shares (32.19%) and publicly held A shares (6.17%) and has 16,435 employees (at January 2005).
On 7 April 2005, a China Eastern Airbus A340-300 aircraft at London Heathrow Airport suffered a significant tailscrape at take-off and the crew, although informed by the control tower, elected to continue to Shanghai, China (ref: Flight International, July 2005).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China_Eastern_Airlines   (526 words)

  
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Eastern's propellers were very prominent during the 1950s around the Eastern coast of the United States.
Eastern Arlines Flight 411 had to try to land in less than favorable weather conditions in Miami, Florida in 1972, crashing in the Everglades, the same site of the ValuJet Flight 592 DC-9 crash 22 years later.
In Eastern's flight 411 case, it was rumored that the ghost of the pilot who flew that night was later seen on some Eastern planes that carried parts of the doomed plane.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/e/ea/eastern_airlines.html   (713 words)

  
 The History of Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the first airline executives to grasp the potential of commercial aviation and it's importance to the economic structure of the nation, he launched Eastern on the road to leadership in the industry.
Airlines were competing to remain competitive in the market, waged airfare wars against their rivals.
Eastern Airlines was not exempt from having to contend with price wars as well as being a participant.
evair.com /ealhistory.htm   (1839 words)

  
 China Eastern Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (中国东方航空股份有限公司) is an airline based in Shanghai, China.
China Eastern Airlines said it has signed an agreement to purchase five Airbus A319 aircraft in a deal worth 1.9 billion yuan (230 million dollars) and will take delivery of the 124-seater planes between February 2006 and July 2007.
China Eastern has been on a buying spree recently, signing a deal with US aerospace giant Boeing for 15 of its new 787 jets in January.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/China_Eastern_Airlines   (361 words)

  
 EASTERN Airlines golden Falcon Electra L-188   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To show that the airlines were better qualified to fly the mail, Rickenbacker--with Jack Frye, vice president of TWA, and a contingent of journalists--flew coast-to-coast in the one and only Douglas DC-1, granddaddy of all "Gooney Birds," in 13 hours and two minutes, a transcontinental record for commercial planes.
Eastern at the end of 1934 was setting the pace for air transportation by flying passengers, mail and express on eight-hour nighttime schedules between New York and Miami and nine-hour schedules between Chicago and Miami to make connections with Pan American's system to South America and the Caribbean.
Eastern Airlines was the last major U.S airline to operate the Electra in regular passenger service.
www.kiac-usa.com /EALgfe.html   (2155 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Grounded: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Texas-based aviation empire he founded was crowned by the takeover of ailing Eastern Airlines, and his treatment of employees led to bitter, prolonged strikes and lawsuits that threatened to cripple national transportation.
Union efforts on the employees' behalf to secure a purchaser for the near-bankrupt airline were thwarted by Lorenzo, who, in accordance with a 1990 court order, was removed from management in favor of a trustee, an order that the author considers a watershed in the labor policy of the Republican era.
Eastern didn't have to die and maybe Lorenzo didn't have to kill it, but the interpretation and presentation are designed only to support an intransigent group of labor leaders in their refusal to see the reality of the world.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/067169538X   (766 words)

  
 Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern Air Transport was one of several carriers that grew out of the Air Mail Act of 1934.
Eastern fighting to keep its doors open, sold majority share holdings to Frank Lorenzo, owner of Texas Airlines.
Eastern was unable to overcome its fiscal downfall and as a result was forced to close its door.
avstop.com /History/HistoryOfAirlines/Eastern.htm   (810 words)

  
 Eastern Air Lines 1939 - Eddie Rickenbacker
As Rickenbacker saw it, Eastern was the first airline to operate as a free-enterprise company--without government subsidy; for many years, it was the only one.
Eastern had to give up half its fleet to the military services and took on the task of military cargo airlift, flying Curtiss C-46s to South America and across the South Atlantic to Africa.
For example, he thought the other airlines were wrong in serving hot meals and labeling them "free." Since the CAB was subsidizing his competitors, he reasoned, the costs came from the taxpayers.
www.scripophily.net /easair.html   (5539 words)

  
 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Eastern
Eastern's future as a major national airline was largely determined by its ability to secure a lucrative government contract to deliver airmail.
After deregulation of the airline industry in 1978, Eastern fell victim to the takeovers and labor strife that characterized the era.
Unable to keep up, Eastern was sold to Frank Lorenzo in 1986 and became part of the largest aviation company in the world.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/companies/eastern.html   (475 words)

  
 China Eastern Airlines Top Deals Airline Tickets - Airways !!!
It is established in 1988 and the headquarters is located at shanghai, china.
China eastern airlines offer special feature of changing the dates of journeys.To avail this feature, the passengers need to send a copy of the first page of ticket to the airways authorities mentioning the contact number and the dates that they wish to travel.
I read different review on different websites about china eastern airlines and after reading alot negative reviews I was not looking forward to fly with them.
www.airlines-review.com /ChinaEasternAirlines   (333 words)

  
 Grounded: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern's unions, in particular the notoriously militant machinists, were perpetual malcontents, and Charlie Bryan was an anti-management zealot, to the point of exasperating even other IAM officers,
The only shortcoming of the book is that the story line leaves off with the ejection of Frank Lorenzo as the debor in possession of the bankrupt airline and the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee in April of 1990.
The airline did continue operation until sometime later in 1990 when the company was finally liquidated.
www.beardbooks.com /grounded.html   (811 words)

  
 Eastern Airlines: An Ace and an Astronaut
Eastern Airlines began its history as Pitcairn Airways in 1929 in Byrn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
Eastern Airlines also suffered a few crashes, one of which became a subject for a Hollywood movie.
Eastern Airlines Flight 401 was in the process of landing at Miami, Florida, in 1972, when the pilots became distracted by a non-functioning gear light.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/airline_liveries/111161   (1167 words)

  
 China Eastern Airlines Passenger Opinions about China Eastern Airlines product and service standards
Can't criticise the airline for this as this appears to be very much to local Chinese tastes.
China Eastern Airlines from Seoul Incheon International Airport to London Heathrow via Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Rather than stay at the Shanghai hotel paid for by the airline we decided to stay in town and see some sights, which was a great idea.
www.airlinequality.com /Forum/c_eastrn.htm   (4564 words)

  
 Michigan Appellate Digest - 116838 Zantop International Airlines, Inc v Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern was situated in Florida, and so Florida had a reasonable relation to the transaction.
Eastern cannot avoid application of Florida law due to a lack of notice as specified in the court rule.
In this case, the defendant airlines and airplane manufacturers were sued for the injuries which resulted when a plane crashed.
courtofappeals.mijud.net /Digest/newHTML/11683821.htm   (977 words)

  
 Airline History - Airlines by index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern also purchased the L-1049C variant and the well-loved 'Super-G' L-1049G type and would amass a fleet of 32 mixed L-1049s.
Eastern was the launch customer for the Boeing 757 in the early 1980s.
By 1990 Eastern was in financial difficulties and had invoked Chapter 11 protecting it from its creditors while it attempted to sort itself out.
airlines.afriqonline.com /airlines/310.htm   (980 words)

  
 China Airline - Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Northwest, Southwest, Xianjiang, Yunnan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
China Southern Airlines Company Limited together with its subsidiaries (collectively, the Group) is the largest airline in The People`s Republic of China.
China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd, its subsidiaries and branches are located in East and Northern China with more than 40 sales offices all over the country.
Hainan Airlines Company Limited (hereinafter called HNA) was established by the restructuring of the former Hainan provincial Airlines Company in January 1993,and started its operation on May 2nd, 1993.
www.muztagh.com /china-airline   (143 words)

  
 Chris Anders - Eastern Airlines
Virtual airlines are essentially online flying clubs that simulate operations of all aspects of real-world airlines.
Eastern Virtual Airlines is one of the best run VA's with the best atmosphere for flying in my opinion.
Eastern Virtual gives me a structure and therefore a reason to fly in new jets to new places.
chrisanders.home.mindspring.com /eastern.htm   (166 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Grounded: Frank Lorenzo and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this tense, event-by-event account of the crash of Eastern Airlines in the late 1980s, as suspenseful as an air-disaster movie, Business Week reporter Bernstein presents Lorenzo as an obsessed anti-unionist.
This story of the acquisition of Eastern Airlines by the Texas Air Corporation is a fascinating expose of management ineptitude, likely to become a classic case study.
The only shortcoming of the book is that the story line leaves off with the ejecetion of Frank Lorenzo as the debor in possession of the bankrupt airline and the appointment of a bankrupcy trustee in April of 1990.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1893122131?v=glance   (1442 words)

  
 Virtual Eastern Airlines
After several months of cooperative work between our fleet department, and members of the SGA aircraft design team, Virtual Eastern Airlines is proud to unveil the new "Vistaliners Silverjet 727".
This aircraft was modeled specifically for the pilots of Virtual Eastern Airlines on Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004, and it is only on this fleet page that the model is available for download.
The Silverjet 727, or "Whisperjet" as it is known at Eastern, carries all of the feature you would expect from a standard payware 727 model.
www.eastern-va.com /fleet/silverjet.htm   (165 words)

  
 Special section: Eastern Airlines -- AirTransportBiz.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern Airlines - Boeing 727 –; Eastern's workhorse.
Eastern's Boeing 747s –; How the airline refused its 747-125s before it leased airplanes from Pan Am.
The London Route – Eastern Airlines' aim to build an international network.
airtransportbiz.free.fr /EAsection.html   (46 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eastern's Armageddon: Labor Conflict and the Destruction of Eastern Airlines
Through an analysis of the messages exchanged by some of its key participants--the representatives of the pilots and management of Eastern--this study attempts to explain how and why some 4,000 men and women walked away from high-paying glamour jobs and toppled an institution.
The book is not an evaluation of the economic climate or financial events that put Eastern into a critical bind; instead, it is an analysis of the human cost of an organizational tragedy that might possibly have been avoided.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0313284547   (343 words)

  
 Boeing To Modify Md-11s For China Eastern Airlines
The modification work for China Eastern will be performed under the direction of Boeing Airplane Services, the new business unit dedicated to becoming the world's No. 1 provider of commercial airplane engineering and modification services.
Founded in June 1988, China Eastern Airlines, or CEA, is one of the three key air transport enterprises in China.
The latter is the first dedicated cargo airline in China and a joint venture of China Eastern and China Ocean Shipping Company.
www.boeing.com /news/releases/1998/news_release_981214a.html   (428 words)

  
 China Eastern Airlines Corporation News
Aviation Fuel monopoly attacked China Eastern Airlines (F), one of China's top three carriers, has called for an end to the monopoly of fuel supply in the domestic market, which has sent its profits diving, state media said yesterday.
Joe Lopano was in Shanghai five years ago, extolling the virtues of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to the chief executive of China Eastern Airlines in a bid to win new flights to the region.
Asian airlines are adding more than 5,600 flights this month to meet demand over the Lunar New Year holiday, shrugging off concerns that a resurgence of the SARS virus might put people off travel.
www.topix.net /com/cea   (1319 words)

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