Grimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 461 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3099 times:
Happy Paddys Day to all you a.nutters all around the world, just wondering does EI ever do anything special for St. Patricks day or does any airline give anything special for flying to Ireland on Paddys day?
The aircraft had flown a charter to Tehran, and was due to deadhead back to Ireland. That morning, we were headed back home to NY on home leave however PA111 was cancelled due to strikes in Rome. An IR flight to London was also cancelled that morning due to mechanical problems. The two airlines arranged with EI to reprotect all passengers and fly the aircraft from THR to LHR. Neither airline had the cabin plans for EI's configuration, just a total seat count, so it was open seating on a fully loaded 747. What an experience! Those poor F/A's didn't know what hit them! It was like a stampede to find an open seat. Once we got airborne, the service was absolutely fantastic.
When we got to LHR, PA was full to JFK, so they endorsed us over to BA, and we got to fly one of the last VC10 flights before they retired from transatlantic services. An altogether excellent St. Patrick's Day!
EI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2448 times:
Quoting Bx737 (Reply 9): BHX increased capacity is explained by Cheltenham. It is very popular with punters in Ireland. Extra capacity is needed. Usually an A330 ends up going to BHX at some stage to pick up the crowds.
Was there a A330 sent to london yesterday for the rugby?
AMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Slightly off topic but regarding the price increases...it was the same when the Irish Euro 2008 date was released for Ireland V Germany. Prices went up nearly 4 times the norm minutes after the draw was made!