CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES FLIGHT SCHEDULE. DELAYED FLIGHTS JFK. FLIGHT SUIT PATCHES
China Eastern Airlines Flight Schedule
- Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida.
- A fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material
- high quality porcelain originally made only in China
- Household tableware or other objects made from this or a similar material
- a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
- Taiwan: a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
China Eastern Airlines A320 B-2399
My flight, MU544, was supposed to depart Singapore at 00:55 Sunday, November 28th and arrive at 05:50. The boarding process and pushback was uneventful, until we taxied onto the runway. We waited for quite a long time before the FAs announced that the plane had mechanical problems and taxied back to the terminal. After another two hours waiting on the plane, the captain decided to cancel the flight because the radar could not be fixed in time. The airline announced that the flight back would be at 17:30. After waiting for an hour or two in the terminal, we were transferred to a hotel in downtown Singapore. That afternoon, we returned to the airport. The radar was still being fixed. At 17:30, there was an announcement, saying that our departure would be pushed back for another hour. However, by 19:15, departure time was yet to be determined. Finally, the plane took off at around 20:45. We arrived back in Shanghai at 01:30 Monday, more than 19 hours behind schedule.
John at Port Columbus; Eastern Airlines
This photo (scanned B&W) was taken in the summer of 1961 at Port Columbus Airport. I was a lot more naive then. That was a different world. Note the plane with Eastern Airlines logo. They were one of the first ones to go belly up after deregulation. The mechanics union killed them with an ill-advised strike. I think the plane is a DC 6, not much difference in the appearance between the 4 and the 6, but the tail on this one looks more like that of a '6'. I was an arrogant young pup in those days. Note the white socks! duhh how embarrassing! Little did I know what was in store for me. Probably a good thing ;-)