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A Look Back At The Brief History Of Trump Airlines

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he will be a “great” jobs president and he’s quick to point to his business successes as proof. But many of Trump’s business ventures have gone belly-up.

In 1989, Trump bought the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle, which ran hourly flights between Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

Boston employees of the new Trump Shuttle – also called Trump Airlines – had high hopes, but in just a few years, it was gone. Fred Thys from Here & Now contributor WBUR explains what happened.

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Gert Cowan is a former head of the flight attendants’ union for the Trump Shuttle in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Gert Cowan is a former head of the flight attendants’ union for the Trump Shuttle in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)