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Irish Aviation 24/10: Le Cheile San Aer  
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 15987 times:

Good morning folks; it's Monday, it's cold and it's a new Irish aviation thread. You can be thankful for one out of those three things; you choose.

Anyway, despite your choice, here's the new thread. And for the non-gaelgoirs among us, the thread means "together in the air". Like I said, it's cold and it's Monday ...

So, what's new in the world of Irish aviation.

Well, it's official; Ryanair is mellowing. Instead of trying to beat people down verbally, it's moving towards gentle persuasion.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/a...s-dealings-with-the-eu-134389.html

Good luck with that; it'll take a bit of getting used to. For everyone, not just FR: "MO'L's not shouting; he mustn't be well".

This time, the agenda is the European social agenda and issues such as reducing pilot hours.

In other news, the countdown to T2 continues and we now know what the dates are. More disputes in EI and neither side looking like it is going to give ground (I could have written that news last May or June, or July, August or September).

Anyway, as I keep reminding you, it's cold and it's Monday, so I'll hand it over to you ...

231 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 637 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 15863 times:

Nice introduction Kaitak - however it's a bank holiday Monday so despite the cold - I'm not complaining.

An update to the Aer Lingus website today indicates the acute and current shortfall of Cabin crew, particularly senior Cabin crew at the IAD base. The bolded sections are rather telling - Interestingly, there is also a minimum age restriction of 25 years on the position:

http://www.aerlingus.com/aboutus/car...cies/seniorcabincrew-washingtondc/

We are currently looking for experienced Cabin Crew Leaders to join and lead our onboard cabin crew teams on our long haul flights...

We are looking for a number of cabin crew to start immediately and others that will be put on a holding pool from which future vacancies that may occur, may be filled.


Furthermore - the position of Account Executive in London was removed after the closing date in September and was subsequently re-advertised!

It seems that HR/IR issues are the achilles heel of Aer Lingus. I do also wonder what will happen this coming week in relation to the ongoing immediate IR issues.

Regards,

EIBusiness

[Edited 2010-10-25 03:57:05]


Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4153 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15818 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 1):
An update to the Aer Lingus website today indicates the acute and current shortfall of Cabin crew, particularly senior Cabin crew at the IAD base

IAD is a situation apart from the rest of Aer Lingus - there is a very high turnover of crew there, so I wouldnt read too much into the local situation there vis a vis the rest of the airline.

Maybe the crew there just get bored of doing the same route, day in, day out!  



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User currently offlinethediplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15805 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 1):

It seems that HR/IR issues are the achilles heel of Aer Lingus.

The need to get a crewing cost as near as possible to the FR level is the Achilles of EI.

Are EI cabin crew as militant a bunch as their friends in BASSA?

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 1):
An update to the Aer Lingus website today indicates the acute and current shortfall of Cabin crew, particularly senior Cabin crew at the IAD base. The bolded sections are rather telling - Interestingly, there is also a minimum age restriction of 25 years on the position:

Senior cabin crew in IAD - and that tells you about the entire company?

Ever think that EI are about to grow to a x2 aircraft base in IAD - and need more senior crew?


User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4153 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 15764 times:

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 3):
Are EI cabin crew as militant a bunch as their friends in BASSA?

I dont think they are quite that bad - there still seems to be regard for Aerlingus as a company among EI crew which seems missing from some at BA.

IAD is a funny situation - they have high crew turnover, and also standards have not been high enough among crew there. EI could do with some very experienced, long haul trained pursers as the base to lift the experience levels.

I wouldnt read too much into it. IAD base are on different terms to Irish based crew, and are obviosuly on a completely different roster to the Irish crew given the nature of the IAD operation.



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User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 637 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 15741 times:

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 3):
Senior cabin crew in IAD - and that tells you about the entire company?

Ever think that EI are about to grow to a x2 aircraft base in IAD - and need more senior crew?

No it doesn't by any means - but the fact that the position has been repeatedly advertsied in the past twelve months does! That was the essence of my point - in the context of the plethora of IR issues on this side of the Atlantic also.

There has been an extension of scope in terms of the area from which cabin crew can commute to IAD and other changes in order to attract more applicants. My point was that even at the IAD operation, the atmosphere appears to be less than content!

Yes, there is a need for more crew with the announcement regarding the new route ex IAD imminent, but not by any means to the extent that they have been advertising for!

Furthermore, the bolded term immediately should make it obvious that there is a current requirement for Senior crew to commence on the singular IAD-MAD operation.

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 3):
The need to get a crewing cost as near as possible to the FR level is the Achilles of EI.

I think the need to obtain an overall unit cost, per passenger as close as possible to the FR level is more appropriate. Flight and Cabin Crew costs are a considerable proportion - but there are a multiple series of cross organisational fixed/variable cost pools at play also.

Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 2):
Maybe the crew there just get bored of doing the same route, day in, day out!

Quite right Shamrock604   - Perhaps the imminent launch of a second route to a nearby destination will provide a change of scenery - LOL!

Regards,

EIBusiness

[Edited 2010-10-25 06:37:29]


Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlinerojam From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 15660 times:

The UK's BBC have a nice article today on ex-Aer Lingus now British Airways head honcho Willy Walsh [A day in the life of BA CEO Willie Walsh]


Glad to be down from the sky for an extended period.
User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 637 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 15618 times:

A question for all contributors on here:

- Is there any site, or resource that strips out Airline traffic data in terms of global regions? For example, I want to determine the market share of certain Low Cost carrier airlines in Europe.

I have at disposal Global and airport specific traffic volumes - Anna Aero, Airports Council International, IATA. I have available total traffic data per airline (Centre for Aviation) and total European traffic volumes across the EU 25 or EU 27 group of countries from Eurostat.

Is there any resource indicating what volume or % of total annual volume of an airline's (LCC and Full Service) traffic is European specific.

It's impossible to accurately determine the total size of the European specific LCC market - I've seen an estimate of 33% of all traffic from Eurostat, but that appears to be on the low side.

For example: Is there any accurate and relatively quick way of determining Ryanair's or EasyJet's Market share across Europe as opposed to on specific routes where data is available, for example from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

If I were to divide respective airline traffic volumes by the total European (25) volumes for 2009 - the outcome would not be accurate, because in many cases a certain or considerable percentage will include flights outside of the European (25).

Perhaps I'm over complicating the matter - but the only way I can see to obtain this data is to manually check each airline's reports and sum the traffic volumes where they are differentiated - however in many cases there is no publicly available split from what I can see, so this is also impossible.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Regards,

EIBusiness



Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 15588 times:

Interesting article here :

Non-stop service becomes the norm as new aircraft, competition change the rules of airline service

Until the 1990s, many long haul routes would combine destinations, either triangulating or retracing steps over two end points. Today, a combination of greater competition, aircraft technology and the use of codesharing is seeing that operation become a rarity.

Times have changed: Non-stops become a competitive necessity
Doubtless, much of the trend towards nonstop flights is rooted in aircraft technology and a willingness to redefine the nature of an “intercontinental” aircraft. Consequently, aircraft with greatly increased range and better economics, along with the use of smaller aircraft in the intercontinental sector, have reduced the need and demand for multi-stop flights. The use of B757s will make it possible for Continental to operate separate flights to Dublin and Shannon, replacing the one-stop or round-robin services that prevailed for many years.

http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...the-rules-of-airline-service/page1


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 15580 times:

Very interesting and if anything, a tribute to the versatility of the 757, which is as happy doing short hops from LHR to AMS or MAD, as it is doing IT flights or t/a flights; it was to the great fortune of US carriers that they could just take a batch of 757s off domestic flights, ETOPSize them (see, we even invent new verbs here!) and put them on t/a routes; so many t/a routes, such as BFS, BRS, SNN and to a great extent now, DUB, rely on the 757 for t/a traffic. An aircraft that can do a 40 minute hop, but which can also do an 8-9h t/a flight, is a huge blessing; can't think of any other type that would do it. The 739ER is more then likely to start replacing the 752 at CO and while it will serve CO well, it is not as versatile. The 757 was really one of the finest aircraft Boeing has produced and that's against some pretty stiff competition; even just looking at the takeoff performance, the '57 can operate from many runways that its successor (at many carriers), the A321, cannot.

User currently offlinemah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15520 times:

Thought I'd share a couple 757 videos with you folks that show takeoff and landing on beautiful clear days in Dublin. I hope you all enjoy them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebSyCafiH8w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDSaY0B1sZI


User currently offlinethediplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 15460 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 7):
Is there any resource indicating what volume or % of total annual volume of an airline's (LCC and Full Service) traffic is European specific.
Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 7):
For example, I want to determine the market share of certain Low Cost carrier airlines in Europe.


The Association of European Airlines used to publish a yearbook that had lots of the stats that you are looking for, but the last publication was in 2007.

http://files.aea.be/Downloads/Yearbook07.pdf page 13 has the details you are looking for.

the 2009 edition isnt as detailed as previous years.

http://files.aea.be/RIG/Orders/PROFILES09Website.pdf


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15430 times:

Quoting mah584jr (Reply 10):
Thought I'd share a couple 757 videos with you folks that show takeoff and landing on beautiful clear days in Dublin. I hope you all enjoy them!

Nice vids especially when I put them on Apple TV and watched in HD on the TV   


User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 637 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15390 times:

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 11):
The Association of European Airlines used to publish a yearbook that had lots of the stats that you are looking for, but the last publication was in 2007.

Sincere thanks for those links thediplomat,

They are much appreciated.

Regards,

EIBusiness



Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlineaerlingusa330 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15364 times:

CelticMech "IF this is the case, then the Handling Agent in O'Hare, i.e. Swissport, are the ones who will take the blame on this one."

Regarding your post in the last thread about the passenger suing Swissport over the jetway accident - EI is no longer handled by Swissport and, as of a couple years ago, have been handled by United.

This just goes to show what kind of help UA hires and the training they receive. A simple task of moving a jetbridge into position, then just leaving it there as if nothing's wrong. Typical UA style.



Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
User currently offlinethediplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 15247 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 13):
Sincere thanks for those links thediplomat,

You may also want to check out OAG - who publish this data, but on more of a press release basis unless you pay.

http://www.ubmaviation.com/Press-Roo...CONSECUTIVE-MONTH-IN-FEBRUARY-2010

Also look at CAPA - they have good data, but on a subscription basis - some free articles.

http://www.centreforaviation.com/


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6318 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 15240 times:

Any word on when we can expect Aer Lingus to announce SNN-CDG if it's actually happening, everything is pointing in that direction but it's much easier to believe when it becomes official. Also what happened to the Spanair code share, been a few months now I believe since it was first reported that they'd applied for a code share agreement to be approved for all Irish and transatlantic services to Spain.

User currently offlineEagleBoy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15074 times:
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Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 2):
IAD is a situation apart from the rest of Aer Lingus - there is a very high turnover of crew there, so I wouldnt read too much into the local situation there vis a vis the rest of the airline.

While mostly true the problem of crewing the IAD base has been covered up for several months by EI using Dublin crew to operate from IAD. This then needs overtime at DUB which drives up crew costs there. By no longer working from IAD the Irish crew are exposing the gap that EI have denied up till now.

For several months now the IMPACT union have been asking EI to hire sufficient crew to cover the complete roster,under a new salary scale that were mutally agreed in March. In fact the LRC ruling stated that EI must have a full complement on its books for the Greenfield plan to be fully productive and equitable.

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 3):
The need to get a crewing cost as near as possible to the FR level is the Achilles of EI

I disagree. EI do not need cost level on a par with FR. (it would help the bottom line though) If as Mueller recently told us EI will no longer be chasing the lowest fare then EI must position its costs in line with its market position. So EI should be looking at crewing (and other) costs along the lines of say, AirBerlin to choose a similar hybrid model. According to the EI H1 results their ASK was 3.96, AB was 3.76 and EZ was 3.15. The post Greenfield target for EI is ASK of E3.30.

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 3):
Are EI cabin crew as militant a bunch as their friends in BASSA?

Well considering that they HAVE been working the disputed rosters since July would lead me to say No to that question. I think BASSA would have staged a walk out by now. The IMPACT crew are willing to change but want the mutually agreed changes from March to be implemented. Also see above re new hire crew. Doesn't sound like that requests of a bunch of militants. And remember that unlike BASSA at LHR the IMPACT cabin crew HAVE yoted Yes to their respective cost cutting plan.....


User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14956 times:

What do you think the likelihood of this new London(ish) airport Aer Arann will be using soon being a success is folks? I'd love to see it take off, as when the train station is open at Southend Airport, it will have a direct link to London city centre and would probably be a lot less hassle than Heathrow, Stanstead or Gatwick for casual travellers.

I think they definitely could be on to something here.


User currently offlinesawtooth From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14920 times:

Quoting gosimeon (Reply 18):
What do you think the likelihood of this new London(ish) airport Aer Arann will be using soon being a success is folks?

Remains to be seen if they will transfer routes from LTN or run 2 london bases, all speculation so far.

The train takes 50mins Southend to Liverpool St, so I don't see any advantage over the well established Stansted Express (also to Liverpool St with a station directly under arrivals in STN). I'd argue Luton - Kings Cross is more city centre and better connected to Tube and National rail. Not sure why STN is often disliked, I find it an oasis of calm compared with other London airports.

Only advantage I can see from Southend is a less congested airport and access to the East end/Stratford/Jubilee rail connections, not particularly Irish areas historically and already accessible from City airport on DLR. Cross Rail may be 10 years off yet.

As we saw last year the stronger EIs brand failed at LGW despite a great marketing and financial investment and a long history at LGW/LHR. It's hard to see the RE brand competing in the London market with far tighter resources.


User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4153 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 14844 times:

If SEN is to perform for RE, it will rely on the local Southend market at least initially. It could probably support a DUB, and a couple of UK domestics with a serious marketing push, but it wont work as a replacement for LTN for the Ireland - UK traffic at least.

It's a risky strategy, and one that has been tried before at Manston, when the owners of that airport bought EUjet. Although EUjet was starting to come good, it came too late for the banks which pulled the plug after a long period of stagnant and low traffic.

Stobart would be well advised to accept reality and allow RE to develop its whole business rather than just pushing it to commit everything to SEN, at least until that airport has truly established itself.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 14740 times:

Quoting gosimeon (Reply 18):
What do you think the likelihood of this new London(ish) airport Aer Arann will be using soon being a success is folks? I'd love to see it take off, as when the train station is open at Southend Airport,

I certainly wouldnt choose it over LHR or LGW , it would be a last option for many IMHO.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 14691 times:

Quoting gosimeon (Reply 18):
and would probably be a lot less hassle than Heathrow

As a casual traveller I cant say ive ever had any hassle using LHR.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6318 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 14680 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 16):
Any word on when we can expect Aer Lingus to announce SNN-CDG if it's actually happening, everything is pointing in that direction but it's much easier to believe when it becomes official.

Well SNN-CDG can now be booked on the Aer Lingus website, operates as a three weekly service (Mon, Fri, Sun) starting on December 17th and then continues as a Tue, Thu, Sat service from March 29th 2011.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 14605 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 23):
Well SNN-CDG can now be booked on the Aer Lingus website, operates as a three weekly service (Mon, Fri, Sun) starting on December 17th and then continues as a Tue, Thu, Sat service from March 29th 2011.

Very good :

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- -------- ---- -------- --- -- ------------
EI 830 SNN 16:10 CDG 18:55 320 0 Y9



An interesting opinion :

Vision for airport is totally wrong

Paul O'Kane, public affairs director of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), has things the wrong way around when he
says that Terminal 2 will allow the airport to handle "upwards of 30 million passengers" (Letters, October 21).

In fact, the Fingal County Council Local Area Plan makes it clear that T2 "will bring the capacity of the existing and proposed passenger handling facilities on the Eastern Campus to approximately 30 million passengers per annum. Terminal facilities to cater for further demand will be provided on the Western Campus."

He also protests that in one study, "operating costs per passenger were the second-lowest of comparator airports".

Operating costs may perhaps be calculated in different ways. However, Mr O'Kane says nothing about the charges actually made to airlines, which are the only costs that airlines care about.

Why did the DAA argue in June that a 40pc hike in passenger charges isn't enough to allow it to operate in a "sustainable and financially viable manner"?

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/le...port-is-totally-wrong-2394058.html


25 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : Great to see. Good on EI for stepping in and taking the reigns. All we need now is for EI to relaunch DUS, ZRH, ORD, EWR and BFS It seems the inbound
26 thediplomat : EI had summer and winter A330 configs. Dont forget that the morning 734's to LHR had a full J cabin bar three or four rows of Y.
27 shamrock604 : Great news on SNN-CDG! Dont underestimate the importance of it - if it is well patronised, more will follow!
28 gosimeon : ...Probably because, once the cut-backs are announced in December, there will be no PSO funding? That's my guess anyway.
29 dstc47 : Interesting that the 30% cuts announced by FR for Hahn seem not to involve the Irish routes to DUB and KIR. Surely routes between two travel tax desti
30 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : Shannon Airport Delight at Aer Lingus’ Paris CDG Announcement (October 27, 2010). Shannon Airport has welcomed Aer Lingus’ announcement of the com
31 Post contains links COEI2007 : > (Reply 27):Great news on SNN-CDG! Dont underestimate the importance of it - if it is well patronised, more will follow! Exactly. If the CDG does
32 Pilot21 : A few of the EI crew on here can confirm this, but when the A330 fleet first came into service and grew to 4 and then 5 aircraft, EI operated 2 versi
33 aerlingusa330 : This is correct - and would explain the additional rows of Y seats forward of the galley on a few -300s. I believe the aircraft were DUB, JFK, and CRK
34 shamrock604 : It's a Cork aircraft initially. Next summer is anyone's guess I suppose! This is really big news, as it was a similar service which basically started
35 EagleBoy : Brillant and woeful at the same time.
36 JWMD123 : I'd say two of there higher yielding routes to take a guess. This is what annoys me about FR. They go guns blazing to governments about the travel ta
37 Post contains links OA260 : Airport hotels’ value falls €43.8m Thursday, October 28, 2010 THE group that purchased the Great Southern hotels at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airpo
38 jamies80085 : new to this thread so please bare with me, i was on the dub-snn flight yesterday (27th) and something hit our flight on the ground , ei-lax, and as a
39 Post contains links AuleyAir : PSNI helicopter crashes in Mourne Mountains http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1028/mourne_helicopter.html 4 people on board, all 4 were injured but not life
40 Pilot21 : Welcome to the thread Jamies80085, interesting story - do you know which aircraft/reg you changed too? CelticMech is an Aer Lingus mechanic on these
41 Post contains images jamies80085 : cheers for the response, we got swapped onto EI-DUZ and had to walk from the top of pier d right back to the b gates surely they should have provided
42 COEI2007 : It fits into the ORK timetable for the winter, but for the summer schedule it shows a 10.00am departure from CDG to SNN. Perhaps ORK-SNN is going to
43 Post contains images OA260 : Thats a one in a million. Not far from me and two in a week ! --- LH have introduced some attrractive Business Class Longhaul fares from DUB to USA/A
44 dstc47 : Ancient history is revived: the Office of Fair Trading in Britain has begun a merger investigation into Ryanair's minority stake in Aer Lingus. The OF
45 EI320 : Just after booking an Aer Lingus flight and noticed that it's now possible to book Quickpark car parking at DUB via aerlingus.com. EI are offering a s
46 Post contains links thediplomat : Future of RE is in doubt A High Court judge has expressed “serious and significant concerns” about a proposed survival scheme for Aer Arann and ha
47 EI2KSEA : Some very valid issues have been raised with this bizarre rescue plan, it will be interesting to see what happens but my fear is more based around th
48 kaitak : I can understand FR being peeved, but I think this could be a very good opportunity for EI to shake the FR monkey off its back. Although, at present,
49 kaitak : Three new FR 738s en route to DUB this morning on delivery: EI-ENF, ENG and -ENH. These will be (according to Jethros) the last FR deliveries in 2011.
50 minty33 : I hate to say it but as soon as I saw the scheme of arrangement for RE exiting examinership, my eyebrows were raised. I would never claim to be a comm
51 kaitak : I think most people's eyebrows were raised by the agreement; I had heard that Eddie Stobart was looking at the possibility of getting into aviation; t
52 shamrock604 : A couple of airlines (even an Irish one) have sufficient Regional jet capacity in the short term that EI could utilise immediately until it got its o
53 BrianDromey : I'm sure they will, but they would have a number of options other than RE for EI's regional requirements. 1) Buy the relevant parts of RE in the liqu
54 shamrock604 : How ridiculous. How long exactly have they had to plan for this?? So we have T2 opening without its anchor tenant having its lounge in place, and wit
55 OA260 : I know its a bit stupid not having your own lounge ready for your J class T/A passengers and GC holders.
56 shamrock350 : It is a bit annoying that the Gold Circle Lounge won't be ready until three months after the terminal opens, it's not like they weren't given enough t
57 EagleBoy : Considering that EI are currently trying to unilaterally re-write the T&Cs of 1/3 of their staff I don't think Mr Jensen and Mr Mueller would car
58 OA260 : Yes it will be nice to see them when they open. I have a feeling it will be a bad Winter . Clocks go back at 2am so its deffo that time of year again
59 shamrock350 : October has already been very cold so I think you could be right, it's only ever a few days of disruption when it snows but the snow earlier this yea
60 COEI2007 : I doubt EI would have an issue with integrating staff; RE and EI staff are on similar conditions Or maybe Eastern? I doubt EI would be stuck for oper
61 COEI2007 : I havent seen it posted here, but Wizzair are due to launch a new ORK-VNO service, twice weekly from next year. Great news to see a new route from ORK
62 shamrock321 : ALl the airbridges at DUB are losing their blue adds in exchange for green Aer Lingus ones.
63 COEI2007 : Really? Any idea when this will happen and what kind of advertisements they will have? This seems oddly proactive on Aer Lingus' part!!
64 Post contains links shamrock350 : The green airbridges can be seen in these photos, going to look interesting once they're all done. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eigjb/5121447890/ htt
65 shamrock321 : There is one on the nearest side of T2 to pier B that is already complete.
66 styles9002 : If RE goes bust, it is highly unlikely to happen as I doubt MOL and FR will allow EI to pickup any RE assets in a fire-sale without paying a premium
67 shamrock604 : It's not those connecting passengers they are worried about - it is more the greater numbers who connect from EDI, GLA, CWL etc etc, but EI can surel
68 Post contains links OA260 : Explosive device at Belfast International Airport An explosive device has been found inside a car at Belfast International airport. Police and army bo
69 IRISH251 : Ah, one of my favorite media terms: "forced"! See how many times you can find it reported that people were "forced" to do something when the truth is
70 Post contains links OA260 : LOL... still a worrying development, I remember the days when they had mirrors under the cars to check for bombs before you got anywhere near the air
71 Post contains links bx737 : Just an interesting bit of info FR announced their half year profits up to 450million Euro. This is an exceptional performance. According to TodayFM t
72 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus boss apologises to staff for 'disappointing' absenteeism memo Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller was forced to issue an embarrass
73 EIBusiness : I haven't had the opportunity to post on here in many days on the RE situation etc and the same holds through for the coming week. However, just one o
74 Eagleboy : Just reading this: "More "tightly specified absence thresholds" of no more than three incidents of absenteeism and no more than 12 days' absence in a
75 minty33 : Well Eagleboy, I must say if we are to take him at face value, he moved very quickly to counter the effect this release may have had. To issue a count
76 dstc47 : Yes the markets are reacting badly to the FR results, Reuters have a story headed that FR "disappoint" but there are many that would kill for that set
77 Eagleboy : That seems quite iilogical doesn't it. One would think that such fantastic results would boost the share price. Could it be that the estimate of lowe
78 minty33 : Are RE back in the commercial court today with the Examiner? If so, any news yet? I just read a short article in the news section that says analysts w
79 sawtooth : Ryanair loading some Summer routes in the system, some of the regional routes returning: SNN --- LPA 1x (continues) ACE 1x (continues) TFS 1x (continu
80 minty33 : "An investor, whose interest has not been previously disclosed, is prepared to take a stake in Aer Arann if the scheme designed to ensure the airline'
81 sawtooth : A lot of the online commentary on the examinership has turned from support for RE to negativity in the last week after the final plan showed they had
82 Post contains links OA260 : Belfast International Airport bomb 'there for a year' It is understood a pipe bomb found in a car at Belfast International Airport may have been there
83 minty33 : I suppose its more annoying that a so called professional examiner would propose such a scheme based on a conditional investment of €3.5m, bearing
84 EIBusiness : Some very interesting developments regarding Aer Arann. Word in Accounting circles for weeks has indicated that apart from the bid we have seen propos
85 CaptainMeeerkat : Any speculation at all as to whom this may be? An individual/consortium/institution? The survival prospects look dire and a 30% ROI is a massive amou
86 minty33 : So EIBusiness, from what you have heard, would it be fair to say that the current scheme of arrangement by the examiner will be rejected in favour of
87 sawtooth : So plan A with equity investor was probably the most sustainable, but O'Ceidigh didn't want to cede control and went with plan B where the tax payer f
88 CaptainMeeerkat : ROI - return on investment...so investor in this case wants to see 30% of original investment returned after year one as a dividend
89 minty33 : Thank you CaptMeeerkat, that answers my question nicely. So in effect, RE are now backed into a corner and may be forced to sell the entire company o
90 Post contains links OA260 : Airport working with US agents to beat bomb threat US OFFICIALS may be running the stringent new US pre-clearance facility at Dublin Airport - but Iri
91 legoguy : Pretty embaressing if it is true. I'm just wondering if anyone 'in the know' has any information on any possible special charter flights accomodating
92 Post contains images EI2KSEA : Anyone demanding 30% ROI is either delusional OR they have a vested interest in the business continuing and an ability to drive a significant portion
93 dstc47 : It is now being reported that the pipe bomb at Belfast airport may have been there for a year or so! Obviously car parking charges there have some pot
94 Pilot21 : Dave These aren't Rugby World Cup matches, they are just normal Autumn International fixtures held each November against various Southern Hemisphere
95 Eagleboy : I question the ability of the 'bomber' in this matter, would they not have wondered what happened to their car? And as above, whats the charge for a
96 Post contains images legoguy : Thanks for the info Pilot, I feel like a n00b not realising that they wern't World Cup matches. There goes my dream of a South African Airways A340 d
97 Post contains images auntie : I flew FR yesterday for the first time in over 3 years, having avoided them at all costs since 2007. Unfortunately a work trip forced me to fly with
98 shamrock321 : Its gas people dread flying with FR, but truth be told its very rare to have a problem with them! If they were to show a little heart when things go w
99 gosimeon : Same here. I've flown with them alot and they are fine as long as you aren't expecting much service on the ground or well-organised boarding. I have
100 Post contains images EIBoston : Well I guess not too many dread flying with them considering the money they keep making
101 dstc47 : Always very good. Very many transit passengers use LH, that is despite the erratic and unhelpful transit arrangements at FRA, which seem to have been
102 Post contains links gosimeon : Here's an old news report on Knock worth watching for the laugh... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2fAIgcT6I
103 minty33 : Any word on RE and their court case today? Minty
104 Post contains links OA260 : A bit of a weird story:: Aer Lingus to complain radio host’s sex act to gardaí Wednesday, November 03, 2010 AER LINGUS is in the process of making
105 Post contains links shamrock350 : The Government will only sell its stake in Aer Lingus to a party that can guarantee its independence from Ryanair, the Aer Lingus boss says. http://ww
106 minty33 : So, it would appear no judgement has been made with RE and the commercial courts. Nothing on any news channel that I can find so far, so unless anyone
107 Post contains links EI320 : The High Court has approved in principal a survival scheme for Aer Arann which has been in examinership since August. http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1103
108 COEI2007 : BA have to show some sort of interest in buying a stake in EI, especially with them cosying up to UA, and in talks with KL and LH. EI is an important
109 minty33 : EI320, you got there before me, just saw it on RTE news on TV. So I guess we will never know who this so called mystery investor was, fingers crossed
110 Post contains links sawtooth : Investor is Tim Kilroe Jnr...Anyone know any more on him? http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/...-to-22m-into-aer-arann-480334.html The High Court ha
111 kaitak : The name rings a bell; I think he has been involved in Irish aviation for many, many years; was he actually involved in RE before Padraig O'Ceidigh w
112 Post contains links sawtooth : A quick Google brings up references to his father who was a former owner of RE and the focus of the the Mahon Tribunal after helping with Bertie Ahern
113 minty33 : So, Stobarts investment of €2.5m will go ahead because RE have exited examinership. Kilroe will invest a further €2.2m and O'Ceidigh will stump up
114 Post contains links sawtooth : Interesting details of the Aer Arann Examinership in todays Times, looks like it went down to the wire. Some of the comments don't inspire much confid
115 bx737 : Thanks sawtooth for the info that you posted. It was very interesting, especially the line that the Aer Lingus Regional operation will go from five to
116 BrianDromey : I do think they messed up DXB, but the EI model has never worked properly for connecting passengers beyond the US gateways either. EI burned too many
117 kaitak : I note your points and I agree with some of them, but really, I have to say that they were half-cocked in their approach to the DXB route; their sche
118 OA260 : Quite true they thought quite arrogantly that the business would fall into their lap. It was the mindset of the management back then with little or n
119 COEI2007 : EI basically treated DXB as a t/a route like BOS, JFK etc. The timings, product and service offered was poor. No wonder EK didn't want to codeshare!
120 Eagleboy : Indeed. The DXB route seemed to be 'squeezed' into the T/A schedule. I'm not sure if it was it bad options in DXB or lack of desire to move the T/A t
121 Post contains links kaitak : Some good news for EI today! http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/1105/breaking7.html A healthy profit (and it's only for a quarter, albe
122 EIBusiness : Aer Lingus confident on 2010 targets Aer Lingus says its operating profits for the third quarter of this year are up 35.4% to €79.2m. In an interim
123 kaitak : Interesting - and not surprising, but how are they going to get around the FR issue? Will (or can) the govt sell directly to BA/IB? And, apart from m
124 AmricanShamrok : Let's not forget EY's CEO, James Hogan.
125 Pilot21 : I thought they only had a 25% shareholding right now, so 5% would be offered up to IAG? In the scheme of things that is meaningless compared to other
126 sawtooth : Posted on another forum that FR returning tom SNN - BVA hot on the heels of EI CDG.
127 Post contains images OA260 : True not nice at all and thats before you even get to the Airport
128 EICVD : I hope its a bit mad on monday night, will add some excitement to my return flight.
129 EIBusiness : Very interesting points Kaitak. I'm not sure of any of the supposed specifics, however the steps are supposedly being taken at the moment to prime th
130 Post contains images EICVD : You have me looking forward to coming home now EIBusiness
131 shamrock604 : Ridiculious. I just hope the people of the area realise who the real enemy now is and avoid flying with them.
132 Post contains images EIBusiness : LOL - are you a flying daredevil EICVD Will your return be on Monday early or in the afternoon? EIBusiness
133 styles9002 : If you are going to include Hogan, who is an Australian native the last time I checked, on a list of 'Irish' aviation CEOs you should also include So
134 shamrock604 : Yes, sadly despite the Irish sounding name, we cant claim him as our own...... Ditto the Emirates CEO, who has an even more Irish name.. Flanagan!
135 Post contains images EICVD : The evening, due back at 2000 on the last BD flight. Ive just never had an exciting/interesting flight before so im due one
136 Post contains images EIBusiness : Good to hear! The central depression that will arrive at the weekend should be centred over Northwest France by 20.00 on Monday - however that is sub
137 shamrock604 : There is some moderate turbulence around this evening - reported at Bagso by several aircraft on the descent into Dublin. Should be a very interestin
138 kaitak : I came in this evenng from LPL on 'DPN; there was some mild turbulence, but really it was just as we came through the cloud cover; nothing very signif
139 Post contains links EIBusiness : €35m hike in airport fees to impact cuts at Aer Lingus http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ct-cuts-at-aer-lingus-2409897.html On the call, Aer L
140 AmricanShamrok : Well yes, but he is of Irish descent - 2nd or 3rd generation I believe...
141 COEI2007 : Id say forward bookings are still weak, but yield and capacity management seem to be the main difference this winter, over previous. Last year passen
142 Post contains images shamrock604 : Well, so far, add in 1 x 757 daily to CLT, PHL stays the same, ORD stays the same so far (although AA may keep the 757 on the route next summer). DL
143 COEI2007 : I'm surprised AA hasn't announced JFK. I suppose more AA announcements will follow, so DUB could be a possibility! What are the rumored routes?
144 Post contains images shamrock604 : AA have kept the JFK announcements seemingly till last, but its widely rumoured DUB will be one of the routes. It really needs to be for their FF bas
145 styles9002 : I have no inside information and this is my own speculation but I am thinking the new United Airlines may be considering launching another route to I
146 Post contains images EIBoston : I wish somebody would start up a direct flight from BOS to DUB/SNN. EI have a real monopoly on the market. My wife had to fly home a few weeks ago on
147 kaitak : I think that if certain things come to pass - i.e. the acquisition of a share in EI by BA, which would ultimately lead to the cessation of EI's codes
148 shamrock604 : This is why I worry about EI re-joining Oneworld. UA is a good partner for EI and for its T/A network - EI dont really much help at NY and BOS, but t
149 kaitak : I have to agree with you there; EI will want to ensure that OW gives the airline room to grow; surely WW will understand this, but of course, his fir
150 shamrock604 : Well, I guess the hope is that EI would be able to use that 330 on its own expanded US network, but BA do not have a good track record when it comes
151 OA260 : +1 . Star would be a much better fit and EI already serve many Star hubs. There would be so many codeshare and joint ventures to be developed. Seems
152 shamrock604 : Indeed - consider it for a moment. EI could strengthen its services to: UK / Bmi Germany / LH Austria / OS Switzerland / LX Belgium / SN Portugal / T
153 Post contains images OA260 : Although at the moment its still A3
154 shamrock604 : The 104 was a good 1:15 early yesterday also. RWY 34 was in use until 0530 due WIP. a DL 767 decided he didnt want 34 and went into the hold for 30 m
155 planemanofnz : With rumours circulating that EY will also join OneWorld, EI could set up a JSA with EY, just as VA and DJ are with EY between Australia and AUH, e.g
156 dstc47 : Not at all likely in the current economic climate, sadly when there was money there was no will to anticipate future demand and the second, longer pa
157 gkirk : So if rumours are true, and that Aer Arann flights to LTN are to switch to SEN, could we thus see Aer Arann beginning CAX-SEN flights (both Stobart ai
158 Humberside : There would be competition issues there, likely resulting in EI and BD having to give up slots at LHR for a DUB service, probably to BA
159 oneworld77 : EI - already offers a far better connection to the UK then BD does and it's domestic offerings ex lhr/man are minimal with nothing ex BHX/BRS/CWL/EDI
160 AmricanShamrok : What's WIP? I'd love to land on 34...is it in use often? Seems unusual that a pilot would choose to wait a whole 30 minutes when 16/34 is adequate fo
161 EIBusiness : I assume that WIP means work in progress? Latest TAFs indicating winds gusting up to 45 Knots overnight and into early Monday at DUB. That will make f
162 ClassicLover : I don't see any reason as to why EI joining the oneworld alliance suddenly means that they will have to drop everything they currently have with airl
163 kaitak : It can depend on an airline's ops manual; there are performance figures for every runway and he could have decided that he was not comfortable with t
164 AmricanShamrok : It doesn't as far as I know. Hence the incident with the Spanair MD-80 there a few years ago.
165 LIFFY1A : Thats right, there is no ILS for runway 34, just a VOR approach as far as I know. I don't think that was a Spanair aircraft involved in that incident
166 Post contains links IRISH251 : If you read the report you will see that the absence of an ILS was not the reason as such. As with most incidents or accidents, there were several fa
167 styles9002 : I disagree with you here. You think the big boys are going to overpay for such a peripheral carrier? Aer Lingus has to bring something of value to th
168 BrianDromey : The expectation would be that if EI joins an alliance it would also join the ATI and JV of the alliance. This would mean EI is in the unique position
169 Post contains images shamrock604 : Despite it's "peripherality" - EI has a hell of a lot OW and chiefly BA could want. Mainly, a stack of Heathrow slots, and an LHR alternative airport
170 Post contains links kaitak : Interesting to watch Casper.nl; 16 is in use tonight, which isn't surprising as the weather reports suggested southerly winds. http://casper.frontier.
171 Post contains images shamrock604 : Doubt you will have much to worry about: Current forecast shows winds dying down by 1am, with a ground frost expected from 0400 onwards....!!!!
172 Post contains images OA260 : Its wild up here at the moment. Wouldnt like to be flying tonight myself.
173 shamrock604 : I'd refute all that. I wasnt referring to these carriers for their connection possibilities, but rather the extra strength they would give EI's own s
174 Eagleboy : That seems a bit of a big jump to take for NZ. A more obvious (IMO) step would be for NZ to send their pax to LAX/SFO,transfer onto a revived EI West
175 BrianDromey : Apparently NZ are looking to get more capacity into Europe. A combination of slot access and taxes are slowing this, apparently (BD must not want to
176 shamrock604 : And sadly, dont we love a bloody good moan!! I would question your point on behavioural change though, because many carriers have been highly succesf
177 Post contains links sawtooth : http://www.torro.org.uk/site/forecast.php We're on tornado watch too!
178 OA260 : Great ! Just as well I renewed my insurance lol.... Its howling here , I see RE have cancelled some Domestics, I usually hear the EI Regionals around
179 shamrock321 : The incident with the MD and 34 a few years back was Aviajet and not Spanair.
180 EI320 : Just landed in DUB on an EI flight tonight, it's not quite as bad as some people are making it out to be. Pretty choppy on approach, but nothing to be
181 kaitak : A good comment by CM; I think it's true and you're quite right about the travel taxes; the Dutch have recently revoked theirs. Schiphol is heaven com
182 Post contains images shamrock604 : I can personally cope well with LHR now that T1 is nice and empty! CM hit the nail on the head - transiting LHR on BA is becoming very expensive and
183 Post contains links and images shamrock604 : Has hell frozen over?? Has Michael O'Leary joined the Priesthood? Has Olympic Airways managed to turn a profit? It really couldnt be, could it? The in
184 BrianDromey : Slow down a second guys. As far as I am aware UK APD is Only payable on journeys ex-UK. Connecting passengers on through tickets do not pay the highe
185 Eagleboy : I think for O/W to work for EI this is the way to go. And for those pax who don't want to 'cahnge their behaviour' LHR is still an option to transfer
186 shamrock321 : Was up at DUB last night watching planes coming in on 16, some dancing around but nothing to bad, apparetly its to be bad this evening.
187 kaitak : I left at about 12.40, on the FR 444 to LPL; it was fine then, clouding over, but not too bad at all, after a lovely morning; they were using 28 for m
188 Post contains images OA260 : No . Purely for the reason it hasnt existed for a long time
189 BrianDromey : I think they still do. I remember when NZ launched the HKG-LON route they mentioned the US immigration regulations as a reason. I note that AKL-HKG-L
190 dstc47 : They require all transits to clear and, presumably, now charge an ESTA fee as well.
191 AuleyAir : I just notice when I pass by DUB this morning, There are 5 EI plane in the new peir E(Gate 400s), 2 A330, 1 A321 and 2 A320. I just wonder is there a
192 EICVD : When I arrived last night at 2035 I saw 1 EI A330 & 2 A320's parked at the new pier aswell.
193 Humberside : Tunisair are looking at flights from Ireland according to the Travel Trade Gazette. I presume this means scheduled flights as they already have DUB ch
194 Post contains images shamrock321 : The TU Enfidha charters are finished now always added a bit of variety on a Saturday evening!
195 oneworld77 : In revenue terms? You're kidding right. Star is the most dysfuntional in this respect of all the alliances. It may be 'seamless' for the pax to book
196 Post contains links gosimeon : Aer Arann is to start operating from Southend airport, 40 miles from London, following an investment from the airport’s owners the Stobart transport
197 COEI2007 : Didnt EI start selling Dublin-Monastir flights last winter but dropped them shortly after?
198 EICVD : Anyone know if an EI A330 has gone tech? Saw an Omni DC-10 depart after 1200, I pressume it was operating as a sub.
199 neutral : Hopefully the figures keep going in the right direction. More than 1.7 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, a 1% increase o
200 EIBusiness : If flying tomorrow/ tomorrow afternoon then be prepared for some potential disruption if departing from/arriving into airports nearer to the Western s
201 shamrock350 : Yep it was in the booking system, the timetable and on the route map but disappeared before it was officially announced. I think it was intended to o
202 kaitak : OK, but apart from that, we're fine? Anyway, just a quick note on two ex-FR 738s which were parked at DUB recently; the former EI-DAV (ln 1426) is no
203 EIBoston : LOL! That is funny.
204 gosimeon : Thanks for that! Was wondering what the story was with them when I saw them on Sunday. Pretty nice livery!
205 Post contains links EI787 : A new advertisement for Terminal 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdjLBXlieI0
206 styles9002 : Indeed, EiBusiness, I agree with you. The worst is yet to come, not just in Ireland but all over the economy. There has been a lot of talk and commen
207 shamrock604 : TP customers flying to Dublin who are currently routed via LHR on BD? How many regionals were rolled up in Citiflier or BA's regional wings renamed s
208 Phen : I must say I don't ike the slant they've taken with that ad, in a time of mass emigration once again its a bit depressing for the DAA to be banging o
209 shamrock321 : TP actually route a reasonable amount of PAX to DUB via LHR espeically considering its a 2 stop journey from Brazil. I seen the Omni DC-10 aswell but
210 minty33 : I think its a fantastic add, brilliant in its simplicity, fascinating in its content..... "we have given the world the Beaufort scale" quite appropri
211 oneworld77 : I agree - but look at your earlier quote about BA vs LH on this issue. I was responding to the point of BA vs. LH not making a point out of nothing.
212 Post contains images EIBusiness : That's very low if correct - I'd be surprised to see it that low system wide - perhaps this was on a particular series of sectors? Will be keeping a
213 thediplomat : Isn't that what people do at Irish airports?
214 Eagleboy : There were 3 of them there a week or so again. I saw a great shot on flickr, (must look for it) all three lined up. The digital livery gave the optic
215 EICVD : Could have been an XL Germany a/c being prepared for a winter a lease. A few of their a/c are gone to Canjet for the winter. Boeing 737 -8Q8 28218 16
216 DavecFlyer : This was N612AX and was actually a Shannon divert. Not sure why however, was the weather bad? There's been at least 3 of them in and out over the las
217 EICVD : Thanks for that, sure was nice to see.
218 OA260 : Nice flight with EI LGW-DUB tonight, was 99% full. Landed early was a nice flight. I heard one of the crew say to another ''would you not be interesti
219 Post contains links IRISH251 : There are four of these at DUB but they tend to get moved around a bit. One is apparently now in the paintshop, though this may just be for an "all-w
220 COEI2007 : They're offering LGW crew IAD base basically
221 shamrock604 : Folks.. it is a Wednesday in the middle of November!!! Believe it or not, 40% loads on days like this are not all that uncommon! This is quite possib
222 shamrock350 : The average Aer Lingus load factor for the year so far is 78.5% which up 2.1% on last year. As Shamrock604 says, Wednesday is a weak day and it's a we
223 Post contains images OA260 : I think my outbound on Tuesday was a LGW based crew as mostly English accents bar one Ulster. On the way back it was mostly DUB with a Captain with a
224 EIBusiness : I certainly agree with the points that we are at a traditionally weak point in the year and that Wednesday would also be a day with lighter volumes, h
225 callbell : All cabin crew on LGW-DUB flights on the 10th were LGW based. Looks as though DUB crew no longer do any LGW flights. For the flightdeck it is mostly
226 Eagleboy : Thoses are the 2 photos I saw. Cheers for that. Early-mid Nov is a bit of a low point. Loads should be better in a week or two as the busy Christmas
227 styles9002 : Even in the worst of times some people prosper, whether through prudence, good fortune, or being part of a protected class insulated from the vagarie
228 Post contains links sawtooth : Wild day out there, not much moving over Ireland, tracking site maps virtually empty, atlantic traffic tracking further north. Only ever had one bad c
229 EIBusiness : It's certainly quite severe this afternoon! Winds gusting 51KTS at DUB at the moment. EIBusiness
230 DavecFlyer : Been a few go-arounds due windshear on finals but nothing has diverted yet from what I can tell.
231 Post contains links kaitak : Hi folks: No. 25/10 is ready and waiting: Irish 25/10: Stormy Skies Ahead (by kaitak Nov 11 2010 in Civil Aviation)
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