Ed Wegel, a veteran of the airline world and current CEO of Eastern Airlines, Inc., told former Eastern Airlines employees, “We have developed a business plan for the re-start of Eastern which leverages off of Eastern’s core strengths while using all of the lessons we have learned from all of the start up airlines and the restructuring of all of the legacy carriers over the past 18 years.”
According to this letter, the new airline management will break new ground with contracts with the new Eastern’s crew members and a stock ownership plan that will completely align everyone’s interest in the new company.
Will it happen? Seems unlikely, but here's to hoping. Closer to home, however, it seems our recent donation of a vintage baggage-handler's coat to the permanent collection at the San Francisco Airport Museum may have been a bit premature: