April 30th, 1961
"Launch day for the Eastern Airlines Shuttle among Boston, New York, Newark, and Washington.
Just $12 one-way from New York to Boston, $14 New York to Washington. One of America's oldest and biggest airlines, Eastern promised travelers hourly departures -- and no reservations required.
The shuttle was a HUGE success, a storied part of the Golden Age of air travel -- celebrated in countless television commercials: "Anytime there's a choice, I always say Eastern. Tickets, baggage, they do it all for you. You just sit back and enjoy it!"
But for only so long. Lorenzo sold the Shuttle to Trump in 1989 [this was the event that cost us our airline, Lorenzo had obtained needed cash to beat the strike.] Then in turn to U.S. Airways … and then again to American following their 2015 merger. I recall the Shuttle at one time flew nonstop Washington-Boston; the fare was $19." Steve
From then to Now...
Four Days to go
to get your name in the drawing...
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