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Eastern Airlines DC-9 Tail #N8990E

Solid Blue


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This Douglas DC-9 took to the skies on February 25, 1965 from Long Beach, California, and became one of the most popular and successful jet airliners for several reasons. N8990E was one of 81 DC-9-30s that powered the Eastern Air Lines fleet and helped make EAL one of the most successful and dominant airlines for decades. Eastern Air Lines, among other carriers, chose it as their workhorse due to its reliability and efficiency. N8990E was withdrawn from use when Eastern Air Lines ceased operations in January 1991, then broken up in 1994 in San Bernardino (MHV). *Important Notice – Please Read Carefully PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag. * Please Note: Domestic Shipping: 3-5 Days. International Shipping: 8-15 days Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.
Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Erik S.
    United States United States
    Eastern DC-9

    What a beautiful tag. The bare metal appearance is a must have Plane Tag!!

    Martin L.
    United States United States
    love the tags

    Fantast5ic. Thinking about buying more luggage so I can get more tags.

    Eduardo P.
    Brazil Brazil
    Very happy customer

    Loved this item, five star seller.

    Frank D.
    United States United States
    I love my Planetags

    I have the DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7 & DC-9 Planetags. I am an old pilot and love having these pieces of history, especially of some of my favorite planes. I use some of my tags as name tags on my brief cases. Others I am just collecting. I especially appreciate that I know the exact aircraft each came from. I may start a new line in the future.

    Andrew K.
    United States United States
    Great item for the collection!

    It's a great item to add to my airplane room collection!

    Samuel L.
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Unquestionable quality!!

    Hope for a tricolour and tricolour came in!!

    Hugo R.
    Switzerland Switzerland

    it is a fine piece for remember this wonderful times with Eastern Airlines thank you

    Aram S.
    United States United States
    Dc9 tag

    Since I collect them I don’t use them, but over all the tag is great I like it a lot. The customer service is top notch and they work to making things right even when I screw up the order they fix it

    Steve S.
    United States United States
    Nice piece of aviation history

    Very cool item for my EAL collection!

    Towa N.
    Japan Japan
    Very beautiful!

    I received a three-color tag. I'm happy!

    Russell B.
    United States United States

    I had friends who worked for Eastern. I used to fly Eastern out of Atlanta. It’s fun to own a piece of a plane. Who knows I may have flown the very plane my tag came from. I like the fact that the tag was “bit rough on the surface” shows it to be more authentic

    Jack D.
    United States United States
    So cool!!!

    This tag was so cool! Great addition to my collection, definitely my favorite! It's a beautiful, almost mirror polish, and very "classy" looking.

    maxeen s.
    United States United States
    A Very Cool Gift!

    I purchased this for my brother-in-law for the holiday. He has his pilot's license and loves all planes and plane related items. He loved it! Thought it was extremely cool and the fact that it came from an actual Eastern Airlines plane made it that more meaningful. He uses it as a key chain. Delivery was on time before the holiday.

    Curt B.
    United States United States

    These PlaneTags are fun to collect and share as gifts to those of us who love flight.

    Norbert G.
    United States United States
    EAL Tag

    awesome my DNA is on this aircraft worked for EAL from 1975 until they shut down in 1991

    Norbert G.
    United States United States
    EAL990 tag

    My DNA is on this aircraft I worked Gates at MIA and FLL

    Rohn W.
    United States United States
    Beautiful Souvenir of Travels in my Youth

    How cool to find this tag made from a real Eastern DC-9! I flew Eastern many times in my childhood and early adulthood, and it's amazing to consider that it may be from an aircraft I may have flown on myself. The perfect tag for my carry on. Can't wait to see what you guys salvage next!

    James E.
    United States United States
    DC 9

    A wide variety of tag types, history, all involved than you