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The History of Eastern AirlinesThe History of Eastern Airlines

Led initially by World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Eastern Airlines was one of the “Big Four” domestic airlines created by the 1930 “Spoils Conference.” A near-monopoly of the New York to Florida market (“Number one to the sun”) supported rapid growth. Labor disputes and debt strained the company under former Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, who assumed executive leadership in 1975 and continued until 1986. In that year Frank Lorenzo acquired the airline and moved most of its assets to Texas Air and Continental Airlines. Eastern ran out of money and was liquidated in 1991 with most of its routes to Latin America and the Caribbean acquired by American and Delta Airlines. Hear Bill McCutcheon explain the reasons for the rise and fall of this important airline. Contact [email protected] or 425-348-3200 for more information.

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Date

Date

Wednesday February 3, 2016 | 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Contact Person

Contact Person

Visitor Services
Contact Email Address

Contact Email Address

[email protected]
Contact Phone Number

Contact Phone Number

425-348-3200
Website

Website

www.historicflight.org
State

State

Washington
Location

Location

10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo, Washington, 98275(KPAE)
Cost

Cost

15