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The Horizon Is Green: Irish Aviation 20/08  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10082 times:

Good evening folks and welcome to a 20th helping of Irish aviation in 2008.

It's late April and it's another union crisis for EI ... so what's new? Looks like another few weeks of nervousness and doubt for Aer Lingus customers. Aer Lingus is no doubt busy deliberating over the response; it's unlikely there'll be another vote, so it looks like the scene is set for a sharp conflict.

This week saw the DAA launch a hugely imaginative and visionary project, Dublin Airport City, on a 350 acre site near the airport; the DAA is trying to attract new business from Asia, working with the IDA. According to the Sunday Business Post, the DAA is also trying to attract attention from Asian carriers; apparently 4 Chinese and three Indian carriers have expressed interest in serving Dublin ...

http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/s...ES-qqqm=nav-qqqid=32388-qqqx=1.asp

As mentioned in the previous thread, Moscow is starting this evening and let's hope that's a big success.

This week also sees the 50th anniversary of the launch of transatlantic services by Aer Lingus; from c.14,000 passengers in 1958, using 70 seat Connies ... The first tickets cost about $45 and initial load factors weren't great. Flights travelled overnight from Dublin, leaving at about 9pm (via Shannon, of course!) So, here's to many more successful years for Aer Lingus on transatlantic routes!

Over to you, my friends ...

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User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10025 times:

Thank you kaitak for another of your now legendary intros......  Wink

I agree with you about the new "airport city" development. Of course, this being Ireland the nay sayers are out in force claiming the land should be used for airport development, runways etc... How exactly do these people plan putting runways there given they would be right behind 10/28 and the new parallel runway soon to be built? But lets not let common sense get in the way of a good whinge eh??  Wink

Some valid points though about this being former "red zone" land, and i'll reserve comment there. Might the DAA finaly be taking some cues from the hugely succesful Schiphol Amsterdam? Let's hope so....

Also good to hear of the interest being shown by asian carriers, indeed I note the timing of this in conjunction with "airport city" and think to myself that finally, there may be some form of actual air transport policy being practised!! Perhaps your lobbying is finaly paying off Kaitak??  Wink



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10027 times:

Nice intro Kaitak!

Here's a good article about Davina Pratt, the first female chief pilot of Aer Lingus.

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/...vina-come-fly-with-me-1359954.html

Shamrock350


User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10002 times:

I particularly liked this bit:

"Even in 2008, there are still people who react when they hear a woman's voice coming out of the cockpit. On my first flight in command of a Boeing 146, I was with my colleague Denise Murphy. The dispatchers walked in and said, 'Wow, two women at the controls'."


User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10004 times:



Quoting Irish251 (Reply 3):
"Even in 2008, there are still people who react when they hear a woman's voice coming out of the cockpit. On my first flight in command of a Boeing 146, I was with my colleague Denise Murphy. The dispatchers walked in and said, 'Wow, two women at the controls'."

Yes, it surely wouldnt inspire much confidence if they didnt know what kind of aircraft they were going to fly!!!! But I guess the interviewer printed what she thought she heard in this case.... Wink



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User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9975 times:

The first S7 DME-DUB service was operated by VP-BTN:


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27305 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9968 times:



Quoting Irish251 (Reply 5):
The first S7 DME-DUB service was operated by VP-BTN:

Sure does look nice . Good luck to S7 in DUB.

From the last thread....

Brian the flight was great with BMI have to say . The food was really good also. BMI still serve a champagne breakfast which I love.

EI320 , It sure was a day packed full of firsts for me .... A380/T5/Cruise ship ..... They did a huge fireworks display by the ship in the water from platforms but the sea mist rolled in and hampered it a bit which was a shame. Tomorrow will bring another first !!! I'm really looking forward to .


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9928 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
Here's a good article about Davina Pratt, the first fem
[quote=Shamrock604,reply=1]Also good to hear of the interest being shown by asian carriers, indeed I note the timing of this in conjunction with "airport city" and think to myself that finally, there may be some form of actual air transport policy being practised!! Perhaps your lobbying is finaly paying off Kaitak??

I wish I could say that they paid a blind bit of notice, but I'm certainly glad to see that they are being imaginative. Of course, this is the DAA rather than govt policy, although clearly the govt has been very supportive and sees the benefit of a project like this.

I still say however that with their focus being firmly fixed east, a very good way to attract operators from that part of the world is to extend 10/28. They can hardly argue that the money isn't there.

Quoting Shamrock604 (Reply 4):
Yes, it surely wouldnt inspire much confidence if they didnt know what kind of aircraft they were going to fly!!!!

I think the comment about the 146 refers to her first time as a captain, which would have been eight years ago. Pretty cool career ... it seems quite young to be a chief pilot and it's impressive that she's the first female chief pilot of any airline in the world (although Continental's SVP-Flight Operations, who still flies as a line captain on 777s, is Capt. Deborah McCoy).


User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9914 times:
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Quoting Shamrock604 (Reply 1):
I agree with you about the new "airport city" development. Of course, this being Ireland the nay sayers are out in force claiming the land should be used for airport development, runways etc... How exactly do these people plan putting runways there given they would be right behind 10/28 and the new parallel runway soon to be built? But lets not let common sense get in the way of a good whinge eh??

Yes this airport city plan is a greaqt idea. It will be particurarly good for attracting new buisness traffic to the airport. Finally the DAA are showing the vision required to bring Ireland's airport infrastructure up to a world class standard. However we all know that us Irish are a whinging race so you can be sure that this will result in years of battling & whinging over whether it should be built or whether the land should be used for airport development. We all know this is going to pan out.

I love listening to people filing basless objections to projects like this because all of a sudden, people who have no technical, engineering or urban planning background all of a sudden become experts on such matters. They always thrown in this phrase "unsustainable development". What exactly does that mean? It is a good old reliable reason for trying to stop a development particurarly when the objector doesn't have a valid reason. You've hit the nail on the head Shamrock604. How would one use the land for building runways when it is located right behind 10/28 & the new parallel runway? You can be sure that people will file objections using that as a reason (MOL could be on possible objector). Do these people not stop & think to themselves for a minute that maybe, just maybe, the DAA know a little bit more about airport planning than these self proclaimed experts & that they have taken into account future airport expansion before they proposed this scheme? Hasn't there an allowance already been made for a thrid terminal at DUB?



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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 9897 times:



Quoting Tonymctigue (Reply 8):
people who have no technical, engineering or urban planning background all of a sudden become experts on such matters.

Ahh yes, I hear it all the time down the pub, 4 pints and someone to listen to and all of a sudden someone if not everyone has a masters in what ever subject comes up.

Just sitting in MAD terminal 1 (A gates) It's a long walk but pleasant nice terminal little dark but big windows looking out onto the ramp and very peaceful at this hour of the morning which is exactly what I need with only 3 hours sleep. There's a good selection of aircraft just out the window including N630AX which is an Omni Air DC-10 with it's beacons on and steps pulled away, in the background I see my EI 320 taxing in. Checkin was very slow though the PSA was very pleasant and friendly with perfect english which made up for it.


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EI-CVR seems to be my aircraft for the return journey, picture of her just pulling up to the gate below is seconds old. Pity that the windows here are as dirty as the B pier in DUB.

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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 9882 times:

Just looked at the 3D presentation of the Airport City which is available on RTE.ie, it's very interesting and to my untrained economic sense it's the type of "future proofing" our economy needs.


John Hancock
User currently offlineAl2637 From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9880 times:

Sorrys lads, but I'm not so keen on this City plan at all. Does Dublin REALLY need another soul-less business park on the outskirts of the city? IMHO, NO. Because taking the rose tinted glasses off for a moment, that's really all this is. A developer (the DAA) with a large landbank outside the city, wanting to devleop it. This is precisley the reason Dublin is the way it is.. bad planning!

And for anyone here quoting Schiphol as a good example... question.. have you ever been or worked in the Schiphol business park??? It is the most depressing, soul destroying place to have to work. People hate it, which is why a lot of companies have left! Most of it is pretty much taken up my airline operations or companies that actually have business at the airport itself.

Anyway, some parts of an article from Saturdays IT about it:

Quote:

Dublin Airport City, if completed to plan, would be about one-third the size of the London Docklands, a rather sterile area at night.

But, Park West in Dublin has failed so far to establish itself as a vibrant business district and not just another traffic-choked over-sized industrial estate.



Quote:

Even Ryanair's response was muted: "We thought that was called Swords," the budget airline told The Irish Times.

Remember, just because it's a development, doesn't make it good development.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3928 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9844 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
This week also sees the 50th anniversary of the launch of transatlantic services by Aer Lingus; from c.14,000 passengers in 1958, using 70 seat Connies ... The first tickets cost about $45 and initial load factors weren't great. Flights travelled overnight from Dublin, leaving at about 9pm (via Shannon, of course!) So, here's to many more successful years for Aer Lingus on transatlantic routes!

I have the cara with me here at the minute, whats interesting is that 8 million passengers flew with EI and the 747 in 25 years. Now EI carries 9 million passenger per year over the atlantic!
I think the EI 747 is as great a symbol of Irish immigration as any of the boats that crossed the Irish Sea. Obviously I don't remember them but my Latin teacher oft reminded us that when he began teaching unemployment was something like 35%. That truly is a scary thought.

Quote:
"I was mortified," she recalls, "in case I had to explain to anyone that I didn't know how to drive."

I do love that! It reminds me of my sister, who is just starting to learn to drive at the minute "what do those thingies do?" she asked my dad. Those thingies were the pedals, oh dear! I think women make excellent drivers, I think guys find it easier to learn how to drive if they have an interest in it from the cradle! I have seen guys who have no interest driving and they ahve been rubbish learning. My cousin is even more of a petrol head than I am, mind you she did pass her test first time. I failed for going "too slowly"

Quote:
"I was very technically-minded. At school when I had to write an English essay of so many words, I would sit down and count every single one of them until I reached the required amount."

I feel your pain. Thankfully MSWord can count the words for itself! I think its pretty cool to have a female pilot. I don't think its happened to me more than once though. Interesting that just over 10% of EI pilots are female. Seems like Im unlucky!

Brian.



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9797 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 12):
Obviously I don't remember them but my Latin teacher oft reminded us that when he began teaching unemployment was something like 35%. That truly is a scary thought.

I don't think it ever got quite that bad; I think the highest it got, in the early 1990s, was about 20%, possibly 21%.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 12):
I do love that! It reminds me of my sister, who is just starting to learn to drive at the minute "what do those thingies do?" she asked my dad. Those thingies were the pedals, oh dear!

Well, I'd be as likely to ask, "those things on street corners that keep changing colour ..." Ah, traffic lights.

Quoting Al2637 (Reply 11):
And for anyone here quoting Schiphol as a good example... question.. have you ever been or worked in the Schiphol business park??? It is the most depressing, soul destroying place to have to work. People hate it, which is why a lot of companies have left! Most of it is pretty much taken up my airline operations or companies that actually have business at the airport itself.

I expect some of the businesses there will be aviation related; of course, there will be lessons learned from other experiences. I think one of the ideas is to have academies and aviation related training centres; they need to make sure that it has good night life, maybe an area for open air (or covered) concerts, something to keep the place vibrant at night.


User currently offlineAl2637 From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9767 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 13):
they need to make sure that it has good night life, maybe an area for open air (or covered) concerts, something to keep the place vibrant at night.

But this is the problem, how do you take some empty business park like this and make it vibrant.... the only real way is mixed-use development, i.e. residential, retail and business mixed.... unfortunatley, residents and airports don't mix! Dublin has an abundance of "business parks" exactly like this already, is another really required? This city needs proper planning, high density city center with decent transport infrastructure... not more sprawl.


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9769 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 12):
Now EI carries 9 million passenger per year over the atlantic!

LOL, I thought the same thing and then I realised EI carried 9 million passengers (total) last year, that sentence is really badly worded.



John Hancock
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9755 times:

Changes at Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh from 1st May 2008

Quote:
Aer Lingus will change its handling agents at Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports from 01 May 2008. In addition to this change some of these airports will be undergoing refurbishment his will result in some changes for passengers travelling through these airport terminals.

More at aerlingus.com UK


User currently offlineProvance From Ireland, joined May 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9749 times:



Quoting AER LINGUS dot com:
Aer Lingus Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Transatlantic Flying
First flight left Dublin for New York in 1958

Aer Lingus today celebrates its 50th anniversary of transatlantic flying, marking the dawn of the first Aer Lingus Transatlantic flight which left Dublin and Shannon for New York in 1958.

The celebration will be marked at an event this afternoon in the American Ambassador, Thomas C. Foley's Residence in the Phoenix Park and will be attended by a number of dignitaries including the Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD and former Taoiseach, Dr Garret FitzGerald, an employee of Aer Lingus from 1947 to 1959, holding the position of Research and Schedules Manager.

Aer Lingus management and retired employees including cabin crew from the inaugural flight will be in attendance at the anniversary event at which there will be an exhibition of old photos and memorabilia from the airline's history such as old copies of Cara magazine, menus from the time, copies of Aer Sceala, the airline's internal magazine, tickets from 1958 and vintage Aer Lingus adverts. Aer Lingus cabin crew will be dressed in uniforms from the 1950s to the 1960s.

Marking the occasion, Dermot Mannion, Chief Executive of Aer Lingus said, "The evolution of our transatlantic service into what it is today is a credit to the people who have worked in Aer Lingus throughout its history. Our evolution from a single route in 1958 to achieving global brand recognition that resonates across North America is an Irish success story. As we look to the future, I have no doubt that the next 50 years of Transatlantic flying are set to be very exciting ones for Aer Lingus and for Ireland."

In 1958, the Super Constellation aircraft operated a single route from Ireland to New York three times weekly and carried 14,781 passengers in the first year. Now in 2008, Aer Lingus remains in the market leader position on transatlantic. Nine Aer Lingus Airbus A330 aircraft take to the skies across the North Atlantic, bound for the US several times a day. Operating 122 flights a week, Aer Lingus carries in excess of one million passengers a year to and from seven destinations across North America.

Dr Garret FitzGerald said, "It was an exciting moment when, during my closing months as the company's Research and Schedules Manager, we finally launched Ireland's transatlantic air service. Two earlier postponements of the service had, I believed, been justified because of inadequate demand, but now, in April 1958, the traffic volume finally ensured the successful launch of the service, with leased aircraft which within three years were replaced by our own fleet."

"This is a momentous day for Aer Lingus and indeed for the aviation industry in Ireland. The fact that over one million Irish people now fly transatlantic each year is a testament to how far the Irish aviation industry has come in fifty years. As much as today is about celebrating the past, I have no doubt that the next phase in the development of an independent Aer Lingus will meet and exceed the expectations of Irish and international customers alike." said Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD of the occasion.

The journey from Dublin to New York lasted 12 hours. This compares with an average journey time of seven hours today. Aircraft then held 100 passengers and 9 crew, today's aircraft carry over 300 passengers and 12 crew. Menus from 1958 indicate that passengers were served a "Sandwich Meal" during the flight.

Aer Lingus,
28 April 2008




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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9741 times:



Quoting Al2637 (Reply 11):

I think the difference between this and most other developments is this will have pretty decent transport links already in place and WILL include an upgraded M50, the metro, countless taxi's bus's serve the airport some bus's from Galway, Belfast etc...

Our biggest business park probably is either Sandyford or the Dublin Docklands both have housing developments in them and the Dublin Docklands is going to be pushed as a new cultural center.... BUT you also have awful trouble trying to get to both of these in the morning and home in the afternoon, unfortunately I'm all too familiar with this.

All the area is now is Massive carparks and cargo areas, so I think it's pretty stagnant at the moment, it will be phased in so it's not going to grow if they can't fill the first couple of phases, if you don't build it here where are you going to build it? remember office space in Ireland is amongst the highest priced in the world (4th in Europe after London, Moscow and Paris), Dublin's office vancany rate (empty office's) also is falling faster then anywhere else in Europe. I know some of our customers will take a real hard look at this development.



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User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1961 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9729 times:
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Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 12):
I have the cara with me here at the minute, whats interesting is that 8 million passengers flew with EI and the 747 in 25 years. Now EI carries 9 million passenger per year over the atlantic!
I think the EI 747 is as great a symbol of Irish immigration as any of the boats that crossed the Irish Sea. Obviously I don't remember them but my Latin teacher oft reminded us that when he began teaching unemployment was something like 35%. That truly is a scary thought.

Well I clearly remember from my days of flying EI 747's back in the 1980's that going over, they were always packed to the rafters but on the way back, we used to get a row of seats each. I remember we used to pull up all the arm rests & lie across th four seats in the middle aisle of the aircraft & go off to sleep. You are right when you say they are as much of a symbol of Irish emmigration as the coffin ships. Whenever you watch Reeling in the Years episodes from the 1980's, they always show an EI 747 taking off when they talk about emmigration.



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9706 times:

Disappointing but not surprising to see Ryanair baggage and check in charges rising again!

Quote:
From May 5, the charge for checking in baggage rises from €9 per bag to €10, having gone up from €6 in January. The airport check-in fee goes up from €4 to €5. It went up from €3 in January.

http://www.rte.ie/business/2008/0428/ryanair.html


User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 831 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9690 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 20):
Disappointing but not surprising to see Ryanair baggage and check in charges rising again!

But of course it must be pointed out that FR will never introduce a fuel surcharge to combat rising fuel costs!!  Wink

Crude has gone from what, $100 to $120 so far this year... FR has increased charges from €3 and €6 to €5 and €10 respectively this year.

Have to admire the PR team there sometimes!



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User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3928 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9670 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 18):
BUT you also have awful trouble trying to get to both of these in the morning and home in the afternoon, unfortunately I'm all too familiar with this.

I think the point being made is that people should live and work in those areas. Its difficult and not ideal for everyone, but it would cut down on a lot of traffic, etc if people would only live and work within walking/cycling distance of their offices, etc and shops, recreational facilities were all easily at hand (or foot as the case may be!)

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 20):
Disappointing but not surprising to see Ryanair baggage and check in charges rising again!

"Ryanair. the NO FUEL HEDGE airline"

Quoting aerlingus.com:
Aer Lingus will change its handling agents at Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports from 01 May 2008. In addition to this change some of these airports will be undergoing refurbishment his will result in some changes for passengers travelling through these airport terminals.

Interesting. They currently use servisair at MAN anyway. Maybe Aviance is going to be used, it would seem likely if all the airports are being changed together. It will be interesting to see how it all works on Friday. Hopefully should be OK!

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 offlineDejmurph From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9644 times:

On my way back from LHR yesterday saw an A330, ORD, with the left engine opened up and two engineers halfway inside. A little disconcerting to say the least for the paxs who were about to fly as the ac was at its stand at pier B. Anyone know what was going on there? Didnt get a chance to see if there were any substantial delays later.

Really enjoyed the cara mag with the 50th anniversay story of the TA flights.

Finally just a note on security. Flew BA domestic from MAN to LHR. Had checked in online and printed boarding pass. At absolurlery no stage was I asked for any form of ID. Even at boarding they just scanned the pass and away I went. Perhaps becaue it was an internal flight? Stil you would imagine that someone would have asked to match the person named on the borading card with the person in front of them. T5 looks great and got a great close up shot of the A380 from the terminal transfer bus and the new BA 757 with the Open Skies livery.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3928 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9606 times:



Quoting Dejmurph (Reply 23):
At absolurlery no stage was I asked for any form of ID. Even at boarding they just scanned the pass and away I went. Perhaps becaue it was an internal flight? Stil you would imagine that someone would have asked to match the person named on the borading card with the person in front of them

On my LBA-LHR flights I think I have been asked for some form of ID at the gate. I know ANYTHING with your name on it will do, a credit card or anything. I know RE make a big deal about photo ID now being required for ORK-DUB hwich they introduced at the same time as web check-in. I think this is airline specific though.
Its the same in the states for domestic travel. I cant recall being asked for ID. I always keep my boarding card in my passport anyway, so it makes no odds!

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 ThrottleHold : Recently flew BA LHR-MAN. I noticed exactly the same thing.
26 Shamrock350 : Here is that very nice Ryanair theme in action!
27 Post contains links EI320 : Very good article, enjoyed reading it. "Today, our contact with the general public is reduced. I used to love bringing kids into the cockpit. That wh
28 Shamrock350 : I can see Aer Lingus increasing the baggage charge but I'd hate for them to introduce a check in charge but at least they have better alternatives. W
29 Smokeyrosco : Yes, I know and the reason I used Dublin Docklands and Sandyford as examples is because there is massive residential developments in both these areas
30 Post contains links and images OA260 : For anyone who didn't get to see the 50th Anniversary article :::
31 Shamrock350 : Very Nice! The front cover is one of the nicest Cara has had in a long while. I like how big "cara" is written but I agree that the Aer Lingus logo sh
32 EI787 : According to the Online Check-in page for EI, they will be providing online check-in from BRU, GVA, ZRH and EDI from May. It's a start but why is it t
33 OA260 : Its my all time fav I have to say . I love it No probs , just thought others who may not get hold of a copy might want to see what we have all been t
34 Al2637 : Depends who the handling agent is... compatiblity with the DCS etc etc etc...
35 Bramble : Shame they got the crew numbers wrong. Mannion forced the loss of one cabin crew so its now 2+9. hence the somewhat harried look of EI crew across th
36 Kaitak : However, it could be right on some routes, if there's an extra cockpit crewmember? How many cockpit crew did the Connies have? The article extract se
37 OA260 : Thats who handle the BFS base. I guess it makes sense and they get a better deal.
38 FXramper : Missing the AA bird? AA 92, ORD-DUB, went mx last night. Starting over the Atlantic, a right side fuel boost went down. They diverted to JFK.
39 NU : From memory Kaitak you're spot on with 21% and it peaked in August 1985. Imagine getting your leaving cert results that month. I did! Inflation was a
40 Shamrocka330 : Does anybody know what airline will be flying from Dublin to Luxor during the summer and what equipment will be used?
41 OA260 : JetX every Wednesday DUB-LXR GX323 08:15 16:05 LXR-DUB GX324 17:05 21:20 I think its a B737.
42 Post contains links and images BrianDromey : I think the image posted of the cover has been cropped a little. On the actual cover there is a white bad around the image and the EI logo is on ther
43 Shamrock350 : Ah thanks Brian! The white frame actually makes it look very classy but the logo is a bit small, at least its there though.
44 Tonymctigue : Very nice OA260. Thanks for sharing. How often does Cara come out? I'm asking because I'm wondering if the current edition will still be in circulati
45 Shamrock350 : I always wondered about this, sometimes it would be one Cara for two months so the current one would be April/May but sometimes I've noticed it's jus
46 BrianDromey : The logo is a bit "blink and you'll miss it alright" I think the redesign looks good. I like the bold, square stye font. Kind of "eurostar"/"eurostyl
47 Smokeyrosco : I don't know how reliable it is but it says April/May on this edition, I've noticed when flying long haul they always have two months of movie inform
48 Tonystan : In the summer time the Cara has often reverted to monthly in the past!!! I am sure I heard Mannion say on TV3 NEWS at 1730 today that they carry only
49 CallBell : Minimum crew on the 333 and the 332 is 8. Flights to LAX and SFO have 10 Cabin crew, Flights to JFK, BOS, ORD and IAD have 9 Flights to MCO have 8 as
50 Kaitak : Thanks very much CallBell. I had to laugh at the comment made by the US ambassador at the 50th anniversary of t/a routes: "Aer Lingus chief executive
51 OA260 : LOL.... but Very very true !!! The US$$ is like Monopoly money these days . Who would have thought the Euro would have done as well as it has .
52 Al2637 : Yea, 1M trans atlantic seems about right.. they only carry about 9M in total each year.
53 Post contains links OA260 : First Aer Lingus transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York recalled THEY CAME to remember a time when flying transatlantic was as exotic as flying
54 Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus have a big 3 day sale on at the moment: UK from €25 Europe from €40 Including taxes, charges and fees! Ends Thursday 1st May. Very good
55 Dstc47 : What a pity, this is a really historic spot and well worth a visit to Berlin just to see it before it changes forever. The sheer scale of the airport
56 Rineanna : That image of the FA's on the front of the Cara mag is used in EI's advert in the Times today; looks very well indeed. There's a narrative beneath it,
57 BrianDromey : Hehe, thats good for those of us going Stateside for our holidays this summer! (Even better that my credit card is charged in Sterling!). Im not surp
58 OA260 : Apparently RE's GWY-AMS route which starts on 1st May has seen unprecedented advance bookings !!! ------------------- S7 has also said that its intent
59 Post contains links and images BrianDromey : I wonder where they will get the aircraft from to establish this? I believe they can not operate a type operated by AF mainline. I guess we will see
60 OA260 :
61 Kaitak : Thanks for the news snippets, OA260. I wonder will a Chinese route be as a codeshare with one of the Chinese carriers that has allegedly expressed an
62 Post contains links OA260 : For anyone that makes TR's and wants to bulk downsize photo files I found this link and program very good :: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ot
63 COEI2007 : 1/3 is a good saving for EI, so lets hope Menzies will be good for EI! I hope YYZ does start next year, and BKK or PVG. I would be surprised at NRT t
64 Post contains links Tonymctigue : Galway flight makes emergency landing http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0429/aerarann.html
65 Kaitak : Five crew? Was there a check/safety pilot in the cockpit?
66 Bramble : As Callbell stated 9 crew on JFk,BOS,ORD. 10 on SFO and LAX. 8 on MCO,NCE and AGP. The last change (a drop in 1 cabin crew) was in October 2006 when
67 BrianDromey : I think I share you're concern. Interestingly FR use servisair at MAN. There must be some reason why this would be, unless Menzies gave EI a special
68 Kaitak : Ryanair 738 off the runway at Lodz; doesn't sound terribly serious. Acft en route to EMA. 170 on board.
69 Pe@rson : One went off the runway in Limoges on the 21st March. Glad not serious.
70 Shamrock350 : Didn't one go off the runway at Shannon last week because of a crosswind?
71 Kaitak : That was just a small aircraft, a Cessna of some sort, I think.
72 Shamrock350 : Thanks Kaitak, wasn't sure what happened.
73 Tonystan : Maybe I have missed it from the last Irish Aviation thread but no one seems to have mentioned BA Cityflyers new Dublin - LCY route from June 1st.
74 OA260 : Yes it was mentioned .
75 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus maintenance deal to save 20 mln euros http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssI...tilitiesNews/idUSL2929234520080429
76 BestWestern : Unprecedented for Aer Arann as there are more seats! Wait till the pax end up in waterford... Under the base maintenance deal firmed today, Sabena Te
77 BestWestern : CityJet doubles weekend capacity at SNN. The route is going x3 daily to CDG from Shannon - Good news - the route must be working. Starting as a summer
78 OA260 : Good news and some great connection opportunities. Shanghai is a much better connection on the later flight as is Singapore.
79 Post contains links Bramble : They Fly AnyWhere was supposed to set the basis for the next 2-3 years of cabin operations. It delivered savings and efficiencies. Then 4 months late
80 Shamrock350 : The aircraft on the left is a France - Air Force Sud SE-210 Caravelle VI-R and the middle aircraft is an Air Togo A300 I think.
81 Kaitak : Nice photos; actually, only ten Mercures were ever built. It was very heavy on fuel and very noisy; mind you, the French learned from the errors and d
82 EI320 : Good news for SNN, shows that the route must be a success and people are using it. Hopefully this will extend to 3 daily on weekdays soon enough. It
83 Bramble : At this stage they cannot realistically lower crew numbers. EI now have 4 on A320 and 5 on A321,these are minimum operating complement. On the A330 9
84 Tonymctigue : Yes, a small aircraft went off the runway. I wonder if it was that red & white cessna that I always see whenever I'm there. I think it beongs to a fl
85 OA260 : Apparantly EOS has run out of money and BA will add an extra GBP30 on a longhaul return flight from next week,
86 BrianDromey : The last time I flew EI over the atlantic was in 2004. Im not being harsh or anything like that, but most of the crew were in the back galley unless
87 EICVD : [quote=Tonymctigue,reply=84][Do they currently have any AC based at DUB or are all the flights operated from LCY, CDG & AMS based aircraft? /quote] I
88 Kaitak : They were close to getting an investment of about $50m, but the investors pulled out; I see today that Nationwide of SA has ceased operations (it als
89 Post contains images OA260 : Thought I would share this pic. I finally managed to get on a BE E195 !!! Was great .... More in the TR....
90 Kaitak : They're lovely aircraft; the differences between them and the old 146 is as big as it can be; nice big windows, very comfy seats, just a feel of qual
91 EISHN : I was wondering, what's the biggest aircraft able to operate into LCY (or better licensed to)? I believe it's the E195, is it not? I'd just think that
92 Kaitak : Don't think so; I think the 170/175 is the only variant to have been cleared for LCY. However, the A318 has also been cleared to fly in there. However
93 Bramble : The back galley is the break area so the crew sitting down there were on break while the passengers were looked after from the mid galley just in fro
94 Tonymctigue : Hasn't the A319 has just been certified to fly to LCY? I think this is the aircraft BA are proposing to use on their LCY-JFK all business class servi
95 Post contains images Smokeyrosco : I believe that WX still base three aircraft in DUB though there is usually a forth one knocking about and they sometimes switch them up during the day
96 Post contains links OA260 : Finally got my TR up. Includes BMI / Terminal 5 LHR / Cruise ship and then Flybe E195 SOU-DUB .... Pics + Videos http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo.
97 Post contains links Bramble : Nice overhead view of those works in front of Pier C. They are causing some congestion issues as aircraft going in must wait to let a/c out from ther
98 EICVD : Nice pic of the old Park Inn logojet Bramble. Saw that very aircraft in DUB about a year ago. Sure does make a change from the regular airlines @ DUB.
99 EI564 : While I agree generally speaking, having a business park in the airport does make a lot of sense. It would have great links to the rest of the world
100 Kaitak : Well, looks like that A320 flight to SVO is going to be pretty full ... if Liverpool make it as well, EI might have to consider putting on a 330! Funn
101 Post contains links EI787 : Just saw this on the AA AAdvantage website, further suggesting that EI will break away altogether from AA and focus on UA: http://www.aa.com/aa/i18nFo
102 Toulouse : Had the pleasure of flying a Mercure just once with Air Inter (the only operator wasn't it?). I was quite young, but remember it well as some nutter
103 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus chair tells board he may step down this year By Tom McEnaney Wednesday April 30 2008 Aer Lingus chairman John Sharman has informed the boar
104 Post contains links Toulouse : While not of interest to most of you, EIDAA may appreciate it as he does fly to TLS form time to time, they have a great website on the construction o
105 Post contains links Gosimeon : Munster fans are paying over €500 return to see the rugby final in Cardiff. €500 for a flight, then being asked to pay more for a sambo. I'd rathe
106 OA260 : Day trip to Champions league will cost you €2599 !!!!
107 Smokeyrosco : It's about 1200 on EI and it's overnight. Also it is going to be a 330.
108 Smokeyrosco : Thanks! I can imagine, I remember when they where doing works on Apron 1 a few years ago and there was awful delays as if you where going into stand
109 OA260 : Is that including match tickets and transfers???
110 Smokeyrosco : lol of course not. Flights only.
111 OA260 : Was talking to a mate of mine who was on this flight. He said they took off and were about 3 hours out and then the pilot decided to go back to JFK.
112 Shamrock604 : Yes, in fact I have been to Schiphol Oost and the other business areas such as those located along the A4 Amsterdam - Den Haag motorway several times
113 OA260 : Dublin is to get a 2nd Middle East route operated by RAK Airways to RKT !!! Initially its part of a tourism drive for holidays to 5 star hotels in RAS
114 EI320 : It's a BA 318 AFAIK. EI will put on a SNN-CWL flight for the game an A332. Flights are €430 return.
115 Kaitak : Sheesh, that was unexpected! RAK is a tiny place with (up to the time RAK Airways was established) two weekly flights, by Indian Airlines. OK, it's a
116 B_B747forever : Great intro as usual. And love the title. However, I am now back after a little discussion with DM. Glad that everything went well. So anyone that can
117 OA260 : I know I was surprised also . I never heard of them until lunchtime today !!! Still with alot of people saying Dubai has got too big and some people
118 Smokeyrosco : LOL welcome back.
119 Tonymctigue : We're bound to see a few interesting visitors around SNN coming up to the Heineken cup final. You know your a total aero geek when you get more excit
120 OA260 : Welcome back , and to my RU list !!!
121 EISHN : As much of an "aerosexual" as I am, I'm more interested in the match With relation to the number of crew carried on a long haul flight, how many are
122 EIRules : Yep I'm going, has to be done, its one of those once in a lifetime things!
123 Shamrock350 : Welcome back B747forever!
124 OA260 : And like I said your mad LOL.... There was a piece on Sky News tonight and its going to be hard to get visas as day trips do not involve hotels and y
125 B_B747forever : Thank you all for the warm welcoming. However, dont worry. When I get my old username, I will get back my RR list too. So dont add this name to your
126 CallBell : If the number of Premier passengers was over 24 there would be 4 crew working up there. 3 on flights with less than 24. For a while EI-105 always had
127 EISHN : Thanks for answering my question CallBell! So only six attendants in Y on flights to the East Coast, eh? That must be a real strain. By the way, welc
128 Bramble : BOD (EI506)has recently moved to earlies so its a new destination for me. Been there several times this month,loads very low though. Hopefully I will
129 BOStonsox : This is 20 Irish Aviation posts this year. Is there a lot going on in Ireland aviation-wise? Wow. I would be nervous as hell after being on a diverted
130 Tonymctigue : You'd be surprised how much goes on in Irish aviation. Being an island nation, Ireland is highly dependent on air travel but this is only the start o
131 JWMD123 : This is an positive step forward and should at least bring commonality to the service given by EI as a whole. Whilst definately a strange one, the mo
132 Post contains links OA260 : A not so good EI JFK-DUB experience !!! http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/125180/
133 B_B747forever : Wow, what a brilliant summing. Just a question about the things you have mentioned. Wouldnt EI start to co operate with RE, or would they simply buy
134 Dstc47 : Why would EI, having got out of all domestic routes except those arising from the SNN conundrum very recently, want to take over RE? RE is partly PSO
135 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair Shannon deal investigation Freedom of Information documents just released chart 40 European Commission exchanges on Ryanair's deal at Shannon
136 BrianDromey : That was an interesting TR. What was more interesting was the way the main service was carried out. With bar, meal, tea/coffee. Then Tea/Coffee&Rubbis
137 Gosimeon : Very true. Lets face it' RE are never going to be making a huge profit, hence they are setting up another firm in the Caribbean - to subsidise. They
138 OA260 : Just some more info on RAK service. Flights will be operated by 757 and fares from €399 plus taxes. Dubai city is around 45 mins so its closer than
139 Post contains links Sawtooth : Aer Lingus has agreed a 10 year maintanance deal with Lufthansa Technik. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...t-service-pact-with-lufthansa.html
140 Toulouse : Whenever I flew BOD-DUB the loads were always very low, usually only aournd 50 pax (granted this was always during the winter). Never personnally saw
141 GrahamHill : I'm flying to Barcelona this week-end with... Ryan Air. My God, it's been almost three years that I haven't flown with them. The problem is that I did
142 Post contains links Bramble : I suppose it depends on the problem. However not telling the pax until the arrived back at JFK 3 hours later seems very bad for moral. This seems ver
143 Smokeyrosco : FR have applied for KIR also.
144 Clydenairways : Aer Arann's Bae146 flights to AMS started today from WAT , anyone any news on how it went. Is the aircraft in their colours?
145 Gosimeon : I can't find any reference to the RE AMS flight on the AMS website arrivals page... It did start today though.
146 Post contains images Gosimeon : Time Flight From Status Actual 10:45 RE 3911 Galway Arrived 11:55 10:45 RE 3911 WATERFORD Arrived 11:5T There we go. 1 h 10 mins late, but great to se
147 LUPOR1D : Ryanair isint that bad........the way some of ye talk about em would make one think that they are like hell, or something.... Brings a whole new meani
148 Neutral : Quote 138 OA260 Just some more info on RAK service. Flights will be operated by 757 and fares from €399 plus taxes. Dubai city is around 45 mins so
149 OA260 : No they are not that bad . What is bad is their product and I mean the colours inside the cabin . I would love them to drop the yellow seatbacks and
150 Post contains images EIDAA : It depends what people are looking for in terms of service. Some of the members here on the Irish threads are leisure travelers that do not fly very
151 Neutral : I do find Ryanair to be cheaper most times around the kid's school holidays.I booked Dublin to Malaga late October with Ryanair for 5 people one way 6
152 EIDAA : Thanks Toulouse - sorry about the delay in replying! That is a good site alright and TLS will be an impressive airport when the work is complete. Unf
153 OA260 : LOL.... I only fly Premium when I can afford it and when its worth it. I would not normally pay €650 for instance for a DUB-ATH-DUB but when they h
154 B_B747forever : Thought exactly the same when I saw his pics. However, he is for now banned. Can at least glad him a bit if he reads this. I bought 4tickets with FR
155 BrianDromey : I think that os one of lifes mysteries! I think though when you look at things like baggage charges, food/snack prices, check-in charges, priority bo
156 Tonymctigue : That is a good idea. Will RAK use the EI service to SNN & the RE/FR services from ORK or how will they work that arrangement?
157 EIBoston : sitting here in Gold Circle lounge in BOS waiting to catch the 132 to SNN. Just saw the 2 EI birds on the tarmac. First I saw was DUO. Of course that
158 COEI2007 : I'm really surprised at the way the service was done! JFK-DUB is normally about 5 1/2 hours so offering tea/coffee 30mins after dinner, and offering
159 CallBell : I was thinking the same thing... but looking at his boarding pass he was in row 40 so he would have been served his meal fairly quickly, being close t
160 EIBoston : On EI132 last night, drinks were served within 30 minutes of take off, followed shortly by dinner, 2 rounds of tea/coffee and cleanup. All done reall
161 Post contains links OA260 : DAA staff to ballot for pension improvements STAFF AT the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) are to ballot on industrial action as part of a campaign for
162 EI787 : The Moscow EI flights have been upgraded to A321's (they were A320's) according to the seatmaps for the flights. The price of the flights seem to have
163 EIEGAA : If Liverpool had made it to the final, an A330 probably could have been used. Not many Chelsea fans in Ireland I would have thought- certainly not ma
164 B_B747forever : But then another route have been downgraded, right??
165 OA260 : Yes I noticed that also. I thought though it was always a A321 !! I would be very surprised if an A330 was used but Smokey said it would be an A330 s
166 BrianDromey : just a quick note from the boarding gate here at MAN. Im not sure if you guys know but there are massive redevelopments going on here. Includng an ext
167 OA260 : Yeah I read that. There is also major works at other airports also. I wonder why they are doing them all at once. I cant remember the other ones apar
168 LUPOR1D : Most the summer charters start tommorow in all irish aairports Air Italy isint it?
169 EIEGAA : I remember seeing a TU-154 at Aldergrove a few years ago. It was flying charters to Bulgaria if I remember correctly. It wore a black & white livery.
170 EI787 : Just saw this on the check-in baggage page of EI: So, according to this, EI will check your luggage through on connecting flights, even if it is two s
171 Rineanna : I just got an e-mail from Ryanair, having applied for a refund for the flight I was meant to take last month but coulsdn't due to the massive flight c
172 Kaitak : That's a good list; certainly covers most of the major carriers. I know that bmi, from Jersey, only does interlining if flights are on the same ticket
173 Eka340 : Good to hear, EI changed my flight BFS-BCN back by 1hr30, inconvenient but i can still make it
174 B_B747forever : So FR isnt as bad as many says.(sometimes)
175 Post contains links Eka340 : Is this the plane you were talking about? I remembered seeing this picture, although I know nothing about the flights http://www.airliners.net/photo/
176 OA260 : The dark blue bit is so you cant see the black out of the engines LOL..... Are they still allowed to operate into BFS?? I remember Balkan Tours in Du
177 Eka340 : Lol im sure plenty of peoples faces would, not sure about them still operating into BFS, i have never seen them there before. But i'd give my right a
178 Post contains links EI787 : A video update on the progress of T2 at DUB: http://www.dublinairportauthority.co...velopment/Terminal_2/t2_video.html
179 OA260 : Nice video and have to say the last few weeks flying out of DUB I have noticed the progress. So Kudos to them.
180 B_B747forever : " target=_blank>http://www.dublinairportauthority.co....html Brilliant video. I really know what T2 is all about now. Best wishes for DAA.
181 SURFER : This is my first post on airliners!ive been a fan for years and finally decided i should join up. Just wanted to inform anyone who's interested that o
182 BrianDromey : Balkan Holidays perhaps? This a/c would have been very colourful towards the front! Yea, BD in general have gone down that line, full stop. Bags will
183 Neutral : Its certainly a big improvement on how the DAA normally handle the PR on their big projects hopefully a sign of more good things ahead.
184 OA260 : Hey welcome SURFER. You will be able to keep us updated on the movements at SNN !!!
185 Kaitak : Welcome on board, SURFER; hope you enjoy being part of the Irish community here! Thanks for sharing that, EI787. In fairness to the DAA, I think they
186 Post contains links and images EIDAA : Welcome aboard! Looking forward to updates on visitors to SNN! That is ex G-FJEB, seen below in better times operating with Flyjet. At least it will
187 Kaitak : Just had a quick look at the number of Irish people who are A.net members ... guess how many? 165! Not bad at all! I've been curious as to how many th
188 B_B747forever : Welcome on board So they are usually quiet about developments??
189 EI787 : Emirates website now has a specific Irish site, something which they have not had before! Could this be a sign that EK is considering DUB as a new rou
190 B_B747forever : Wow, that is really cool. Hopefully it is a sign for a DUB route. Otherwise I cant see why they would have a IRish site.
191 Kaitak : One can only hope; I can't help wondering whether senior EK people, looking at the success of EY on the Dublin route, are saying, "that should have b
192 OA260 : SQ have one of sorts and no service.
193 Post contains links EISHN : Welcome to SURFER! Great to have another Shannon man onboard! Found a picture of the "new" LCD screens on an A330. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyegro
194 B_B747forever : Wasnt there a rumour about that the new route would be MAD?? But what is the purpose with the site then??
195 EI787 : Haha!!! WTF?!!! €1200 in excess baggage?!! What the hell were they bringing with them!?
196 Bramble : I would say the most they could spare would be maybe 2 A320. The aircraft will be overnighting there, checked out the planning of it. I don't think t
197 OA260 : Do bands not have the ability to contact EI before flying and doing some kind of a deal?? I know they used to.
198 EICVD : Welcome SURFER. Good news regarding EKs Irish site, hopefully we'll hear something positive of a DUB route soon Im heading over to DUB for an hour or
199 SURFER : Just popped up to the transit lounge in SNN this evening and i must say its starting to look well.The 70's look is well and truely gone .The new bar l
200 Bramble : This could have been the problem,the whole 'before flying' bit!!!!
201 OA260 : Take your camera next time LOL.... I know its much needed to be updated but I will miss the old look of SNN. I guess its all history back in the days
202 COEI2007 : I was told today, like Bramble has previously posted, that all EI crew will undergo a new customer service training module. Its part of EI's new focus
203 OA260 : Do EI still leave drinks and snacks at the exit rows???
204 LUPOR1D : I'm flying out on Monday.......looking foward to seeing a new improved SNN
205 Post contains links EI320 : Welcome SURFER, great to have yet another SNN man onboard here, and who can keep us updated with SNN movements. Thanks for that That should be benefi
206 Post contains links EI320 : Aer Lingus shuffle leaves them looking for new CFO Saturday May 03 2008 AER Lingus is on the hunt for a new chief finance officer after announcing the
207 BrianDromey : Yet more layers of management. Hurrah. Its a damn shame they would not hire someone to write a decent program allowing the correct number of points t
208 OA260 : LOL... I know , they must have all got hit on head or striked by lightening...... good to see it finally though.
209 BestWestern : Ganging up on the DAA or the regulator?
210 EISHN : 1- Ryanair 2- Aer Lingus 3- Aer Arann 4- ?
211 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Welcome SURFER! City Jet Here's what Ryanair have to say about it: http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=08&month=may&story=gen-en-020508[Edited 20
212 BestWestern : The article states CItyJet, but I thought that it was BMI - but sure, it isnt like the Indo to let facts get in the way of an article. Yet again, air
213 EISHN : I too would have thought that bmi would have had more pax going through every day, with about 8 flights with a minimum of 132 seats on each flight, w
214 Smokeyrosco : This list is 4 years old but 1 Aer Lingus 2 Ryanair 3 Aer Arann 4 Air France 5 British Midland 6 British Airways 7 Futura Airlines 8 Spanair 9 Air Wal
215 EISHN : Well some things have changed, FR now flies about 10 million through the airport, and I'd say that EI now only account for about 6.5 million or so, w
216 Smokeyrosco : As I said, it is 4 years old, I don' t have a more recent one of them but I know I saw it somewhere.
217 EIEGAA : It was definitely earlier than 2004 and I'm certain it wasn't Balkan.Baffled by what it was!!!
218 COEI2007 : No, theres drinks in the mid-galley. Leaving drinks at the exit rows was an accident waiting to happen!
219 Post contains links and images OA260 : There were so many different names for those charters was it Hemus Air?? There was another one and Im kicking myself as I cant remember the name. Tru
220 Kaitak : There was a carrier called VIA (still operating, I think, but now with 320s). I never got a chance to fly on a 154, nor indeed any Russian types - wo
221 Shamrock321 : Hello everybody, another new Irish member to contribute to the great Irish aviation threads, Ive spent countless hours reading and enjoying the commen
222 OA260 : Welcome ...... We know where to go if we have a lost bag now LOL...... Kaitak your prediction of new members may hit the target if we keep going like
223 OA260 : Where does the Jet2 A/C operate to and who for???
224 EICVD : Welcome Shamrock321 Was planning to go out to DUB myself but plans changed & didnt get to. I was raging because when runway 16 is in use its the best
225 Shamrock321 : Im not sure what tour operator Jet2.com are operating for today Saturday they operated LS6957 to PMI LS6965 to ACE and tommorow they will operate LS69
226 OA260 : Oh ok thanks. Didnt know they did that run. I guess its either Falcon or Budget that charter it. Great to see all these different airlines back in DU
227 Shamrock321 : I have to agree OA260, as I mentioned Ive worked in DUB for 3 years originally with Servisair the charter ''specialists'' and not in 3 years have I se
228 OA260 : Do you prefer Aviance???
229 EICVD : Bit of a long shot asking this question but does anyone know if any of the FH flights late this morning/early afternoon were operated by there new 737
230 Shamrock321 : I dont work directly for Aviance but a company closely attatched to them, I do prefer it very much so because Im in a much higher position and earning
231 EICVD : Thanks Shamrock321. Yeah it really will make a nice change from all the other 737s that we see in DUB (thats aslong as it makes an apperarance of cou
232 Shamrock321 : No its a little out of date to say the least, also listing Jet2.com and Channel Express isnt totally up to date either!
233 Smokeyrosco : An interesting aircraft movment EI-CNQ was returned by WX to lessor this lease was taking up by Nex Aviation who will be operating it for RE.
234 Irish251 : In fact I saw a GX flight at DUB on 3 May being operated by a Futura 737 with "Jetbird" callsign. Also noted was Astraeus 757 G-STRZ operating to Pap
235 Post contains links Kaitak : Welcome on board, Shamrock321! Join us in thread 21/08: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/3967725/
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Green Is Our Sky ... Irish Aviation Thread 29/07 posted Tue Jun 19 2007 18:15:27 by Kaitak
20/20 Vision - The New Irish Aviation Thread! posted Tue Nov 7 2006 20:01:40 by Kaitak
February's Fix Of Irish Aviation: 7/08 posted Fri Feb 8 2008 00:41:34 by Kaitak
February's Fix Of Irish Aviation: 7/08 posted Fri Feb 8 2008 00:41:34 by Kaitak