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Seventh Heaven - Another Slice Of Irish Aviation!  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7373 times:

Dia dhaoibh a chairde agus failte romhaibh ar bhoird - welcome to the new Irish aviation thread and as they say in Chicago (other than "I really hope there's just a violin in that violin case"), "no smoking, littering or radio playing". Buckle up and let's roll ...

Well, we're heading into the Summer recess, politically speaking, and when they come back, tanned, excited and ready to pour fulsome thought and energy into aviation, we're looking at a very interesting few months.

Aer Lingus could be privatised within three months and it looks very much like the govt wil try and push through legislation on this before the Dail (and presumably the govt) breaks up. It's perhaps a good example of the biggest problem facing EI, that the biggest challenges and obstacles it faces are almost completely beyond its control. It can't influence the political process and you can expect - much as in the US - a lot of muscle flexing in the lead up to the election and a lot of rearguard action to prevent or undermine the privatisation process. The Dear Leader will be very nervous on two fronts: firstly, privatisation will upset (unreasonably, but it will still do so) many people in North Dublin and changes to the stopover will upset people in Clare and the West. But if he doesn't move forward, the PDs could pull out.

EI can only wait in hope and pray that the political backbone is there to push this forward. No privatisation, no money, no money no planes. And even before privatisation, if there's no transatlantic liberalisation, that's going to upset the potato cart too; with FR threatening on the European front (and potentially on the t/a front in time to come!), potential investors will be looking at long haul for growth. The govt must move on this.

Well, that's my morning rant. Y'all just feel free to dive in ...

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 7367 times:

I just booked a flight on EI in late July! I hope I get a new A320 EI-DET or EI-DES. I will be flying the usual route for me, LHR-ORK and I wouldn't mind an A321, that's if they still have the green/blue seats.

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 7310 times:

Jacko flys Aer Lingus! ??
http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...=186880318&p=y8688yxz4&n=186881078
I hope he tried the ham and cheese panini, I'm sure he would have liked it!

[Edited 2006-06-25 17:14:08]

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7228 times:

Does Northern Ireland count as Irish!?!?!

If so...Wahey...if not let me know and I'll delete this.

The special olympics have been on this week here in Northern Ireland and have just ended today, however, I was hoping there may be afew charter aircraft in Belfast International Airport such as the odd tristar or 767. Could anyone confirm this. I might visit the airport tomorrow.

Thanks,

Dave



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7208 times:

Yes, that counts! However, I can't confirm which aircraft will be at BFS, but if the Special Olympiad is on, I'd expect to see quite a few interesting ones.

Let us know what you've seen!


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

Does anyone know if Aer Lingus is considering online check-in? FR and other airlines have started using it but with some small problems like scanning the printed pass and finding out that the scan has failed and tearing the paper as you board is difficult for the gate agent. They are only small problems but I always wondered if EI would try it, it would be useful.

User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7125 times:

I don't know, depends how much such a system would cost, i suppose it makes sense for them, but with their own self-service checkin (and they have an awful lot of machines now) it's probably quicker going to the aiport and checking in that way.


John Hancock
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7105 times:

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):
self-service checkin

I use it every time I fly them! I'd say the online check-in would cost quite a bit and there has been some problems with other airlines so it may not be the time for EI but it could still be a possibility.


User currently offlineABC9 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 7):
Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):
self-service checkin

EI's self-service check-in is the best product of it's type I've tried (admittedly I've only tried a few). If they can develop an on-line check-in facility as good, great, but if not they should continue to market the on-line version, the more people who use it and realise how good a product it is can only be good marketing for them.


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7073 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
I wouldn't mind an A321, that's if they still have the green/blue seats

Flew an EI A321 from DUB to MAD about a month ago and it was refurbished with the new seats à la 320. So, the classic old green/blue seats are now gone from the short haul fleet.



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7048 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 9):
Flew an EI A321 from DUB to MAD about a month ago and it was refurbished with the new seats à la 320. So, the classic old green/blue seats are now gone from the short haul fleet

Although I like the new Navy Blue leather seats, the Green and Blue seats have always looked Irish and the F/As always blended in with their green and blue uniform.
Here is a nice image of the new seats.
http://www.airteamimages.com/4078.html


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7045 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 10):
Although I like the new Navy Blue leather seats, the Green and Blue seats have always looked Irish and the F/As always blended in with their green and blue uniform.

I totally agree. The new seats are nice, perhaps a bit more classy (?), but the old green/blue were Irish... it could only by Aer Lingus. And I always felt the quotations on the seats were a good susbtitute for IFE on the s/h flights... used to spend my time trying to figure out what was written on the seats. It was a nice touch.



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 11):
used to spend my time trying to figure out what was written on the seats

I tried to read it but could never understand what it said and when I got a few words together they did not make sense.
I think I need a few more flights on EI until I get used to the new seats.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

Interesting report in the Indo today ...

Basically, the sides are close to agreement, but are keeping it quiet, but I think the most interesting part was the last few lines - the first mention of the E word ...

Of course, the Indo suggests that the main motivation is EI's slots, which - as said already - won't be sold (although frankly, one or two shouldn't be a problem?). However, I think an arrangement with EK could be very good for EI.

Let's hope something positive materialises here.


User currently offlineShamrock330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7004 times:

I was on EI-CPD recently, (A321) and that was refurbished with the new leather seats. I definitely prefer them them to the blue/green seats used previously but if there is one disadvantage I would have to say that I tend to get quite sweaty while sitting and find my body sticking to the leather, which is quite annoying.

Back in february I was doing a case study on EI, which necessitated a Q&A session with the head of marketing and they are definitely looking at introducing online check in, but of course the timing was quite vague. I remember him saying "sometime towards the end of the year".


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6961 times:

Quoting Shamrock330 (Reply 14):
while sitting and find my body sticking to the leather, which is quite annoying.

I sit on my jumper or something like that, I dont stick to the seat but it is still comfortable. Big grin

Quoting Shamrock330 (Reply 14):
"sometime towards the end of the year".

That's quite interesting, thank you Shamrock330!

Quoting Shamrock330 (Reply 14):
I definitely prefer them them to the blue/green seats used previously

Do you find them more comfortable or is it just the look?


User currently offlineShamrock330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 15):
Do you find them more comfortable or is it just the look?

Looks wise , I think the leather seats look alot more classy and modern. THe whole cabin feels alot fresher. From a comfort perspective, i'd have to say that the leather seats are, in my opinion, that bit better especially with the adjustable headrest.

I have some photos from my trip, so i'll do a trip report soon. (whenever i get my laptop back from fujitsu siemens in belfast). I have a pic of the new seat so i'll put that up aswell.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

Quoting Shamrock330 (Reply 16):
I have some photos from my trip, so i'll do a trip report soon. (whenever i get my laptop back from fujitsu siemens in belfast). I have a pic of the new seat so i'll put that up aswell.

Great I will be looking forward to it!
I agree the seats look way more classy and the A320 looks it's best!


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

The following speech was made by the Minister for Transport, Mr. Martin Cullen, T.D. in the Dail last week. In fairness to the minister, it's very interesting and encouraging and I thought I would share it with you:

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The dynamics of international air travel are changing dramatically. Many people from Ireland who fly to Heathrow use it as a connection to another destination. When discussing new bilaterals with which we are preparing with Singapore and Thailand recently, an interesting statistic that emerged was that more than half a million Irish people travel to those two countries annually, and that number is increasing substantially. My view and wish is that direct flights from Dublin to those destinations will be available in the medium term. That would change the dynamic of the use of all the landing slots we have in Heathrow. It would change the dynamic of the marketplace, which has begun to change. The volume of slots we, as a island nation, have in Heathrow is important, but slots are equally important in airports in other countries. There is no doubt that Heathrow will remain a key hub and key connectivity will be required from Heathrow to other destinations. Aer Lingus will certainly want to retain its slots into the Heathrow zone......

I highlighted this issue to broaden the debate and for us to have a better understanding of the dynamic that is occurring in international aviation travel and for us not to get caught up in the holy grail of the English destination being the only one in the world that resolves everything we want to achieve. Many Irish people transit through Heathrow Airport to further destinations. Heathrow is a destination for many Irish people but not for all Irish travellers. That should be realised.

The market of transiting and hub creation is changing dramatically. With the development of Dublin Airport, it is our intention to create a hub, which would be a major contributor to the growth of Aer Lingus but equally to the growth of the aviation business in Ireland. We are developing that dynamic and account can be taken of the demand for connections to here from transatlantic cities, 22 of which have indicated they would like direct connectivity into Ireland. Dublin is very well placed as a redistributor hub on short haul into the European sphere of operations and vice versa. The dynamic of what we are doing by investing in Aer Lingus and in Dublin Airport is all about symmetry and the development of the aviation sector worldwide as we go forward.....

At the moment Aer Lingus would be classed as a small, strong and solid regional airline. I have a much bigger vision for Aer Lingus. I am not saying it can be a British Airways or a Singapore Airlines tomorrow but it can certainly fly on a number of expanded long-haul routes into the United States. Its first long-haul route to the Middle East commenced only in February this year. The potential for further expansion direct to China, direct to Singapore, direct to Thailand and, ultimately, direct to Australia and certainly direct to South Africa changes the dynamic of that airline very substantially and demonstrates the sort of security there will be in the future for Aer Lingus by doing this.

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Different people will pick out different things; I know it's easy for us to criticise and of course, we do so quite often (not that it's necessarily unwarranted), but where praise is due, let's give it. What jumped out at me was:

- 500,000 people travelling to Singapore and Thailand (many of them, I'm sure, en route to Oz); that's a heck of a number and with many people flying from Asia to here, the market is certainly there;
- Bilaterals being prepared and hope is that services can begin in medium term. (If those are the correct numbers - and I've no reason to disbelieve them, they could surely start sooner);
- Developing Dublin as a hub ... quite a bit to go there, for reasons we've gone into here, previously;
- 22 US cities seeking services to Dublin - bring 'em on!!!
- Clear implication (I take it) that the govt is actively seeking a way around the current EU/US impasse;
- Govt has its own vision for EI; not going to be an obstacle; growth and ambition will be supported;
- Lots of potential seen for growth - China, SA, US, Australia (although I think that will be done via SIN/BKK).

All in all, good, stirring stuff.


User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6906 times:

Gents

I've been away for a bit, so excuse the questions in case they've been brought up before:

1) I saw that 1 of EI's A330's suffered an engine failure at BOS last week, and Saturday nights BOS-DUB flight was cancelled, but the Saturday/Sunday DUB-BOS flights looked to be running, is the aircraft still stuck in BOS awaiting repairs?
2) I only saw yesterday the note that EI was leaving oneworld (I have been away!!) what was the general opinion on here about the news?
3) Nice speach by the Min. for Transport above Kai Tak, but this is all pie in the sky if EI doesn't get the money it needs for a new fleet, and DUB needs to get it's act together and build a proper T2! (rather then stick bits onto the existing terminal, which seems to be the case from all the drawings I see on the DAA website). So hopefully the Minister and the Govt. in general will back up their words with action by the end of the summer and we can sit back and see who has won the long-haul race.
4) Lastly, I know a lot of discussion has been made on the new runway, it's extra length, and the problem that it won't come on line until 2012 at the earliest, but given the space available at either end of the current 28 runway, could the DAA not just extend that as an interm solution (or can then not stretch it out due to land issues etc?)



Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR
User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6880 times:

5)Could EI 'Rent' or 'Lease' LHR slots?


John Hancock
User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6802 times:
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DAA are introducing internet kiosks throughout the airport:

Quote:
New Internet Kiosks In the Arrivals Hall

Passengers can now surf the Internet in the Arrivals Hall at Dublin Airport with the introduction of new Internet Kiosks. The installation of the new Intranet Kiosks is in direct response to customer needs. Other Intranet Kiosks are available in Piers C and B with a number of new sites ear-marked for development in the near future.

An ideal way to surf Airliners.net while at the airport!

QuickPark also announced today that from July 10th, their daily car parking charge will increase to €6 (it was €5). Mind you, that's still cheaper than DAA's car parks!!

[Edited 2006-06-27 18:43:15]

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

Hi Pilot 21/Smokeyrosco, let me respond (as best I can to your comments);

1. The aircraft stuck in BOS, EI-JFK, has returned to service; I presume it was grounded at BOS for the duration of its breakdown.
2. Oneworld - departure not unexpected. Overall, a good thing, particularly as EI can sign agreements with other oneworld carriers on specific routes, or indeed airlines outside the grouping.
3. Agreed. The govt is due to introduce legislation to allow the EI privatisation to go forward. Apparently, a deal is also close between the airline and unions, including SIPTU. Better still, an EI executive said today in Berlin that EI is leaning towards the 787 (hardly a surprise, given the pig's ear that Airbus has made of the 350, but good news anyway).
4. The current runway could - and should - be lengthened, especially given the long haul route ambitions he referred to in his speech above; this follows from your point 4 - great vision, but let see it backed. The DAA has no intention of lengthening the runway and the govt, so far, has no intention of making them do so.
5. Smokeyrosco, I guess they could, theoretically; there is recent legislation relating to the sale of slots, so there's no reason why this shouldn't include leasing them to other airlines for a time.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6736 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 22):
EI executive said today in Berlin that EI is leaning towards the 787

Interesting! I haven't really heard anything from EI about either aircraft since WW announced that the fleet will be replaced.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 22):
The current runway could - and should - be lengthened

I thought that two main roads at either end of the runway stopped any type of improvements?


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

No, there's still plenty of space in between the two. The runway could be lengthened to 10,000' within the boundary.

Of course, what's going to happen is that EI is going to run up against this wall and have to argue its case; every other airline can operate from a long runway, only limited by the range of their aircraft - but not EI. The airline's growth will be restricted by this. Maybe Airbus or Boeing could offer to pay for the extension as part of their deal?


25 Post contains images Shamrock330 : MY thoughts exactly. If any lengthning of runway10/28 was to take place, i'd be pretty certain that the road at the threshold of runway 10 would have
26 Shamrock350 : Thanks for your explanation Kaitak.
27 Post contains links EI321 : Article on EI and the 787: http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/business/14912698.htm They already lease some.
28 EI2KSEA : Speaking of being away for a while, I finally have broadband outside of work and so get to post regularly again guilt-free... On the line of Irish avi
29 Pilot21 : Kai Tak Many thanks for your replies, and insight, very good as always. Interesting comments on the B787 for EI, although not too surprising given the
30 MarBergi : Two things - If EI do go for the 787 would getting more A330's in the interim be a good idea given that Airbus have started work on the A330F, then wh
31 Smokeyrosco : I don't think EI are going to replace there existing 330's with anything other then an all new fleet. 28/10 in DUB is 2,637m long, apperently (accordi
32 Kaitak : I had heard in the past that Boeing had offered two 777s as part of an interim deal. All we're doing here is speculating of course and much as I'd LOV
33 Smokeyrosco : Just a little note, EI-DET arrived today from TLS just after 14:00. It's really really shiny, nice to see another new aircraft for EI. I was lucky eno
34 Shamrock350 : I remember seeing EI-DES in late 2005, it looked great.
35 Greenjet : The figure obviously depends a lot on airfield altitude and weather conditions. So the length of runway required in JNB in January will be a lot diff
36 Kaitak : The A330-200 shouldn't have problems getting from DUB to most potential destinations, although SIN/KUL would be a bit of a stretch and the return flig
37 Dstc47 : Kaitak You might like to read the EU Commission views on aviation bilaterals, where there is not complete agreement with the member states as to the c
38 Provance : has anyone seen the Update EI website. Fuel surcharges have been taken out out of the base price. Also you can now see how many and which seats are av
39 Shamrock330 : Thanks for that update! I had a look myself and indeed it is a great enhancement, reminds me more of a full service airline. Despite this has anyone
40 EI787 : Yes, seat maps for short haul are also included (I tried DUB-BHX in August for an example). Great new feature EI!!! It also seems that you can select
41 EI787 : There also seems to be a problem with EI check-in this morning: From the DAA: Would it be related to the changes to the website??
42 EI787 : The Check-in system is now back up and running again:
43 Provance : From unison.ie
44 Kaitak : Gosh, that'll really scare Aer Lingus! Northwest - that Singapore Airlines of the US, with its smiling, caring cabin crew and luxurious transatlantic
45 Provance : Funniest quote of the Week !!!
46 Post contains images Pilot21 : Very good I am however annoyed that EI can't open any new routes they want to the US until this Open Skies thing gets sorted. (As per Kai Tak's comme
47 Post contains images Shamrock350 : The feature on aerlingus.com is great! I can see Dubai is doing quite well with lots of seats already booked up for the late Summer. I'm thinking of g
48 Kaitak : Pilot21, just to comment on the current Irish/US bilateral situation (as I understand it). I have written to the Commission to seek clarification and
49 Post contains images Danny : Btw. Virgin 744 has just took off from DUB
50 Post contains links Kaitak : Bulgaria Air is to add a twice weekly service from Dublin to Bourgas, on the Black Sea coast; the service will operate 3x weekly in August. http://www
51 Smokeyrosco : You know, something i've been thinking about for a while, there are so many nay Sayers about why people would fly into or out of Ireland (after all it
52 Kaitak : Smokeyrosco, I wasn't trying to knock Ireland or gratuitously attack the DAA in what I said above; there are things that need to be improved upon and
53 Post contains images Bx737 : Saw EI-DET yesterday morning, it doesn't have a dot com logo on its right side, a slight omission or has the meat ball gone off Regarding the news of
54 MarBergi : A lot of the current expansion is done with existing aircraft being removed from domestic service like the Delta 764 or CO's increasing use of 757's
55 Bx737 : Thanks for the help MarBergi
56 Smokeyrosco : the Girjet blew it's tire and the part of the tire hit and damaged the wing, I was told it was on push back and i was also told it was on landing, don
57 Post contains images Bx737 : Thanks for the info Smokeyrosco, unfortunately in my line of work we cant get out that far. BTW I do agree with you about Dublin it is a hole of an ai
58 Post contains images EI787 : I was at the airport yesterday morning and was amazed to see Gulf Air using an A340-300 for DUB-BAH!!! The Reg was A4O-LJ. Does anyone know if this is
59 Smokeyrosco : never seen a 340, GF in DUB before, how i hope this is common place for the summer...... I like big planes
60 Planemanofnz : What EI need to do is upgrade the interior of it's A330's to include better IFE and better business class seating. Once they have completed that, then
61 Post contains links Kaitak : It's hard to know about these M/E carriers; definitely, EK have been looking at DUB and QR says it has been also, but capacity and alternative choices
62 EI787 : I'm hoping that too! I flew DUB-BHX last Friday morning and returned to DUB late last night on FR - my first experience with the airline! I have to s
63 Shamrock350 : I think I will fly FR in the winter, the only reason I don't fly them is because I live near LHR and it is cheaper to fly EI and plus I haven't really
64 Danny : I do not support all those protestors groups but it is very unusual in Europe to allow scheduled departures at 2-3 am.
65 AerArann : By operating: WAR - DUB 21:55-00:55 DUB - WAR 02:00-06:10 The airline can utilise its aircraft to the MAX, as 21:55 would usually be the last arrival
66 Semsem : Shamrock next time I fly Aer Lingus I want to try the Chicken and stuffing or the Irish breakfast. I have a nice picture of the Aer Lingus menu. Pilot
67 Shamrock350 : Semsem, I am looking forward to reading more of your trip reports, your most recent one was very good. Can't wait till the next one!
68 Post contains links Provance : There's a nice article here about the new terminal at cork airport. Its due to be opened in 3 weeks time. The article also indicates that Ryanair are
69 Shamrock350 : About time! I hope everything goes well, I will be flying there in just over a months time.
70 Post contains links Kaitak : Ryanair has won a High Court case against the Aviation Regulator, relating to the imposition of slot control at Dublin Airport. http://www.businesswor
71 EI787 : I forgot to say earlier - when we arrived back into DUB last night, we parked at the prefabs. I was actually surprised as to how roomy and airy the p
72 JWMD123 : Heard on the news this morning that the EI privitisation bill is due before the Dail on Thursday and a vote is to be taken on whether or not there is
73 Dstc47 : Maureen O'Hara (Mrs Charles Blair) attended the opening of a new extension to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum yesterday. It features a (partial) full si
74 Smokeyrosco : I saw that on the news yesterday, it used to take something like 22 hours to cross the Atlantic and the number of these aircraft built where in their
75 Pilot21 : Yeah, I totally understand you on the EI credit, that is why I gave up on them ages ago and joined QF/AA (plus I was based in NY so had more trips wi
76 ABC9 : According to some political commentators on the radio over the past week or so (I'm thinking of Shane Ross in particular) the feeling is that the SIP
77 JWMD123 : Kaitak Is that your letter in the Irish Independent printed today in letters to the editor. The style of writing is very similar to your posts and I m
78 ABC9 : I'll bet my first born that's Kaitak alright JWMD123 - the style of writing, content and address give him away !! Excellent points well-made as usual
79 Smokeyrosco : I dug out the Indo just to have a look and I think it's him too, i think i read almost that same letter scattered out through out these threads. As fa
80 Kaitak : Sheesh guys, am I that obvious?!! Thanks anyway. Believe it or not, I didn't actually buy the Indo today, so once I saw the messages above, I had to g
81 Post contains links EI787 : For those of us who didn't manage to get a paper today, the letter is on unison.ie: http://www.unison.ie/irish_independe...p3?ca=53&si=1645996&issue_i
82 Kaitak : And so my cover is blown! It's not Sarge, it's not Rosemary the telephone operator and it's not even Henry the Mild Mannered janitor - but at least we
83 Smokeyrosco : Well tomorrows (or today's given it's nearly 4am) i'm sure will have nothing, but hopefully we'll see something by thursday. I can't wait till someon
84 Kaitak : Yes, that's what I was thinking and I included a provision to this effect in a policy paper I did for one of the major parties. Of course, I'm no expe
85 Smokeyrosco : I checked, there is no railliners.net
86 ABC9 : Oh dear - now you're also giving your age away - definitely touching 40 (like myself) if you remember that - what's next, analogies to Hall's Pictori
87 Kaitak : Stop the lights! And yes, I do remember Cha and Mia, the Eurovision elections and the Minister for Hardship too! (Actually, I'm still only 36 - but af
88 Post contains links EI787 : There's been no agreement in the talks this morning so it looks as though the stoppage will go ahead tomorrow morning: http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/070
89 Bx737 : ABC9 I am in IMPACT and the Union is officially not in favour of privatisation but realises that it is a necessity. Regarding the feeling on the grou
90 ABC9 : Thanks both of you for replying - always good to hear the feelings direct from the horse's mouth (so to speak). Hope it all goes well for both the ai
91 Kaitak : SIPTU is going ahead with its work stoppage at DUB this morning and not only that, has put posters around DUB, telling members they MUST attend the me
92 Post contains links ABC9 : Action at last - the Dail is in debate at the moment www.rte.ie/news/2006/0706/aerlingus.html
93 Provance : from breakingnews.ie
94 JWMD123 : Hooray!!!!!!!! We have a breakthrough at last. Now we can get to see Aer Lingus grow like it is desperate to do. One point to note is that the ministe
95 Smokeyrosco : It's less about gateway's and more about the Irish ability to travel abroad, in the future Ireland can grow it's on hubs with EI outside of Europe an
96 Kaitak : I really don't buy this idea that if a big airline like EK were to buy into EI, it would suddenly be selling its LHR slots; as said above, DUB-LHR is
97 Dstc47 : JWMD123 said "If memory serves me correct the DUB-LHR is one the the busiest routes in Europe. Tell me any airline in the world that is going to give
98 Shamrock350 : This has been a great week for EI but quite a bad one for DUB with the bomb scares. Lets hope the next few months go well for EI and no more bomb scar
99 Bx737 : Its nice to see some people having faith in the company. I am delighted about the news of the sale of a share of EI. This will help us to go to Airbu
100 Post contains links and images EI787 : Press Release from DAA about the progress on Pier D: http://www.dublinairportauthority.co...-centre/press-releases/162006.html [Edited 2006-07-07 23:5
101 Bx737 : I think that the elevated walkway will be hideous and will really destroy the visual impact of the original terminal building
102 Planemanofnz : British Airways still fly DUB-LGW on a regular basis with 737's. They also fly through Loganair, many other flights like Dublin-Derry.
103 Smokeyrosco : em contradiction? i see the picture but who wants to bet 100 euro against me regarding the airbridges? I do Really like the old terminal building...
104 Shamrock350 : I like the idea of an elevated walkway, it would create some amazing views of the airport and hopefully it will work well for Dublin.
105 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Airbus are planning the A320E for 2009 the A320E will have operating costs 5 percent lower than those of current A320s. Airbus is also planning innova
106 EI787 : I've noticed that for the winter timetable, Aer Lingus have changed their timing of the DUB-DXB-DUB flights: Curerent Timetable: EI102 DUB - DXB Dep.:
107 IKECVN69 : EI101 usually turns around as EI 145 to LAX as it is normally a -200, Arriving at 12:00PM it would probably turn around as EI-111 to JFK. So I guess i
108 Planemanofnz : BRILLIANT! Finally I can get to Dublin from NZ through Dubai! These new schedules are timed perfectly for connections to Australia and New Zealand se
109 Smokeyrosco : With the great news that EK seems to be showing an interest in buying a stake in EI, would EK be in a position to loan or lease a few long haul aircra
110 Shamrock350 : I'm not sure about EK and it's position on leasing aircraft but if they are in the position to do so than I think some of the older A340-300s or some
111 Post contains links and images EI787 : I found this picture on Irish Air Pics of the new terminal in Cork: Has anyone used the new terminal yet? If so, what's it like? It certainly looks go
112 Shamrock350 : Can't See the picture of the new terminal. I thought it wasn't open yet I was waiting for a news release seeing as the numerous delays have made many
113 EI787 : Oh, I thought that was the new terminal!!! As you can tell, I've never been to ORK!!
114 Post contains links EI787 : Sorry, I don't know why the pic isn't working. Here's a URL for the pic: http://www.irishairpics.com/database/photo/1014762/
115 Shamrock350 : That easyjet A319 is just parking at a nose-in stand but it's one long walk back to the current terminal at least you get some great views of the othe
116 FlyinHigh : Absolutely, most of the airport needs to be knocked and rebuilt if you ask me. Is it possible to extend an active runway safely? How much would it co
117 Planemanofnz : When will CO come to Cork or Knock?
118 EIRules : I can definitly see CO coming to ORK, especially if they could run the flight ORK-SNN-EWR meaning more direct DUB ops, which I think under the current
119 Legoguy : Im not sure if Zoom has any 767s that fly into aldergrove, however one flew over my house low and in the direction of Belfast International Airport. I
120 Post contains images EI787 : I notice that on aerlingus.com, the 'fleet' page is not working. It just tells you that your session has timed out. They must be updating the page - p
121 Post contains links Shamrock350 : They will probably add "fleet 2007" under the 2006 information including the new A330 order, the 2 A320s for next June and will add the new A320 EI-D
122 EI321 : Zoom do fly to Belfast from Canada. CO could fly from from any airport in the US to DUB. They might be waiting for the stopover to go, or they might
123 Post contains images Shamrock330 : Does anyone know what month the stopover will be abolished? Or has it been decided yet? I seem to remember that some aivation policy will be scrapped
124 Legoguy : Ohhhhh thanks for that. Ive never seen them fly in before! One other things...theres an airbus a320 flying in with a yellow tail and greenish coloure
125 Planemanofnz : In regards to Zoom, are they the only scheduled widebody service to Northern Ireland? Possibly eirjet.com
126 Pelican22 : The A320 with the yellow tail and greenish coloured engines is more than likely LTE. as they are experimenting with a new livery,it resembles the Lego
127 EI321 : Anybody see the all-white tristar landing at DUB yesterday afternoon. What was it there for?
128 Post contains links and images Legoguy : More info If anyone is interested in Zoom in Belfast International...here is a picture of it at Belfast. View Large View MediumPhoto © Colin Hin
129 EI787 : I saw it go over my house yesterday afternoon alright. I was wondering what it was doing in DUB too!
130 Post contains links and images Irish251 : The TriStar you saw was most likely this one and it was operating an LTE flight. View Large View MediumPhoto © Christoph Meyer
131 EI787 : Yeah, it looks very similar!
132 Smokeyrosco : a Tristar from that particular company has been in a few times this summer operating for various charter companies, some how i don't think it will be
133 ABC9 : Dropped my father-in-law up on Saturday morning for their weekly flight to YVR, which incidentally was full. I could stand corrected on this but I su
134 Kaitak : Hi guys, just back this afternoon - TPA to IAH and on to LGW with CO, then BA to JER. Flew right across the old country, from Mayo to Carlow and out o
135 Post contains images EI321 : Looks like EI have an Xtra plane to evaluate
136 Provance : Welcome back Kaitak !!! This place hasnt been the same without you
137 Kaitak : Thanks! I think it's time to start up thread No8. Here goes ...
138 Post contains links EI787 : The Irish Aviation Thread has moved: Eighth Wonder - New Irish Aviation Thread! (by Kaitak Jul 17 2006 in Civil Aviation) Please use the new thread fr
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