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Eastern Airlines – 30 years since a devastating strike killed the airline

In this article: Politics, union busting, Florida tourism, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Frank Lorenzo and more.  It’s been thirty years this week since a devastating strike essentially killed Miami-based Eastern Airlines, which just a few years earlier had been the largest airline in the western world. The downfall of Eastern was not only a […]

Flashback Friday: Eastern to Florida in 1972

With the recent rebirth of Eastern Airlines, nostalgia about carrier that was during my childhood the largest airline in the free world has resurfaced. Eastern Airlines was from the 1920’s until the 1980’s the primary airline transporting people to/from Florida In the days of airline regulation, Eastern was awarded the bulk of lucrative north/south routes […]

The return of Eastern Airlines

  Eastern Airlines, which was instrumental in the growth of Florida’s tourism industry and the links the state enjoyed with the northeastern United States has returned to its Miami home almost 24 years after shutting down.