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March Madness: Another Helping Of Irish Aviation!  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7549 times:

Good morning folks ... can't remember who it was who suggested March Madness as a title, but thanks anyway!

Nearly coming to the end of the Winter season now, so new services starting soon ... particularly S7 to Moscow and new EI services to Bourgas and ... where else? Sadly DXB comes to an end ... and no sign of EK yet! Sad

So, what's on the horizon for the next week or two? FR must be suing someone ... ND preparing to make a major policy announcement on aviation issues - oh, look, a large pink aircraft flying past - EI-PIG?

Well, folks, it's just gone 4am and my creativity is not quite up to scratch, so I'll hand it over to you ...

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7548 times:

Just saw a thread there on the return of EI 119 ... is there any indication of what caused the return?

EI 119 Returns To DUB (by JETSTREAM63 Mar 3 2008 in Civil Aviation)

Some of the loads mentioned for other flights are seriously poor; well under 20%. That's not good. Is it a consequence of the US economic downturn? Time to start looking east?

By the way, keep your eyes peeled for a very nice looking aircraft in the next day or two: the Vietnamese PM is visiting London, Dublin and Berlin ... on a VN 777. Of all the 777s I've seen, that has to be one of the best looking ...


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Two more little news snippets:

- RE is making a complaint to FR about predatory pricing on the DUB-ORK route. The IT reports that RE carries 150k on that route, with FR, around 347k, for a total of just under 500k Interesting to see how this will go; although one could see that FR is being "predatory", are they behaving any differently on the DUB-ORK route than they are on any other? FR says it will comment in due course; bound to be something measured, dignified, carefully worded ...

- Four airlines have applied for PSOs on various domestic routes; Loganair wants to retain Derry, but FR (yes, that same FR that wanted PSOs abolished!) wants Kerry and Cityjet has applied for Donegal, Derry and Knock. RE is, of course, the other applicant.


User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1943 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7520 times:
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Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
- RE is making a complaint to FR about predatory pricing on the DUB-ORK route. The IT reports that RE carries 150k on that route, with FR, around 347k, for a total of just under 500k Interesting to see how this will go; although one could see that FR is being "predatory", are they behaving any differently on the DUB-ORK route than they are on any other? FR says it will comment in due course; bound to be something measured, dignified, carefully worded ...

We all know that FR are going to come back at RE with the whole PSO thing they have been making noises about over the last few days.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
- Four airlines have applied for PSOs on various domestic routes; Loganair wants to retain Derry, but FR (yes, that same FR that wanted PSOs abolished!) wants Kerry and Cityjet has applied for Donegal, Derry and Knock. RE is, of course, the other applicant.

Interesting that WX are looking for domestic routes. Perhaps if SNN-CDG is successful & if they get a PSO, could we see WX start SNN-DUB? The RJ's would be much more sustainable than 737's.



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7062 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7501 times:



Quoting Tonymctigue (Reply 3):
Interesting that WX are looking for domestic routes. Perhaps if SNN-CDG is successful & if they get a PSO, could we see WX start SNN-DUB? The RJ's would be much more sustainable than 737's.

Its about one month now since SNN CDG has started - any news as to how the passenger numbers, and yields are holding up. The CDG return fares start at €200+, so I presume that AF are really targeting the transit traffic. WX also now have the Dornier 328's, which could be interesting.

Predatory pricing by Ryanair. never. *cough* go *cough* easyjet *cough* Aer arann *cough* norwegian.... Ryanair, the consumer champion likes monopolies.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7492 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
can't remember who it was who suggested March Madness as a title, but thanks anyway!

Well it wasn't me!  Wink

Serious question here: How much will a beer cost me onboard EI this Saturday?

Tanks!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6318 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7489 times:

A bit of late welcome for EICVD!

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
Serious question here: How much will a beer cost me onboard EI this Saturday?

£2.80 last time I checked.


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7472 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 6):

A bit of late welcome for EICVD

Thanks Shamrock350

Does anyone know if runway 34 was in use at DUB late last night? There was alot of worried callers & texters to a phone show wondering why the aircraft were flying lower than usual.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26794 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7453 times:

Morning all------ was the weather that bad yesterday ???

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0304/1204240484242.html

Schools closed, flights cancelled and chaos for commuters as severe weather returns
SEVERE WEATHER resulted in treacherous conditions for commuters all over the country yesterday morning, "a snow day" for many school pupils, flight cancellations and a lightning strike in one Mayo community.

--------------------------------------------------

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...air-makes-fab-15-list-1304926.html

Ryanair makes 'Fab 15' list
By Joe Brennan
Tuesday March 04 2008


Morgan Stanley's equity strategists have included Ryanair on a new list of 15 European companies which should ride out the current bear market.


The so-called 'Fabulous 15' are companies which are industry leaders trading on cheap valuations, the investment banker said, and look set to provide good returns over the medium term.

"A bear market provides an opportunity to buy strong franchises at unusually low multiples, at some point," Morgan Stanley said.

------------------------------------

Welcome to our new member ..... So many EI´s LOL..... Why no FR´s ?? LOL.....


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2757 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7452 times:

Yes just a quick welcome to EICVD!


Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2757 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7446 times:

Just a quick question to any of you in the know:

As you know my beloved route, DUB-TLS will be starting soon  slaphappy 

Anyway, according to the French aerlingus.com homepage, Toulouse is the most expensive route, by far, in their list of "lowest" fares. What does this indicate? That the route is doing well? That it's doning so bad they want to charge as much as possible? Please don't tell me the latter!

Fares given:



Paris - Belfast International €35

Paris - Dublin €51

Paris - Cork €51

Nice - Dublin €45

Nice - Cork €45

Nice - Belfast International €45

Bordeaux - Dublin €35

Marseille - Dublin €95

Lyon - Dublin €61

Rennes - Dublin €61

Toulouse - Dublin €83

Barcelone - Cork €47

Barcelone - Dublin €33

Bruxelles - Dublin €42

Genève - Dublin CHF95

Tarifs aller simple, taxes et frais inclus.

Tous les plus bas tarifs



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1943 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7437 times:
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Quoting BestWestern (Reply 4):
Predatory pricing by Ryanair. never. *cough* go *cough* easyjet *cough* Aer arann *cough* norwegian.... Ryanair, the consumer champion likes monopolies.

I know. FR giving out about predatory pricing is almost funny. Not only are FR one of the biggest users of this tatic be we all know how FR will frequently increase capacity on certain routes just to kill of yields completely for both carriers but given the vast resources available to FR, they can generally afford to deal with short term poor yields on a certain number of routes. The end result usually is eventually the competing carrier pulls out & as soon as they do, FR cuts back capacity & increases prices to what they were before. In fact, I can recall a few times where FR announced an increase in capacity on certain routes & as soon as their competitors heard about the increases, they pulled out, leaving the route to FR who never actually put on the extra capacity they announced.



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7062 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7390 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Welcome to our new member ..... So many EI´s LOL..... Why no FR´s ?? LOL.....

Perhaps its because yhe esteemed owners of the board refuse to pay people to browse the site... this is a high cost location...

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 10):
Toulouse is the most expensive route, by far, in their list of "lowest" fares. What does this indicate?

It demonstrates that those from Toulouse are filthy rich. (Greetings from CDG 2B by the way)

Quoting Tonymctigue (Reply 11):
The end result usually is eventually the competing carrier pulls out & as soon as they do, FR cuts back capacity & increases prices to what they were before. In fact, I can recall a few times where FR announced an increase in capacity on certain routes & as soon as their competitors heard about the increases, they pulled out, leaving the route to FR who never actually put on the extra capacity they announced.

A non Irish example of this is the routes from London to Santiago De Compostheap  Smile in Spain.. Once IB were off the route the fares went skyhigh - one state monopoly replaced by a capitalist monopoly.... which is worse?



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User currently offlineGosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7386 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Why no FR´s

FR would probably sue somebody for using their name/code in their username; their lawyers are very energetic after all.


I think FR will really go all out at Aer Arann. They know that RE are not in the most comfortable situation (heavily reliant on government funding) and I am sure they see RE's upcoming European expansion and team-up with Aer Lingus as a threat too. Ryanair's expansion from ORK could be hindered if RE and Aer Lingus start a code-share on the ORK-DUB route. They won't let that happen too easily. I hope RE can with stand any pressures put on them by O'Leary and co as I like the airline.

Interesting to see CityJet trying to get into the domestic market. That would be good. Also great to see Loganair try to retain the DUB-Derry route. I was worried that perhaps after their deal with BA ran out they wouldn't keep that service going, but obviously they make a few bob off it.

[Edited 2008-03-04 04:49:58]

User currently offlineBFSBHD From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Jul 2006, 78 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7372 times:

Loganair to start BHD/BHX - Dundee. BHD will be daily and BHX four-weekly.

http://www.flybe.com/news/0803/03.htm


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2757 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7350 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 12):
It demonstrates that those from Toulouse are filthy rich.

If only I was in that group...



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineLIFFY1A From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7318 times:

Hi all,

I just have a question I hope someone on this thread would be able to answer.

Why was runway 11/29 at Dublin built? It was built at a time when Dublin was not very busy and over the years I've only seen it being used by the odd turboprop and the odd Cessna doing cicuits. considering that and the fact thats its used for parking now, was it a total waste of money?


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3915 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7316 times:



Quoting Tonymctigue (Reply 11):
In fact, I can recall a few times where FR announced an increase in capacity on certain routes & as soon as their competitors heard about the increases, they pulled out, leaving the route to FR who never actually put on the extra capacity they announced.

The painful experience U2 had at ORK is one such scenario. U2 came into ORK (2 daily), NOC(daily) & SNN(daily) as I recall in winter 2004/2005. FR turned up the heat and started flying LGW-SNN. SNN already being an FR base did not last too long, and ORK became a thrice daily service for summer 05. Then FR went and based an aircraft at ORK and launched 2x daily LGW and 3x daily DUB, I think that must have been spring 06. As I recall the rotation was DUB-LGW-DUB-LGW-DUB. None of the services departed/arrived at the same time, as U2 came from LGW. Still U2 carried on offering 3 times daly into the winter. MOL really got peeved at this stage and announced 4x daily to LGW, with a once daily DUB. U2 cut their losses, very publicly blaming FR. Needless to say 4x daily never happened for winter 06/07 and only a daily LGW was offered, while FR turned their attention to DUB, 5x daily. At least RE have outlived U2 in competition with FR!

FR are an incredibly aggressive competitor. The headline fares are still good, but the charges are really starting to mount up. For example in 2006, four of us flew to LGW with FR. We paid 125EUR or so. Included in that was airport check-in, priority boarding and 60KG luggage. The same journey today would cost 415.36. Big difference. Competition Vs No competition.

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 offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1943 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7291 times:
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Quoting Gosimeon (Reply 13):
I think FR will really go all out at Aer Arann. They know that RE are not in the most comfortable situation (heavily reliant on government funding) and I am sure they see RE's upcoming European expansion and team-up with Aer Lingus as a threat too. Ryanair's expansion from ORK could be hindered if RE and Aer Lingus start a code-share on the ORK-DUB route. They won't let that happen too easily. I hope RE can with stand any pressures put on them by O'Leary and co as I like the airline.

I think it is probably safe to say that all of us on this thread are rooting for the little airline from the West in this long & heated battle for control of the ORK-DUB route. It is ironic that with FR giving out about PSO incentives for domestic routes, the only domestic route FR operate & have competition on is ORK-DUB which is not included under the scheme. Operating 737's on domestic routes does not make economic sense & the only reason why FR have persisted with ORK-DUB is purely to get RE out. If RE are struggling to turn a profit on their service with ATR's then FR can't be making money on the route with 738's. The two operators who are ideally suited to providing domestic air services are RE & WX using ATR's or RJ's. 738's are just too large for the market & not to mention the fact that airports like GWY, CFN, SXL & WAT can't even handle 738's. RE have fitted perfectly into the vacancy left by EI Commuter & given their recent tender for a PSO incentive, I could also see WX playing a future part in providing domestic air travel.

Ultimately, my money is on RE to beat FR for the ORK-DUB route due to the codeshare with EI. In fact, seeing as ORK-DUB is probably the lion's share of RE's domestic traffic, I doubt the codeshare would ever get off the ground if RE pull the plug on the ORK-DUB route so I'd say it is their own interest to keep going against FR is they ever want to get a codeshare with EI going.



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User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7243 times:

Loads and yields have been excellent for WX in Shannon to date- they will be introducing the RJ70 very soon hopefully (so they say) Using the EMB145 of Regional at the moment.

Would be interesting to see them start a SNN-DUB route......

I hear Ryanair have applied to do Kerry-Dublin. What next.....?!?!?



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12397 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7216 times:



Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 19):
they will be introducing the RJ70 very soon hopefully (so they say) Using the EMB145 of Regional at the moment.

You mean the RJ85?!

Quoting LIFFY1A (Reply 16):
Why was runway 11/29 at Dublin built? It was built at a time when Dublin was not very busy and over the years I've only seen it being used by the odd turboprop and the odd Cessna doing cicuits. considering that and the fact thats its used for parking now, was it a total waste of money?

I'm not sure when exactly 11/29 was built, but I believe it went right back to the very beginning of the airport. Remember that when it was built, there was no 10/28 (which was only opened in '89), so that was the only easterly runway. 23/05 (or 24/06, as it was originally) was the main runway for many, many years and its heading was in line with the south-westerlies, which of course, were (are still?) the prevailing winds for Dublin, indeed Ireland generally (Shannon's Runway is also 24/06) . Dublin also has a north/south runway, 34/16 (originally 35/17), so why three runways at a not-so-busy airport. I guess the objective was to make sure there was a runway available for all likely (or most usual) runway headings. Remember also that the kind of aircraft around when the runway layout was planned were small and in some cases (likes the DC3) tailwheel aircraft, which are more difficult to control, so having runways that went in different directions made sense.

In those days also, labour was cheaper (unemployment was high) and you didn't have the same planning issues about building new runways, so it wasn't a major expense like it is now.

So, I don't think it was a waste of money; if anything, I was surprised that it was closed, because the fact that it was parallel to 10/28 made it ideal for prop aircraft, even for Cityjet's 146s/RJ85s, so it could have continued to relieve pressure on 10/28. However, the airport is perennially short of parking space, so that probably sealed its fate ... and maybe the expense of maintaining its lights, ILS etc (if it still had it?) wasn't thought to be practical. In any case, of course, the old 11/29 will ultimately become 10L/28R.

Some guesswork on my part, but I hope that's of some help!


User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7201 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 20):
You mean the RJ85?!

Thats the one!!

Also heard on the grapevine today that AA are supposedly introducing a seasonal service again to Shannon this summer



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User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

Thanks Toulouse & OA260

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):

Why no FR´s ?? LOL

For fear of being ignored here in the Aer Lingus fan club  Wink

Flew DUB-TLS back in June 04 & loads were quite high ( it was a 737-500) so id say its doing well.
IMO WX might be only planning the domestic market as a use for some of the RJ's. they always seem to have a few just sitting idle in DUB.


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7166 times:



Quoting LIFFY1A (Reply 16):
Why was runway 11/29 at Dublin built? It was built at a time when Dublin was not very busy and over the years I've only seen it being used by the odd turboprop and the odd Cessna doing cicuits. considering that and the fact thats its used for parking now, was it a total waste of money?

I've seen RE aircraft use it a fair bit, I remember when I saw the first one taking off from there I couldn't believe my eyes. I've also see RJ's land on it as well as private jet aircraft, so it did get quite a bit of usage.

Quoting EICVD (Reply 7):
Does anyone know if runway 34 was in use at DUB late last night? There was alot of worried callers & texters to a phone show wondering why the aircraft were flying lower than usual.

I seen a couple of aircraft heading out over the City yesterday around 3 or 4 pm. I know it's not late but it suggests that the wind may have indeed suited the runway.



John Hancock
User currently offlineAerLingus747 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7154 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 7):
Does anyone know if runway 34 was in use at DUB late last night? There was alot of worried callers & texters to a phone show wondering why the aircraft were flying lower than usual.

Yes it was in use, as they were flying over my house for most of last night.(Which is in Bray)


25 Gosimeon : Unfortunately, I would not be so sure. How often do FR lose out to competition? I think that if RE don't get the code-share sorted ASAP, then the FR
26 LIFFY1A : Cheers Kaitak for the reply, I did'nt think 11/29 was that old. Although I've seen the RJs and private jets use it, movements on 11/29 were very few
27 Smokeyrosco : In the mornings when there was a long queue for 28 you'd often see RE using it, they used it a lot when I worked in the airport also used it a lot fo
28 Neutral : 16/34 will be in use some nights as there is lots of apron/runway work being done around 10/28.Its all contained in the IAA safety reports under SUPP.
29 EIBoston : Kaitak, The weak dollar is really hurting. at ~$1.50 to the euro it will turn many American's away from our shores this summer season. I always like
30 DavecFlyer : Before 28 was opened, and in a time of older and less modern aircraft with lower crosswind limits, 29 was used frequently when the wind was not suite
31 Irish251 : Others have answered this question well and Kaitak is correct that this dates back to the original configuration of the airport. I think there are se
32 Tonymctigue : That is great news. Hopefully, WX will expand services from SNN possibly to LCY & AMS, leaving SNN with more than they ever had with EI to LHR. I wou
33 BrianDromey : Interesting the way infrastructure has developed over the years. The driving force has always been the capability of the aircraft. At least theose in
34 Tonymctigue : I was my understanding that the EI/RE deal was going to be a full codeshare but perhaps that is something I dreamt up. I thought the PSO scheme was r
35 CopySouthwest : Interesting. When is the PSO announcement due and when do the new contracts commence? What happened to the Loganair PSO on the Knock route that comme
36 Smokeyrosco : I believe that it wasn't working out for Loganair as they had to ferry an aircraft from Scotland to do the route, I don't know if Loganair got or are
37 EI320 : Another delayed welcome to EICVD If that is true, it would be great to see AA back in SNN, I can only guess that it will be SNN-ORD with a 757, same a
38 LUPOR1D : 13/31 remained open until around the year 2000....still used as a taxiway They also had 07/25 which is now known as taxiway 7 (Aircraft often park on
39 Tonymctigue : I didn't realise 13/31 was still opened until that recently. Was it used that often? I can't say I ever saw a plane landing or taking off from it but
40 Tonymctigue : I would love to see AA back at SNN. I love their livery, particurarly on narrowbodies. I think that there is no nicer way to paint an MD 80 than in t
41 Dstc47 : The PSO basic rules are set by the EU, but the decision to have them and the selection process is run by Ireland.
42 Post contains links EIDAA : The next B737-800 for FR is en route from Boeing Field... this one is EI-DYA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RYR800A
43 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Just found this, http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/...play.var.2093162.0.Coat_hooked.php
44 Clydenairways : That Libyan Arab 707 was actually an Aer Lingus 707 still is Libyan colours from a recent lease, i saw that one land on 29 myself, i presumed it was
45 Sawtooth : Speaking of runways, there is a post on PPRUNE saying ORK have decided to upgrade 17 to CAT IIIa. I guess wind isn't usually a factor in low vis opera
46 EIEGAA : When exiting the USA from EWR you have to scan your passport and fingers and have your picture taken at the self-service style kiosks near your depart
47 BrianDromey : I think its being rolled out across the states. Apparently there have been instances where people have not swiped their passports on exit at EWR and
48 EIEGAA : My girlfriend had this problem leaving JFK last March and had to get a visa for going to BOS in the summer. At least we cleared US immigration in DUB
49 Gosimeon : Early May, so not too big a wait. The WX boss, Geoff While, made the following comments in the Indo yeaterday: "In the past our aircraft weren't suit
50 Post contains links Sawtooth : I doubt he means the RJs. He is probably referring to the Dornier they operate with Scot airways on UK domestic routes. http://www.airliners.net/phot
51 Smokeyrosco : I thought this was being cancelled? twice leaving ATL I didn't swipe going back home and I never had an issue getting back into the US, I have on the
52 LUPOR1D : Take everything you read on pprune with a (big!) pinch of salt....!!
53 Post contains links Kaitak : Airprox incident off SE coast, involving MD80 and 738 ... AAIU investigation finds lack of co-ordination between ATC officers (one v. experienced and
54 Post contains links EISHN : According to EI.com, they will be operating to MCO four times a week this Summer on - T W T- S - http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obe...onth=07&getTim
55 BrianDromey : VN operate 320 and 321. They also operate 330s as well! The VN livery is probably one of the best looking out there. Definately up there with EI, BD
56 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Yeah the announced an increase in capacity and frequency because of how well the route is doing. I's very good news to see it performing well. VN ope
57 DavecFlyer : Is there any definite schedule for when this will be at Dublin airport? I can't seem to find anything on the news sites.
58 Irish251 : No, it's not a myth, as I remember this myself. It was on a Saturday in about 1983 and the wind was gusting to 55kt or so, straight down the runway,
59 Gosimeon : When leaving JFK in November we had do do very little. Hopefully the US don't make traveling there any more hassle; that immigration queue in DUB was
60 Post contains images DavecFlyer : Excellent. Thanks very much Irish251
61 Post contains images BrianDromey : I think its a historical thing. Initially it was only at SNN, supposedly because the Russians had a fuel farm at SNN and the Yanks wanted to keep an
62 Tonymctigue : I just got an e-mail back from EI saying that for my flight to SNN-ORD-MCI in May, when I check in at SNN for the SNN-ORD flight, they will be able to
63 DavecFlyer : Presumably you will still have to claim your bags at ORD and take them through customs? I regularly travel DUB - ORD - CMH and always get the boardin
64 EireRock : Definitley agree on the BD and SK liveries, possibly the nicest around. I also like Germanwings and the Lauda 737's, beautiful - and all named after
65 Tonymctigue : It would be great to see WX become a bigger player in the Irish market & it would be nice to see RJ's on domestic routes. There is just something tha
66 Tonystan : All passengers must clear their luggage at the first point of entry into the US and have it rechecked onto their connecting flight. Its a very easy p
67 Tonymctigue : I do have to claim my bag but I get to drop it off at the AA transfer desk as soon as I go through customs. This doesn't bother me because as you say
68 Tonystan : Yup dont worry, there is an AA desk on the other side of Customs in Terminal 5 in ORD. It is more or less the same procedure as EWR so you shouldnt h
69 Tonymctigue : Thankd for the info. Three months now before I'm off. Can't say that Kansas was a place I thought I would be heading to but my cousin has just moved
70 ThrottleHold : Several Aer Lingus F/O's have spent the last few years in Ho Chi Minh flying them too.
71 Aer Lingus : part of the last batch to come out of the sponsored training school post 9/11 with no jobs to go into. apparently making a fortune out there too!
72 NU : anyone hear of the screens in the GC lounge in Dub this morning that didn't work? Some colleagues checked the screens and missed flights because the s
73 Smokeyrosco : Because EI control the information screens in DUB? like BA do in LHR or DL do in ATL.... right? ?? Who's fault is it if screens are not accurate in D
74 NU : No the DAA control the screens In the end they did not have to go back landside and did not have to pay a fee - an acknowledgement that EI didn't try
75 OA260 : If a passenger is missing when they are closing a flight and they look into the PNR they can see the passenger is a GC holder. Not rocket science to
76 Toulouse : GC is one BIG problem I also have with EI... as do many of us members of the "EI fan club". GC is the biggest joke of a FF programme around. As EIDAA
77 Kaitak : True enough, although I don't see why SQ won, when they don't even fly to Ireland. Less than a week to go to the EI annual results; particularly to s
78 EIEGAA : Something I've wondered for a while: Does anyone know why the window blinds have to be opened for take-off and landing, and why the cabin lights have
79 OA260 : No but Irish passengers do fly SQ with consol fares ex: DUB to CDG FRA LHR etc... so they still are applicable for nomination. The same as BA and QF
80 BrianDromey : I believe it is so the eye does not have to adapt from blazing light to pitch darkness in the event of an evacuation. The blinds are kept up for the
81 EIEGAA : Chees Brian. Makes sense!
82 EIDAA : Over the last year or so I have exited the States on numerous occasions from BOS, JFK, ORD and SFO, with AF, EI and DL. The first and only time I hav
83 Toulouse : Yep that's exactly the reason.
84 Post contains links OA260 : Two of my colleagues just came back from JFK on different dates and said they had brilliant flights and service etc.... To me BMI are very good and t
85 Shamrock350 : Great to hear you enjoyed your flights OA260! Here is an interesting video of an Aer Lingus A320 landing at AMS, you can hear a barking noise just bef
86 OA260 : Yes I have to say I did. Much better than taking FR thats for sure. I could have taken FR into REU and it was closer to where I was staying but Id ra
87 BrianDromey : God, I hate that noise, on al flight to AMS it continued from push-back to cruise. To be honest its not the most comforting of noises! Looking at the
88 Dstc47 : [quote=EIDAA,reply=82] Quoting EIEGAA (Reply 46): When exiting the USA - Make sure your little green or white forms are collected, preferably not get
89 Tonymctigue : It is interesting that the Irish travel awards didn't even give EI second place for flights to the US. I have never flown DL so I can't comment but a
90 Gosimeon : I have to say that when I flew DUN-JFK and back I had a great flights. Excellent service from friendly crews, good movies and music choice in Economy
91 NU : ahh lads. off to get a J LH today and Y LH tomorrow but can't believe I got some of you to agree with me on something. Aer Maighdean abu!
92 Bestwestern : Kaitak, loads arent as bad as you say... Flown Loads on the 105 for the last few days 06 Mar 201 05 Mar 197 04 Mar 194 03 Mar 231 Flown Loads on the 1
93 Kaitak : Thanks,glad to hear that, but loads are hardly stellar either - quite a few in the 50-60% range. Just announced today that new hotel and parking lot
94 EIDAA : ... and the others that rate DL above other Transatlantics ex-Ireland... Fair enough, I guess you are in the majority here on the thread. However, fo
95 Shamrock604 : Again, I wouldnt worry too much here, its the time of year (we are just coming out of the low point in terms of load factors) and and also there is a
96 OA260 : Well everyone has their own experiences. I have not flown them for a long time , I'm just saying what feedback I have heard. I'm sure there will be p
97 Kaitak : I know the American DOT does - or used to - keep a record of complaints (I remember making a complaint - on behalf of friends - about America West!)
98 EICVD : Was just talking to my aunt a while ago & she was over in NYC a few weeks back. She flew wth CO, the food was ok but the crew were good. One of the fl
99 Post contains links OA260 : Heres my trip report ::: Aer Lingus / BFS-BCN-BFS Video+Photo Report (by OA260 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
100 Post contains links Kaitak : Very close call at DUB before Christmas last ... bizjet and helicopter; missed collision by 30' ... http://www.independent.ie/national-n...miss-crash-
101 JWMD123 : Wow L/H has took a real hit over the month of February. I think we can only talk about increase in capacity for so long. Short haul seems to have hel
102 Tonymctigue : Those load factors are ok considering the time of the year. People are strapped after the big Christmas spend off & growing economic uncertainty puts
103 Kaitak : Sheesh ... 60%. It was 65% last month. Serious rethinking needed. OK, the rise in capacity of 40% is certainly significant, but I can't remember EI lo
104 Al2637 : Those load factors are really apaulling.... LH down 14% year on year!!! Shorthaul not as bad, but still falling year on year. It's only going to get w
105 BHD : What is the 'barking' noise? Thanks Craig
106 JWMD123 : Most analyst predictions (and they are normally close) point to an €80m profit for the year before any staff share is taken to account. Given the y
107 Post contains links OA260 : http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-ryanair-are-grounded-1308867.html Proposals for Caribbean 'Ryanair' are grounded Failure to gain licence and h
108 Post contains links EIDAA : GF - Possible Return to Dublin In an article on ATI ( http://www.rati.com ) last night about Gulf Air's fleet plans, Dublin gets a mention. I wonder h
109 Smokeyrosco : Have to agree I was thinking myself something just shy of 100m.
110 COEI2007 : But, there is the 105 and 107 to JFK and 133 and 137 to Boston, so 2 330's to each city is hard enough to fill. In the last 2 weeks when i've done th
111 Kaitak : That would be a very welcome development; in view of the effect of the US recession on EI's t/a traffic, I wonder if they would consider a return to
112 OA260 : If a downturn in the economy hits then EI should look at DUB-DXB-SIN but they would need to only place DUO or DUZ on such a route and also upgrade ca
113 Eirbus06 : Very good!!! Did you see the suburb of las vegas still being built with 220,000 ppl,absolutely HUGE.
114 Gosimeon : That would be nice to see; wasn't their pilot on the old DUB route an ex-DJ? I guess they will see a gap in the market now Aer Lingus are pulling out
115 OA260 : Yes it was amazing but my idea of hell !! Way too many people and dry .... I like the Green fields of Ireland LOL.... You know its mad seeing as my f
116 Post contains links EI787 : I see a tender in today's Irish Times for a new Control Tower at DUB! http://www.e-tenders.gov.ie/Search/Show/Search_View.aspx?id=MAR098916
117 DavecFlyer : Yes, Barry Lang used to be a DJ on 2FM and is now an A330 captain with Gulf Air. He flew the inaguaral flight into Dublin. So if GF do come back that
118 EIEGAA : I'm thinking of going up to BFS for a bit of spotting tomorrow. Does anyone know where I can find out what time certain aircraft will be arriving at?
119 DavecFlyer : I received an email from Malev today detailing their change of Moscow airport from SVO to DME. It talks about the convenient connection times from DUB
120 Post contains links BFSBHD : www.flightstats.com lists most movements. CSA and Austrian appear to missing from that though.
121 Post contains links Kaitak : http://www.investegate.co.uk/Article.aspx?id=200803070700595807P I find the statistics on this site to be the most detailed, as it gives a breakdown a
122 COEI2007 : Theres still room in the winter schedule to operate a 3x weekly flight to DXB. I'd head it was being suspended, not cancelled, and we were looking to
123 Post contains links OA260 : Severe weather warning for Monday Force 12 winds, gales of up to 100mph and heavy rain is expected to make life miserable for people who need to trave
124 Post contains images Gkirk : To be sure,, to be sure How's the NCL-ORK Jet2 flight doing? Guess it must be doing well seeing as it's up to daily during the summer. Who'd have thou
125 BrianDromey : My guess would be BLK or LBA. RE seem to do pretty well out of LBA, offering a daily service which has been paired back a little due to airframe avai
126 Bramble : Problem with using the A330-300 is that they have to weight restrict the flight. Have seen it go out with over 70 empty seats due long flight time an
127 Kaitak : There's a thread running on PPRUNE on this; apparently pressure as low as 940 is expected; fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride! I wa
128 NU : not giving a TR from my LH trips this week but 2 things were of note. 1. the ARJ from LCY to Fra was all business class with middle seats left empty -
129 OA260 : I remember those days well. I used to fly alot DUB-FRA and DUB-LHR and they always gave you doubles of Champagne ( one for the road). LOL....
130 BrianDromey : I remember my dad used to do a lot of ORK-LHR, in business class. He does not drink much, and would always bring the champers and wine home to my gra
131 Post contains images Gosimeon : I can see where you are coming from there. I suppose if they deserve great results they will get them. One of the problems with Aer Lingus is they do
132 BrianDromey : Wiki is still stating EI will move to T3 at LHR, I was under the impression that this was no longer going to happen? Brian.
133 Aer Lingus : there may be aircraft C or D checks due over the winter months so this could be indicative of taking an aircraft out of service and cutting capacity
134 EI320 : All oneworld flights are being moved to T3, but because EI aren't in oneworld anymore, they'll be staying in T1 for the forseeable future. They were
135 Shamrock350 : British Airways say their Dublin and Cork flights (code share operated by Aer Lingus) will be out of T1 but there is no mention of BFS, it will be out
136 OA260 : I see that Easyjet are shutting down the BFS-GDN route. I wonder if Wizz will take it over!!!
137 Shamrock350 : Easyjet are shutting all routes from GDN so it would be a good opportunity for Wizz or maybe even Aer Lingus because their current routes are quite b
138 OA260 : I wonder how EI would do on Eastern Europe routes from BFS ??
139 BFSBHD : Well judging by the amount of eastern europeans about now, i would say pretty well. As far as i've heard the GDN route performed very well. Loads 90%
140 COEI2007 : I wonder would EI consider WAW or KRK ex BFS? I remember when WW originally talked of a BFS base he said EI could operate 11 or 12 routes ex BFS. It
141 BFSBHD : I hope they pick a German or Scandinavian route next, i.e. MUC or CPH. These being untapped markets, whereas Easy and Wizz already have WAW and KRK s
142 Shamrock350 : I think Aer Lingus were very brave to go start routes already covered by strong airlines such as U2 but it looks like it's paying off after a slow st
143 BrianDromey : I think while the loads are there, the yields are not. C0 could not make money, could have been its cost base, but there is limited business traffic
144 EISHN : I think EI need to concentrate on continuing their short haul expansion out of DUB, that's one of the core idea's behind the LCC model, constant expan
145 Shamrock350 : This year has seen much slower expansion, only two new routes out of DUB for the summer but in this case I think it's a wise decision. Aer Lingus hav
146 BrianDromey : Personally, I think "Low fares.Way better" was more suitable than the non-specific"Enjoy your flight". That says nothing about EI or the service. I a
147 Post contains images Gosimeon : Definitely. I think BFS will be a success for the airline. Some people were expecting alot in the early stages, but in the long run I think they will
148 Shamrock350 : I did like the "Enjoy Your Flight" campaign, the TV adverts made it clear what EI were about (after some explanation during the advert) but as a sloga
149 Dstc47 : Speaking of TV advertising, Flylate, if at all, are promoting their "award winning" new services on television at present. Best laugh I had since Fr T
150 Bramble : Now got a dodgy image of a tiny man stuck into a giant flat bed seat in my head! Does anyone remember the period of 2-3 months when some genius at HO
151 NU : Bramble. I think we've met. I remember been given comment cards and an apology over the lack of champagne. The funny thing was I never asked for cham
152 Andaman : The Irish-Finnish connections look very Irish next summer season, EI and FR operating, while AY and KF stay out. Dublin is one of the few European hu
153 BrianDromey : It si strange, I would have thought the EMBRAERS would have been perfect for DUB. I guess its not worth battling it out with FR and EI. I guess AY wo
154 OA260 : Maybe when AY upgrade their fleet. The MD-11's are clapped out . Why would anyone want to go AY Via HEL when you have EY LX LH with same if not cheap
155 BrianDromey : True, but they do have a ffew A430s as well. Same Y Recaro seats as EI, IIRC and a better bed in J (which are also in the MD's). Its a slightly short
156 Post contains links EI320 : Ryanair gets one over on no-frills rival easyJet at advertising watchdog http://www.independent.ie/national-n...-advertising-watchdog-1311618.html
157 OA260 : Haha.... I think if I was going to the Far East I would take NZ Prem Y as far as HKG then get a connecting flight for the rest of the journey. I alwa
158 Post contains images Andaman : Perhaps AY return to DUB with fresh ideas after they have got more Embraers, they have 17 now, six more E190's coming. I think AY's image in Ireland
159 Danny : Beautiful Vietnam 777 now at DUB. Brought some government VIPs.
160 Pelican22 : For those who might be interested the reg for the Vietnam Airlines B777 is VN-A149, she is parked on the northside of Pier D at DUB .
161 Dejmurph : Hi Folks, Sorry to off topic for what is a bit of selfish reason but I was on here about 2 months ago and a regular poster asked by me to resubmit my
162 Post contains links and images AerLingus747 : For those of not in DUB here are a couple of pics.
163 Gosimeon : Thanks for posting the pictures. Beautiful A/C, I think the livery works well too. I wonder how many people were in it? It must be great having a 777
164 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Great pics, one of the best looking 777s out there! AA would no all about that... AA Flies Just 5 Pax ORD-LHR, Eco Groups Angered (by D L X Mar 5 2008
165 BrianDromey : I think someone can give you an actual reg, but if 11H & 11K are missing on your seat map come OLCI then it will be DUO. Either way, I would advise b
166 Post contains images OA260 : I will be able to post the Reg around 1600-1700 tomorrow so check back then . Thanks for those , great to see them in DUB. I love their livery.
167 Gosimeon : No queues for the toilet on that flight then! Whatever about the environmental side of things, it would be great to have a 777 cabin more or less to
168 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : This I think, View Large View MediumPhoto © Jose Jorge
169 Dejmurph : thanks Brian and OA260 for the info. We have the premier seats booked booked both ways but having flown full premier once or twice before the qualifty
170 Shamrock350 : The IFE screens in Premier were updated last year I think. EISHN showed us photos from his time with Aer Lingus in Shannon and the screens were new b
171 Post contains links OA260 : I didn't hear anything about the PTV's being bust to be honest. The last time I flew EI A330 was SNN-DUB and sat in J class and the PTV's were the sa
172 Gosimeon : He can't complain then eh! Has a range of 4,872 miles too, not bad. Seconded. Hope it goes great.
173 Irish251 : It is generally far more cost-effective to fly the President and party to the USA on scheduled carriers than to hire a whole airliner and crew for th
174 CallBell : New member here, so be gentle with me! The personal DVD players will not be available on MCO flights. However if the entertainment system wasnt workin
175 Post contains images OA260 : Welcome another new member.
176 Gosimeon : Welcome aboard. I'm no longer the newest guy then, whoot. The Irish thread is great business for a.net! Kaitak and co. should be on commission.
177 OA260 : LOL... at my high school the new boy used to get his head flushed down the toilet LOL...
178 CallBell : Hey I said be gentle!!! LOL
179 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Welcome CallBell
180 Post contains images EICVD : Welcome CallBell. Im not the newest member anymore ha. I wonder if EI will fly a 330 to BHX tomorrow. Im almost certain they have flown one to either
181 OA260 : A few long delays today :: Newark Continental CO126 09-03-2008 08:55 Arrived 1632 Budapest Malev MA622 09-03-2008 21:20 Delayed 0620 I wonder what del
182 LUPOR1D : Nice tailwinds over the atlantic today..........was tracking an aircraft flying eastbound he had a groundspeed of 640 knots!
183 EISHN : Welcome Callbell! I think that's four or five new members over the last month or so! Get outta here!
184 Post contains images DavecFlyer : US Air was also delayed by about 4 hours landing just before the Vietnam B777. I noticed the transatlantic departures today taking a very northerly r
185 OA260 : Yeah your next LOL...... Haha thats one way of putting it .... more like a roller coaster ride..... some good material for youtube on approach into S
186 Gosimeon : I live in Newbridge and the walk home from work tonight was awful. There is a massive storm going on, I'm guessing there will be some nervous landings
187 Ire2008 : Hi, im new here, just joined, hope to contribute anything I can lol, em have been reading posts here for ages, Im from south Dublin! thats all I guess
188 Bramble : Usually 2 flights using A330 over the festival. Its a regular occurance for Cheltenham. Look for a 4 digit flight number,EI usually put 2 before a BH
189 BrianDromey : Geee, lots of new Irish members. Ta failtle roibh go leir ar bhord! Apparently SNN is taking a right old battering, Paris, Birmingham, Stansted and Ga
190 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Weather is still fine here but I think I'll sit on the lower deck of the bus to college tomorrow morning, last time I say upstairs and it was windy it
191 Post contains images Gosimeon : Right, I have you figured out already then. Welcome to a.net. I repeat: Kaitak and co. should be paid commission for the number of people that pay 25
192 EICVD : Welcome. The wind is starting to get up here but its probably just as strong as last weekend. [quote=Bramble,reply=188][Usually 2 flights using A330
193 Tonymctigue : Firstly, welcome to new members. I remember the last time I flew BOS-SNN we made it over in 4 hours, 56min due to the tail winds. Sounds like a terrib
194 OA260 : Welcome Kevin.... we have two Kevins now LOL..... ------------------------ My colleague just flew back from JFK with DL and said the outward on the 7
195 EIBoston : Hey OA260, any chance you can tell me what aircraft will be operating the EI133/132 flights tomorrow?
196 Post contains links OA260 : Sure check back at 1600-1700 . So Im checking EI 133 11MAR and EI 121 11MAR for Dejmurph. -----------------------------------------------------------
197 Pilot21 : EI announces their Winter Transatlantic schedule, not much change from this year: Aer Lingus today announced details of its winter schedule from Dubli
198 Bramble : The current record flight time eastbound for EI is 4hrs 33mins BOS-SNN. My personel best is 4.38. Slightly longet than a FNC of TFS. That must have b
199 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Well here's an Aer Lingus A320 (EI-DEC) making a bumpy landing at DUB: Includes some clapping from passengers and a nice welcome announcement from the
200 Post contains images EIEGAA : No BFS t/a services this year then? Hopefully they'll be up and running by summer 09.
201 Shamrock350 : I think EI is allowing time for the brand to build up and to see how the current routes perform. I'm pleased they haven't left Shannon and I'm lookin
202 Post contains links EIDAA : If you could check what aircraft is due to operate the 132 back this evening also that would be great. My parents are coming back from BOS on that on
203 Post contains links EI320 : Aer Lingus 'had doubts' on Shannon Monday, 10 March 2008 12:51 http://www.rte.ie/business/2008/0310/aerlingus.html Aer Lingus has confirmed that its w
204 OA260 : The EI 133 DUB-BOS today was operated by EI-ORD so the 132 must be the same A/C back.
205 F1eddie : hey guys. Was in manchester at the weekend. Got the boat over and all worked out fine. Anyway got the train down to BHX on Sunday. Paid a princly sum
206 Tonymctigue : It is good to hear that EI are continuing their current TA schedule from SNN but it sounds like it was a close call. Luckily, tourist & buisness grou
207 EIBoston : Still can't book beyond 23rd Dec yet though.
208 Sawtooth : GSM aren't going ahead with DUB - YVR, strangely they just started TV ads last week, loads must be very poor.
209 OA260 : Emirates will use the A380 on LHR-DXB on the EK 2 and EK 1. Fares on sale now incl EI connection to LHR for €723 plus €49 taxes return. J class
210 Smokeyrosco : Ohh thats interesting, though not surprising with threats of boycotts etc. I know EIDAA will probably know this but maybe someone else can help too,
211 YOWguy : Sorry as this is a little off topic, but a question to those familiar with DUB. I am vacationing in England May 16-30th , and will be travelling to DU
212 EireRock : Both Ryanair and Aerlingus offer good deals on the route and they also have car rental deals built in to the bookings, you can select to rent a car a
213 Kaitak : Hi YOWguy and welcome to the Irish forum! With regard to the LGW-DUB routes, try Ryanair.com and Aer Lingus.com; I'd recommend Aer Lingus, as Ryanair
214 Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus and Ryanair have very competitive fares on this route. While searching the Aer Lingus website I found LGW-DUB for about £43.00 and Ryanai
215 LUPOR1D : Wrong- Gatwick and one other flight made it into Shannon, MAN went to Dublin two went to Cork
216 AerLingus747 : Does anybody know when the VN 777 is leaving DUB or has it left.
217 Post contains images Ire2008 : Hey thanks for the welcome! Oh yeah just 4 OA260, im flying LX to FCO, via ZRH (obviously!) on July 29th also. Oh yeah was also wondering wud any1 kno
218 ThrottleHold : No, they were more senior than that. All were already flying the 320 for EI for a few years.
219 OA260 : Cool I hope your good at TR's......LOL.... Currently the cheapest J class fare is €2499 return plus taxes of €250 . -----------------------------
220 LUPOR1D : it was orginally meant to have been today, however speculation suggests it departed yesterday
221 OA260 : Just a update on the EI 133 today . It left DUB at 1142 and landed into SNN at 1230. It should have left SNN at 1315 but didnt leave until 1656 and is
222 EIBoston : They hope to turn around the 132 flight quickly and only be delayed an hour according to EI's website. OA260, do you know what the load level on the
223 Rineanna : I blame the ads for the supposedly poor loads; they were so irritating! Edinburgh was diverted to DUB aswell, my sister was on it. She's currently en
224 Post contains links and images LHRjc : Hey, that's my video! It was on Saturday lunchtime as I arrived on EI205... I uploaded it for my trip report Planes, Trains And Automob.b.b.buses EI
225 OA260 : From what I see its around 70-80% full. From what I heard they have lost the support from the Tour Operators and agents who are not confident enough
226 LUPOR1D : There'll be good tailwinds on the atlantic again tonight so it will make up for lost time...
227 EIBoston : Thanks OA260! I can check ACARS in the morning to see which aircraft is on Boston 133/132 duty tomorrow.
228 Dejmurph : Hi OA260, Any sign of what aircraft is on the MCO route tomorrow, EI 121. BTW, how do you get this info? Is there a website I can access and avoid hav
229 Post contains images Shamrock350 : I recognised the youtube user name but wasn't sure if it was an A.net member or not so I just posted the video to show the bad weather. Nice report,
230 Dejmurph : Just seen this, will check back here in the morning thanks again n
231 Post contains links Kaitak : Ryanair's having another moan: http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/mhojcwojmhey/ This time, it's referring to air tickets booked for govt officials as
232 BrianDromey : Well, either way ORK has been a nightmare today. Looking at the list, relatively few flights are operating, and those that are are severely delayed, m
233 DavecFlyer : If it was FR669 last night, then it was operated by EI-DHH.
234 Tonymctigue : Sounds like it was a bad day for air travel. As per usual, ORK seemd to be the worst effected but several SNN, KIR & DUB flights were also effected al
235 Irish251 : Should be leaving at about 2245 local this evening - callsign inbound was HVN6550.
236 F1eddie : Thanks. Yeah it was.
237 BrianDromey : Brave move to build it yourself! I would not even know where to start. Im not bad at all with using computers, but many, many things about programmin
238 Post contains links Kaitak : Moving on to 12/08 ... Beware The Irish Of March: Thread 12/08! (by Kaitak Mar 10 2008 in Civil Aviation) Allons nous y ... arriba ... jetzt etc etc.
239 YOWguy : Thanks for the info and the welcome. I had already checked Ryanair , and had not thought of Aerlingus, but I will consider them now. In talking to a f
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