February 13, 1989 |
Controversial airline boss Frank Lorenzo has ordered Eastern Airlines Inc. to put the latest edition of Fortune magazine back on board its jets, although the issue contains a cover story that called him a "loose cannon." "Lorenzo personally instructed that Fortune be put back on the planes," Eastern spokesman Robin Matell said today. "He knew nothing about the original decision" to ban the current issue of Fortune from Eastern's skies.
January 20, 1991 |
For anyone yet to hear the news, the Eastern Airlines ticket counter here at Miami International looked a mighty welcome place on Saturday. Agents were on duty. There was barely a line. "We have two tickets for New York," said Emil Brown, ready to check his bags and pick up a boarding pass. Instead he was handed a sheet of paper with instructions about how to write for a refund. "Oh boy!" said Brown. "No more Eastern?" "That's right, oh boy!" answered the agent.
February 18, 1989 |
A judge on Friday ordered machinists at Eastern Airlines Inc. to end a work slowdown that Eastern officials say has forced it to ground 17 planes, or about 7% of its fleet, as it faces a possible strike by its largest union. U.S. District Judge C. Clyde Atkins also ruled partly in favor of the machinists by ordering Eastern, a Texas Air Corp. subsidiary, to stop farming out maintenance work to subcontractors.
August 25, 1989 |
People with unused Eastern Airlines tickets bought before the airline filed for bankruptcy court protection March 9 have until Aug. 31 to claim a refund, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. To qualify for a refund, consumers must file a proof-of-claim form with the bankruptcy court. It must be postmarked by midnight Aug. 31. The department said that besides ticket-holders, consumers with unresolved baggage or cargo disputes should file claims if the dispute arose before March 9.