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30, 30, Green: Irish And Airborne  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9853 times:

Good evening folks and what an exciting Summer this is turning out to be ... NOT.

Well, it has its moments and at least the fuel price hasn't rocketed the way many feared - at least, not yet. It's at $126 now, well off its peak, so hopefully this trend will continue. It's hard to know if this is because the speculators have been brought under control, or whether the declining economic conditions have brought about a softening of demand.

It will be interesting to see airline and airport statistics to see how or indeed whether growth is slowing; certainly, there is still growth there, which is good news at least.

Let's hope thread No. 30/08 brings some good news; we need it! Fuel at $50 a barrel; a humungous oil find, roughly the size of Saudi Arabia, off the Mayo coast ... an aviation policy? (Sorry, the third one was just plain ridiculous ...)

Anyway, here goes. Enjoy and share the joys of Irish aviation.

Incidentally, I'm Dublin bound tomorrow, so if anyone is at the airport on Saturday, say hi. (I'll be up towards the 10 end, near the old/closed long term car park).

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6318 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9852 times:

It may not be a very exciting summer in Irish aviation but at least its a sunny summer!

Is there any more news on the online pre-ordering meal service EI is setting up? It would be interesting to use it for my flights in two weeks.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9819 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
It may not be a very exciting summer in Irish aviation but at least its a sunny summer!

It is indeed starting to get better  melting 

Coming back on my flight with EI from LYS to DUB, I heard the captain saying we were flying at 38,000 feet. Now, my understanding of English is - I have to say - quite poor, especially when I have to get the speech of someone talking over the microphone with the A320's engines sound in the background.

38,000 feet sounds quite high for a rather short route like LYS - DUB. Would it be possible or is it just me who totally misunderstood?



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9817 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
It may not be a very exciting summer in Irish aviation but at least its a sunny summer!

Today up North it was grey and close. I heard that Dublin and Kildare got better as the day went on .... Would be nice if they would send some up here.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0723/weather.html


Did anyone see the BT B757 today??


User currently offlineNeutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9818 times:

It will be interesting to see the half yearly passenger figures from the DAA they were running about 8% up on last year at the end of March.Its a shame to see the state of Pier C lets hope its worth all the trouble for T2.

User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9804 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 2):
38,000 feet sounds quite high for a rather short route like LYS - DUB. Would it be possible or is it just me who totally misunderstood

When I flew DUB-LHR IIRC we were flying at 35,000 feet (could be wrong, was 5 months ago) so 38,000 feet for LYS-DUB could possibly be correct.


User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9781 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 2):
38,000 feet sounds quite high for a rather short route like LYS - DUB. Would it be possible or is it just me who totally misunderstood?

FL200 is the usual DUB-CRK cruise, FL190 on the way up. Highest altitudes are the most fuel efficient. Some IRL-UK traffic can be level capped, otherwise "the sky is the limit".

Note due to RVSM restrictions, West and northbound traffic must fly even levels FL 300, 320,340,360 etc. Southbound and eastbound odd levels.



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User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9700 times:
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Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
It may not be a very exciting summer in Irish aviation but at least its a sunny summer!

God what part of the country are you reporting from? I seriously can't remember the last day here in Galway where we had sunshine all day with absolutely no rain at all.

Incidentally, I was returning from the NCT center in Galway yesterday & got a great view of one of the BAE 146's being used by RE taking off. We know AMS is doing very well from GWY but has anyone got any news regarding the other new jet operated routes?



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

Expanding Waterford has big airlines on its radar



By Laura Noonan

Thursday July 24 2008

WATERFORD Airport is building a multi-million euro jet runway that will enable the airport to target Ryanair and Aer Lingus flights from 2010.

The development massively increases the potential of the airport, which currently only caters for small planes used by regional airlines like CityJet and Aer Arann.

Ryanair deputy chief executive Micheal Cawley last night confirmed his airline would definitely look at Waterford "if the price was right", though Aer Lingus services are less likely.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...airlines-on-its-radar-1439117.html

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Boeing's profits nosedive 19pc as shares take a hit

Thursday July 24 2008

Boeing reported a greater-than-expected 19pc drop in quarterly profit yesterday as it took a charge on a delayed military plane contract and suffered knock-on effects of its troubled 787 Dreamliner programme.

The world's biggest-selling plane maker had lower sales at both its commercial and military operations, but held to its financial forecasts for this year and next.

The Chicago-based company is hoping high oil prices will spur demand for its new fuel-efficient planes, but shares in the aviation company have suffered over the past few months as investors worry that increases in oil prices will prompt a global recession.

http://www.independent.ie/business/w...-as-shares-take-a-hit-1439202.html

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Regional airports' survival threatened by subsidy cuts and aviation downturn



By Laura Noonan

Thursday July 24 2008

MICHAEL O'Leary is a shameless headline-grabber, so when the Ryanair boss recently phrophesised the imminent demise of Ireland's regional airports, onlookers could be forgiven for looking the other way.

The outspoken Mullingarman, however, isn't the first to question the prospects of the State's six local airports, which jostle for position in an aviation scene dominated by State-owned companies.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...and-aviation-downturn-1439124.html


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17048 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9645 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 2):
38,000 feet sounds quite high for a rather short route like LYS - DUB. Would it be possible or is it just me who totally misunderstood?

I think it is possible. My relatives flew from BRE to NYO with FR and they cruised at 39,000 feet on such a short hop.



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User currently offlineSawtooth From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9635 times:

Michael O'Leary Shameless Headline-Grabber, has a letter in today's Irish Times lecturing the Greens on the difference between global warming and climate change, first time I've heard him acknowledge global warming.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...tters/2008/0724/1216741025667.html


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2757 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9629 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
It will be interesting to see airline and airport statistics to see how or indeed whether growth is slowing;

Yes, will be interesting to see. On my favoured route, which I'm sure you're all well bored listening to me go on about, have just checked the great statistics provided online on a monthly
basis by Toulouse airport, and after a not so great start to the season for EI on the route, I'm delighted to see pax numbers for June 2008 have been higher than June 2007!!:  Smile
So this was the number of pax carried by EI on DUB-TLS-DUB for June 07 and 08:

June 2007:
4094 passengers.

June 2008:

4406 passengers (a 7.6% increase).

However overall trafiic for 08 on the route is still 3.7% down on 07, but thus figure is quickly decreasing as the season decreases.

Fingers crossed!



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 828 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9615 times:
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Quoting Toulouse (Reply 11):
June 2008:

4406 passengers (a 7.6% increase)

A quick calculation of load factor would be as follows:-

Number of round trips in June - 18 (36 flights)
Seats available - 36 x 174 = 6,264 (assuming operated by A320 each time)

Load Factor - 4,406 / 6,264 = 70%



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User currently offlineBramble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9607 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 2):
38,000 feet sounds quite high for a rather short route like LYS - DUB. Would it be possible or is it just me who totally misunderstood?

35-38000 ft is pretty standard for all out European routes.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 225):
Why did EI choose blue for the men and green for the girls??

Becasue I look terrible in green.

Quoting Tango29 (Reply 226):
Quoting OA260 (Reply 218):
Has anyone seen the B757's that BT are sending into DUB for the RIX route on selected days

Photographed one of the 757's yesterday, apparently they are due in every monday around
midday for the summer season, i think they have 3 757's at the moment which are former
Iberia aircraft.

Spotted one taking off on Wed at approx 2pm.

Quoting CallBell (Reply 241):
JFK, BOS and IAD all have one meal service on the return flights. OJ is served prior to landing. BOS flights to Ireland can be as short as 5 hrs. It was a service reduction after the number of crew was reduced in Y by 2

My personal best is BOS-SNN in 4hr 37m. On quick flights like this it can be hard enough just to do the noraml bar/meal/duty free for over 300 pax.

With less crew the meals services take longer to deliver. So you can give one meal no problem but the slower speed could mean the breakfast service would run the risk of being curtailled on very quick sectors. (ie less than 5hr30) While not good the OJ is at least consistent.


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2757 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9576 times:



Quoting EIDAA (Reply 12):
Load Factor - 4,406 / 6,264 = 70%

Thanks for the rapid calculations EIDAA! So-so load factor, would love to know how it compares to other similar regional routes. Hopefully July will see a further increase, both my flights on Monday and Friday of last week seemed fairly full, especially the Monday TLS-DUB. The return DUB-TLS on Friday if I still remember correctly, the dispatcher said 157 pax.
I wish EI made this sort of info public.
Given my obsession you are all familiar with regarding this route, I tend to ask F/A's, especially when I see older ones about the route, and they always say it seems to do well to them, and all express that they are surprised it was dropped for the winter a few years back given the number of Irish skiiers who used to use the route. Anyway, won't get started again and bore you all!



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9530 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 5):



Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 6):



Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):

Thanks for your answers, lads!

Quoting Bramble (Reply 13):
35-38000 ft is pretty standard for all out European routes.

Is it? I was asking because the WX flights between DUB and CDG are usually between 25,000 and 30,000 feet, so I thought 38,000 was quite high compared to that. I thought that these high levels were only for long haul flights.

Thanks!



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineSawtooth From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9503 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7523435.stm

"The first formal border checks between Britain and the Irish Republic in more than 80 years have been proposed. Full passport inspections could be part of the revisions, a Home Office consultation paper has said.

These would apply to those travelling by air and sea, but could also include more immigration checks between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland."


User currently offlineDavecFlyer From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9481 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 15):
Is it? I was asking because the WX flights between DUB and CDG are usually between 25,000 and 30,000 feet, so I thought 38,000 was quite high compared to that

The 146 / Avro RJ aircraft used on that route is restricted to those levels.

I may be wrong but I think it is due to some known icing problems at higher altitudes on that aircraft.



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User currently offlineBramble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9478 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 15):
Quoting Bramble (Reply 13):
35-38000 ft is pretty standard for all out European routes.

Is it? I was asking because the WX flights between DUB and CDG are usually between 25,000 and 30,000 feet, so I thought 38,000 was quite high compared to that. I thought that these high levels were only for long haul flights.

I would say that is due the different a/c on these routes. When I operated on the Bae146 we cruised at a lower altitude than on the EI B737/A320. I say its pretty standard but I could be wrong,this is just from seeing the altitude inducators in the cockpit and/or listening to cockpit announcements.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9448 times:



Quoting DavecFlyer (Reply 17):



Quoting Bramble (Reply 18):

Ah ok, it makes sense indeed.

Thanks for the precision!



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9434 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
I'll be up towards the 10 end, near the old/closed long term car park

It's been opened for the busy summer months. I'd head up but we are very stuck at the moment staff wise so I'm working all this weekend again (yippie).



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9403 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 20):
I'm working all this weekend again (yippie).

Welcome to the club  Sad



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 828 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9403 times:
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Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 20):
It's been opened for the busy summer months. I'd head up but we are very stuck at the moment staff wise so I'm working all this weekend again (yippie).

I was going to mention that alright. I was up there a few weeks ago and walked from the terminal around to the 10 threshold, stopping off at the various elevated spots along the way. Although the long term carpark has a good mound to stand on giving a good view of the runway, the carpark is quite busy again during the summer months and there were several security vans around the area. I did not stay there long and instead headed back to the layby at the 28 end.

Kaitak, if I am free on Saturday morning I might head up for a few hours - I'll let you know.



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9372 times:



Quoting Tonymctigue (Reply 7):
We know AMS is doing very well from GWY but has anyone got any news regarding the other new jet operated routes?

Malaga and Faro are doing well but Bordeaux - not so good.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineDavecFlyer From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9353 times:



Quoting EIDAA (Reply 22):
I was up there a few weeks ago and walked from the terminal around to the 10 threshold, stopping off at the various elevated spots along the way.

Speaking of things at the airport. My usual parking spot at the old 05 treshold is now useless due to the large blast fences erected beside the new west parking area.

I never really went around to the other side but looks like I might have to now!

747SP VP-BAT was present at Dublin airport the last couple of days.

Nice to see such a classic...


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25 EICVD : Must be that aircrafts hundred time in DUB, dont know how many times ive seen it here before.
26 Kaitak : Just arrived back from JER on 'DEH this afternoon; very good flight, a bit behind schedule, but it's good to be back. One thing I did notice is that o
27 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : I'm just looking at some flight stats - anyone have any info on this? Yesterday's Aer Lingus flight EI109 from Dublin-New York landed at JFK at 19:35
28 OA260 : Thats around my quickest also. What time of year was that? If it ever happens which I doubt it will, it would have to be a joint cross border effort
29 LUPOR1D : Usually strong tailwinds are to be had during the winter, or last weekend- my mate flew BOS-SNN in 4hrs 49.
30 COEI2007 : EI109 left DUB at 17.11 and landed in BOS at 20.34, then left BOS at 21.26 and landed at JFK at 22.58. That meant EI108 left JFK at 00.13 and didnt g
31 OA260 : Yes it was November time when I did that timing, was great when the pilot came over and told us how quick it was going to be. Quicker than going to T
32 Tonymctigue : Thanks for the info. My best time from BOS is around that also. Does anyone know if SVQ is one of the FR routes from DUB being dropped this winter? I
33 Bramble : I remember it well as I injured my back on a flight just after it. It was approx 10th Jan 2007. Strong tail winds pushed us east.
34 AmricanShamrok : Evenin' all I woke up this morning to the refreshing sound of Continental CO24 from Newark on approach for RWY06 at SNN at 7.24. Ah the good ol' days
35 Toulouse : Why not hop on EI down to MAD and then get the AVE (Spain's high-speed train) down to Seville (just under 3 hours from city center to city centre, a
36 Post contains links Kaitak : I can't help wondering how MO'L is feeling this morning; "just when you think things can't get any worse, they do" ... FR breaks off negotiations with
37 Tonymctigue : Ahh so FR never operated that route during the winter. Thanks for the info. I never even thought of that. I'll see what the fares are like. Thanks fo
38 EIEGAA : Apparently it won't affect road traffic between NI & RoI, just flights and ferries between RoI & UK.
39 Post contains links OA260 : London flight plunges 20,000ft 25/07/2008 - 07:41:21 A Qantas flight from London made an emergency landing in the Philippines today after plunging 20,
40 Post contains links Toulouse : Unfortunately not, the train leaves from Puerta de Atocha railway station to the south of Madrid. A Taxi trip takes about 15 minuts and rarely costs
41 Tonymctigue : Thanks for the info Toulouse. Sounds like a very nice way to travel. I'm torn between trying a new airline by flying with IB or flying with EI & tryi
42 Toulouse : IB is much the same as EI these days, albeit they do have business class. But back in economy it's al BOB, and apparently pretty pricey. There are ve
43 Post contains links Kaitak : I saw the pictures on that thread; when I read the articles I thought that it was just journalistic hyperbole and exaggeration (especially when I saw
44 EIBoston : Now that is really taking the piss. Oil prices have dropped almost $15 dollars in the last 10 days. And EI increase it's fuel surcharge again! No jus
45 AmricanShamrok : EIBoston - you took the words right out of my mouth. Came on here just to say that this new hike is ridiculous. Ryanair will undoubtadly release a re
46 Shamrock350 : I wish Aer Lingus would just stop calling it a "fuel surcharge" and start including it in the fare. However I don't side with Ryanair either because I
47 Post contains links EICVD : Anyone read this in the non-aviation thread? http://newsbiscuit.com/article/ryana...aled-to-be-greenpeace-activist-325
48 BestWestern : Newsbiscuit is probably the best spoof news site there is on the web - I get their emails every morning..//
49 Post contains links OA260 : Shamrock350 you seen this yet ?? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...laced-foreign-airlines-Airbus.html
50 Shamrock350 : I saw it on Sunday when I went to FAB, I went through LHR and got the bus from there. In the morning it had huge barriers around it and was missing a
51 OA260 : Yeah it will be weird not to see Concorde on that. Still I guess like everything else we will get used to it. I really think that they should put the
52 Shamrock350 : There is a perfect place at the entrance to T5 that has a "Welcome to Heathrow" and a "Welcome to London" sign by BA and I think Concorde would look
53 Greenjet : FR and EI are both as bad as each other. I booked flights for my wife and I with FR to NCL that went from being "free" to €180 and that was after d
54 Post contains links Kaitak : A lot, if not all, LCCs are the same; I booked a ticket with bmibaby, from BHX to JER and the cost started out at £89 and ended up as £127. I do ag
55 Bramble : Didn't EI lower their surcvharge about a year ago when oild dipped in price? Perhaps this was a planned surcharge increase and perhaps they may scrap
56 OA260 : Well I hope they dont delay it too much but I can understand why they dont want to have out of control projects like in previous times. Metro North i
57 BestWestern : road construction pricing is very good these days, with projects coming in before schedule, and at budget, which is great news.
58 Kaitak : Rumours of FR having ordered 20 787s, on another sight. I'm quite skeptical, so I'll wait till I see some confirmation - particularly from either part
59 B747forever : There is 23 UFO 787s on Boeings website. Can it be that??
60 BestWestern : To quote you...
61 Post contains links OA260 : EasyJet warns of reduced profits as Belfast performance is described as ‘challenging’ AIRLINE EasyJet showed the strain of rising costs yesterday
62 Post contains links Kaitak : Ryanair upsets Italian politician! This week's thin-skinned politician is Italy's Umberto Bossi, head of the Northern League: http://edition.cnn.com/2
63 Post contains links Kaitak : Progress is being made on plans to develop both SNN and DUB as full pre-clearance facilities (not just immigration - as now, but customs as well) airp
64 OA260 : One goes to HER as far as I know.
65 EICVD : Im almost certain Eurocypria fly to Heraklion from Dublin but I think this flight is on Friday night & the Titan was coming in from Lourdes.
66 ClassicLover : Latest news is that they suspect an oxygen cylinder exploded. One is missing from the area of the hole and apparently there is debris that points to
67 OA260 : Well had it been 10 years ago I would have said yes as that kind of mentality certainly did exist. Now though things have changed and its mainly only
68 BestWestern : How would you notice this?
69 OA260 : Whilst not always the case you can alot of the time tell by the name badges. Sometimes you can pick it up by what they say in conversations. Sometime
70 BestWestern : Elizabeth, Andrew, Ian, Charles, Douglas, Hannah,
71 Al2637 : Yup, i've seen this several times at AMS, inbound aircraft from DUB becomes the outbound flight to ORK, and vice versa. Crew chnageover too.
72 OA260 : There is actually a discussion on another forum about telling the difference with some interesting posts. Some silly and some quite true and valid. O
73 BestWestern : Stereotypes rock!
74 OA260 : The BFS crews are the best on the EI network IMHO but thats just from my experience.
75 Kaitak : Interesting trip back this morning; was supposed to be on EI 262 to BHX, but when I got to the B pier (from where the flight was to leave), it was sho
76 BestWestern : Lots of Capacity to Germany with EI and LH this summer DUB MUC is x 10 weekly with EI, x4 weekly with LH ORK MUC is x3 weekly with EI DUB DUS is x13 w
77 OA260 : Thats a pain , did you have a connecting flight in MAN??
78 Post contains links Rojam : Well, maybe not quite so much with LH - Euronews, Reuters, BBC News, IHT. Why was there formation flying over Dublin today, anyone ? I noticed 5 airc
79 AmricanShamrok : EI transatlantic flights that continue to DUB/SNN change aircraft and crews too sometimes. I'm flying out tomorrow to ORD with EI. Will it definately
80 BestWestern : Yep - usually a SNN flying crew change, but the cabin crew stay on to Dublin. Frequently the BOS SNN DUB A333 aircraft is changed for the JFK SNN A33
81 EICVD : Im surprised nobody mentioned this yet but the Bray airshow was on today. Just saw a clip there on the news. The USAF C-17 performed a fly past. Must
82 Tonymctigue : Thanks for the info. Being part of the Irish community on A.net is great when it comes to making travel plans. I'll probably go with IB. I've never b
83 AmricanShamrok : Yeah don't EI have a hanger at Shannon where the A330s are maintained? On some days of the week EI have one A330 grounded and I didn't know whether i
84 EISHN : One goes in on a Tuesday morning, and then released on a Wednesday, early afternoon time, and then in again on a Thursday, and out on a Friday. That'
85 Shamrock350 : I've been talking to a few people who fly to LHR a lot and they've all said all their flights have been quite full, I've even heard of an AMS flight
86 AmricanShamrok : I like how they do it in SNN rather than DUB. Thanks I'll let ye know how it went.
87 BrianDromey : I'll reserve judgement until I fly from BFS, but I find the ORK crew to be best! I find DUB can be a mixed bag, tbh, but usually quite good. The crew
88 Tonymctigue : Yes the little mini cabin just behind Premier class is nice. I got into the one on EI-DUZ on the way back from ORD last June & it was a real treat to
89 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair faces €60m loss over fuel prices Monday, 28 July 2008 07:25 Ryanair has said it is facing losses of up to €60m because of high fuel costs.
90 OA260 : Yep EI-DUZ , have a good flight.
91 Post contains links ClassicLover : Alan Joyce (the Irish CEO of Jetstar) is taking over Qantas. He was born in Dublin and held senior roles with EI, Ansett and QF before going to JQ. Li
92 Post contains links OA260 : Sunday July 27 2008 AER Lingus boss Dermot Mannion needs to improve his timing. By announcing a €20 increase in the fuel surcharge for return flight
93 Post contains links Smokeyrosco : I see that RTE.ie made the inexcusable mistake of placing a U in Qantas in the headline... though they got it right in the body of the story http://w
94 EI320 : Seems strange alright that you were flown to MAN instead, I was there yesterday, and flew home on -DEO too. I've noticed that the switch to Menzies h
95 Post contains links OA260 : Time to save your pennies / Cents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI_ZAaA6INA
96 Shamrock350 : Looks amazing! Nice to hear the Emirates theme tune in the other video as well.[Edited 2008-07-28 06:23:57]
97 Humberside : Suspended for winter, on sale next summer
98 Shamrock350 : So it's just EI and U2 to fight it out over the winter.
99 OA260 : Yeah dont know why but Im more excited about EK's A380 and product than I am about SQ.
100 Shamrock350 : EK are always one to to go just that little bit further to impress and shock people so there's a lot of anticipation around what EK is going to do ne
101 Kaitak : I know, I hate that ... it's on a par with "Air Lingus"! Maybe one day, there'll be someone arrested on boarding a QF jet in possession of a "U" with
102 GrahamHill : The same mistake appeared on one of the articles of Le Figaro. They eventually fixed the mistake after being flamed by readers on the bottom-located
103 Rineanna : Hi all, I've been pretty quiet on the posting front over the past month or two, but have been trying to keep up with the happenings of Irish aviation!
104 BrianDromey : I thought Qantas should be pronounced like it does begin with a K, similar to Qatar which, I think, should be pronounced "Kat-ar" ? Dunno really. How
105 Shamrock350 : Looks very nice, the best of the Irish airlines I think. Shame they still have that nasty route map though. Although I like aerlingus.com it's starti
106 Bramble : Ei oten swit ch aircraft in LHR and AMS. And if needed it can be done at other destinations,WAW,FCO, and in theory (but to my knowledge never done) A
107 AmricanShamrok : Thanks lads. I had a great flight. Seemed way shorter than it actually was with the AVOD & all. We had to get off and clear US CBP in Dublin which wa
108 Kaitak : I always like Baby, not least because they are SO much cheaper than Flybe; I've been in Jersey for nearly twelve years and this is the first time I'v
109 Styles9002 : A New reports on FT.com states that QANTAS' new CEO Joyce was offered the CEO position at Irish Lingus after Walsh departed and declined. It was then
110 Tonymctigue : I noticed that the other day & the first thing I tried was to see if the route map had been changed to an animated one. I was a bit disappointed when
111 Bramble : You did well. They are not generous giving them to crew rececntly. I am very covertous towards my older metal wing I have,don't like the coulour of t
112 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair's fuel fiasco forces new fare gamble By Laura Noonan Tuesday July 29 2008 RYANAIR is taking a high-stakes gamble to keep low air fares after M
113 Aer Lingus : if you're priveliged enough to work in the airport itself, seeing the passport is a near giveaway. However, I onced served a chap (and family) who ha
114 GrahamHill : It has to be pronounced "kwantas". I took a Qantas flight to Sydney and never heard anything else than "kwantas". They probably do so as the "Q" stan
115 OA260 : LOL... although I was referring to Cabin crew based in BFS I doubt we would see them in Rangers kit on the A/C , but theres a new sponsorship opportu
116 EISHN : Last Summer when i was staying on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, we went into downtown LB for breakfast (had a "heart attack on a plate" at Dennys!) o
117 EIDAA : It's Air Transat - twice weekly service. This is the Tuesday schedule:- 15:10 17:20 TS 0231 07:10 hrs 310
118 EISHN : Cheers man! Did anyone hear that apparently some engineer working for QF came on a "airline industry online forum" in February and was discussing tha
119 AmricanShamrok : The Kiddie entertainment pack!!! I remember those well. This one looks old and its half a wing rather than a full one. I asked about the flags on his
120 OA260 : Yes they put a link to Anet on the Sky News website. I have heard the TS A310 flights are quite good. Ask your friend how the flights go , would be i
121 Kaitak : FR has announced an expansion of its operation at NRN (Weeze-Neiderrhein Airport); among the cities to be served is DUB, twice weekly. (See thread cur
122 Vfw614 : airberlin has obtained an injunction from the District Court Of Cologne court against Michael O'Leary. He is now under an injunction that stops him fr
123 Neutral : Quote 121 FR has announced an expansion of its operation at NRN (Weeze-Neiderrhein Airport); among the cities to be served is DUB, twice weekly. I thi
124 Shamrock350 : Good! MO'L only talks about how badly other airlines are doing to distract people from Ryanair's own financial state.
125 Kaitak : There's a debate going on at Politics.ie about this; I'd say it's an interesting debate, but that would be a lie. It's just a way of quoting about six
126 Tonymctigue : Yes, please do ask. I am interested th know because I recently suggested the TS service from SNN to a friend recently without really knowing what the
127 Kaitak : Has EI introduced a policy of minimising the use of reverse thrust wherever possible, particularly on the A320 fleet ... I flew to DUB last Thursday -
128 GrahamHill : Does this mean they are using more brakes ? Or do they use more runway to slow down ?
129 EICVD : Anyone here see an ATR-72 with a red tail land at DUB around 6.30pm? Only caught a quick glance of it arriving on 10 in the distance. Pretty sure it w
130 OA260 : I thought that was the Spanish Reg . operated by RE ?
131 Bramble : EI have approx 200 cabin crew in SNN. Approx 150 in ORK. I think there are now about 100 in BFS. DUB is by far the largest with approx 800 cabin crew
132 EICVD : I think that a/c is all white.
133 Post contains links and images Smokeyrosco : Are you sure it was red? I believe this aircraft is operating for RE at the moment? View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Brazier
134 Aer Lingus : well when landing on 10 its best to roll out longer as far as the Echo 3 (?) exit as its a high speed one near the terminal. its also the guts of 700
135 EICVD : Probaby was that aircraft. As I said I only got a quick look at it & it wasnt exactly bright at the time. Cheers Smokeyrosco.
136 Post contains links Kaitak : They would have autobrakes at a medium setting, which would allow the to slow down in time for a certain exit, as Aer Lingus points out, above. I'm s
137 Tonymctigue : Perhaps it is a fuel saving issue as you suggested or perhaps it was a coincidence that the last few times you flew, another AC was following close b
138 Post contains links OA260 : 30 July 2008 Ryanair up 4% but rating downgraded By Niamh Hennessy RYANAIR shares bounced back yesterday after falling 23% on Monday when it said firs
139 EICVD : Are RE short on aircraft? Saw an Eastern Airways SAAB depart GWY today (pressume it was flying for RE).
140 DavecFlyer : Have Singapore Cargo returned to Dublin airport? I saw an SIA 744F parked on the cargo ramp on Monday evening at about 19.00. Perhaps a one off charte
141 Aer Lingus : i've noticed a lot of non irish based FR flight deck and cabin crew with UK airport ID passes in DUB recently. Have FR a shortage of cabin crew and ni
142 Post contains links Kaitak : Not necessarily; many flights which serve DUB are not with DUB based aircraft; I know that Liverpool is served with LPL based aircraft and I'm sure t
143 Aer Lingus : oh i know, i'm well aware of that. However, they come in through the staff entrance around by the pier c duty free and are wandering around the shops
144 Post contains links OA260 : 31 July 2008 One-stop Dublin to Melbourne flights ETIHAD AIRWAYS, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch services from Dublin t
145 ClassicLover : A good way to advertise the flights, I have to say I hope it works out, it's about time a one stop Ireland to Australia flight was a reality. Conside
146 OA260 : Well I guess the ''inconsistent product'' might make them qualify
147 EireRock : Hey guys and gals, been on the missing list from here for a few months now due to a busy busy schedule(wedding!!). I have tried to keep up with just r
148 DavecFlyer : Can you not currently do a one stop flight to Sydney with Etihad? I seem to remember this being advertised previously. It's another good way for Etih
149 Irish251 : The flights appear on the DAA arrivals/departures board as AF5200/1 but, as you say, they do not seem to be operating.
150 Post contains links Kaitak : Yes; you can do SYD one stop - and BNE, two stop. I wonder if the DoT has any legal recourse against WX as a result of their deciding not to go ahead
151 EISHN : That review sounds as if it was written by someone from EI, they make them out to be "Cloud 9" in every aspect, and rating them 10/10 in every catego
152 Post contains links Shamrock350 : This caught my eye a few minutes ago, it's to do with the Qantas incident but has something about EI included. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articl...
153 OA260 : Congrats on your Wedding wishing you and Mrs EireRock a happy future. Did the hotel meet your expectations?? Hmm could be but I guess its better than
154 Kaitak : In fairness to EI, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that they would have a review that would be this good; they do what they do, well. It wo
155 Post contains links Shamrock350 : What's the "enjoy your flight music" is it used on any of the TV adverts? This site has the music for the "9 new routes" campaign which happened last
156 Post contains links OA260 : The one when the guy breaks his leg sking. I heard the music and though ''Aer Lingus'' hopefully Fujipics dont nic it. ------------------------------
157 BrianDromey : On my last LHR-ORK flight the crew were operating DUB-LHR-DUB-LHR-ORK and the reverse the next morning, so its easy to get confused, especially if yo
158 Shamrock350 : I think Stellarsound must do the "enjoy your flight" music so maybe they switch it around for different clients unless Aer Lingus asks for it to be e
159 EISHN : Yowza! I was kidding when I "suggested" that someone from EI wrote that, I just thought it sounded too perfect to be true it was somewhat funny. Congr
160 OA260 : Yes I totally agree. When you hear the BA song you know its for BA. Dont know if you watch ''Mock the week'' on BBC but tonight there were two bits o
161 BrianDromey : Interesting point. I know its not a very nice thought, but in such a situation the thin fabric/leather covering over the seatback will probably not h
162 Shamrock350 : Even the "leaving on a jet plane" song became connected to BA very quickly when they started using it last year. I was watching Big Brother, yep I wa
163 Shamrock321 : Speaking of Inflight magazines, I love them I have most of the EI ones from the last year or so and I got a BD and EY one tonight in work! The EI one
164 ClassicLover : Oh yeah, I did that once... SYD-LAX on QF, 3 hours in LAX, then LAX-DUB. I wouldn't recommend it. Get your bag in LAX and recheck it, a bizarre trip.
165 Al2637 : Well, I don't know how they get home, but I doubt they are left on their own. Ultimatley they've got control of an aircraft which would need to be re
166 Post contains links OA260 : 01 August 2008 Ryanair to tighten luggage restriction By Niamh Hennessy RYANAIR is to introduce flights that will allow hand luggage only over the com
167 Pilot21 : EI are becoming the 2nd FR - just a slightly kinder version. The only thing is they let you check in on-line with luggage which FR scr*ws you on, so
168 OA260 : Theres not much difference to be honest. The only difference is seat selection. The rest is the same. Green uniforms/blue and yellow ones , cosmetic
169 Post contains links Shamrock350 : The check-in fees won't bother me because you can't actually check-in at a desk in LHR anymore, they always tell you to use the SSK and bag drop desk.
170 JWMD123 : Is this true and if so, do you have a link to the story
171 Al2637 : I never mentioned EI.
172 Shamrock350 : Surely not Aer Arann or CityJet. I suspect it's EI, sounds like something they would do anyway after FR have done it. Suppose we'll just have to wait
173 OA260 : ESTA now open for pre authorisation ::: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html?_flowExecutionKey=_c19C0DBD8-C569-9068-3347-016B756660FF_kFAA72EE0-80B
174 F1eddie : My friends just came back from Thailand. They booked without talking to me first and they chose China Airlines routing AMS>BKK... They said the outwar
175 OA260 : 2 Airlines I would never fly, not even if you paid me. I have heard nightmare reports from China Airlines and no wonder their J class is so cheap !!
176 F1eddie : I agree. And apparently when they were booking SQ was not that much more expensive...
177 EireRock : Thanks OA260, the hotel more than met our expectations! So we all wait with baited breath for EI to introduce check-in fees, hmm, another reason to s
178 Shamrock350 : The full service airline often have lower fares than U2, EI and even FR once all the extra charges are added. BA can even end up cheaper than BD arou
179 OA260 : Yeah and at the moment they have a €1 promotional fare plus taxes so its dead cheap. Thanks, Yes I was glued to the TV. Shame my Dad missed it but
180 EICVD : RE came to mind as soon as I read your comment.
181 OA260 : This gets my vote for airline Ad of 2008 !!
182 Shamrock350 : I really like the Emirates theme, I think they play it when people board and in all their adverts.
183 AmricanShamrok : So will these flights share one flight number or will they be separate? The AirBaltic aircraft operating the Riga flight on Monday was reg: YL-BDB. I
184 Smokeyrosco : Speaking of which, I am going to Reading in a few weeks for a weekend and of all the options I had... FR to BRS FR to BOH BE to SOU EI to LHR EI actu
185 Post contains links Smokeyrosco : 757 http://flickr.com/photos/84568554@N00/2618014593/ Google is your friend, all you need to do is type up the reg and you have a better chance of fi
186 OA260 : Would love to get on that B757. Coupled by a visit to Latvia , always wanted to go. Yeah I have to say I have become alot more interested in EK recen
187 Shamrock350 : On another site it's saying the new runway at DUB is delayed to 2014? Sorry if it was announced ages ago but I just noticed it on this other site and
188 OA260 : True I have experienced excellent and not so good on EK. I flew DXB-MAN in J class once and the crew were not the best. One girl was nice enough but
189 Shamrock350 : I think the problem with the crew is linked to fast expansion, the airlines needed crew and they needed them fast so maybe essential training was give
190 Ei2ksea : I have been away for a very very long time from the forums....always good to get back and catch up on what I am missing from home. My experiences with
191 Shamrock350 : Welcome back! When I showed it to one of my friends he first thought it was at the airport and not that big a deal then when he saw it was actually o
192 OA260 : Welcome back.... I probably wouldnt fly on it for that amount of time unless I was in their Club cabin. Its actually not that much more so Ive heard a
193 Post contains links Sawtooth : Bad news for Ireland West Knock today with the loss of the XLs LGW service. Loads had been growing through the year but never reached the numbers the
194 AmricanShamrok : Thats a pity about the NOC-LGW route. It was supposedly XL's only scheduled rotation. Will anyone fill the gap left by EasyJet/Ryanair/XL Airways?
195 Kaitak : That's sad to hear; mind you, with FR having to cancel a number of routes, they might reconsider, since it's clearly a route people want to fly on. N
196 Post contains links OA260 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7537623.stm A flight from Manchester to the George Best Belfast City Airport has made an emergency
197 Kaitak : Obviously a different interpretation of "landing as normal"!
198 OA260 : LOL... I think I was actually on that A/C a few weeks back.
199 Humberside : LTN-LCA/PFO and LGW/MAN-FAO/AGP/ALC have also been sold as scheduled routes this summer
200 OA260 : I wonder if RE will take up the DUB-NOC again??
201 EI320 : Hi everyone Just flew back from PRG to DUB last night on EI. Have to say Prague is a much nicer place than I ever thought it would be, definately wort
202 Shamrock350 : It's a shame but Aer Lingus probably see it as "if they're making money out of it, so should we" it's just the way our top two airlines work these da
203 Post contains links Kaitak : Dermot Desmond has turned down the opportunity to be EI's new chairman, citing work commitments: http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0802/desmondd.html
204 Shamrock321 : DUB hasnt avoided the BA routes cuts either with LGW-DUB being reduced to 3 daily. Its a little confusing at the minute ut basically BA8088/8089 will
205 Kaitak : Hardly surprising given the capacity already on the route - and the fact that EI feeds into BA's longhaul operation at LGW. I guess they wanted to ke
206 OA260 : Yes and they have dropped the service with the lowest yield of revenue. Makes sense in this current climate.
207 Shamrock321 : Ye the 8088/8089 flight are always lighlty loaded, although it does always carry alot of PAX connecting from LUX, will this connection possibility be
208 Post contains links Bramble : Have done this trip and wasn't too impressed with the QF flight. Much preferred going BA LHR-SIN-SYD. A/C seemed nicer and crew were better. Now that
209 CallBell : T2 at DUB is coming along nicely. There is a change to the approach roads now, and driving past the construction site you can see the colour of the ti
210 Post contains links Kaitak : Saw this article in today's Sindo ... doesn't anyone there actually read the news, even somewhere else? http://www.independent.ie/business/i...us-reac
211 Bramble : " target=_blank>http://www.independent.ie/business/i....html Will read it today. I completely agree with the quote "Such bold moves are not part of th
212 OA260 : Nice video. Looks good, I wonder what the J class lounges will look like. Hopefully they will put some thinking into them.
213 Post contains links Shamrock350 : War in Irish skies as regional rival claims O'Leary told him 'F**k Off' http://www.independent.ie/national-n...leary-told-him-fk-off-1445701.html It's
214 BrianDromey : I think if BA were not involved in the throwes of merging/taking over IB they would be interested in the stake. The Irish market is responsible for s
215 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair CEO regrets decline of airline's share price RYANAIR CHIEF executive Michael O'Leary has expressed regret to the airline's shareholders for th
216 Post contains links and images Legoguy : Hey Irish chums, I came across this interesting photo on myaviation; an old BA Trident at Belfast International Airport. I knew there was one there, b
217 Post contains links Kaitak : Aviation snippet this morning, both involving Ryanair: Ryanair facing legal action by BAA as a result of the latter's attempt to raise landing fees 15
218 Post contains links OA260 : Never knew it was there either. Would be good if someone did restore it and put it on show. Shame to see it decaying away. __________________________
219 Shamrock350 : MO'L has said a few times that he could in X number of years but I think he is far to passionate about Ryanair to leave anytime soon. Maybe once he g
220 AmricanShamrok : I heard a few weeks back on the radio of the possibility of US LCCs starting transatlantic flights to Ireland after the full US Customs and Border Pro
221 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair taken to court in Stansted fees row By Grainne Cunningham Tuesday August 05 2008 RYANAIR is facing a lengthy court battle as the British Airpo
222 Post contains images Shamrock350 : Looks like Aer Lingus has finally got rid of that "FREE SEATS" advert on their website. It was far from being free so they have replaced it with "NO F
223 ClassicLover : G-AWZK at the Manchester aviation viewing park has basically been restored to exactly how the aircraft was when it finished service in 1985. I've see
224 JWMD123 : LF of 89% still fairly strong. BTW EI share price also up over 10%. Wonder though does MO'L and FR feel a bit sore given they bought oil at $129bbl a
225 FlyTUITravel : Irish a.netters, flying EI on the 715 on Aug 27 - hoping I will get a 321....is it too early to confirm with someone in the know??
226 Post contains links OA260 : It is indeed scheduled to be a A321. ----------------------------- Irish students injured in Canada plane crash http://home.eircom.net/content/irela.
227 FlyTUITravel : Ok, thanks for confirming
228 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus resolves dispute with Foley Aer Lingus has said it has resolved a dispute with former chief executive Michael Foley, who was sacked seven y
229 Post contains links F1eddie : TV3 just reported Cork airport lost power to the whole airport for two hours this morning. Absolutly mayhem. No baggage carosels, check in machines, d
230 Dstc47 : Hope your trip was uneventful. You picked a bad day for it. There was an intrusion incident at Aldergrove today, with RAF police chasing a car which
231 Bramble : This old chestnut is only sorted now!!! After his dismissal he returned to Heinekein USA which to me shows how strong the facts were against him!!!
232 Shamrocka330 : Sorry to all those people that think that Dublin is a good airport and is improving each day, but the airport is a disgrace, an embarrassment and it i
233 Shamrock321 : Shamrocka330 most of, but in fariness not all of the points you mention are caused by incompitence by handling agents 2 beginning with ''S'' spring to
234 EICVD : They were probably looking forward to there next smoke break. Same thing happened after my last flight that arrived at 3.30pm. The one bag that was g
235 OA260 : I hear ya ...... lol 100% correct. When they finish T2 they should knock everything else down and build T1 again in an exact replica of T2 ....bingo
236 EIBoston : A question regarding flying out of DUB. I've never flown domestic out of DUB, only into. My brother is flying to ORK on Saturday and airports make him
237 Shamrocka330 : I understand that Saturday is the worst day to travel on but why do they make it so difficult for us? I never complain but this particular Saturday w
238 OA260 : A70 something right at the end. He needs to be going through security one hour before his flight. He can use the fast Track area ( A gates ).
239 Shamrock321 : Baggage delivery is somthing that really does my head in because its the area I work in, I take the flax when the handling agent I work for delays bag
240 EIBoston : thanks OA260! Much appreciated.
241 BrianDromey : Are AA not pulling their code off EI flights once the UA codeshare comes into effect? I was under the understanding that this was the case. Brian. It
242 F1eddie : Sure AA operate this with there own metal... What are the main airports for AA in america. Just wondering why EI have moved over to UA. From reading
243 OA260 : Yes they use their own B767 on the DUB-ORD route and so a BA codeshare on it might make sense. Sure AF have done it with DL on the JFK route. ORD / J
244 Shamrock350 : UA have main hubs in IAD, SFO and ORD so that will be good for EI and the B6 agreement now covers JFK so AA isn't really needed.
245 OA260 : Its amazing the shift from Oneworld to Star Alliance. Makes me wonder if in future would EI become a regional member or a full member of Star. I know
246 VC10DC10 : In no particular order, ORD, DFW, MIA, DCA, JFK, LGA, BOS, RDU, BNA, LAX. You should try NW before DL buys them out... imo a very good airline.
247 F1eddie : Yeah i suppose. I forgot about that part. Pity they now codeshare with a bad American carrier though. I suppose those that fly on the codeshare servi
248 F1eddie : Thanks for that. So there are three good airlines in america then. I suppose DL will bring them down?
249 VC10DC10 : That's what some of us are afraid will happen. Continental is also considered quite good by some, but I've never flown them as their hubs just don't
250 EI564 : There will be a lot more room. That might sound like a silly comment but everything is way too crowded in T1 at the moment. Too many people and aircr
251 Kaitak : CO yes, but AA ... in the immortal words of Capt. Blackadder (BlackAAdder?) : I'd rather have my tongue beaten wafter thin by a steak tenderiser and
252 EireRock : Shamrocka330 i will agree with you on alot of your points about DUB but as a person who works there every week i can tell you that it has gotten bette
253 Post contains links and images Rojam : In my opinion, there are many more than just 3 good airlines in America F1eddie - and DL are much nearer the top than the botton. Of those which are
254 JWMD123 : Shamrocka330, not to defend DUB but just to give you some of my comparisons to your experiences: Bank holiday weekend. Gone through many an airport he
255 Post contains links OA260 : The holiday starts here By Ralph Riegel Wednesday August 06 2008 PASSENGERS were hit with more airport woes yesterday after a massive power failure le
256 F1eddie : Very funny Yeah i was there the day on the 27th of June. One month earlier but it was a friday and the security queues were fine at say 10am. Swiss c
257 Post contains links EIDAA : Just noticed on ATI ( http://www.rati.com ) that WX plans to scrap the route between LCY and ZRH. I wonder what they plan to do with the slots at LCY.
258 Aer Lingus : NW have good domestic connections but their A320 and 757 interiors are total crap. the service was mediocre at best. the A319's were a little better.
259 OA260 : RE have a seat sale from DUB-LDY for €25 eachway incl all taxes.
260 EIDAA : Could be an interesting hop to try out RE. Haven't flown with them yet. Speaking of that route, whatever happened to N272WA, haven't seen him online
261 BrianDromey : I like NW. The IFE junkies wont like the domestic narrow-bodies though, there is no IFE at all. The alliance with KL though i outstanding. When PR pe
262 Bramble : First thing I noticed about Pier D. Passengers needs 2 foot high signs overhead so they can be clearly seen from a distance. Agree here. Allow 10-15
263 Shamrock350 : It's a shame this continues to be used against Aer Lingus because I actually think it proves the Belfast route is doing well. So far this year Aer Li
264 COEI2007 : I'm sure EI being on this route hasnt helped at all. Just flew home with IWD from my holidays. It was a nice not to fly EI! However, the crew were rea
265 OA260 : Very true. I wonder what percentage is going to BA on the codeshare and how much EI gets per segment from BA?
266 Shamrock350 : I'd like to see Aer Lingus and Aer Arann promote it a bit more, there's not much on either website and I haven't heard of anything around Cork where
267 ClassicLover : Brilliantly apt description there
268 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair orders 400 new planes despite bleak outlook for airlines By Joe Brennan and Laura Noonan Thursday August 07 2008 Ryanair, which warned last we
269 B747forever : Wow, FR really goes against the trend. Wonder if they will continue with Boeing jets or if they will chose Airbus this time??
270 DavecFlyer : A very interesting visitor is due to land in Dublin Airport this afternoon. Burkina Faso Air Force Beech 200 XT-IGB is due to land at 13.55 local. Sou
271 Shamrock350 : Passenger numbers are up and load factors are good but punctuality is awful this year for Aer Lingus. In July only 54% of flights departed on-time wit
272 OA260 : On the 1st September BA will fly 3 of its LGW flights with the A319. Will be nice to see it at DUB.
273 EIBoston : Are EI still flying out of the same gates in LHR? I have not been there is almost 9 months and I remember seeing somewhere that EI was moving to the m
274 Shamrock350 : I'm flying out tonight and it's the same gates, just a different route to them. Passengers now go through the international departures lounge which c
275 EIBoston : thanks Shamrock350. I'll be connecting from T3 with AA. I have loads of time(hopefully) between flights. I should be able to find my way.
276 OA260 : Got an email with a €30 discount for any flight with AF on the DUB-LCY and DUB-CDG route. I wont use it so if anyone wants to PM me and its yours. M
277 Bramble : Would be nice if EI provided the cabin crew with this info to let pax know. I found this out on A.net recently. Must get one of those maps to pass on
278 Shamrock321 : Good news from Iberia over the past few weeks, aswell as Clickair returning 4 weekly to BCN they have increased MAD to 9 weekly with IB3188/3187 opera
279 Kaitak : Good news indeed; nice to see some airlines expanding. I guess, with the merger or Vueling and Clickair, the latter has more capacity to add? True; I
280 Post contains links Kaitak : No. 31/08 is now open for boarding: ID open on the photo page, please - and no spitting in the jetway ... http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...enera
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