Lines Boeing 727-225 N817EA
This shot taken by Ellis M. Chernoff at Miami in October
of 1982 serves a dual purpose in this
chronology. First it indicates that Eastern also operated the
stretched (and Advanced) 727.
Secondly it illustrates a livery first used in 1977 which eliminated
the white top, prefering the
"all-metal" look, perpetuated, of course, by American Airlines.
N817EA was quite
Ellis took this image, having been delivered to the airline in
l981 Ten years later, when Eastern
folded, this aircraft went to Northwest Airlines..