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Aer Lingus A330 At ORD  
User currently offlineSeattle Ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

Anyone know why Aer Lingus has an A330 parked remotely in Chicago?

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Quote:
Chicago Flight Operations Update

August 31, 2006 - 10:00 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI124 from Chicago O'Hare to Dublin and Shannon on August 30th was cancelled due to technical reasons. Passengers will be accommodated on flight EI2126 today, August 31st, departing O'Hare airport at 6:30pm.

From aerlingus.com.
Does anyone know what kind of problems it had?


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12325 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Apparently, it went tech ... again. See "Eleventh Departure - New Irish Aviation Thread".

User currently offlineShamrocka330 From Ireland, joined Sep 2005, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Anyone know what the reg is? I'm betting its EI - JFK!


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

I bet that it is EI-ORD.

User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

Quoting Seattle Ops (Thread starter):
Anyone know why Aer Lingus has an A330 parked remotely in Chicago?

Where exactly is "remotely" at ORD? AA hangers?



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User currently offlineOrdryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

well, is it a 332 or 333? that would give us a better indicator to the registration.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12325 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

It's always a -300 to ORD; mind you, it only gives you a 25% chance of guessing the right reg. I'm more interested in finding out what went wrong; this is becoming quite a habit with the 330s.

"Remotely" means away from the passenger terminals; usually at a stand that isn't served by a jetway, but it could easily mean that it's over near the hangars.


User currently offlineSeattle Ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

It was EI-JFK and it was parked just east of the Intl building.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

I passed ORD on the way to work this morning (Friday 9/1). I noticed the EIN A330 is still parked on the Terminal 5 remote stands - so I am guessing there was a nother night of irregular operations for Aer Lingus at ORD.

User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Quoting TWAL1011 (Reply 9):
I passed ORD on the way to work this morning (Friday 9/1). I noticed the EIN A330 is still parked on the Terminal 5 remote stands - so I am guessing there was a nother night of irregular operations for Aer Lingus at ORD.

Ah, thanks for the info. TWAL1011, I posted the below in the Irish aviation thread, but I'm still not sure if the regular A330 from 8/31 went tech, or if it's still the one from 8/30. I'd presume it was the 8/30 aircraft still, but obviously the problem is more serious then they thought given that both flights were due to operate last night 8/31. I haven't seen any cancelled flights by EI on the US routes however, so can anybody confirm if an aircraft was brought in for cover?

9/1 Schedule
DUB/SNN - JFK x 3 = All running
DUB/SNN - BOS x 2 = All running
DUB - ORD x 1 = Running
DUB - LAX x 1 = Running

That equals 7 aircraft, and EI only have 7 A330's, 1 of which is stuck in ORD, so 1 of the above airports should see an EI stand in.

Did another EI A330 go tech in ORD, or is the plane from Wednesday still stuck there?
Yesterday the regular EI125 flight left DUB and arrived in ORD, from where there were 2 departures scheduled for last night, EI124 and the special EI2126 from the previous evening, but this morning EI124 is shown as cancelled.

Anybody got any info.?



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User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4194 times:
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Oh My God!!

Right so, here is the update on Aerlingus.com for the Chicago Situation:

Quote:
Chicago Flight Operations Update

September 1, 2006 - 9:30 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI124 from Chicago O'Hare to Dublin and Shannon on August 31st was cancelled due to technical reasons. Passengers will be accommodated on flight EI2126 today, September 1st, departing O'Hare airport at 6:30pm.

But also . . . there are problems in Boston!! Here is what EI is saying about that:

Quote:
Boston Flight Operations Update

September 1, 2006 - 11:30 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI136 from Boston Logan to Shannon on September 1st was cancelled due to technical reasons.

Passengers may contact Aer Lingus Reservations at (800) IRISH-AIR (474-7424) for further information and assistance.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12325 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

That can't be the same aircraft (the first thought that came to mind), so effectively they have one o/s in Chicago and Boston; why not have one go tech at JFK and go for the hat trick.

Seriously though, this must say something about the A330's reliability and as we all know, it's not the first time. Don't get me wrong, I think the 330 is a fine aircraft, but the frequency of u/s aircraft this Summer has really become noticeable. What's EI doing in the meantime? World Airways? Air Plus Comet?


User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Kind of reminds me how unreliable EI North Atlantic Services were with the 747s in the late 80s/early 90s before the A330's arrived.

User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Quoting EI787 (Reply 11):
But also . . . there are problems in Boston!! Here is what EI is saying about that:

Hang on, I think they've done a sly one, but aren't telling anybody. EI137 (SNN-BOS) which was scheduled to leave SNN at 15.35 today is listed as departing SNN at 2300hrs tonight, arriving into BOS at 0022hrs, I think the plane for the SNN-BOS flight was sent to ORD. The 133 service from DUB-SNN-BOS service was delayed almost 2hrs at SNN today, probably so they could fit as many 137 pax on it as possible, and they'll do the same with the 132 coming back tonight, which means they only have 6 aircraft running, and no replacement aircraft have been brought in yet.(Guess they thgt EI-JFK would be up and running quicker)



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12325 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Yes, I remember them - actually, although they were certainly reliable in their latter days, I remember them with great affection.

I remember coming back from Chicago to Dublin in October 1990 and EI had two weekly 747 flights to ORD, one of which operated via BOS (as well as SNN, of course!). The aircraft operating the return flight was dear old 'ASJ and it was about four hours late!

A friend of mine was a check in agent at the time and used to tell me that 'ASJ was referred to by the airline as "Sweet Jesus", because everytime it operated, something would go wrong!

Still loved them, though!


User currently offlineOrdryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4027 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 7):
It's always a -300 to ORD

completely incorrect, I was spotting at ORD last week, they sent a -200.



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User currently offlineEIASJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3842 times:
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I've been called a lot of names but never "Sweet Jesus" (see my user name). A great story Kaitak, I too fondly remember the 747's. A few weeks back our Dub - JFK flight was delayed 3 hours. I was surprised we even left because from the departure lounge you could see liquid pi$$ing from the main gear bay area. Once we took off though the flight went very smoothly.

User currently offlineRyanairCRL From France, joined Dec 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
bet that it is EI-ORD.

that one was in SNN yesterday morning.



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User currently offlineGulfstream From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
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Any word yet of the cause for EI-JFK being out of service at ORD this past week. Are Aer Lingus operations back to normal yet?

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