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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12564 posts, RR: 35
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8058 times:

Good evening folks!

As we've reached 290 on the last thread, I think it's time to move on to No. 23/08.

So, what's to look forward to in the days and weeks ahead? Well, EI-DVI should be coming soon and let's not forget that FR has a few more (three I think) 737s arriving over the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, although agreement has been reached with SIPTU over costs, the immediate future does not look bright for any airlines and EI is expected to make a first half loss.

Until the fuel situation settles down, I don't expect to see significant route expansion. And unfortunately, that's not likely to settle down anytime soon.

We should hopefully see some developments in relation to aviation policy as a result of the new sustainable transport document launched by the Department of Transport.

So, a rather downbeat 23rd thread, but let's hope things pick up soon.

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12564 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8052 times:

Another one in the eye for Ryanair's legal team:

http://www.rte.ie/aertel/135-01.html

Ryanair has lost a challenge to the Aviation Regulator in relation to price increases at DUB, largely relating to the new terminal.

Whatever about FR's fuel bills causing them to ground planes over the Winter, I should think their legal bills will probably persuade them to do so!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8056 times:

Thanks for starting another thread Kaitak. I thought I would share these pics I took at BFS of the EI MD-11. I promised to post them ages ago and could not find them anywhere. Had a major clear out and found them.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/eimd11282.jpg

I blanked myself out on this pic as I looked terrible. Had been out the night before LOL....

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/eimd111283.jpg

Anyway it was a great experience and its a shame it will never be repeated. Was so spacious and comfortable.

Also below is a pic of the Green and white TU154 that used to go to Bulgaria from DUB and BFS. I took this as I was seated in a BA jet waiting to depart to BRS.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/lz284.jpg


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8045 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):

Is that a AC aircraft next to the EI A330?? However great pics.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12564 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8043 times:

Nice shots; always sorry I never got to fly the MD11 with Aer Lingus. (Or the BAC111, Saab 340, 720 ...)

User currently offlineBHD From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8030 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
s that a AC aircraft next to the EI A330?? However great pics.

I noticed this too - never realised AC flew into BFS - was it a one of or a scheduled service, anyone know?

Woody


User currently offlineCallbell From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

I think that photo was taken in DUB from Pier A by the looks of it

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7979 times:



Quoting BHD (Reply 5):
I noticed this too - never realised AC flew into BFS - was it a one of or a scheduled service, anyone know?



Quoting Callbell (Reply 6):
I think that photo was taken in DUB from Pier A by the looks of it

The last one was indeed taken from Pier A in Dublin .


User currently offlineNeutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7966 times:

Wow its hard to believe we're on the 23rd thread of 2008 it says a lot of Irish Aviation as in its booming at the moment.Lets hope the fuel costs can be controlled by the various airlines but the signs are on the wall with Ryanair starting to charge for their priority boarding to online checkin passengers.

User currently offlineSURFER From Ireland, joined May 2008, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7953 times:

Hey folks just wanted to let anyone who's interested know that so far there's about 14 charters due out of shannon for the Heineken Cup final this weekend.Seven on friday and seven on saturday morning.Nearly all these flights are being operated by 737 and i think theres a 757 or two aswell.A friend of mine heard Aer Lingus are doing a run with an A330 on saturday morning and goes back over on the sunday morning to pick up(makes sense instead of the a/c sitting on the tarmac between transatlantic runs)As soon as i know more il post it up.

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1607 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

Yes its Air Canada, a coincidence I suppose but Air Canada resumed their YYZ-DUB flight this morning, initially 5 times a week increasing to daily soon.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7929 times:



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 10):
Yes its Air Canada, a coincidence I suppose but Air Canada resumed their YYZ-DUB flight this morning, initially 5 times a week increasing to daily soon.

Yes great to have some more A/C back for the Summer


User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7924 times:



Quoting Callbell (Reply 6):
I think that photo was taken in DUB from Pier A by the looks of it

I believe it's Shannon, is it not?

If you're travelling in Economy on an Aer Lingus A330, then one of these seats is the best in the house, in my opinions.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=740300



St. Flannan/ Fhlanain- She took off to find the footlights, And I took off for the sky
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7911 times:



Quoting EISHN (Reply 12):
I believe it's Shannon, is it not?

No I was sitting on a BA flight waiting to depart for BRS from DUB.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7897 times:

Nice pics OA260! The MD-11 was a lovely aircraft and those big windows were great. The A350 will also have big windows, wider than the 787 I believe.

Quoting EISHN (Reply 12):
If you're travelling in Economy on an Aer Lingus A330, then one of these seats is the best in the house, in my opinions.

I see that EI-EWR has not got the new drop down screens, probably because it will be one of the first aircraft to get the new cabins in a few months.


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7883 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 14):
I see that EI-EWR has not got the new drop down screens, probably because it will be one of the first aircraft to get the new cabins in a few months.

Anyone know how long it will take to upgrade each aircraft? I don't think they will start upgrading till they get there new 330... apparently they don't plan to have them all completed until around this time next year.



John Hancock
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7873 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 15):
apparently they don't plan to have them all completed until around this time next year.

Not sure how long it will take for each aircraft but I think four aircraft are being upgraded while two A333s are left as they are because they will be leaving the fleet soon. They probably wont start till November after the new aircraft has been delivered so it can provide cover while each aircraft is out.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7839 times:

Should emergency services at Dublin Airport be allowed to go on strike ??

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7820 times:

Shame to see Dustin failing to make the final of Eurovision, the UK made it through but I doubt they have any hope at winning!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 17):
Should emergency services at Dublin Airport be allowed to go on strike ??

I remember when the London Fire Brigade went on strike a few years ago, the army was called in and old "Green Goddess" fire engines were brought in. Awful sounding things but at least they were there doing the job. Does DUB have any back up like this, if not how can the airport remain in operation without any fire or police service?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7803 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 18):
. Does DUB have any back up like this, if not how can the airport remain in operation without any fire or police service?

Exactly . If they go on an all out strike it will most probably shut the airport. In which case I think the government should pass a law forbidding such essential services from striking. It has serious safety implications.


User currently offlineAl2637 From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

Don't know how you ban someone going on strike.... will be like when the Police went on strike a few years ago... they just all called in sick one day "blue flu"

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7782 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 18):
Shame to see Dustin failing to make the final of Eurovision, the UK made it through but I doubt they have any hope at winning!

Thank god he is coming back to Ireland LOL... Kaitak will not be pleased though !! Greece made it and was first picked out. I knew when Joksimovic said wonderful people and lovely country that it had to be Greece LOL... Great to see Serbia back on the International stage. I remember at one point JAT used to fly DUB-TIV during the summer months. I wonder if we will ever see them doing charters here again.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7738 times:

Air Force one will be coming to BFS next month. Something to watch out for.

User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7727 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 16):
Not sure how long it will take for each aircraft but I think four aircraft are being upgraded while two A333s are left as they are because they will be leaving the fleet soon.

How long will there be between the next new 330 entering the fleet, and the first of the old 330s leaving?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 22):
Greece made it and was first picked out

I'm pretty sure they're picked out at random, because the envelopes are just opened in no particular order. At least that's what I remember them saying from previous years.

I've read one poster's opinion on another website that we should vote no in the Lisbon Treaty as pay back!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7719 times:



Quoting Rineanna (Reply 24):
I'm pretty sure they're picked out at random, because the envelopes are just opened in no particular order

LOL... your right but the tension is over quicker if your picked out first.

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 24):
we should vote no in the Lisbon Treaty as pay back!

Problem is Ireland would suffer more . Being ejected from the EU is a bit more serious than being ejected from Eurovision LOL....The Yes crowd are doing well though... I have seen 99% Yes posters and 1% no posters...

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Aer Arann begins new Cork route to Brest

Aer Arann’s new route to Brest is the second of four services to France flying from Cork Airport.

Flights to Nantes are already operating and services to LaRochelle and Lorient are due to commence on May 24.

This new route to Brest, France is a twice weekly service that provides a connection to Brittany for those travelling from southern Ireland.

Also see RE have special fares for EUR 50 to France !! I hope it goes well for them.


25 Kaitak : Hmm ... looks like I'll need to change my signature now! It's just not fair; it's not the first time turkey has been excluded from Europe either! The
26 Tonymctigue : Perhaps it is time for FR to add on a legal bill tax onto their ticket prices. They would probably make it sound like they are doing us a favour by c
27 BHD : Hey, quick question: Someone mentioned on the previous thread that United Airlines are now in T1 @ LHR, can this be confirmed, as I am travelling UA n
28 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair hits flyers with new boarding charge RYANAIR will hit passengers with a charge for priority boarding, despite previously using it as a perk to
29 EIEGAA : Has that been confirmed yet? I know they're still finalising the plans, but the last time Bill Clinton came to Belfast as sitting president he flew b
30 Smokeyrosco : Your correct in your assumptions, the airport couldn't remain open even without Airport Police never mind the Fire Service as these require specialis
31 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Happy 1st year on A.net B747forever! I think they leased it until the A330s arrived. View Large View MediumPhoto © Wingnut EI-CAL was in Air Arub
32 Post contains links Shamrock350 : New Aer Lingus route: Cork - Geneva www.aerlingus.com
33 BrianDromey : Not exactly, if I remember what has been posted here in the past. Basically the 741s could not make LAX non-stop. EI bought/leased the 763ERs specifi
34 OA260 : Good news . Will serve the Ski holidays well.
35 BrianDromey : Whe hey hey! Good news!
36 EIBoston : No if we could only get a T/A operation(s) under way
37 Rineanna : Your prediction from the other day came true! Thanks for that. So, there's a good gap over the winter season where the other 330s can be upgraded. I'
38 EIEGAA : Can someone clarify for me if all the A330s are being upgraded to the same IFE spec as is currently on DUZ/DUO?
39 Clydenairways : As far as i can remember the 2 767's were leased from GPA and they didn't really do much to shop around and get a good lease deal at the time. EI wer
40 BestWestern : Makes you look like mr blobby! I flew on many occasions to ATL with DL on their MD11s - far more comfortable aircraft in economy to their 777s in ter
41 B747forever : Really interesting. So anyone here up there to catch some few pics?? Thank you so much. The time really flies away!!! Great news for all at Cork. Alw
42 Neutral : What I can remember from the 2 767's saga AerLingus thought they had the go ahead for Dub to Lax direct both ways so no Shannon stop over but the gove
43 Post contains links Pe@rson : Interesting article re. PSO: http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=08&month=may&story=gen-en-210508
44 OA260 : Yep LOL.... ( as I sip my low fat Smoothie ) ....... I flew AA from LHR-JFK many times on the MD-11. Fantastic A/C.
45 Pe@rson : Why not show yourself? Can't be that ugly!
46 OA260 : Why not look at my profile if you that interested
47 B747forever : You know Pe@rson, even the most beautiful person on this planet would look a bit strange and ugly when been out a whole night.
48 Kaitak : I remember the 767s well; I have, somewhere in my collection, an EI timetable, where the airline was supposed to operate 3 767s a week to ORD, possibl
49 Post contains links and images Kaitak : Just had a quick look for the old EI 767s and here they are, in their current guises: EI-CAL is now flying for Virgin Nigeria, although operated by La
50 Pe@rson : Better than looking strange and ugly all the time, eh B747forever?
51 Richcandy : Hi Yes there was an Air Canada charter service from BFS to YYZ. It operated from May to October for a few years mid 80's to I guess 1991 maybe 1992.
52 OA260 : Nevermind Pe@rson its not your fault you look like you do . We still love you for your personality ....lol I have to say Im not a fan of B767's. I lo
53 Pe@rson : What, like a superstar?
54 OA260 : Sure would be interesting to watch it . When the final details are posted will get more of an idea. Happy 1st Anet birthday BTW.... Also is it not yo
55 ClassicLover : Very nice - thanks for sharing! I had the pleasure of flying the AY MD-11 in J on a SIN-BKK-HEL sector. Awesome aircraft, even if it fell apart in my
56 Tonymctigue : No you can't. As someone pointed out above, one way around it would be to have everybody call in sick like the so called "blue flue" campaign organis
57 BrianDromey : Yes it did! Im very happy about this one. Having had a taste of Switzerland I would definately like to see more of it. Hopefully my dad will send me
58 OA260 : You will if you wait until the 1st week December . ( give or take EUR10-20 more than last year ) but still a steal.
59 Smokeyrosco : Yes I know and I agree but the only problem with the USPS situation is you can do jail time (which I'm only aware of because a 'mate' of mine is a po
60 Tonymctigue : True in the US but over here, I can't remember anyone going to jail over the "Blue Flue". Anyway, I doubt it makes any difference with the DUB police
61 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus: No transatlantic flights from Cork before 2009 — if ever By Eoin English AER LINGUS yesterday ruled out introducing transatlantic flight
62 BrianDromey : Sure, but there is no law in this country that I am aware of which bans employees from going on strike. IFAIK if it is a strike which has not been ma
63 OA260 : I heard that if BFS does go ahead EI would not want to bring it down in SNN and offer non stop. Also it would be BFS based crew.
64 JWMD123 : Makes sense. I do think EI could run three bases on the island of Ireland for T/A routes. I would see the following: DUB - Mix of Business and Leisur
65 Legoguy : Great photos! I will never forget the time I saw the Aer Lingus MD-11 at BFS in my early days. By the way, I believe George Bush is visiting Northern
66 OA260 : The only downside to BFS nonstop would be no pre clearance as no British flights have this agreement with the USA. I doubt any special arrangements w
67 BrianDromey : The other thing is that EI have commited to SNN until 2009, have they not? Possibly at that point they will ask both airports to compete for the busin
68 JoKeR : Guys... JAT will operate a 733 charter service - JU 2154 arriving at DUB from BEG at 08:40 LT on Friday, 23rd May. It departs DUB for BEG at 13:50. No
69 Rineanna : I'd imagine it's for the Ireland v. Serbia match on Saurday in Croke Park? Or else they're bringing the Eurovision failures home early before the fin
70 B747forever : Thank you so much Phil. He. he my birthday is 11th February!!! Yepp, OA mentioned that.
71 Smokeyrosco : Yes and I'm not sure they even could not with the Lisbon treaty probably getting a yes vote. Having said that I have not studied it yet in detail. EI
72 OA260 : Hvala ...... great news will be good to see JAT in Ireland . A long time since that happened. As stated above the last time was the DUB-TIV charter.
73 Shamrock321 : JU will also be operating a once off charter to SZG while their aircrft is here.
74 Scarebus03 : Does anybody remember a red and white Boeing 707 that was based in DUB in the mid to late '80s. It was sometimes used by Clubair (if anybody remembers
75 Clydenairways : Yep, it would have been Omega air and the colour scheme was from it's former operator Air Maritius. There were a few different one's which flew under
76 Scarebus03 : Thanks Clyden! I have fond memories of Club Air as a child they started my love for aviation. I knew the cockpit of the 727 like the back of my hand a
77 OA260 : Cant remember if this was posted but Colin Lewis said that RE numbers were expected to grow by 11% - 150,000 on last year. They have hedged around 50%
78 Post contains links EI320 : Yes, and I don't think EI will "move" their flights from SNN unless they become unprofitable. I can see pax. loads continue to suffer during the wint
79 COEI2007 : I'd heard SNN crew will operate the BFS-US flights if/when they start I'm just reading ther articel about EI not operating T/A out of ORK, from the I
80 Shamrock350 : They got confused with the new aircraft and the older fleet. Could MCO be the route with the highest load factor but not necessarily the best money m
81 Post contains images Bramble : The test flite by EI is scheduled on the 28th and it should arrive in DUB on the 6th July. I had that same thought watching it. Didn't realise we get
82 Bramble : Edit: Because we really didn't need to see a duplicate of my long post!!!!!!!!!!!!![Edited 2008-05-22 11:31:38]
83 OA260 : About time , its a pain having to que up on the return flight for check in when you have no bags.
84 Bramble : Just looked at the wikipedia page for A350 deliveries,in relation to my novel above! I see that SIA/Qatar/TAM have EIS of 2013. 1:Assume SIA as the la
85 COEI2007 : With oil prices climbing higher and higher, anybody think EI might ground a/c, cut back on routes? Or with a new 330 coming in Nov, just retire one of
86 Post contains images EI320 : Does anyone know that -CRK is confirmed to leave next year? I imagined it would be -DUB, it's the oldest although only by a few months. I think that
87 Post contains links AirFinglas : Scarebus03 and Clydenairways. Could the Boeing 707 have been an Austrian registered 707 belonging to an outfit called Montana?? Memory fading a bit bu
88 Shamrock350 : I think -CRK has more cycles.
89 Post contains links Eka340 : Found this video earlier about an emergency drill at BHD, apologies if its been posted before. I thought it was interesting when theres been talk of e
90 Post contains links and images Irish251 : And in fact Omega painted a number of other 707s in the "Air Mauritius" type colours even though they had come from other sources. Here is one such:
91 Bramble : Actually the SNN redundancies were ground staff. No cabin crew were made redundant. However I would assume they will just not replace any who retire
92 EIRules : Hi everyone, just back from DME. What a trip, was worth every penny. For anyone that hasnt been to Russia, its some country, it has to be seen to be b
93 Sawtooth : Cityjet have been silent since winning NOC PSO, nothing on their site or booking engine, rumor is they don't have free aircraft, why tender if they di
94 Post contains links Kaitak : It will definitely be the -900 first, then the -800 and finally, the -1000. I think EI is one of the very early customers for the -900, notwithstandi
95 Tonymctigue : I think that if EI were to operate TA flights ex BFS & SNN, it would be the sort of triangular routes we've seen in the past except BFS is used in pl
96 Scarebus03 : Thanks to everyone for the information about the mysterious 707s. I think the one I remember was cn19133 originally TF-IUC with Air Atlanta Icelandic
97 BHD : Although I cannot argue their punctionality from a statistical or official point of view, I have been keeping an eye on the GLA/BFS-SFB routes as my
98 EIEGAA : Thinking back to the picture of the EI MD-11 at BFS Philip posted, when did this route start/end? Was it finished because of poor loads? I was thinkin
99 Clydenairways : " target=_blank>http://www.airplane-pictures.net/ima....html Montana were long gone by the time of Club Air. Without looking up dates i seem to recal
100 Post contains links OA260 : Gotta love this one ::::: Ryanair incensed as Russian airline claims codeshare deal RYANAIR is considering legal action against a Russian airline whic
101 Irish251 : Yes - their two 707-138Bs were almost a fixture at Dublin from about 1977 to 1979, operating for Aer Lingus on many routes, including DUB-LHR. Their
102 EIDAA : Kaitak presumably has the confirmation of -CRK from a good source, so we can probably run with that. The following is just some information on the ol
103 Pilot21 : Great info. EIDAA, thanks very much. In relation to your comments on EI-DUB, it was due to these stats that I was led to believe EI-DUB would be the
104 EIDAA : Although -DUB is the oldest of the aircraft and the highest time -300 in the world, that does not necessarily mean that it will be the first to be re
105 JWMD123 : Does anyone know if FR have based an aircraft in BHX yet? Also, if they have, is this doing any of the DUB/SNN roatations?
106 LUPOR1D : All the SNN rotations are done by SNN aircraft
107 B747forever : Something tells me that FR dont say the truth.
108 LIFFY1A : Interesting. From the Irish Examiner Lee to Liffey seaplane ready for take off 23 May 2008 By Niamh Hennessy FLIGHTS between Cork, Dublin, Belfast and
109 OA260 : If it goes ahead I would love to go on a seaplane. Has anyone been on one yet??
110 LIFFY1A : I've not been on one either and would love to go on one aswell. Hopefully this service does start up. Does anyone know if seaplanes would be able to
111 BrianDromey : This might not be as easy as it looks. At least at ORK. I can think of three potentially dangerous situations. 1) the river Lee is used on the approac
112 JWMD123 : Flew on a Maldivian Air Taxi from MLE to the Hilton Hotel out on Rangali Island in 2006 after flying from DXB with EK. The plane seated about 16 peop
113 OA260 : Yeah I know friends that did that . It was the sea plane or a long speedboat transfer.
114 Kaitak : I remember the old Bahamas World 707, which was there for years and years in the 1970s; can't remember when it left. That's very impressive; I though
115 BestWestern : If Ryanair are so anti PSO subsidies there was nothing to stop them bidding for a 0.1c subsidy to operate the route. Is it only me, or is anyone else
116 Kaitak : Absolutely; I pay very little attention to anything FR says; it's always open to a lot of "interpretation". Still, I have a grudging admiration for t
117 AmricanShamrok : Ha! my dad was on that flight; he said he'd ring the minute he landed, its 7pm now and here we sit...
118 Pe@rson : Rather like the stuff spouted from a lot of businesses and politicians.
119 OA260 : On the SNN board it states this ::: Newyork-JFK Air France AF3675 23-05-2008 09:50 Delayed Anyone know anything about it??
120 LUPOR1D : Codeshare with the DAL102. Whoever does the boards didnt bother putting 'arrived' up
121 OA260 : I wonder if FR will ever go to SOU ?? That airport needs opening up, the air fares are scandalous.
122 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus has a USA-Ireland sale so if any of our US members fancy a trip to Europe this summer they should check out aerlingus.com! www.aerlingus.co
123 Al2637 : Because they wouldn't make any money that way?? I don't know what your point is??? Ryanair's argument is that there is no need for these services at
124 EICVD : I think runway lenght could be a problem there.
125 BrianDromey : What MOL neglected to mention is that Irish Rail get a massive subsidy for each passenger carried on the network. Im not sure how much it is, but for
126 Kaitak : You're quite right; fares there are very high, but it's a bit too close to Bournemouth; perhaps they could re-name BOH "Southampton West"? In any cas
127 Kaitak : I think you make very good and valid points there Brian. I do think, however, that one of the main objectives of the PSO should be to make regional d
128 OA260 : I actually forgot about trying BOH . I paid €219 for a flight to SOU . FR to BOH is €40 !! Wish you hadn't told me that LOL.... Never mind I gues
129 BestWestern : Isnt the Runway at Southampton too short for 738's?
130 OA260 : Seems so
131 BestWestern : I meant to include a link with my comments, but am still alseep. I cannot now find the link that discusses FR lack of interest in SOU due to being ha
132 OA260 : BMI reports continued growth at DUB which are up 34% compared with the 1st Qtr of 2007. ------------------- Malev are offering 2 for 1 J class fares t
133 COEI2007 : Any idea why, or for how long?
134 B747forever : Will it be a non stop flight or will it stop somewhere in Europe. The ET flight to/from ARN stops at FCO.
135 OA260 : I heard 3 weeks. Dont know why . Very early negotiations and being considered as part of their wider European expansion plans but certainly would be
136 BestWestern : Malev short haul Business class is suberb.
137 F1eddie : Hey thats great to see ET maybe coming to ireland. A new full service carrier!! Two of us are looking at going to Interrailing around eastern europe f
138 OA260 : From memory BUD was €668 for 2 and ATH was €866. Still not bad divided between 2. Also for anyone wanting to boost their miles.
139 Bramble : Just looking at my post of above and realised why my addition seemed to be well off. Had planes leaving 2 years too early. Was looking at my notes ear
140 BestWestern : NOTE - Malev miles take for ever to post to Exec Club.
141 EISHN : Good morning Comrades. Are we ready and pumped for the Red Armies advance on the City of Cardiff? We planes roaring overhead all day yesterday, and ev
142 Bramble : DUB had quite a large number of red jerseys evident at 0600 and 1200 today. It is impressive to see so many obvious fans. You don't see so many Leins
143 BrianDromey : Usually cause they dont win much Great result in Cardiff today! Woop Woop! A shed load of charters too at ORK, mainly AEU and MON. Looking at the Eur
144 OA260 : Yes its the best German entry for years. Also Poland,Serbia,Georgia,Russia,Romania,GREECE ( lol), Iceland,Armenia, Azerbaijan and Denmark.My mate fro
145 B747forever : True. This is really important for Serbia to "get place" in Europe. Why would they do that??
146 BrianDromey : BA try to make thir FFP as high yield as possible. Exec Club status demands frequent high-yield traffic. Gutted that Greece did not win. I thought Ic
147 OA260 : Thanks Brian. We did a respectable 3rd so Im pleased. better than I thought. Moscow 2009 will be good. I wonder if Russia will do the same that they
148 BrianDromey : I agree. I think there is room here for flights. But maybe this has been reduced a little by the current economic situation? I suppose there is a dem
149 Post contains links Sawtooth : Might be for the good, I have been willing to give them the benefit of the doubt but reading this report the knowingly endangered lives last year: ht
150 OA260 : I will NEVER trust them. I would not fly on them if I had a free J class ticket. They are the dodgiest airline I have seen in Western Europe for many
151 Neutral : Any news yet on Aer Lingus's possible return on the Dublin to Dubai route for the winter season? I would have though with only 5 months to go they mig
152 Post contains links Bramble : EI have publicly stated that they "will examine DXB as a seasonal route" However rumblings are that they will not return as they cocked up so badly t
153 EI787 : The International Space Station was visible last night above Ireland at about 00:20 and lasted about 5 minutes as it travelled above us. That is prob
154 Pilot21 : Posting in another thread that EI144 (LAX-DUB) diverted to DEN yesterday with an engine issue. Anybody got anymore info? Also, EI105 to NYC is still i
155 LUPOR1D : EIN111 DUB-SNN-JFK is cancelled.....the fact that one of the A333's was away in CWL
156 Kaitak : Was that the same 332 that had to divert to YUL a few days ago, for tech problems? Interesting (and for FR investors, frightening) article in the Sun
157 Pe@rson : Been mentioned innumerable times in the past month.
158 OA260 : Interesting. Tough times ahead for FR. It has to hurt them sometime.[Edited 2008-05-25 09:02:20]
159 Pe@rson : What's new? We've known this for a good while now.
160 COEI2007 : EI111 was cancelled yesterday because EI were shoirt an a/c with a 330 being stuck after the 145 went tech. All pax were accomadated on EI125 SNN-DUB
161 BrianDromey : I think it wont get interesting until results for the period comes in and comparisons be made with the other carriers. I think this could be the acid
162 B747forever : Even BA may ground some aircrafts this winter.
163 OA260 : No and it wont. It will be shut down after the summer and re opened as a scaled down version keeping key profitable routes and EU authorised subsidis
164 Post contains links EI320 : Aer Lingus can go bust if oil spikes: O'Leary But Aer Lingus boss foresees doomsday at Ryanair http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-if-oil-spikes-o
165 Pizzapolli : I had a friend on EI145. It first diverted to Montreal with engine problems and then the next day diverted to Denver with more engine problems. The pa
166 Shamrock321 : Just out of interest OA what type of airline do you think OA would reopen as. Perhaps concentrating on domestic Greek routes and some minor European f
167 Bramble : I've seen the ISS a couple of times and it was a long (well longer than a star!) white object. I think the interesting thing here is the number of pl
168 OA260 : Yes thats exactly what they are intending to do. The workforce needs to be slashed by 50% and only those who have the qualifications and right attitu
169 Post contains links Gosimeon : http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/126728/ Here is a TR of my visit to Budapest if you guys are interested! That sucks.
170 OA260 : A mate of mine in Belfast works for a company who sometimes sells them and said that they were giving free seats to them for every 60 passengers they
171 BrianDromey : I think its hard to call. On one hand FR can only cut costs by reducing the size of its operations. Probably cutting a few routes and leasing out air
172 Post contains links Gosimeon : Check out this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/consumer/tv_and..._and_travel/holiday_20071128.shtml They cut corners. Lots and lots of them! I'd say this
173 BrianDromey : Interesting read. Same has been said for FR though, so its hard to say. Im sure there are crew out there from BA, EI, LH, AF, VS, any airline really,
174 Smokeyrosco : I agree. There is too many people watching everything about every flight so yes a pilot can say something to suit someone else but he would put his l
175 Post contains links OA260 : Did you miss this article ? http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...ctors/transport/article3999421.ece A budget airline is to be prosecuted for endang
176 Post contains links Smokeyrosco : That link you posted gave a 404 error, here's the right one. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...ctors/transport/article3999421.ece Yes I read the
177 Post contains links OA260 : Quote : The gauges measure engine thrust, which is critical during take-off. They are on a mandatory list of equipment which has to be operational if
178 Post contains links Smokeyrosco : The Aerion is a sharp looking aircraft http://www.aerioncorp.com/tech_dimensions-taking-wing.html
179 Linco22 : Hi everyone, Not really sure why it's taken my soooo long to post in any of the Irish threads, but I might as well start somewhere. OA260, just seen t
180 OA260 : Yes would be cool to see one of those let alone fly on one. Hi and welcome!! Yes when I found them I was delighted. Its hard to believe I was on it a
181 JWMD123 : Just in terms of the EI fleet and the future, I found the following from one of their stock exchange releases and it may clear a few thinks up So it s
182 Linco22 : Yes indeed, traffic has certainly changed since then too. I remember seeing the Airtours DC-10-30 gliding into BFS whilst I was on a nice drive down a
183 Kaitak : Yes, 'DVI should be joining this time next month. Flew on 'DEC home last Saturday; very good flight (although an hour late, due entirely to Servisair
184 Linco22 : I'm sure this has been discussed before, but does anyone know how well RY are doing in BHD? I might pick up a few flights before the season is out. Ch
185 Tonymctigue : Morning all from the SNN departures lounge, where not two full days ago, the victorious Munster rugby team arrived with the Heineken Cup. There is alo
186 OA260 : I thought they always did that , last point of exit from Ireland?? Anyway enjoy EI-DUZ
187 Shamrock604 : Linco22, Welcome to the thread! It's good to see more and more contributors from Northern Ireland! The 125 always clears US immigration in DUB.
188 Shamrock604 : Sorry, I should add the 125 NOW always clears US immigration in DUB. It used to be that SNN originating pax cleared in SNN and then US immigration of
189 JWMD123 : I notice EI has a number of delays in departures today EI584 AGP - 7.30am Delayed EI105 JFK -10.30am Delayed EI133 BOS- 11.30am Delayed I suppose this
190 OA260 : Yeah bad delay , ETD now 1600 .
191 Post contains links EI320 : Knock Airport passengers up 25% (also note CityJet flights) 26/05/2008 - 11:48:35 Knock Airport has said its passenger numbers were up 25% in the firs
192 EIDAA : Some news on the RE fleet from the "Irish Spotters" egroup - credit goes to Cathal on the mailing list. Just thought it may be of interest to some as
193 Kaitak : Thanks for this, EIDAA. Do you have an email for this group; I wouldn't mind joining it?
194 Sawtooth : Joe Duffy seems to be turning into the unofficial DAA information desk, on Friday lots of angry holiday passengers on air delayed 24 hours at DUB when
195 Shamrock350 : EI-LAX operated YUL-LAX on the 24th so it must be the diverted aircraft. It doesn't seem to be back in service yet either with nothing listed for it
196 BestWestern : Lord help us - Joe Duffy.
197 OA260 : Haha what would life be without Joe lol..... I heard someone talking about this last night. What made me laugh was one of the passengers apparently t
198 Post contains links EIDAA : You can find them here... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irish-spotters/ The group is quite active actually... mainly with spotting logs and SBS repor
199 BestWestern : I see the Globespan is terminally late again today.... Origin Airline Flight Scheduled Time Status Toronto Yhm Flyglobespan GSM182 26-05-2008 06:10 Ar
200 Pilot21 : From what ATDB is listing, CSI is due out sometime this year, but no operator or definite time scale is mentioned while CSJ & CSM will leave in July
201 JWMD123 : EI584 still showing as not taken off yet at DUB, however flightstats for AGP show it landing at 4.30pm Anybody any ideas. Plane going down there was a
202 OA260 : 6 hours delay is good for them !! It will depart at 0030am and land into AGP at 0448 am !!! Mega delay !
203 JWMD123 : Yeah, serious knock on effects today. The 109 to JFK due off at 5pm is not going to 10.45pm tonight (5hr 45 min delay)!!!
204 OA260 : Air Italy are going to offer seats on their re positioning flights . From 22nd June onwards every Sunday there will be a DUB-WAW at 01:10 arriving War
205 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : A few weeks ago we were talking about Aer Lingus retrojets. Well I asked on Modified Airliner Photos if someone could do a few and this is the result!
206 Gosimeon : GSM181 is now over 5 hours late. Good to see things are improving for Flyglobespan then.
207 Eirbus06 : Third one down looks excellent.
208 OA260 : Yes I would love to see the 3rd and the 4th ones on A320 and A330 .
209 OA260 : 6 hours 20 mins late now . Like I said , not even if you gave me a free ticket. I wonder if they gave them anything in compensation or meals??.
210 Bramble : Got his from a couple of pax last week as we boarded in ORK in very hard torrential rain. Groundstaff only let groups of 5-6 out at a time to run for
211 CallBell : Have to agree that the 3rd livery wud be the best for a retro jet scheme. I would really love to see a 320 painted up like that... and in an ideal wor
212 Smokeyrosco : I hope so, I know there's no real benefit for it except maybe some advertising but I'd really love to see it. If they got one of the new 330's painte
213 Post contains links EI787 : Remember OA260 told us about those new flights to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE? Well here's more info on them: http://www.rte.ie/travel/2008/0516/travelb
214 F1eddie : Yeah apparently they shipped them off to a radisson. Not sure what they got there.. Yeah i like the third one two.
215 OA260 : I know its time to tell RTE to ditch the BAE146 pics also LOL...... Its amazing how many Irish visitors are ditching Dubai and looking at Muscat/Abu
216 BestWestern : Dont just blame the RTE - the 146 has a guest appearance in this months Cara magazine.
217 ClassicLover : Everyone raves about their short haul Economy as well. I'm trying Y in July and J in August, so I'll make sure to do a full report. C'mon ET, join on
218 Shamrock321 : The 109 will be operated by a Omni DC-10 currently parked at Pier A. I was in work then the early AGP passengers were being given back their bags, qui
219 OA260 : No way !!! Is that the 1820 to AGP??? If so my boss is on that LOL...
220 EI787 : Just saw that Aer Lingus have re-worded their check-in policy for baggage on other airlines. They now say the connecting flight must be on the same ti
221 AirFinglas : I was out at the DUB yesterday between 16:30 and 17:45 on the perimeter road watching a few interesting landings (gusts of up to 34 knots). The EI and
222 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Saw this Aer Lingus BFS advert, it's from March. http://www.visit4info.com/advert/Aer...us-Fridge-Magnets-Aer-Lingus/57700 I like the first two as wel
223 BestWestern : Welcome Air Finglas
224 OA260 : Toronto Yhm Flyglobespan GSM181 26-05-2008 12:00 Departed 2110 Only 9 hours late !! --------------------- EI 588 finally went at 2231. ---------------
225 Pe@rson : Now that's a catchy name.
226 EI787 : Saw on the EI website that they serve alcohol on all flights except those to Riga. Anyone know the reason for this?
227 Shamrock350 : I think one of our cabin crew members said a number of alcohol related incidents happened on board as passengers often started drinking before the fl
228 Bramble : I like the 'staid cheatline' as this livery would stand out more beside the current green over white. The first two may not have quite the impact as
229 LUPOR1D : EI-DOF B763 is operating the delayed AGP flight
230 Smokeyrosco : Which is Flyglobespan?
231 EICVD : Not with GSM anymore according to jethro's. Must be back with Neos.
232 Shamrock350 : I think it's like this: The first two "lightning" liveries - 1950s to early 60s The second "classic cheatline" livery early 1960 to mid 70s The last
233 Gosimeon : Can one book these flights separately via the airlines website then? Nope I think it's a Neos Air plane that Flyglobespan leased for a while. I gathe
234 Post contains links and images Kaitak : The Aer Lingus F27s, which operated from late '58 to '66, had what I'll call a "green" livery at the outset, as illustrated here. View Large View Med
235 Pe@rson : Will be flying RE314 CWL-DUB and EI186 DUB-LHR tomorrow. Any know how busy they'll be? Thanks a lot.
236 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus are doing free seats on all UK routes, just pay taxes and charges. The taxes and charges come to £28.74 one way. www.aerlingus.com
237 Post contains links BHD : Belfast City Airpord (BHD) is up for sale http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7421612.stm Woody
238 Clydenairways : " target=_blank>http://www.aerioncorp.com/tech_dimen....html Anybody notice the Engines on this thing? Good 'ol PW JT8D-219's from the MD80, 30 year
239 JWMD123 : A bit of a slow day today and looking at both EI and FR for fares to Poland say in July. I could not get over the price of flights. With FR, prices ar
240 LUPOR1D : I've noticed fares to Poland alway seem to be quite high for some reason. I've been watching for free flights from Shannon to Krakow but in the last
241 Ire2008 : Would goin via ZRH with LX or via FRA with LH not be cheaper and a better service, no?? One charge, everything inc, thats how I like it! Kevin
242 BrianDromey : Depends on the specials I guess. I think the airlines are quite cute about it though. They know that if a one stop is significantly cheaper people wi
243 Post contains links EI320 : SR Technics sets cost-cutting deadline Tuesday, 27 May 2008 17:22 Aircraft maintenance firm SR Technics has warned staff that the company may go out o
244 B747forever : " target=_blank>www.aerlingus.com Interesting. Reminds me of FR Strange. But I am sure EI have their reasons to not serve alcohol on the route to RIX
245 Post contains links OA260 : Two suspended over airport security TWO MEMBERS of a search unit at Shannon airport have been suspended without pay for three months after Department
246 COEI2007 : I think a flight ended up diverting to CPH due to a fight breaking out I'd head that EI are advertising in DXB
247 Pe@rson : RE's website won't work here. Is there a problem with it, or is it just my end? Every other site I've been on works fine.
248 Post contains links Kaitak : No. 24 is serviced, refuelled and waiting ... http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4000367/
249 EICVD : Wont work for me either.
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