Eastern Airlines, previously Dynamic International Airways, is an airline that operates flights to South America from its base at New York JFK International Airport (JFK). Other than its base in New York, the airline flies to two other destinations — Guayaquil, Ecuador and Georgetown, Guyana.
Eastern Air Lines is the rebrand of the American carrier Dynamic International Airways. Under the Dynamic International Airways name, the airline offered from several destinations within the US to locations in the Caribbean, Mexico and South America using a fleet of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. However, due to financial difficulties, in 2016, Dynamic International Airways began to remove and restructure many flights from its network. In mid-2017, the airline removed all scheduled passenger services and announced its transition into a charter airline
In 2018, the airline announced its plans to rebrand and acquire the brand name from the ceased airline Eastern Airlines (2015), which is the name and brand that it operates under as today. Eastern Airlines operated its first scheduled flight from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in June 2018, with a number of other routes following. Shortly after, it decided to rearrange and shorten its route network, primarily focussing on flights from the US to South America.
Eastern Air Lines has different rules for carry-on and checked baggage.
Passengers are entitled to one free carry-on bag that must not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs) in weight and must not be larger than the dimensions of 23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm (9" x 14" x 22"). In addition to this, passengers can bring a small personal item with them such as a small backpack, purse or laptop and bag. The personal item must be no larger than the dimensions of 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm (18" x 14" x 8").
Passengers are entitled to one free checked bag that must not exceed 32 kg (70 lbs) and must be no larger than the overall dimensions of 158 cm/62" (l + w + h).
If checked baggage exceeds the dimension or weight stated above, passengers will be subject to an oversized baggage fee.
Eastern Air Lines passengers can choose to fly in either Economy Class or Premium Economy.
Economy Class is Eastern Airlines standard class fare. The cabin is clean and comfortable, with seats set out in a 2 x 3 x 2 formation.
For an upgrade, passengers can choose to sit in premium seating, which gives each passenger more legroom and added comfort.
Eastern Air Lines doesn't offer online check in so passengers must ensure they check in at the airport desk.
Online check-in isn't currently available on Eastern Airlines flights.
Passengers can check-in at the airport of departure at an Eastern Airlines ticket counter or at a Skycap podium or check-in kiosk (where available).
The airline recommends that passengers arrive at the airport three hours before the flight is scheduled to leave.
The check-in deadline for all flights is 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
Eastern Airlines doesn't have a frequent flyer program that rewards passengers for flying on the airline regularly.
Eastern Airlines isn't a member of any airline alliance.
Eastern Airlines flies from New York to Ecuador and Guyana.
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John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or New York JFK is an international airport in New York City and the hub airport for Eastern Airlines. The airport is among the busiest airports in the world by passengers traffic and within the top 5 busiest in the US. Eastern Airlines has used New York JFK as a hub since it decided to scale down on its flight offerings from the US. Currently, New York JFK is the only US airport that Eastern Airlines flies out of.
There are many other airlines that use John F Kennedy International Airport as a base, including American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta, Endeavor Air, Envoy Air, jetBlue Airways, Kalitta Air and Norwegian.
Upon the rebrand, Eastern Airlines fleet consisted of five Boeing B767s, however, it now has the capacity to operate 10 aircraft.
14th March 2018
Dynamic Airways is seeking to rebrand as Eastern Airlines in an attempt to develop the business. It is reported that under its court-approved reorganization plan, it will continue to operate ACMI-type charter flights in a bid to rebuild its financial resources. It said that during its time in bankruptcy protection, it had seen "substantial unmet public/market need for carriers with wide-body convertible aircraft". As such, it requires DOT approval to increase its beyond the current limit of five "large aircraft" to ten. "Dynamic has the infrastructure to operate 10 aircraft and has a strong FAA compliance record," it said. "The current five aircraft restriction significantly limits financial growth and leads to costly inefficiencies in its maintenance department."
The carrier has made pubic that it already has customer commitments for the use of up to 10 aircraft of which eight will be used for passenger flights and two for cargo. The longterm objective, Dynamic said, is to introduce longhaul, low-fare scheduled service from China and other markets. As it stands, the airline said it would be submitting a request to register the trade name (d/b/a) of Eastern Air Lines. It is recalled that Eastern Air Lines was absorbed into Arizona-based passenger charter specialist Swift Air.
However, access to the Eastern Air Lines branding rights will come by virtue of owner Kenneth Woolley who, in addition to owning 100% of Solitude Strategies, LLC, Dynamic's single shareholder, also controls a 38.75% stake in Swift Air. Overall, Woolley has provided over USD8 million in DIP financing and more than USD50 million in aircraft and cash following the company’s emergence from Chapter 11. He is reportedly prepared to invest up to an additional USD15 million to cover any operating expenses if needed as the new aircraft are integrated into the fleet.