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5th Sep 2002, 21:36
I'm interested in learning more about the demise of Eastern Airlines in 1991. If anyone could give me a rundown on the events leading up to the collapse, and the reasons behind it I'd be most grateful. Book/website recommendations would be great as well.

Many thanks
Bevan Lewis

6th Sep 2002, 21:35
Bankrupt management of corrupt business tycoon Frank Lorenzo. Big labor problems. Impossibility of continuing successful operations with only scab pilots.

Airways Ed
7th Sep 2002, 02:14
These three books give good accounts of the last days:

FREE FALL (Jack Robinson)
GROUNDED (Aaron Bernstein)
EASTERN'S ARMAGEDDON (Martha Dunagin Saunders)