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More Dynamic Than 'DUO; Irish Aviation 27/07  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12472 posts, RR: 37
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11682 times:

Good evening folks and welcome to Irish aviation thread 27/07, where we'll be keeping a candlelight vigil (well, maybe just a running commentary then) on our poor, lost new airplane and its ongoing tech problems. Where's Scotty when you need him!

"She canny hold it, cap'n, we'll have to land at Planet O'Hare, och aye, hoots, sporran, Glenlivet ..."

Anyway, moving swiftly along, amid all the excitement and the bunfight between Aer Lingus and Airbus, we can't lose sight of some other ongoing issues ...

- Ryanair growing at SNN, adding more airplanes
- Whether the Greens will be allowed anywhere near Transport in the new administration
- Michael O'Leary's reaction to the Greens being allowed anywhere near Transport (I'd write my predicted response here, but I'd probably be banned for life)
- Aer Arann and Aer Lingus working more closely together
- Chances of EI-DUZ having a slightly more auspicious service entry than 'DUO
- Where the hell is that blasted long haul order?

And so my friends, I'll cut the ribbon and declare our new thread open. No running, no diving and no piddling in the shallow end ...

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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11668 times:

I heard "Duo" had many problems for its inaugural flight. Reference topic on New A330 headed to LAX!
What happened to the planned flight with the journos onboard? Maybe they just taxied it around
the field, LOL



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User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11663 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Michael O'Leary's reaction to the Greens being allowed anywhere near Transport (I'd write my predicted response here, but I'd probably be banned for life)

You are on fire tonight! Between "not so dynamic DUO" and the above, its been a good chuckle in the last few minutes!

Its is also reported on another forum that EI pilots ahve voted in favour of an ORK base. Which is good news.

The other news, is the possibility of EI leasing a 757 to begin an ORK-JFK service. How true that is, I am not sure, but the poster is reliable, and has been spot on in the past. In a way, a 757 makes sense, being the right size for ORK, initially, at least, and not having turning restrictions. I guess it would also be a reason, for the CAA to extend the turning circle at the 35 end of the runway, making A330 ops possible later on.

Interesting time, indeed!

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11655 times:
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Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
The other news, is the possibility of EI leasing a 757 to begin an ORK-JFK service. How true that is, I am not sure, but the poster is reliable, and has been spot on in the past. In a way, a 757 makes sense, being the right size for ORK, initially, at least, and not having turning restrictions. I guess it would also be a reason, for the CAA to extend the turning circle at the 35 end of the runway, making A330 ops possible later on.

Why don't EI buy some A319's instead of lease some 757's. A319's are perfect for EI and they could be specifically placed on medium haul routes including :

From DUB :
-Moscow
-St Petersberg
-Casablanca
-Tel Aviv
-Cairo
-The Canaries

From ORK :
-NYC

From SNN :
-NYC
-Boston


User currently offlineEirbus06 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11639 times:

The 757 is being leased for trial purposes only is what im hearing.  scratchchin 

User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11629 times:

Just wanted to bring some things from the last thread over here for a sec:

Shamrock350
Sorry if I seemed a bit harsh on EI, it's just they keep their passengers in the dark and that's not good for an airline, you dont see EY hiding the fact they have new seats and a great service.

Totally agree with. EI are treating their customers like mushrooms, keep them in the dark and feed them bullshit.

Widebody
What in the name of god do FlyBE have to do with this event? Are FlyBE flying new A330's with less than 20 hours of revenue flights clocked up?! "Aircraft go tech all of the time" doesn't cut it as an excuse when you've just taken delivery of a new A330. Past Airbus delivery problems weigh greatly in the minds of airlines receiving new aircraft, this doesn't help the image.

When EI received EI-SHN in April '94, the aircraft went straight into problems. On its flight from TLS -HAM, the gear never retracted, forced to land back in TLS. Problem fixed, it continued back to HAM. On the way back, same problem, but it continued to TLS. Problem fixed. Goes back to SNN for blessing by the Bishop. Thenflies to DUB, gear fail to retract, for the third time, in a matter of days. Problem seemed to be fixed again, and no real trouble with gera arose again. But the aircraft (and DUB/CRK) all had their own problems with the first year or so, but look where they are now. Still flying for EI. With all the trouble they gace EI at the start, they have suited them down to the ground.
I know VS had a similar problem with a new delivered A346 last year, starnding pax in HKG over night. Problems happen, and you roll with the punches.

Kaitak
Yes, of course, EI knows that there is always a possibility of a new aircraft having problems, but sheesh, on only its second revenue flight. You can imagine EI is jumping up and down. I have no doubt that Airbus will pay for this, but it really is spectacularly badly timed.

Like I said above, EI's first A330 ran straight into trouble right after a big press conference at TLS, with company exec's, Goverment officials, and the press, but things sorted themselves out eventually.

Perhaps we should leave at that, I don't want to start anything, but just thought I'd throw my thoughts out there seeng as I was absent for most of the discussion.



St. Flannan/ Fhlanain- She took off to find the footlights, And I took off for the sky
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 11624 times:

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
The other news, is the possibility of EI leasing a 757 to begin an ORK-JFK service


That would be insane, let's hope it's just nonsense rumour.

Reasons: Further fragmentation of small market, introduction of tiny fleet of obsolete aircraft, more type certificates, complicated scheduling, crew rotation, increase in maintenance costs etc etc

What EI needs is codeshare with RE to feed long-haul flights out of DUB.

[Edited 2007-06-01 23:33:50]

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11603 times:

I like the 757 idea but only if it gets the new cabin  Wink

I actually think adding a 757 for ORK-JFK flight would be a good idea but I would prefer it if Aer Lingus, the DAA and ORK were willing to work together and develop the airport so an A332 could operate comfortably out of there normally but until that is done a 757 would be great however what would that do to other airline from the US planning to fly in. Would it be another DXB (stopping EK) and IAD/SFO (stopping UA) I doubt it seeing as CO would come from EWR.


User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11598 times:

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
The other news, is the possibility of EI leasing a 757 to begin an ORK-JFK service.

Interesting if it happens, but would be very surprised myself. Firstly, EI have just announced a codeshare with Aer Arann to get pax from Cork up to Dublin instead of loosing them to the LHR connections, and then they put a rented aircraft in ORK anyway??
As per Danny's post, they serve the US out of SNN and DUB, can there be the volumes of pax going to NYC every day to warrant 6 flights out of DUB, 3 out of SNN, 1 out of BFS and now a proposed 1 out of ORK, heck that is coming towards 2,000 seats out of Ireland to the NYC area everyday, I know we like the US..but is that overkill for a Country of only 5M? (North+South!)
If the B757 plan did work out, what then? they can't buy a new one, getting a small sub fleet of 2nd hand ones would be extremely inefficient, and not sure an A330 could be based in ORK for that flight, plus 1 in SNN and 2 in DUB??

The only reason why I see this happening, is to get a head start on a possible move by CO to run a B757 into ORK themselves, but who knows.

On the DUB-TLS flights, while the lack of a winter flight is annoying, I actually like the 7am timing. I have some family in the area, and while it is an early start out of bed, I can be in TLS having a coffee with them by 11am..perfect for a long weekend!

Pilot21

[Edited 2007-06-01 23:49:58]


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User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11589 times:

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 8):
if the B757 plan did work out, what then? they can't buy a new one, getting a small sub fleet of 2nd hand ones would be extremely inefficient

I've often wondered about the possibility of getting an A300 or A310. I was never serious about it, but its an interesting though. Its airbus, its a widebody and has the legs for L/H flights, seats around 200 pax, and possibly ideal for SNN and CRK. I know they are out of production, but still an intersting thought. But I know it'll never happen, just thought I'd put it out there.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11585 times:

Nice intro Kaitak as usual , gave me a chuckle also ....

Just one thing I want to carry over from the last thread is what looks like LOT's DUB to WAW service with those lovely E Jets leaving our shores from 16th October. This is indeed a blow to many. LO offered good and relatively good fares to many Eastern European nations. Also it was the first link between Poland and Ireland. I remember being on one of the first flights and it was so exciting. I will miss them terribly . I actually have a booking with them for Christmas so I dont know what will happen. Maybe Via LHR or a refund!! Very sad news . I will have to take a trip on them before they leave the route.



User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11576 times:

This has been posted on the other thread!!! The crew member getting stuck in the container sounds funny even though im sure it was traumatic . If these things are true then its a mess!!! Broken seats, and broken IFE !!! Take it out of service and fix everything then start again . And I repeat if this is all true !!!

Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 9):
"DUO" came out of the factory with many problems!
Seems it had a hydraulic leak upon landing at LAX, because the plane was freshly painted,
they could not get the screws undone on the panel underneath the aircraft to get to the hyrdaulic leak,
the Inflight entertainment system didnt work, seats were broken, crew member got locked in the
crew rest container, ACARS was down and a few other things, all on the first flight!!!


User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11574 times:

Quoting EISHN (Reply 5):
Widebody
What in the name of god do FlyBE have to do with this event? Are FlyBE flying new A330's with less than 20 hours of revenue flights clocked up?! "Aircraft go tech all of the time" doesn't cut it as an excuse when you've just taken delivery of a new A330. Past Airbus delivery problems weigh greatly in the minds of airlines receiving new aircraft, this doesn't help the image.

When EI received EI-SHN in April '94, the aircraft went straight into problems. On its flight from TLS -HAM, the gear never retracted, forced to land back in TLS. Problem fixed, it continued back to HAM. On the way back, same problem, but it continued to TLS. Problem fixed. Goes back to SNN for blessing by the Bishop. Thenflies to DUB, gear fail to retract, for the third time, in a matter of days. Problem seemed to be fixed again, and no real trouble with gera arose again. But the aircraft (and DUB/CRK) all had their own problems with the first year or so, but look where they are now. Still flying for EI. With all the trouble they gace EI at the start, they have suited them down to the ground.
I know VS had a similar problem with a new delivered A346 last year, starnding pax in HKG over night. Problems happen, and you roll with the punches.

The first A330 aircraft were EIS aircraft, and the problems were legendary. The lates A330 is not however, and I can assure you, even for Airbus, an event like this is not normal. As I said, technical issues are part of the industry, however techincal problems that lead to a diversion raise many an eyebrow. The suggestion that Airbus/Aer Lingus treat this event as an every day technical issue are way off, it will create some waves, but will only serve to add to Aer Lingus bargaining power.


User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 679 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11574 times:

I haven't heard about the rumour of the 757 out of ORK. I can see it being economically viable to do so, especially if they strike a deal with Icelandair (for example) similar to the ones they had in the past with Flightline and World Airways (and to a much, much, much lesser extent with Caledonian Airways). these deals had the repective airlines providing the aircraft and the cockpit crew and EI the cabin crew. It gives an opportunity to test the waters without commiting to the expense of acquiring a new aircraft. If it works then put pressure on the CAA to extend the turning circle, if it doesn't work send the aircraft back and clock it up to experience. I have heard it said, how true it is I don't know that it is cheaper to try a route out and see how it goes than to do detailed studies into the viability of a route.

An Omni Air DC10 came in this morning (Fri) from ORD operating for EI. It had to wait 40 minutes for a free stand in Dub this morning. Regarding EI-DUO misbehaving, it is unfortunate but these things do happen. It happened EI-DEA on its first flight. We don't know the details of the contract between EI and Airbus regarding incidents like this. EI will be more miffed at the inconvenience to pax, crew and the schedule that this hiccough causes. I didn't notice any adverse articles in the Independent about this, so PR wise it is not too much of a problem. If the passengers were looked after well in ORD the situation could be retrieved. In a month (assuming EI-DUO is put back together and flying again) this will all be forgotten.

I laughed at pax being annoyed at being treated like mushrooms, you're not the only ones, so don't worry. Since EI was floated info comes a lot freer now than before, so they have improved.


User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11569 times:
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Does anyone know the scheduled reg for tomorrow's EI137 to BOS?

User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11557 times:

Quoting Widebody (Reply 12):
The first A330 aircraft were EIS aircraft, and the problems were legendary. The lates A330 is not however, and I can assure you, even for Airbus, an event like this is not normal. As I said, technical issues are part of the industry, however techincal problems that lead to a diversion raise many an eyebrow. The suggestion that Airbus/Aer Lingus treat this event as an every day technical issue are way off, it will create some waves, but will only serve to add to Aer Lingus bargaining power.

I didn't know about the EIS aircraft being well known for maintenance problems, thanks for that. Could this be a reason behind some of EI's current technical problems, excluding all the A332s?
By the way, I wasn't suggesting that it was an everyday event and would be shrugged off, but that it does happen, and has happened, but like you said, they were the first models, but lets also take into account what Bx737 said, DEA also encountered problems as well. So it's probably just a lottery I suppose, if your aircraft just so happens to go tech on it's first few flights.

BTW, do these seats look in any way green to you?

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It's an ex- EI bird, now flying with Hemus Air. Bx737 had said that the BAe-146's had been fitted with leather seats back in 2002, and was just wondering if these could be them.

[Edited 2007-06-02 00:23:31]


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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11550 times:

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 13):
An Omni Air DC10 came in this morning (Fri) from ORD operating for EI

That was because "DUO" diverted to ORD from LAX on its inaugural return and is/was AOG at ORD.
Heard a possibility for the divert to ORD was so that EI staff could look after the problem, rather than
contracted maintenance at LAX.



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User currently offlineN272WA From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11546 times:

Hey EI787, OA260 will now if you ask him nicely  Smile


Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11539 times:
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Aer Lingus have launched a Credit Card in the US.



Looks pretty neat!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11533 times:

Quoting EI787 (Reply 14):
Does anyone know the scheduled reg for tomorrow's EI137 to BOS?



Quoting N272WA (Reply 17):
Hey EI787, OA260 will now if you ask him nicely

If you had have asked me earlier I would have been able to but im at home now and can only check it at work!! SORRY. In the previous Irish thread I listed some and I actually did look a BOS but cant be 100% sure but I think it was EI-EWR but dont hold me to it. I will be able to tell you at 9am tomorrow though if thats any good ??? Oh the good news is I can tell what Reg is doing a EI flight the day before now after 1300 hours. So I might get on DUO yet!!! ( When it comes out of hospital ) LOL......


User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11531 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):

You're grand, don't worry about it! I know it's a -200 anyway, so EWR is probably correct! Thanks.


User currently offlineRyanairCRL From France, joined Dec 2005, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11528 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
- Ryanair growing at SNN, adding more airplanes

Nowhere in the press release does it talk about adding more aircrafts. It's just route replacement during the winter season.

from the press release (http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news.php?yr=07&month=may&story=rte-en-310507)

[i]"From November Ryanair will close 3 routes from Shannon to Bournemouth, Lodz and Rome while Biarritz, Carcassonne, Milan, Murcia, Nantes and Venice will operate on a summer only basis (Apr – Oct) to accommodate these 8 new routes."[i/]

[Edited 2007-06-02 00:55:49]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11525 times:

Quoting EI787 (Reply 20):
You're grand, don't worry about it! I know it's a -200 anyway, so EWR is probably correct! Thanks.

Ok , I only recently found out by accident that I could tell a Reg. for EI flights and now Im like a kid with a new toy LOL... Its dead handy. Our CRS system has a link into the EI flifo system so we can see what they see. Now ive found it I hope they dont change it .


User currently offlineBx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 679 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11519 times:

Quoting EISHN (Reply 15):
Bx737 had said that the BAe-146's had been fitted with leather seats back in 2002, and was just wondering if these could be them.

No these aren't the seats that were on them in EIs time. I think I have a photo, if I do I will try to put it in. They were a lighter shade of green, similar in shade to the green leather Premier seats on the A330 a few years ago. Hope this helps


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11509 times:

Quoting Bx737 (Reply 13):
I haven't heard about the rumour of the 757 out of ORK. I can see it being economically viable to do so, especially if they strike a deal with Icelandair (for example) similar to the ones they had in the past with Flightline and World Airways (and to a much, much, much lesser extent with Caledonian Airways). these deals had the repective airlines providing the aircraft and the cockpit crew and EI the cabin crew. It gives an opportunity to test the waters without commiting to the expense of acquiring a new aircraft. If it works then put pressure on the CAA to extend the turning circle, if it doesn't work send the aircraft back and clock it up to experience. I have heard it said, how true it is I don't know that it is cheaper to try a route out and see how it goes than to do detailed studies into the viability of a route.

Well said Bx737. I suppose EI are on the defensive here, and will not want to conceed ORK to DL / CO or whoever. I should imagine the deal would be very similar to the World / Flightline deals. Of course EI could still promote the other US destinations from ORK via DUB as they would not be offering the likes of SFO, LAX, BOS, etc with B6, UA, AA. I honestly do beleive that there is enough passenger traffic for EI to base an aircraft for JFK ops at ORK. However, I would also like to think that EI might consider DXB as another destination ex ORK. It would be great for onward connections to the middle east & asia, and would provide work for the aircraft 7 days a week.

Just my thoughts on it,

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
25 IKECVN69 : With a hint of optimism earlier in the day, EI was hoping to repair DUO in time to ferry her over to JFK this afternoon and send her home as EI110. Bu
26 Smokeyrosco : interesting as they stopped (and canceled) EI credit cards in Ireland (although I'm pretty sure they where gold circle cards) I also skimmed through
27 Kaitak : Sorry, I should have clarified that; they are not adding new acft AT SHANNON, but they are adding new aircraft. It's a real pity to see LOT leave; I
28 Post contains links Kaitak : Indo reports today that 11/29 is being closed, to allow parking for 17 large (?) aircraft. http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-runway-to-park-plan
29 RonBurgundy : A single 757 is a terrible idea from an Ops Dept point of view, when you consider the infrastructure required for that single aircraft (i.e. all those
30 Kaitak : Unless of course they were to wet-lease it for operations from SNN? They could do a deal with ATA or North American, although I can't think IALPA woul
31 OA260 : Hey EI787 todays EI 137 is actually operated by ORD . Cheers OA260
32 BestWestern : They are not growing at SNN. They are dropping nine routes, and the vast majority of their continental European schedule. More routes dropped than th
33 BestWestern : I see that the Globespan Dublin - Hamilton service was 7 hours late again yesterday! What an appalling service.
34 BrianDromey : Im not sure I see your logic here. If SNN can support EI, DL &CO with seasonal US, I dont see why ORK cant support a transatlantic route. Where does
35 BestWestern : Cork can support year-round trans-atlantic service, but it needs a carrier that offers feed on the other side of the pond. Rather than a leased ATA757
36 BrianDromey : Fair point, but IF (and it remains a very big if) EI were to do this 757 thing, then it is likely that it would be a damp-lease situation (at least i
37 Humberside : They could end up adding aircraft at SNN next summer, because the 6 routes dropped for the winter, but returning in April cannot fit into the current
38 Post contains links N272WA : Aer Lingus starting flights Dublin to Las Vegas. www.aerlingus.com
39 N272WA : Flights not available yet in Booking Engine, but are listed as 100 Euro o/w on the Latest Low fares on bottom right of page. Hmmmm.......... VERY inte
40 Shamrock350 : For €100 but I cant book it. It's not on the system yet maybe they meant LA? Or it's a sign that they have more US routes to announce I didnt expec
41 N272WA : Dublin to Las Vegas from €100 Booking period until 24 March 2007 Travel period from 07 November 2006 until 20 December 2006
42 Post contains images N272WA : As per the old Goats Don't Shave song, maybe they mean "Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal". And not really Nevada.... I do fancy an A330 to get home t
43 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Strange, not only is it a very short travel period but the wrong year! aerlingus.com playing tricks on us again? RE 737-800? Modified Airliner Photos
44 Post contains links and images OA260 : Fares are Via JFK connecting to B6 !!! Anyone done their flight memory map yet??? Cool tool. Mine came up as follows::
45 Shamrock350 : Great so they are slowly adding the B6 routes to aerlingus.com and will an announcement be made, we dont want EI getting ahead of themselves again.
46 OA260 : Yeah I guess so and they will have some attractive launch fares. I actually was scanning though their website and they actually look like a cool airl
47 Post contains images OA260 : Just tried to book in my CRS !!! But fare came up as over €800!!!! Called EI IT dept and its a mistake!! They meant to put LA instead!!! This is no
48 Shamrock350 : I know a few people who have travelled with B6 and loved it, the service was great and the onboard product was amazing and it's one of those airlines
49 Widebody : God Las Vegas would be class. Pity its a mistake! On another note, the lack of flights from Cork is a real pity, over 75% of the time I must go throug
50 Post contains images Pilot21 : Any updates on the luckless EI-DUO? is it still in ORD, what scheduled service are they hoping it will try and do today? Maybe it is a lesson for EI a
51 BrianDromey : You might want to try KL. They offer some great fares on their website (klm.ie) to a whole host of destinations worldwide, in co-operation with NW an
52 Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus seems to be the only airline really growing out of Cork and they know that there is huge potential for long-haul growth that's why they are
53 Widebody : Thanks for that Brian. Each time I need to go somewhere I trawl thru all the airlines websites and end up going thru Shannon/Dublin because the connec
54 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Aer Arann cabin on EI-REL Looks nice and new!
55 COEI2007 : I doubt we'll see DUB-TLV, but the 319's would be a good idea for some UK frequencies and for other routes in the winter Well, CO relies on NYC O&D a
56 Smokeyrosco : It's basic, any route out of ORK would be in direct competition with SNN, they share a some of the same catchment area. SNN also has a larger catchme
57 OA260 : The Arkia route by the way still has all classes available for all dates on the DUB-TLV route. Id love to know the loads so far .
58 Shamrock350 : I think it's clear that EI will not start TA flights from ORK anytime soon however they know that many of their passengers to LHR connect with BA and
59 COEI2007 : [quote=Smokeyrosco,reply=56]If a T/A route does start out of ORK it won't be EI (although they may codeshare) I'd say an ORK-BOS/JFK and SNN flights w
60 Snnus : In regards FR expansion in SNN, its more of a reduction really! 8 flights added, mostly 1 or 2x weekly flights. 9 will be dropped, plus MAD is not boo
61 Smokeyrosco : Actually thinking about it, maybe other airlines will drop SNN in favour of ORK with 757? but US pre-clearence will be missed.
62 BrianDromey : The aircraft could be flown with ORK based crews, even if the aircraft itself were to be shared with SNN, say the schedule was something like SNN 4x
63 Shamrock350 : I dont think it's inevitable but I do think Aer Lingus will looking at how SNN preforms without the stop over and if it is not good enough ORK will l
64 BestWestern : Dublin Shannon will not work with Ryanair. Travel time by road from Limerick to Dublin is, at a very maximum 4 hours (Bank holiday weekends), and usua
65 EI787 : Ok. Thanks!
66 EISHN : I think it'll work. I would take a flight up to Dublin over a drive any day of the week, even if I wasn't an aviation enthusiast. All good points, bu
67 BestWestern : Passengers wise, yes, But Lose a fortune! A town of 20,000 cant, and wont support a dedicated twice daily service to Dublin on a 738 at any level of
68 OA260 : God wouldnt like to be at ORK or DUB today. Major delays . AA ORD flight was 5-6 hours late. RE cancelled ORK to DUB due to weather. Also client just
69 Pilot21 : This was due to bad weather in ORD area last night apparently, as the inbound aircraft only landed in DUB @ 14.05 instead of 8.40am as scheduled. It
70 Post contains links BrianDromey : As of now the following is shown on the arrivals board (www.ork.aero) http://www.corkairport.com/flight_info/arrivals.asp As you can see ORK is a mes
71 Kaitak : I don't think God ever includes Cork in his travel plans! Seriously though, there was an RE flight to JER today which is now delayed until 8pm (arriv
72 EI787 : AA92 left 2 hours late from ORD last night but then diverted to BOS for some reason. It then left BOS at 3.26am local time before landing in DUB with
73 EISHN : I can second that. It's not as heavy now, but it has rained non stop all day so far, and I don't excpect things to clear up til tommorow. Can anyone
74 BestWestern : Angels are only CAT II, and God prefers NOC it seems.
75 BrianDromey : EI at ORK also had BHX, MAN. There may hev been more, but I honestly do not know. Brian.
76 Smokeyrosco : Domestic (not including connecting) traffic for SNN in 2005 was 95,000 and has been falling off the last number of years. I agree with BestWestern, I
77 Humberside : I think in terms of number of flights, it is an expansion, due to a number of shorter routes replacing longer routes - 2 short routes can fit in the
78 OA260 : I heard that the DBV flight diverted to SNN and the passengers are being bussed from Cork to Shannon . The flight will then operate SNN-DBV-DUB . Then
79 EIRules : I dont know if i necessarally agree with that. I think EI will wait and see what SNN can deliver over the next 2 or 3 years both for them and for the
80 OA260 : Yes I totally agree with that . I think EI still wants a presence at SNN. It would be a big change in EI mind set to totally leave SNN . I can see th
81 Post contains links EIRules : Dont ask how I came across this but interesting bebo page, reckon it belongs to anyone on here? (Hint look at the youtube video) http://www.bebo.com/P
82 Luke7e7 : Yes , she is.
83 Shamrock350 : I think it's EISHN, got his video and mine on there so probably an A.net member or browser.
84 OA260 : Its a very nice website and well done. Nice photos also .
85 EIRules : I agree, wish I had any sort of artistic talent to do something like that. When it comes to that sort of thing Im missing a chromosome. My congrats w
86 Post contains images EISHN : Alright, I'll come out. It's true, I set up the page, on a fairly boring wet afternoon, before I joined a.net. However, from that, it has a sparked se
87 EIRules : Sorry for "outing" you EISHN, had a fair idea it was you but didnt mean it to be vindictive or anything, think its pretty cool
88 Post contains images OA260 : Welcome, it really is very professional. Im sure he will be honored that you thought it good enough to use in your web page. Well there was that of c
89 EISHN : I wouldn't say "outed" at all, just noticed that I has set up such a page. Thanks.
90 Post contains images Shamrock350 : That's fine EISHN! It's why I share them on here to show you and hope you enjoy them. I really like the background on your page, it's nice and I like
91 OA260 : When EI get DUO back and running smoothly they should do a TV ad for new USA routes and film inside Y and J class cabins on DUO. Also show Area 14 an
92 EISHN : Thanks, sorry again. I'm afraid that all credit goes to an EI employee who is quite artistic. The background ahs become quite popular. Good on ya! It
93 F1eddie : Meant to tell ye DUO got half a page in the quality newapaper "The Star" . Got in just a page or two after pg3 as well!!!
94 GARUDAROD : I'm curious why the OMNI DC10 was operating the flight to JFK. Isnt that the flag ship service? I understand DUO being down, but are they down another
95 Smokeyrosco : haha, is it because you want EI to advertise and do well or just because you want to see it? personally for me it would be a bit of both
96 PenPusher : EI-DUO Found on pprune this am, a bit more info concerning the snag on the aircraft, interesting stuff !!! On wednesday 30th May 2007 EI-DUO operated
97 Post contains images EI787 : That's a hell of a lot of things going wrong!!!!
98 BestWestern : To clarify - not including connecting means 'not including transit' (i.e. BOS SNN DUB).... It doesnt exclude the many SNN DUB CDG connecting passenge
99 Kaitak : Lots of rumours on PPRUNE to suggest EI is looking at BFS as a potential new base. Quite surprising, but I'll believe it when I see it. Wonder if they
100 BestWestern : Anyone else having difficulty booking Ryanair flights today and yesterday??? Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
101 Post contains images BrianDromey : Nope, no probelmes here, although I am using Firefox (no problems with Safari either) running on a MacBookPro. I suggest perhaps a problem with your
102 OA260 : So what did it say ?? I have to say that unless its in the Daily Mail or Telegraph I seldom see these articles. Well for me its mostly caus I want to
103 BrianDromey : Id take a pretty good guess that all these faults are related. Unlike in the human body where there are very many redundancies and alternate ways to
104 Shamrock350 : It would be a good idea for Aer Lingus plus we get to see it and so do the many passengers who say "Aer Lingus isn't good enough so I fly BA" Like I
105 F1eddie : Yeah i never read them either but my mate is big time into sport and those are the best papers to buy for sport reporting. Was in eddie rockets hungo
106 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Oh well I was hoping it was about how great the new plane is on the inside but it seems that EI-DUO and her problems have hit the press
107 IKECVN69 : According to flightview.com, DUO arrived home at 11:30AM local time today.
108 OA260 : Probably going over to the SR technics hanger. Id say they will want to do alot of tests if the A/C has been repaired. EI cant afford to have anymore
109 Aerarann : Just had a quick look at the sunday tribune business. It states that there is a minor form of industrial action taking place at RE ground ops at the m
110 EISHN : As good an idea that would be, I believe the only A330s that go down there are the 300s, for maximum capacity. Maybe fly it to AMS, or LHR, or some o
111 Post contains images EI787 : I heard that it will operate EI137 to BOS, leaving in 10 minutes! They must be happy that everything is fixed now!
112 Post contains images AerArann : Here You go. And heres a video i found on YouTube from the interior of EI-REL
113 OA260 : I would love to see EI A330 to ATH !!! I would be on it like a flash but the chances of that happening are very slim. They will do well to fill the A
114 AerArann : Source: Tribune.ie
115 COEI2007 : But it ws once daily, operating (I think) at around 5pm, with no advertising! Do many people fly SNN-DUB-CDG???? Its great! Completely unnecessary as
116 OA260 : Oh well looks like RE wont be expanding the way they wished at DUB !!! The next weeks will be interesting.
117 Post contains images EI787 : And look who's stirring up trouble at the airport once again...the f***ers at SIPTU
118 OA260 : Well id pay the extra and so do many others as the J cabin gets quite full. If your running the AC down there whynot pick up some extra cash !!! I gu
119 Shamrock350 : That looks great thanks for sharing! I would love to see it at LHR, last time an EI A330 was at LHR was in December and I never got to see and before
120 EI787 : I didn't even know an A321 could do DUB-ATH!!! Great news that the route is doing so well!
121 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Anyone notice IB has a similar website logo to aerlingus o com I was thinking the same but aerlingus.com is showing up as an A321 and the seat map is
122 Post contains images OA260 : Athens is not that far you know LOL......Its just past Italy and down a bit from Bulgaria!!!
123 Post contains images Shamrock350 : My geography stops when I go any further than Ireland, France or the UK! It doesnt really lol, well I hope it doesnt I have a geography exam in the m
124 COEI2007 : The A321 does TFS, which is about the same flight time as ATH! The 321 only seems to be operating on the first Sat service, but I suppose if loads we
125 EISHN : Can anyone tell me the pitches on EI's short haul aircraft when they had Premier. So like what the pitch was in Premier and Y on the 734, 735, BAe-146
126 Post contains images OA260 : Yes I hope so too, ive been waiting 10 years for this service!!!! I would also love to see A3 try the route a few times a week. If i had my dream it
127 BrianDromey : I can only speak of the A321. Cerainly the varibable geometry seats had quite a bit of space. Somewhere around 33" I would estimate. Certainly a lot
128 EISHN : Thanks Brian! I really appreciate it. Those are really interesting, certainly worth holding on to. I never had the pleasure or experience to fly on EI
129 EIDAA : Flew on the AF5009 yesterday on the way to TLS. The aircraft operating the flight was EI-RJR, one of the "new" Avros. I have to say the aircraft was m
130 OA260 : Looks like it made it back aswell. Landed only 20 mins late at 0550!!! I thought I was the only one to use that term LOL.....At work thats what they
131 EI787 : I found out that it wasn't a medical emergency - it actually sprung a fuel leak!!!!! Luckily it was only 2 hours into the flight and so still over la
132 EIRules : No wonder ye were all so quiet when I asked did anyone have any info on them? Super, I have an interview with them tomorrow!
133 OA260 : Arrgh they are not that bad !!! Good luck for tomorrow , if you get it we will have an insider to tell us all the news lol... what you going for gate
134 EIRules : No actually have an interview for flight deck!
135 EIDAA : Yeah it's a good one! Good luck with the interview! They are not that bad as an airline, and the Air France link on the commercial side is good... I
136 Post contains images EIRules : Thanks for the good luck. Suppose I wont be the one sitting in the back so comfort wont be much of a deciding factor or me
137 COEI2007 : Try EI aswell, they're taking on a load of pilots
138 JWMD123 : Flew back from BHX this afternoon with EI. Good flight as usual. A bit of a nightmare flying out on Saturday morning. Area 14 looks well but organisat
139 OA260 : Are you saying you have to go down the escalators check in and then come back up the escalators again to the normal main check in hall???
140 Post contains images BrianDromey : I should imagine that the aircraft was operating to ORK. In fact a check of ACARS confirms that to be the case....
141 BestWestern : That was an example of a transfer flight... Could have said SNN DUB - XXX.... but didnt! The 146 isnt the most comfortable in 3-3 seating, especially
142 JWMD123 : Yep exactly right, a bit stupid Thanks for that, I did not think the ORK flight was on a Monday. Must be the bank holiday weekend got me confused. Mi
143 BestWestern : Aren't there other escalators to the security check area?
144 Post contains images OA260 : Im confused, so you dont go up the stairs/escalators as seen in this photo??? Is this way up blocked off???
145 EIDAA : Tell me about it! I had 05F yesterday... but nothing beats row 6 in the -200s for discomfort... they don't even have a window, and I have been lumped
146 OA260 : The Paris air show is only 14 days away!! I wonder what orders are in store and more important what EI will do. Is anyone going?? I would love to go b
147 EIDAA : I would normally try to attend one or two of the trade days but I'm taking some vacation the week before and will just want to get some work done bac
148 Post contains images Shamrock350 : I would really like to to go but I have exams, already done 7 and have 10 more to do I really hope EI announce it at Paris it would be great to finall
149 OA260 : Im so jealous of all you ex pats LOL..... no A380's to be seen here in the Emerald isle LOL.... I was going to fly to LHR to see the A380 there then i
150 Bramble : Ladies and gentleamn we have a thread winning comment.....memories of dodgy border niteclubs in my early 20's!!!
151 Pilot21 : Interesting comments from Airbus this morning Gents. They expect an order from 1 airline for the A350XWB before the Paris airshow. June 5 (Bloomberg)
152 JWMD123 : Yes, you go down the escaltors to check in from the main arrivals hall, once checked in you have to go back up another 3 set of escalators to get bac
153 OA260 : Thats just crazy , some people say that DAA gets an unfair bashing!!! Well its doing things half hearted that gets them this bashing. They need 4 mor
154 Post contains images N272WA : Thanks Bramble! You can give me my Gold Medal over a pint in the Grill in Letterkenny some night! LOL. On another note, is EI's 1st flight to ATH tod
155 Pilot21 : Aer Lingus to make an announcement tomorrow to the Press, it's Commercial Director Enda Corneille has said in an interview today. While he declined to
156 Post contains links and images Danny : Quoting OA260 (Reply 146): Is anyone going?? Yep, going ? Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 155): Aer Lingus to make an announcement tomorrow to the Press, it's
157 BrianDromey : Indeed it does. It sure seems that EI are going with the A350, and, i guess, interm A330s. Now, the interesting bit, how many! Im going to say 3 A330
158 Post contains images OA260 : YES DUBLINO-ATHINA!!!!!! First flight fully booked!!! I wish I was on it !!! Will be flying over my families house at 1955 local if on time.
159 Post contains links EI321 : more here: Possible Aer Lingus A350/787 Update (by EI321 Dec 6 2005 in Civil Aviation) Its looking pretty likely now. Heres hoping that they get a fe
160 OA260 : Budget Travel is to be sold The EU comission has ruled that as part of the link up with First Choice and TUI.
161 BrianDromey : Oh! Has it been stated by TUI Travel or by the EU that it is Budget which is to be sold off? I wonder if it will re-enter Irish hands, or if MyTravel
162 OA260 : Thats all the press statement said !! Quote:: Budget Travel HAS to be sold The European Commission has insisted as part of the merger between First Ch
163 JWMD123 : Ryanair has reported adjusted profit after tax of €401.4m, a rise of 33% on the previous year, though it warned on more modest profit growth this ye
164 Post contains images EI321 : I wonder will they give their pilots a pay rise, after cutting their wages under the excuse that profits did not rise last time at the same rate as t
165 N272WA : Aer Lingus have updated their Route Map at last, with the new destinations, but they have CPH mispelled as Copenhegan.... GRRRR
166 Shamrock350 : I'm glad they have updated the routemap, EI looks much bigger around Europe from DUB and ORK and the routemap is much better than before with "off the
167 Post contains images EIBoston : Are you sure it is not the 137 it is operating? Doesn't EI usually send an A333 on the 133 route and the A332's on the direct DUB-BOS 137 flight? I'm
168 OA260 : It is indeed doing the EI 137 . JFK did the 133. Athens took off on time and was operated by EN.[Edited 2007-06-05 15:36:29]
169 Post contains images EIBoston : Just keeping you honest
170 EI321 : ANY PICS OF NEW EI CABINS?
171 OA260 : Haha no probs, I was in a rush this morning and was as usual trying to do 3 things at once, I got the flight numbers mixed up, in between that our co
172 EIBoston : Well if it goes to LAX tomorrow and then does BOS 137 on Thursday then I will get some photos.
173 OA260 : Fingers crossed!!! Take pics of everything epecially the seats if poss.
174 EIBoston : will do my best. When will I be able to find out what plane is operating the 137 on Thursday?
175 OA260 : Remind me Wednesday night before 6pm and I will have a look. Im not sure how many hours in advance they load them. For tomorrows EI145 its not showin
176 EIBoston : will do. Thanks.
177 OA260 : Just in the system now for tomorrow ::: FLIGHT INFO EI0145/06JUN J 05JUN 1633 LOCAL - ---------SCHEDULED---A/C-------------ACTUAL-------- DUBLAX ..111
178 OA260 : DUB BOS 1430 1615 EI 137 J9 D9 Y9 B9 H9 K1 M1 V1 N1 L1#33P 5JUN07 DUB LAX 1115 1420 EI 145 J9 D3 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M1 V1 N1 L1#33P 6JUN07 And if this is cor
179 Post contains images EI787 : How far ahead can you check the 33P thing, OA260? Could you just look at EI108 on July 7th and see what it says!! Thanks!
180 EIBoston : I will free up the memory on my camera so!
181 OA260 : Dont push it lol....although im excited as I might have to hop on one if this all turns out to be true!!! But its a major coincidence. If Thursdays E
182 Post contains images EI787 : Hehehe!!
183 Post contains images OA260 : No probs , if I could change it to DUO on your flight you know I wouldnt LOL.....only joking Well that was a very productive day I must say !!!
184 EIBoston : I will see whats up with that. I'm sitting in row 15 so should be an easy task!
185 OA260 : BTW more good news!!!! Thursdays EI 137 has 11HK missing off the seat map !!!! I think we are in business lol...
186 EIBoston : Yes I see that, but my return Sunday on 137 has them:-([Edited 2007-06-05 18:26:58]
187 OA260 : Thats because on Sunday DUO is off to LAX !!! DUB LAX 1115 1420 EI 145 J9 D4 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 V9 N9 L9#33P 10JUN
188 Post contains images EIDAA : You guys should really start the never ending DUO thread... if it works for Peter Max I'm off to the States on Friday for a week, but the fares on EI
189 EI787 : Quick question: On Today's ATH flight, how would the crew manage? Are they able to fly the two routes back to back, i.e DUB-ATH-DUB or would they rest
190 Smokeyrosco : Any (charter) Cyprus - Dublin - Cyprus flights are operated back to back. I'd imagine it's the same.
191 COEI2007 : Hahahaha! Overnights in Europe???? EI crew only overnight on Long-hauls, and in LHR. The DUB-ATH-DUB is operated by the same crew; its counted as an
192 EI787 : Oki Doki! Thanks for answering!
193 AerArann : When i was in the airport on Thursday, There's a Massive EI shamrock sruck on the Big Bare Wall in to the left of the Stairs. ATH airport looks so ni
194 COEI2007 : Same as LPA, ACE! Crew take a break, and as its buy-on-board, crew get rewarded with plenty of commission!
195 OA260 : Hello guys !!! knock knock LOL.....this is Athens Greece not Athens USA!!! Its a day trip with quick turn around !!! Athens is not that far away LOL.
196 COEI2007 : It might 'only' be Athens Greece, but thats a long day for crew! I wish we did layover in ATH! It would be sooo nice!
197 Aerarann : 8Hr 25min ( + 1 Hour Break) = 9Hr 25min Its not that long of a day, alot of people work alot longer days, and the crew scheduling allows for rest day
198 COEI2007 : 8hrs in the air, is a lot different to 8hrs on the ground As I said, its a long day, but the rewards make it very worthwhile! I look forward to my fi
199 AerArann : Oh, I'd well believe it, my mate is cabin crew with EI and she absolutely loves it, was made transatlantic within three months.
200 OA260 : Oh ok ill let you off then lol....ATH is a cool city but then again I'm biased. I used to want to be cabin crew but I couldn't see myself doing it no
201 Post contains images N272WA : LOL.....yeah, wot-evaaaaaaaaaaaa Nice to see good loads on EI to ATH
202 Post contains images OA260 : Yeah there was on todays flight anyway lets hope they maintain the good loads for the summer. If I was cabin crew Id love to have worked for GF , the
203 EI787 : I just spotted this on the Aer Lingus website. DUB-MAD-DUB operates out of Terminal 4 at MAD, whereas ORK-MAD-ORK operates out of Terminal 1! Why is t
204 BrianDromey : Hmm.....just wondering if Crews are upgraded because of good service or are there other reasons. I remember on my last EI flight there was an FA who
205 Post contains links and images EI787 : IT'S THE A350!!! After years of waiting, EI will announce today an order for the A350!!! See this post: The Times: A350/787 - Aer Lingus Has Selected.
206 JWMD123 : This will be great news if true. I would certainly see at lease a 10+ order for A350 and maybe even 5-10 A33x. The old route map design team in EI ma
207 Post contains links OA260 : If true it will be a good day for EI and Airbus, heres hoping . At least it will finally end all the gossip . EDIT::: Looks like they have but await
208 Danny : Am I the only one dissapointed? Just 6 A350 with not specified delivery time?
209 BrianDromey : Says he yesterday...... OK, I was a year out, but I still want to know what has happened to the two A330s which were "available for deployment" in 200
210 OA260 : 6 is alot for EI . Dont forget its not that big of an airline by international standards. At least they are getting new AC. Its a long time though be
211 Pilot21 : Statement text from EI is posted in the other thread, total of 12 planes ordered, but 3 are replacement aircraft for the older 300 models, with 2009 &
212 Danny : 6 A330 + 14 A350 and some options exercised on A320s. Still it is good news indeed.
213 Post contains links and images EI321 : Look what happened to Jetmagic. View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Hindle
214 EIDAA : I find the three replacement aircraft note interesting, presumably these will be for CRK, DUB and JFK which are leased aircraft. ORD is owned by EI,
215 EI321 : Well the order from Airbus is for 6 A330-300E & 6 + 6 A350 (type not yet specified). The A330-300Es will replace the existing A330 fleet from 2009 onw
216 Toulouse : What great news! Just got back this morning to damp Toulouse from sunny Dublin. Flew EI533 from TLS to DUB on Monday which was a great flight and bri
217 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Here's what the Aer Lingus A350 will look like for those who haven't seen it yet. I wonder if the livery will still be the same when the A350 arrives.
218 OA260 : Thanks for the pic Shamrock350 .....good luck for today .
219 EIDAA : Based on the statement released to the stock exchange this morning, one aircraft will be replaced in 2009, possibly EI-JFK the Airbus Asset Managemen
220 Bx737 : The reason for the fifth crew member is they are on their supernumary flight that is their very first flight. They are not regarded as part of the mi
221 Post contains links EISHN : EI fleet page updated to include the new aircraft: http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obe...dfkk.0&P_OID=-536880294&Category=0 Nothing yet in images. Gr
222 Kaitak : Well, that answers my question; the phrase "about bloody time" jumped to mind this morning. I'm delighted with this order, but waiting for more info,
223 Toulouse : Thanks for that Bx737, and there was one very young looking male F/A down the rear of the aircraft. Bx737, do you have any ideas on TLS been reinstat
224 JWMD123 : FR looking for more inventive ways to make money!!!!! Ryanair plans overhead luggage ads Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:14 Ryanair is to sell advertising s
225 Toulouse : Yet another step just really showing how similar FR is to a bus ride. That said, while I'd hate to sit on a plane with ads on tthe overhead luggage b
226 EI321 : Remember that this order does not take into account leases. I would still expect at least one A330 to arrive on lease for next year.
227 Pilot21 : The 3 leased old A333's will go in 2009 & 2011. These being CRK/DUB & JFK as the new A333E's arrive. The 4 aircraft mentioned in the statement to go
228 Post contains links EISHN : I've seen similar ads on the LUAS. Is that certain? Thats interesting to know. Thanks for sharing that with us all. We're talking 20 years here! Can
229 Pilot21 : DM was speaking at a Press conference this afternoon in relation to he new aircraft order. While I am waiting for the text of the conference to come t
230 Rineanna : Just saw -JFK land at 06:30 this morning from BOS. She looks in fine shape for an auld bird (from the outside anyway). Just flew over to PIK from SNN
231 EI787 : To see the new EI Business class: Go to aerlingus.com Click on 'Services and Frequent Flyer' Click on 'Inflight Services' Click on 'Premier Service' C
232 Post contains images EISHN : Classic Economy on EI-DUO: Would you believe it, I found it on Bebo!
233 EI787 : OH WOW!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
234 Shamrock350 : I have been waiting for ages to see that I checked ei.com many times, thanks EI787. Looks nice I cant wait to see some real photos of the cabin. EDIT:
235 BrianDromey : That really is very good, although EI really need to work on deploying this throughout the 332 long haul fleet, IMHO. This grabbed by attention in th
236 Post contains links and images Sawtooth : Airbus press release on the 350 order and and a nice rendering. Any info on which version they are going for (looks like the 800 from the image)? http
237 COEI2007 : Once you're made permanent, you get trained on T/A flights. So good service would be a big contributary to being made permanent!
238 COEI2007 : I just looked at the seat demo for the new Premier seat on EI.com, and its good! The pictures on the EI economy cabin on EI-DUO also look very promisi
239 OA260 : EISHN, youve excelled again , cool photo , looks really nice .
240 Post contains images Ei2ksea : New cabin looks super. Great to finally hear about the L/H order too.
241 EISHN : I pride myself on excellence LOL Thanks for nice comment. I thought that only senior crew to T/A flights. Thanks for posting that.
242 N272WA : EISHN, WOW, Savage!!! Just LOVE the pic. Pure quality...Cannot wait to try it. Heading to the US in a few weeks with my friend who is cabin crew for E
243 Smokeyrosco : Me too, I have to say, I was expecting at least 14 aircraft, I didn't realise they where going to include in ones recieved already? ah well it's good
244 Post contains links OA260 : http://home.eircom.net/content/irela...m/breaking/10532557?view=Eircomnet Aer Arann workers to vote on strike Wednesday, 6th June, 2007 Workers in Aer
245 EIRules : I agree with all of the other posters EISHN, excellent pic and well done. Really like the look of the new interior, think I might have to see if I ca
246 EISHN : Thank you very much for that very kind comment EIRules. Thirteen frames I believe, in addition to the twenty they had just ordered, but they were all
247 Tonymctigue : We finally have an answer. I'm taking the day off work when the first A350 is delivered for to see it when it arrives. I missed the A380 the day it wa
248 OA260 : Hey EIBoston good news!!! Todays EI137 is scheduled to be EI-DUO !!! Have fun and lots of photos please if poss. OA260
249 Post contains links Smokeyrosco : EI's Traffic Stats are out for May, actually they where out on Tuesday but I decided to let the order roll before I posted them. http://www.aerlingus.
250 Post contains links OA260 : Punters guide to Open Skies. http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0606/openskies.html By Andrew Fanning, RTÉ.ie Business Editor Open skies is the name of the
251 Post contains images EIBoston : Thanks OA260! I've charged up the battery for the camera and told the wife get rid of any stupid images on the memory card
252 OA260 : Haha thats what I like !! A man that rules the roost lol..... Theres me thinking that Irish men were ruled by their wives!!! You must be near boardin
253 Post contains images EIBoston : Unlikely, I am on the return 136 out of BOS tonight
254 OA260 : Oh ok I forgot your going the other way round!!!lol.....Well as least you know your on the new AC!! Can you take a photo of the seat width?? Just to
255 Post contains images EIBoston : I will do my best. I won't get to upload until I get back on Sunday as I only have dial up for the weekend. Plus I am going to a wedding and I wouldn
256 COEI2007 : Thats how its supposed to be, but I met a girl I know who started flying yesterday, and got told today that she's doing long-haul training this month
257 Post contains images Eirbus06 : On the passenger figures chart for shannon 2005 there were 674,841 pax TRANSITING through shannon. Doe's this mean troops or People coming from americ
258 Post contains images BrianDromey : Well, you do have experience flying long haul, right? So that might help your chances! One thing I will say aboout -DUO....its very clinical, very wh
259 Smokeyrosco : I'm pretty sure it's both
260 AerArann : There not at all bad, on my flight to/from STN, there was overhead bin advertisements for online check-in, and they were very discreet looking and he
261 OA260 : Hi Brian well I will look tomorrow evening and see. I have never looked to see if it gives RE!!! I only know we have direct access to EI. We dont hav
262 BrianDromey : Cheers man, You are a star! Where would we be without ya? Certainly a good few LX trip reports down anyway, thats for sure! RE dont seem to be in SAB
263 OA260 : LOL...im just contributing the same as everyone else lol....nothing special just lucky to have the CRS to check all these things. RE loads in our CRS
264 EI787 : Here's some infor on the ORK flights this Saturday: RE 607 Y4 M4 K4 B4 Q4 O4 T4 DUBORK 0900 0955 AT4 0 AB V4 2RE 623 Y4 M4 K4 B0 Q4 O4 T4 DUBORK 1540
265 EIRules : Oh so happy those days are all behind me, really dont envy you.
266 Post contains links BrianDromey : Hehe! It would be very useful.....IF I were flying to DUB! But im on LBA-ORK! Cheers for trying. 1RE 683 Y4 F4 R4 I4 M4 K4 B4 LBAORK 1415 1550 AT7 0
267 Aerarann : Well Its showing an AT7 which is an ATR72, so you have slightly more chance now of it being REL How did you get SABRE on your desktop??
268 OA260 : Wouldn't take any notice of that shower !!!! 3 are dreadful .....lol but that could be tha fact that I'm currently threatening to sue them LOL.... Re
269 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus A350 from MAP Modified Airliner Photos:Design © Joe PerezTemplate © Joe Perez
270 Post contains images EI787 : Woops! Sorry about that!!! Really? I recently joined them and am finding them great so far!!
271 OA260 : Ever tried roaming with them or sending a SMS to someone in the UK on certain networks?? I joined them when they launched and had my calls charged 3
272 Post contains images N272WA : OA260 - please could you confine non-aviation talk to the Non-Aviation forum or via PM please? We don't need to know A) who you be texting B) How you
273 Post contains images OA260 : Haha N272WA dont get touchy !!! You in one of your moods again??? Couldnt be as bad as ripping your jeans on SK !!!haha
274 Post contains images N272WA : LOL. I was wondering why it was taking so long for this forum to open & load, it must be due to OA260's superfluous comments which should in all fairn
275 Post contains links and images EISHN : You know, I was just thinking. What if EI placed some advertising on FRs overheadbins? 52million people will see it, and a bit of money goes into FR's
276 Smokeyrosco : Well here's the problem, as far as I've been told, the only reason RE staff joined SIPTU was because of whats happening with them transferring over t
277 BrianDromey : Yea, I have, its great, all my Irish minutes can be used in the UK and all my UK minutes can be used in Ireland, if I so wish! Its the best roaming d
278 Kaitak : Good morning folks; sorry I haven't been around too much over the past few days; I've just been moving house and haven't got my phone hooked up yet, h
279 Post contains links Kaitak : New thread ... Lining Up On 28; Another Irish Aviation Thread! (by Kaitak Jun 8 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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