Eastern Airlines DC-9 Tail #N8990E

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Polished

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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 N8990E was withdrawn from use when Eastern Air Lines ceased operations in January 1991, then broken up in 1994 in San Bernardino (MHV).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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    PI
    05/29/2024
    Paul I.
    United States United States

    Nice memento for early 1970s “Road Warrior”

    I love the fact that I acquired one of the AirTags from the Eastern livery airframe because my earliest memories of my dad was taking him to Dulles before his business flights. I’m planning to present it to him in a few weeks and expect he’ll love it. Thanks for creating an uniques and possibly personal gift idea while repurposing some an airframe

    AS
    02/29/2024
    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    Very Clean Polish

    Along with the polish US Air 737, the polish on this airframe is insane and mirror-like. Can never go wrong with this tag!

    JL
    02/26/2024
    Justin L.
    United States United States

    I always thought Eastern's paint was cool

    I always liked Eastern's paint scheme with the polished metal. That with the other two colors created one of the most recognizable airline liveries of that time.

    RB
    02/17/2024
    richard b.
    United States United States

    Feel like a kid again

    Eastern always stood out to me with their shiny metal and cool blue stripe... now i have a piece of it for my own

    JS
    02/17/2024
    Jamie S.
    United States United States

    Eastern Polished Metal

    The mirror finish on the polished metal is gorgeous, a great example of Eastern Airlines history!

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    AB
    02/07/2024
    Alec B.
    United States United States

    Very unique and flashy tag!

    I picked this one up at the shop since it was one of the more unique styles, and it looks great on my tag rack!

    JS
    02/07/2024
    Josh S.
    United States United States

    Shines Like A Diamond (Eastern DC-9)

    This one intrigued me but I waited until a sale to snag it. I love the finish and how well it was polished. An absolute cool piece of history to have; I just wonder why this plane never flew again even though virtually all the other ex-Eastern DC-9s did.

    SE
    06/04/2022
    Scott E.
    United States United States

    Father’s Day gift!

    Gift for my dad, Eastern Line and Heavy maintenance mechanic, 79-88. A good possibility he did maintenance on this aircraft during his time at EAL, also a slight possibility that I flew on this aircraft as a kid. Great piece, have to agree a bit too polished, but overall cool idea.

    JR
    04/02/2022
    John R.
    United States United States

    DC-9

    This was the first plane tag I purchased. I loved it so much I’ve bought several more plane tags. They are all great. I had to get the silver one because the blue were all sold out. Very shiny! Thanks!!

    AS
    03/03/2022
    ANDRES S.
    Mexico Mexico

    Great keychain!

    I got the polished aluminium, it came mirror polished, too polished for my taste, I would have liked it to have come a little more raw and less polished, to make it look more like an old plane. It came so polished and clean that it could pass through any polished sheet of aluminum. However, it is a very good piece.

    RG
    10/01/2021
    Rick G.
    United States United States

    A piece of this plane=A piece of my dad

    My dad passed 5 years ago and he worked for Eastern until they ceased operations in 1991. He was an airport agent and he was in and out of these planes all the time. I have no doubt that he was in the plane where this tag was made at some point in his life with Eastern.

    JS
    07/03/2021
    Justin S.
    United States United States

    Beautiful tag!

    Beautiful tag from failed Eastern Airlines. The tag I purchased was straight metal, no paint. It has a beautiful bare metal finish and I think the only better Eastern tag would be a combo color tag. No issues at all!

    JK
    06/03/2021
    John K.
    United States United States

    Awesome tag

    Brings back fond memories of my days with Eastern Airlines

    AD
    05/20/2021
    Alberto D.
    Germany Germany

    EASTERN AIRLINES DC-9 TAIL #N8990E Blue Tag

    The blue tag looks great. Nice color. Really liked to fly with the DC-9. Practically flew with all models from the 60's to the 80's. Nice memento of a great aircraft!

    ES
    04/01/2021
    Erik S.
    United States United States

    Eastern DC-9

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

    ML
    03/02/2021
    Martin L.
    United States United States

    love the tags

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

    EP
    02/08/2021
    Eduardo P.
    Brazil Brazil

    Very happy customer

    Loved this item, five star seller.

    FD
    01/04/2021
    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.

    AK
    11/07/2020
    Andrew K.
    United States United States

    Great item for the collection!

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

    SL
    11/02/2020
    Samuel L.
    Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Unquestionable quality!!

    Hope for a tricolour and tricolour came in!!

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