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Irish 20/09: Power Set And Rolling  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12562 posts, RR: 35
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 17248 times:

Good morning folks and welcome to our 20th thread of 2009.

I'd like to start with good news, but owing to an agreement between the government and economists, it's been banned and I could be arrested and sold into white slavery.

I guess, this being Summer, there's not an awful lot happening, although we do await the appointment of the new EI CEO. And I guess we'll be hearing the traffic figures from the DAA and EI early next week.

There's not really an awful lot to say by way of introduction, so it's over to you. Enjoy!

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27231 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 17222 times:

Some good news for Jet2 . Over the last 12 months we have heard numerous rumours that they couldnt pay for fuel and that they were going the Sky Europe way but Im hoping they make it.

New routes paid off: Jet2.com

Budget airline Jet2.com said yesterday its new routes from Belfast International Airport to Newquay and Jersey were “ahead of expectations” just weeks after their launch.

The airline began operations at the end of May to Cornwall’s surfing capital Newquay and to the popular Channel Island destination of Jersey.

But despite coming in a turbulent economic climate when other airlines were cutting flights, Jet2.com believes its move has paid off.

http://www.irishnews.com/articles/53.../622322_387284670685Newroutes.html


User currently offlineNeutral From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 17219 times:

Just drove by T2+Pier E at Dublin the arms of two of the new air bridges now appear to be in place and good progress seems to be made on the whole development.

User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 17192 times:

From reading a TR it appears the Gold Circle lounge in DUB has had a makeover. There's new seats which look pretty comfortable and all those bus seats have been removed. There's also complimentary scones, bread rolls, pastries, crackers, cheese, freshly squeezed orange juice and of course tea, coffee and drinks. Definitely some improvements there. Unfortunately the lack of free Wi-Fi is still letting the lounge down.

If there's going to be a new lounge in T2, it'll be interesting to see if this lounge is kept open, I presume EI will continue to use Pier B after T2 open?

From the last thread:

Quoting F1eddie (Reply 256):
Any suggestions for a new mob..... Thnking the Iphone 3gs or some sonyericesson

Hard to beat SE IMO. I got the C902 a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. If your only looking for a phone I'd stay away from the iPhone!


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4653 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17160 times:



Quoting EI320 (Reply 3):
From reading a TR it appears the Gold Circle lounge in DUB has had a makeover. There's new seats which look pretty comfortable and all those bus seats have been removed. There's also complimentary scones, bread rolls, pastries, crackers, cheese, freshly squeezed orange juice and of course tea, coffee and drinks. Definitely some improvements there.

Yes, it looks quite like the picture in the TR, funnily enough...

However, when I was last there (a week ago or so), I definitely didn't see any complimentary scones, bread rolls, pastries... I don't have any EI flights booked for the next while either, so I can't check on it.

I'm flying FR to EDI next as it was €30 return including the €10 credit card fee, so that was a nice bargain  Smile Decent flight times too, both are afternoon flights. Usually with FR, the cheap flight is the 6am or the 11pm type of flights which is annoying  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17088 times:

There seems to be a problem today with the DAA's flight information systems. The arrivals/departures boards on the ORK, DUB & SNN websites as well as on Aertel are having problems.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 17075 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 5):
The arrivals/departures boards on the ORK, DUB & SNN websites as well as on Aertel are having problems.

Apparently there are no arrivals or departures today at ORK. Somehow, I suspect that is not quite the truth....
I wonder if there are any problems at the airports themselves?

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27231 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17061 times:



Quoting EI320 (Reply 3):
From reading a TR it appears the Gold Circle lounge in DUB has had a makeover

Yeah saw that also. Although the writer said it was in Pier D.


User currently offlineM6480 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17018 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Yeah saw that also.

Would you have a link to that report?



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17016 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 6):
Apparently there are no arrivals or departures today at ORK. Somehow, I suspect that is not quite the truth....
I wonder if there are any problems at the airports themselves?

This has happened a few times in the past. But it's fixed now say no more.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17011 times:



Quoting M6480 (Reply 8):
Would you have a link to that report?

AA Dublin To DCA MR (w/pics) (by Paulmcgrath Jul 10 2009 in Trip Reports)

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Yeah saw that also. Although the writer said it was in Pier D.

Must be a mistake, it's definitely the Pier B lounge. Looks much better anyway.


User currently offlineM6480 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16962 times:

For anyone interested in DUB T2 the following link contains some excellent photomontages of the building.

http://www.dublinairportauthority.com/Information_Session_V2.pdf

[Edited 2009-07-12 10:01:27]


'Takeoff power please'.. 'Bleed air caution'.. 'Sh*t'.. 'Pint?'.. 'Oh yeahh...''
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19243 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16948 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 4):
Usually with FR, the cheap flight is the 6am or the 11pm type of flights which is annoying


In theory, they will charge the lowest fares on sub-optimally-timed flights. This is logical and expected, as I’m sure you realise and appreciate. Indeed, it would be rather foolish of it to offer deeply discounted fares on particular flights that it knows it can charge decent fares and people will pay it. Clearly, it is all about yield management.

Enjoy EDI: I love the city. In fact, it is where I got married.

[Edited 2009-07-12 10:16:01]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4653 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 16924 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12):
In theory, they will charge the lowest fares on sub-optimally-timed flights. This is logical and expected, as I’m sure you realise and appreciate. Indeed, it would be rather foolish of it to offer deeply discounted fares on particular flights that it knows it can charge decent fares and people will pay it. Clearly, it is all about yield management.

I completely understand that - I was more expressing my surprise that some "normally timed" flights were attracting such deeply discounted fares.

They are FR816 and FR817 - granted, they are Monday and Thursday which are typically cheaper days anyway...

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12):
Enjoy EDI: I love the city. In fact, it is where I got married.

I've been there several times, always like to visit there  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27231 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16913 times:



Quoting M6480 (Reply 11):
For anyone interested in DUB T2 the following link contains some excellent photomontages of the building.

Thanks , page 22 really gives a good idea of what the new layout will look like. The new Crowne Plaza connected to T2 is good also. Love the AF A300 in the artist impressions lol...

Regarding the new CBP it states it will be cheaper to fly into a US Domestic Terminal. So does that mean we will pay less taxes??

The DAA passenger profile is interesting also. Especially where the passengers come from within the Island.


User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16884 times:

Aer Lingus close to naming new chief

Aer Lingus is believed to be on the brink of announcing a new chief executive to replace Dermot Mannion. The appointee will face major challenges at a time when the recession is causing huge difficulties for the entire industry.

http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/s...D-qqqm=news-qqqid=43099-qqqx=1.asp


Plan for €10m Sligo airport extension still up in the air

http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/s...D-qqqm=news-qqqid=43092-qqqx=1.asp


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16876 times:



Quoting M6480 (Reply 11):
For anyone interested in DUB T2 the following link contains some excellent photomontages of the building.

I think T2 is very promising. It looks like ORK, in terms of passengers flows, but increased in size by quite a bit, so thats a good thing. Looks like there will be plenty of room for passengers to 'circulate' and retail options.

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19243 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16839 times:



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 13):
Monday and Thursday which are typically cheaper days anyway...

Yep! Fri and Sun and holidays (half-term, Easter, Christmas, etc) understandably tend to be the most expensive days simply as they can get away with charging higher fares and people will pay it. It depends to a degree on the actual route though, but, yeah, midweek, particularly Tue, Wed, Thur, is, of course, normally cheapest.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineM6480 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16813 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 16):
I think T2 is very promising.

From what I have been told T2 US CBP will only be able to handle up to 6 separate US flights at any one time, taking into account the amount of US bound aircraft between 6am & 10am. 2x CO, 2x DL, 1x AA, 1x US, 6-9x EI, possible expansion, flight delays, layovers, etc. By the time they open and put all US flights through CBP, it will be near max capacity???



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4653 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16766 times:



Quoting M6480 (Reply 11):
For anyone interested in DUB T2 the following link contains some excellent photomontages of the building.

That's a great report - I can't believe they're still segregating people by Social Class though. In college we were told that it's fairly outdated and really only still used by newspapers... and the DAA it seems!

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 17):
particularly Tue, Wed, Thur, is, of course, normally cheapest.

Deal days!  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAerecosse From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16748 times:



Quoting EI320 (Reply 3):
From reading a TR it appears the Gold Circle lounge in DUB has had a makeover. There's new seats which look pretty comfortable and all those bus seats have been removed. There's also complimentary scones, bread rolls, pastries, crackers, cheese, freshly squeezed orange juice and of course tea, coffee and drinks. Definitely some improvements there. Unfortunately the lack of free Wi-Fi is still letting the lounge down.

been in several times since 'make-over' and haven't seen any of the scones, pastries etc..... also about a third of the space, where the TV area previously was has now gone, appears to be an EI crew area now. Appears smarter but no where near other carriers lounges.



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User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16700 times:

Does the US 757 usually be parked away from the terminals? Just saw it today with a FX A300 & Bluebird 737.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27231 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16662 times:



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 19):
Deal days!  

Yes if im doing a hop over to the UK I always go on Midweek. Some great deals to be had.

Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 21):
Does the US 757 usually be parked away from the terminals?

I have only seen it off stand on a few occasions. Mostly I see it at the B gates.


User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16649 times:
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Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 21):
Does the US 757 usually be parked away from the terminals?

I have a feeling that it arrives in at 0840, drops off its passengers at the B gates, then goes and parks at a remote stand for a while to free up the gate and is brought back to Pier B in time for its 1115 departure. However, I may be wrong!

[Edited 2009-07-12 17:07:34]

User currently offlineDavecFlyer From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 16591 times:



Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 21):
Does the US 757 usually be parked away from the terminals? Just saw it today with a FX A300 & Bluebird 737.

I'm pretty sure it went tech yesterday and was parked in the Western terminal area.

Quoting EI787 (Reply 23):
I have a feeling that it arrives in at 0840, drops off its passengers at the B gates, then goes and parks at a remote stand for a while to free up the gate and is brought back to Pier B in time for its 1115 departure. However, I may be wrong!

It used to do that but from what I've seen recently it stays on stand now the whole time.



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25 Post contains links Sawtooth : " target=_blank>http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/s...1.asp The usual unresearched Post article, sounds like they cut and pasted the airports press r
26 Shamrock604 : Nicely put together alright. Looks well, but i'm still concerned the place will have its pinch points also. Then again, there wont be any charters, w
27 Neutral : From the etenders site, This contract includes works required to provide an airside connection between the new terminal (T2) and the existing Pier B w
28 Aerdingus : Alright thanks for the info on the US 757 lads.
29 Aerdingus : Reading in some rag this morning-think it was the Daily Mail-don't know why my dad buys it-but on the front page was a story of how a Primera 737 enro
30 BrianDromey : Presumably this link bridge will not be used by pre-cleared US passengers, but by other EI passengers, EY and others. I think the link bridge is a go
31 Post contains links Rojam : Don't see it mentioned....yesterday's light aircraft crash in Fermanagh - [RTÉ] [Beflast T'graph]. ~ One of the last items on the early-evening RTÉ
32 AirFinglas : Hi Guys How far in advance can you identify which aircraft will do the EI105/109/104/108 on a particular date?? About to book EI105/19 Sept...then on
33 AlitaliaMD11 : How are A330 ops with EI at the moment, is everything smooth sailing? I'm due to fly on EI109 on Wednesday and am hoping for a newly configured bird.
34 Post contains links Kaitak : Here's a better report from the Aviation Herald: http://avherald.com/h?article=41c778d6&opt=257 According to the Italians, the crew initiated a desce
35 Tonymctigue : Linking the terminals seems to be to me to be a good idea. Will be make it much easier for connecting passengers although it seems like it would be a
36 OA260 : Its certainly a good idea to link all parts of the airport. Also I would hope that they have moving walkways as its quite a distance.
37 Shamrock321 : Arrived back on LH4982 from FRA last night afte a great weekend at the German GP. LH were great, efficent and freindly. DUB was a mess and the taxi dr
38 Aerdingus : " target=_blank>http://avherald.com/h?article=41c778...t=257 thanks for the link!
39 Wexfordflyer : As far as I know Zakynthos has a very short runway so cannot land with very heavy loads. They are just talking about it on liveline now with a passen
40 EI320 : It was still off stand at 11:30 when I left. Was on the 133 to SNN this morning, only 1 passenger in Premier when the flight left DUB. Not a good sig
41 Shamrock350 : Business class fares seem to be getting lower as well, today they started a EUR200 off sale so in mid August a return Business class fare is just EUR
42 Aerdingus : Ah ok. But even so I wonder would it not have used enough fuel by the time it would have got back to Zakynthos. Wow it's been there since Saturday, w
43 Aerdingus : Does anyone know what kind of aircraft did Real Madrid use to get here? Is it a 757? Anybody see it?
44 EICVD : The flew in on a Privilege Style 757 (EC-HDS). Real Madrid regurlarly use that a/c.[Edited 2009-07-14 10:44:44]
45 Post contains links Irish251 : Departed to PHL this morning after receiving attention in one of the hangars: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9195
46 COEI2007 : Its going via SNN, so J pax would take EI137 as it doesnt get to BOS that much later. Thats what needs to be done to attract pax to J. The marketing
47 EI320 : It's good to see lower fares, but it's hard (maybe impossible) to find these fares to cities other than JFK. They should reduce fares though on fligh
48 Tonymctigue : Did any more Premier passengers get on at SNN? I was on the 132 just over a week ago and the flight was pretty much full with the lion's share gettin
49 Greenjet : Got to love the two Air Canada 747s on p30 too.
50 Kaitak : It is amazing, when you think about it (and this was remarked upon in another thread), that WN - despite being a low cost carrier - is actually one o
51 EI320 : That I don't know. Judging on what I've seen in general, there wouldn't have been many. Same story today, the majority of pax got off at SNN. Passeng
52 Pe@rson : Absolutely. But FR, with its model quite different to WN's, is also now an influential airline for start-up carriers.
53 OA260 : Saw it in todays paper also. Nice to see it at DUB. They are all staying at the Carlton House Hotel. Atrocious COS tourism stats today. Inbound touri
54 Neutral : All our useless government can do is add €10 departure tax what Muppet's!!!!
55 COEI2007 : I was starving because I didnt have time to eat in the airport with the security queues, so although the free coffee and muffin was nice, I would hav
56 Toulouse : Well back after a week in Dublin last week. Had the pleasure of trying out EI-EDS on TLS-DUB. Was in 2F as usual, and loved it as there is nos row 1 D
57 Post contains links Kaitak : I thought I would have a look at some of the eastbound t/a flights, to see what kind of routes they are taking and how many of these come near or over
58 Tonymctigue : Absolutely. In fact, if I didn't already know WN were a no frills carrier before flying with them, I would have thought they were a full service airl
59 OA260 : But taking into account the small population here and state of the countries wealth its very worrying. I have 5 friends who are highly qualified and
60 Toulouse : Totally off topic, but I really must respond to my friend Philip! I'm sick of listening to the complaints of the Irish when I compare standards there
61 BrianDromey : From the CAA stats for MAN in June 2009. CORK 7079 -11% DUBLIN 49740 -9% I suppose those figures are pretty representative of the overall travel trend
62 Pe@rson : A "bit" higher than FR? WN charge quite a bit higher fares than FR. For example, the cheapest you're likely to get for the 30-minute hop from LAX to
63 Shamrock604 : Which AF flight were you on COEI2007? Toulouse, Agree wholeheartedly. Sorry OA260, but our collective national whingefest has got to stop. Its bad ev
64 JWMD123 : If I have not done so already: Toulouse, welcome to my respected users list More ammunition to get rid of the €10 tax.
65 Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus carried 7336 passengers on the LGW-NOC route in June compared to 7560 in May so a slight decline but still a decent performance. I think Ma
66 Shamrock604 : Motion seconded.... but I think toulouse is already on my list!
67 Toulouse : Many thanks Shamrock604 and JWMD123.
68 EireRock : Have to agree with you Toulouse, we are a nation of whingers!!
69 BrianDromey : I see absolutely no reason why? In isolation these figures don't look great, but when the likes of SIN-MAN dropped 61% YOY things are not so bad. In
70 Shamrock321 : I agree that things are bad everywhere, and I had the same attitiude as yourselves for a long time, but now I feel that this country and not just its
71 EIBoston : I am travelling BOS-LHR-ORK next week. What is the carry on allowance for EI on short haul? 1 piece according to their website. Will I also be allowed
72 Kaitak : OK, guys, can we just apply reversers and full autobrakes here; if I want to be depressed, I'll read an article by Morgan Kelly, or some other economi
73 Shamrock350 : The short-haul carry on allowance is quite strict, one piece weighing no more than 6kg/13lbs and only additional small items such as handbags and sma
74 Shamrock604 : Well said Kaitak. If we want to all get ourselves out of our heads with worry, we can very easily by carrying on the moanfest. Alternatively, we can
75 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Aer Lingus have added a "Gift Zone" to Gold Circle where you can purchase gifts using points. There isn't exactly a wide range of products available a
76 EI320 : Heads up guys, Space Shuttle Endeavour will be visible over Ireland tonight sometime between 11:15 and 11:21, 18 mins after launch in Florida Enjoy!
77 EIBoston : Cool thanks! I will take a chance with the laptop. Worst case I will need to stuff it into my trolley bag.
78 BrianDromey : I think a lot of it was spent on headline projects which we were in dire need of. Those were very capital intensive. The motorway and rail networks a
79 TravelExec : You are likely to have to do that... they are generally getting more difficult about this, although usually at the away stations rather than in Irish
80 Neutral : I fly the DUB - AGP quite a lot and every time the checkin desks at Malaga are full of people off loading stuff from their bags only to be caught at t
81 OA260 : LOL... A full article as expected. But good writing as always. Bit of both but only caus I know you take it in good humour And you have been on my RU
82 Toulouse : Quite right Shamrock604. Jesus, for all the rain we get in Ireland, the most impressive flooding I've seen in my life has been during my years living
83 Post contains links OA260 : Well there is some good news for SNN Troops boost Shannon airport income US TROOP traffic going through Shannon airport is the only growth area at the
84 TravelExec : Revenue is not the same as Wealth. Revenue is generation of assets (money). Wealth is accumulation of assets. Ireland was a very high REVENUE country
85 OA260 : Your right there. All civil servants should be made to take a 20% salary cut. Also the electricians are taking the P@ss.
86 TravelExec : And 20% of them should be culled... remember, just because they are in a job, does not mean they add to the economy.
87 OA260 : Very true. Ive had my fair share of dealing with civil servants recently and I sometimes wonder how they got the job. Its something that seems to thr
88 TravelExec : I could do another essay on this one, but I will spare you all... [apologies for the non-airline related lengthy post earlier] Suffice it to say, tha
89 ClassicLover : That'd be me - 5 more days of work to go, and I get my lovely lump sum on Wednesday, with a trip to the Social Welfare office (first time in my 33 ye
90 OA260 : Good luck with everything. Its very hard. Yes I have to enter my details online also . The visa check is where the check in desks are. Be there 90 mi
91 AmricanShamrok : Thanks for that, I just saw it, passed right over and a perfect night for it too. It was so clear and going 12,000 mph, you wouldn't think it.
92 OA260 : Was too cloudy here unfortunatley. Watched it lift off on Sky News instead.
93 Aer Lingus : anyone see the space shuttle there? amazing sight. two bright lights streaking across the southerm sky. one orange (external tank), one bright white (
94 EIEIO : Yeah, saw it in Galway. The shuttle was bright white while the tank was bright orange. Amazing sight!
95 AmricanShamrok : I was wondering what the second light was alright...
96 Post contains links EIEIO : Anyone hear more on the reports of a light aircraft missing in the Dundalk Bay area? Only seems to be on the rte website at the moment. http://www.rte
97 EI320 : Great to see the shuttle shooting across the sky. It's only been seen once before from Ireland in the 28 year history of shuttle launches, so a very r
98 Wexfordflyer : A friend of mine was recently moving back home to Germany and was travelling with EI. I met her at the airport when she was going and was sure she wa
99 Shamrock604 : Not 100% correct. Transport 21, which will actually see a national motorway network finished as opposed to a few wee little stretches of bypass, was
100 Post contains links OA260 : Ireland has done very nicely out of the EU and least it forget it. -------- Ireland and the E.U. Structural Funds E.U. Structural and Cohesion Funds
101 Shamrock604 : I never said it hadnt! I believe passionately in the EU and Ireland's place firmly within it.
102 Post contains links Aer Lingus : About twice the size of Venus on its brightest night. When I caught sight of them first the external tank and shuttle appeared on top of each other s
103 Aerdingus : On the way out to Reus from Dublin last year with FR nothing was said about the weight of my friend's bag nor the fact that there was a nail scissors
104 COEI2007 : The first one of the morning, think it was AF5003
105 Toulouse : You know me well LOL Of course I do! However OA260, must sympathise with Aerdingus here. I think your statement is a wee bit over the top! My brother
106 JWMD123 : Just bringing back to aviation for a while I wonder if some of you guys could help in a query of have. I remember as a young lad my father bringing me
107 Toulouse : From what I found on the internet Aer Lingus Commuter operated both the F-50 and BAE-146 between DUB and BHX in the early 90's before the 737-500 wen
108 EI787 : And let's keep it there - there has been a lot of discussion above which is in no way related to Irish Aviation. If anyone wishes to discuss the Iris
109 Shamrock321 : COEI2007 in what way did he snap? An update on Aviance is that there last day of handling at DUB looks to be 31 Aug, but it looks like alot of airline
110 OA260 : Indeed and I do. I flew a good few times from BFS-BHX on them and they were a great little airline with some great fares. IIRC I often got day return
111 Sawtooth : Yes A320, I remember it being an A321 on a few occasions. They were very popular, carried over 100,000 on NOC - BHX in 04. The numbers on NOC - BHX h
112 Sawtooth : The "An Board Snip Nua" (don't you just hate that name!) report was published today. Recommending over €5bn in cuts over the next 3 years. The impac
113 Aerdingus : Thanks very much. I didn't want to drag this out as it's an aviation site, & I know there are some aspects of the civil service that can gall people,
114 Kaitak : No, he's quite correct, although I recall that the cheaper late night flights were "starFlights" and the cheaper early morning ones were "dawnflights
115 BestWestern : Except that the MAN routes dont pay a €10 tax - flight duration is too short. RTE had three top travel agents on the other evening (tuesday?) - the
116 OA260 : Up until now I didnt agree with it but since the rail and road links are in place I cant really see how it can be justified. Its a luxury thats not a
117 Post contains links OA260 : Common Travel Area retained THE BRITISH government has removed a clause from a controversial immigration Bill which would have required the showing of
118 Shamrock321 : Damn cant speak Greek, dont suppose they want any English speakers lol? If you travel Uk-Dublin you still have to show your passport anyway!
119 OA260 : A friend of mine is going for it. I guess all the calls dialled within Greece for LH will go to Dublin. Oh I know the requirement by the Airlines has
120 Shamrock321 : True I travelled to Holyhead last year for a day trip and no need for passports, but as we all know immigration in Dublin is a little messed up! It mu
121 EI320 : I'm almost sure EI don't require a passport for travel between Ireland/UK. It's just easier to bring along the passport anyway in case of any problem
122 Lasno : You are quite correct EI320 passport not required with EI, Aer Arann or BMI for Ireland/UK flights.
123 OA260 : Yes I think its more of an issue at Airports. Lots of tourists go by train and bus across the border and they dont even realise they need a seperate
124 Shamrock321 : I remember an incident last year where FR had a STN-LDY flight divert to DUB. There was pap on board who had the right to enter theUK but not Ireland.
125 Post contains links COEI2007 : A simple example of how EI could introduce a European Business class! Mini Report: Finnair Business Class HEL-BCN (by Andaman Jul 14 2009 in Trip Repo
126 Irish251 : The Starflights survived well into the 737 age and certainly into the late 1970s. I remember the EI403 from LHR-DUB every night, which was timetabled
127 JWMD123 : Thanks guys. Kaitak I think he did say Starflight as you mention. I think I got the words mixed up. Yeah and I also remember him saying he used to ge
128 TravelExec : I'm all in favour of this one... see posts on earlier threads - I think I wasn't the only one... The arguments made for these two would seem to make
129 Shamrock321 : A problem at DUB is UK and o ther passengers are not seperated and nor are domestic passengers.
130 Post contains links OA260 : I keep on meaning to register every time Im there but always forget as Im heading to the gate and see the sign lol.. If you register at LGW does it d
131 JWMD123 : ******BREAKING NEWS - EI NEW CEO ANNOUNCED****** Never heard of the guy, will do a search to find more info
132 EI320 :
133 TravelExec : Registry in one airport does for all airports in the system - i think MAN and BHX might also have it, and LHR does for sure. It is brilliant, especia
134 OA260 : Hopefully some German efficiency. Great I will have to register next time then.
135 Aer Lingus : I was just about to post exactly the same. Hopefully, being a non-national, he might be able to shake off the sentimental value atached to the airlin
136 OA260 : Very true and as suggested on the other thread he needs a new team , its like stripping a house bare and starting from scratch. In the past new peopl
137 Post contains links Shamrock350 : Great to see a new CEO appointed, never heard of Mr. Mueller before but we all know what Aer Lingus needs so I just hope he can deliver. We'll have to
138 Post contains links OA260 : DAA launch their own Twitter and Facebook page In keeping with modern communication the DAA has launched its own Twitter and Facebook page. Members of
139 Styles9002 : Since Mueller work with TUI, a tour operator, I wonder if he will re-engage with the tour operators and corporate travel agencies in the USA and rekin
140 Post contains links EIDAA : Good to see the announcement of the new EI CEO. Mr Mueller's decision to leave TUI was announced in late May:- http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/ai...
141 OA260 : Anyone know what the Belavia B737 is doing in DUB? N272WA just texted me and told me he saw it on finals. Cant see it on the arrivals board.
142 Aer Lingus : i assume Chernobyl kids charter. I used to get flight crew from a TU-154 come in the odd time on the turnaround...
143 AerLingus747 : Its probably bringing in kids from Belarus. Its showing up on DUB website for a 1830 dep.
144 Kaitak : I think the first priority will be to stem the flow of red ink, before innovating, BUT I do think that his experience with charter carriers points to
145 Aer Lingus : I though that was known as "The Pod" with a team who assign stands? I remember the 1994 documentary on Dublin Airport on RTE and it was featured on t
146 Wexfordflyer : I think it is great that the new CEO is not Irish. Havnt heard of him before but I think its great to get in a fresh face and I am sure his vast exper
147 M6480 : T1 ATC = “Ground” All aircraft ops from the gate to the active. As soon as any traffic approaches the active runway including rescue, etc they re
148 EIRules : I just noticed when booking flights on continental.com that they are offering flights from DUB via LHR with BD connections from October, obviously som
149 Irish251 : The "tower" (the POD) atop the 1970s terminal is, as has been stated, used for stand allocation and I assume other airfield surveillance purposes but
150 Aerdingus : Thanks
151 Post contains links Kaitak : Well, talk about going out of your way to put a negative spin on things! http://www.independent.ie/business/i...is-used-to-turbulence-1828732.html Acc
152 BestWestern : Well, thats the Irish for you - nothing positive to say about anything. Especially the irish independent... Not a mention of the fact that TUI and DH
153 COEI2007 : ''Still, the parallels between Sabena and Aer Lingus today are eerie. Both had management problems, were burning cash and had large shareholdings bel
154 EI320 : Typical Indo-stuff. Lets knock him down before he even gets in the door. It's not fair to judge the man on what he did at Sabena. Sabena was the grea
155 BestWestern : Jesus - give the guy a chance to get behind a desk. And they are already but in a land of begrudgers - are we really surprised.
156 Styles9002 : Hardly, Olympic and Alitalia were (and are) much bigger basket cases.
157 OA260 : DUB-ATL will be reduced frequencies for the Winter period I just noticed.
158 TravelGuy : Website changes to eiDOTcom will not attract more J passengers. Corporate travel is by and large booked through managed travel (agencies, travel mana
159 COEI2007 : I saw that aswell, although I though it was just for Oct-Nov, reduced from daily to 6 weekly. Also, AA's DUB-ORD is going from 767-300 to an internat
160 AmricanShamrok : That was reported a good while back. So the transatlantic side of things is down quite a bit on last winter. Hopefully things will pick up again soon
161 COEI2007 : The only increase is EI137/136 is going from 5 weekly last winter to daily this winter
162 Styles9002 : not really my good man. Delta's JFK DUB is going daily for this winter and up-gauging to a B767 from last winter.
163 TravelExec : I see what you mean, although personally I am not sure that it is negative to have an "axe-man" coming... maybe that is exactly what EI needs... much
164 M6480 : On my travels last night I happened end up with an EI girl who works at admin, timetabling routes, aircraft, etc. What are the odds! From what she hea
165 Kaitak : The phrase "about bloody time" springs to mind; clearly, this is something EI needs to do; and it needs to think about doing the same thing on long h
166 OA260 : But with the new CEO all these ideas could be totally changed. We will have to wait and see. If Aer Lingus do need smaller more fuel efficient A/C fo
167 Kaitak : Absolutely true, but I think that the new CEO will recognise that the airline will need a smaller aircraft than the A320 if it's wants to combat FR e
168 Aerdingus : Completely unlikely to be looked at by EI, but also the Sukhoi Superjet.
169 BestWestern : Kaitak and I advocated a smaller aircraft for long haul also - I still firmly believe that the 350XWB is too big for EI, and that the 787 was a far s
170 M6480 : RE is struggling to lease off some surplus aircraft, and when the PSO goes I think they will go with it if they don%u2019t get under the likes of EI,
171 OA260 : I hate the CRJ with passion. Sorry to those that like them. I just had uncomfortable flights on them. Even in UA's F class when I did ORD-AUS. I real
172 Kaitak : Only ever flew on the CRJ (-200) once, about ten years ago, so really don't remember it much; however, have flown the E-195 with Flybe and really lik
173 COEI2007 : The good old EI rumor mill!!!! You have to love it! He has a wealth of experience, so lets hope he can turn EI around I agree with that list, except f
174 M6480 : No bother, all part of a night in Coppers! Dare I say if it’s been said around the office I’d guess that there well advanced in talks between man
175 Aerdingus : Yeah I know, it just seems like the West is kind of narrow minded about even new Russian jets. I really hope it is a success. I suppose no one ever t
176 Wexfordflyer : Was just looking at the Departures from Dublin for today. Can anyone tell me about the Cimber Air service to Billund?? I had never heard of it before.
177 BHD : Just after I landed and left BFS on Friday arounf 1pm, a BMI Airbus was approaching to land there... any ideas on the reason? Thanks Woody
178 OA260 : Charter , last year they used BHD but this year BFS got the business.
179 BestWestern : A EJet would be perfect for daily winter services to Nice - NCE is highly seasonal. An ERJ would also allow daily year round services to ZRH and GVA.
180 Pe@rson : Absolutely. The flexibility to use a smaller but still economical aircraft in the off-season would, of course, be far more preferable than using a la
181 Shamrock321 : Was good to see DUB so busy this weekend but staff shortages are a big problem! I had the worst weekend for passenger complaints I've ever had in 4 ye
182 OA260 : Dublin has always had a bad reputation for delays in bag delivery. One reason I try to always reduce what I'm taking and take a roller as cabin bagga
183 Neutral : Its always being the same at Dublin do I had thought the service had improved in recent years.! hour is very poor service 2 hours and people should b
184 OA260 : I only remember having a 2 hour delay for bags on a JFK-DUB flight with Aer Lingus. That was due to them not being able to open the Cargo door.
185 Nibog : Hi everyone, Well I have returned from my USA trip and I have a few thoughts that I will share,but speaking of baggage there always seems to be a prob
186 Shamrock321 : The early EI arrivals from USA always seem to have a delay on baggage, they seem to concentrate more on the transfer bags. The BD/TK/BE delays I was i
187 BestWestern : The baggage problem isnt the airports fault - It is the airlines fault. If they choose to penny pinch the ground handling companies - they get what t
188 BrianDromey : The thing is that the only thing with a lower seat-mile cost than a 73H is a 737-900ER or an A321, possibly a 757 as well, definately the -300 model.
189 Shamrock321 : Bestwestern, the airlines cant be blamed for these delays, they are solely the handlging agents faults and unfortunatley it was all 3 handling agents
190 Aer Lingus : Only a cabin crew base though isnt it? Its still an over-nighter for flight crew no?
191 AmricanShamrok : I flew SNN-ORD today (well yesterday Irish time) on CO via EWR. Flights were great; just as good, if not better than EI (for Economy anyway). Flight C
192 BHD : Thanks Woody
193 Post contains links OA260 : Thats good to hear. I will be taking my first flight with them in a long time in November. ----------------------- Rabbit out of a hat, or rabbit soo
194 Pe@rson : Ryanair has persistently said that people should not buy homes elsewhere because of FR's flights, for it might well withdraw the routes - as it did i
195 Bramble : Have had that into both JFk and ORD. Due to sub-zero conditions the cargo door was frozen shut. Agree with Pe@rson here. Assuming any airline will al
196 Pe@rson : It nicely shows the ‘Ryanair Homeowner Effect’ in terms of its routes and fares facilitating the purchase of second homes, be it in France, Italy,
197 EI320 : Good to hear of good loads on CO's service. Looking forward to the TR. Flight crew have been based at ORK since 03/04 I think. FR have never shown hu
198 OA260 : Yes that was the reason and it was November time. Couldnt really blame them for that but other times the bags have been so slow Ive missed my bus hom
199 BrianDromey : No, there are flight crew also based at ORK now. Most, if not all, of the ORK flights are now flown by ORK based crew - most of whom are from the Cor
200 Post contains links OA260 : A Tyrone GAA fan has told how police at Belfast International Airport used a hacksaw to cut down a small county flag he was flying from his car window
201 EIEGAA : I really like the logic behind the actions here. We damaged your property to avoid someone damaging your property. If it were me I'd find out who was
202 Shamrock321 : It was bag planning on EI's behalf to order all A320s. They were ordered to replace 734 and 735 models, what was the capacity of those machines? It ce
203 Pe@rson : Indeed. And it proves that you can't be everything to everyone, and you can't always please everyone all the time.
204 OA260 : Very true. I have a cousin who bought properties in Turkey and always complains that its cheaper to buy a 1 or 2 week package than just flight only.
205 Aerdingus : Sorry to hear that. Hey I never thought about it that way! Can yis hear pennies dropping from over Blanchardstown way.....
206 ThrottleHold : 156 for the -400 117 for the -500
207 Nibog : Jeeez,sorry to hear that Shamrock321,they didnt really give you much notice!!,but best of luck with your future,hopefully something turns up. Well i
208 Shamrock321 : Thanks lads, I was given 6 weeks notice a few weeks ago, so we knew it was coming we were just waiting on an official date! CVs etc are gone out so ho
209 OA260 : Oh ok I was wondering. When staff got laid off where I am they were given 6 weeks notice + redundancy and told they didnt have to work the 6 weeks if
210 Kaitak : In a lot of businesses where there is technology involved, they tend to get people out fairly quickly; it is an unpleasant way to do business, but un
211 OA260 : -------- One strange thing I saw today was ET have set up an office in Dublin ( GSA ) and have loaded all their fares into the GDS with BD to LHR and
212 Wexfordflyer : Maybe noone knows, or maybe it was just missed, just in case, anyone know anythin about the Cimber Air service from DUB to Billund????
213 DavecFlyer : In previous summers they did operate a charter series on Sunday mornings. It typically ran for 5 or 6 weeks. I went up to see this on Sunday. It was
214 Aer Lingus : mainly had couples 50 and 60+, so quite age specific the tours are I think. At least this was when I dealt with it last year.
215 Post contains links OA260 : Bypass airline credit card booking charges ALMOST all airlines now charge you for booking with a credit or a debit card. Ryanair charges €5 per pers
216 EI564 : EI is also restarting FUE from Dublin in October.
217 Neutral : It looks like a weekly flight on Saturdays still better than nothing!
218 Aerdingus : Did anyone hear about a VLJ service starting soon from Dublin using those tiny little Eclipse jets, I think they're called? Also, anyone going to hit
219 EICVD : I have heard of them (Jetbird I think there called). Dont think they are going to be based in DUB though.
220 Post contains links DavecFlyer : Yes, Jetbird is the name. Going to be based out of Cologne but I think the aircraft will be Irish registered. http://www.flyjetbird.com I was thinkin
221 Aerdingus : Ah. Wonder if it will work out in these "r-word" times. Thanks for the info. Cool, enjoy it, & get some pics!
222 Post contains links OA260 : Hope it works out for them. Here is an article I posted back in May . Economic clouds won't stop JetBird from taking off An Irish-based, low-cost exe
223 EICVD : According to JP airline fleets 09/10 the a/c will be Swiss registered.
224 OA260 : Arkia B757 from TLV due in at 2023 tonight.
225 Shamrock321 : Arkia 753 is a sort of regualr charter once again, I think once a week? As I sit in work the passengers are getting their bags at belt 6, quite alot o
226 AmricanShamrok : I don't think it's a charter, it's an actual scheduled weekly flight.
227 Ire2008 : So i loaded money onto the supposed Visa Elctron, it doesnt work! Well it works but its not a visa electron its a visa Debit, and i found this out aft
228 Shamrocka330 : Ire2008, when you registered did you select sterling as your currency? It won't work if you have selected euro. You don't need to enter a uk address e
229 Toulouse : On my favourite topic of TLS-DUB. Excellent numbers again this month for EI on this route, and considering the crisis crunch! Full June statistics now
230 Shamrocka330 : Seems strange to be dropping this route - could it be that the fares are generally low on the route and as a result it doesn't contribute much in term
231 OA260 : Maybe Der Neue Leader will keep it year round lol..
232 Ire2008 : Oh ok thank you Shamrcoka330, it late for me now then, they shoul say it in the article tho! So i payed more than a reg Visa, i had 2 pay the fee aswe
233 Shamrocka330 : Just start again with a new registration and select sterling this time. If you email them they will refund the money that you used to fund the first a
234 Shamrock604 : Was that a typo, or an intentional joke Toulouse? Either way, I like it! It sums up this bloody climate perfectly!!!
235 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair planning 'deeper' cuts to its Dublin capacity Wednesday July 22 2009 Ryanair is poised to announce further cuts to its Dublin capacity for the
236 Shamrock321 : TLS is a route that EI could surely operate DEC-MAR perhaps 2 weekly to pick up ski traffic? Im sure more and more people are puting together their ow
237 Shamrock604 : The only way to combat this is to publicise it, spell out what can happen clearly and dramatically. Maybe then the infantile people responsible (and
238 Toulouse : Ve may have vays of making him seeee sense! Actually a typo... but not such a bad typo! LOL Exactly my thought Shamrock321. When they started the rou
239 OA260 : Sky Handling are looking for check in staff at DUB to work on the AF flights. French is also required. --------- lol...
240 CelticMech : EI to add third Daily SNN-LHR Flight. There will now be a Mod-day flight to supplement the morning and evening flights already operated. Details are:
241 JWMD123 : It is ironic that STN and DUB are FR's biggest bases as well. FR seem to play the same game at all airports, no matter what. They should be a bit mor
242 OA260 : Good news for SNN. What was the max number of SNN-LHR flights in the old days? Was it 3? Very true.
243 Shamrock604 : I think its quite a dangerous game they are playing. The last time FR ignored DUB, EI stole the lead and launched bags of new routes. If FR dont re-i
244 Shamrock104 : and then FR just decided to add a whole lot more routes, and grabbed back the market share. I guess they could do that as well. Anyway, no airline is
245 EI320 : Great to see the new SNN/LHR schedule, the timings are excellent so it should help boost the numbers on the route. The old summer timetable consisted
246 AmricanShamrok : Great, the timings are way better now too.
247 Kaitak : The problem is that with a fleet of 200 aircraft, give or take, they don't have a lot of room to play with; taking them off proven routes (even if la
248 BrianDromey : 3 in winter, 4 in summer, was the max I think. I think the new schedule is an imporvement in that the aircraft now overnights in SNN as opposed to LH
249 CarbHeatIn : Absolute rubbish
250 EI320 : The morning departure to LHR will be EI380
251 Post contains links Kaitak : No. 21/09 is open for business! Irish 21/09: Positive Climb. (by Kaitak Jul 22 2009 in Civil Aviation)
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