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Donald Trump, second from left, holds a ribbon at Logan International Airport in Boston, as Massport deputy-executive director Patrick Moscaritolo cuts it to officially open the Trump Shuttle airline terminal on June 8, 1989. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Donald Trump, second from left, holds a ribbon at Logan International Airport in Boston, as Massport deputy-executive director Patrick Moscaritolo cuts it to officially open the Trump Shuttle airline terminal on June 8, 1989. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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Gert Cowan is a former head of the flight attendants’ union for the Trump Shuttle in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gert Cowan is a former head of the flight attendants’ union for the Trump Shuttle in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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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This segment aired on April 21, 2016.

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