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Irish 12/12: Brakes Released, Power Set, Rolling  
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12565 posts, RR: 35
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 33042 times:

Good morning everyone!

As we were above the 240 mark on the last thread, I thought it was time we moved onto our next thread. So here goes.

The civil war (to the extent that any war with FR can be considered civil) between FR and Aer Lingus continues, with FR predictng success and Aer Lingus advising shareholders to hold firm; honestly, I don't know why FR sees any difference on this occasion. We now have EY officially in the mix, saying that it is interested in either FR's or the government's shareholding.

As if to increase EI's corporate blood pressure even more, there's BA's substantial increase on the DUB-LHR route, which is bound to draw quite a lot of business traffic as well; this will initially be to T1, though perhaps a change to T5 might be possible in the future.

The traffic decline of the past few years seems now to have levelled out; where there are continued declines, these appear to be mainly due to other factors, such as the ending of domestic routes (are there any domestic routes left, apart from DUB-KIR?) and lower capacity on some UK routes. And there's more good news, with EK now saying that it will be adding a second daily flight to DUB within 18 mos, depending on available capacity. The first flight appears to be a major success, which is very gratifying and a much needed confidence boost.

So, let's see what Autumn in Irish aviation brings ...

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User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 32960 times:

Bestwestern said about SNN last thread

"It needs state support, and there is nothing wrong with this."

Well perhaps you are right, but it had plenty of it during the good years, with little enough to show for it, not least hidden subsidy during the enforced years of the stopover, when any Dublin bound passenger had to spend time and money making an unnecessary transit stop TATL.

Now the country, and particularly the non-SNN using taxpayers, are skint. Has that not really registered yet?


User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7265 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 32936 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):

Now the country, and particularly the non-SNN using taxpayers, are skint. Has that not really registered yet?

Wow - from being accused of Shannon bashing to being accused of being a shannon fanboi in two posts.... must be a record.

Quite honestly, the government will never close Shannon. Ever. If it cannot be run on a totally commercial basis, which I don't think it can, it needs state support.

The list of what I think could be done with Shannon on the end of the last thread focused on using that infrastructure to develop the region as an aviation centre of excellence in things that don't need passengers, MRO and Leasing. MRO is a labour intensive industry which brings good jobs, and Leasing is a high value, tax strong industry,

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):
Now the country, and particularly the non-SNN using taxpayers, are skint. Has that not really registered yet?

Infrastructure is not for now or tomorrow, it is for fifty years.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinebestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7265 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 32928 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
BA's substantial increase on the DUB-LHR route, which is bound to draw quite a lot of business traffic

If BA decide to compete with AF/KL on fares - premium cabin BA fares ex Dublin are sky high in comparison to AF/KL - this could have a secondary effect of damaging the successful CityJet service to CDG.

However, are LH group just going to sit back, and watch feed from Ireland evaporate? Its about time that LH took Dublin seriously and increased their presence in Dublin through increasing frequency and depth of service. The excellent LX service to Dublin needs to increase frequency to make ZRH hub more relevant, and there is room for a SN and OS service too.

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
are there any domestic routes left, apart from DUB-KIR

DUB CFN - but I wonder how that route is performing.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 32829 times:

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 3):
DUB CFN - but I wonder how that route is performing.

Recently increased to twice daily it seems Flybe have the perfectly sized aircraft for the route, I trust Flybe seen strong numbers to justify the extra service.



1APR14 Ireland Direct, 3 A380-9LR,Equiped Irish Bar & Casino. All Y+ seating. Serving DUB-PER-SYD/MEL
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27251 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 32737 times:

Speaking of SNN . Im wondering if they can ever get back a more substantial mini transit hub like they had back in the days of SU . Even 4-5 flights a day using the pre clearence would be better than nothing. It seems that maybe SNN needs to be let go so it cant have the excuse of DUB holding it back . Then they can re market themselves and try to bring in what they can . Maybe a risky move as it would be boom or bust but they need to be out there everyday trying to get anything they can to keep the airport in operation .

Some photos I found in my archive from the SU days :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SNNSU2.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/SNNSU1.jpg

It will be interesting to see the passenger numbers after this Summer especially on TATL.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1956 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32678 times:
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Quoting bestwestern (Reply 2):
Infrastructure is not for now or tomorrow, it is for fifty years.

Well said bestwestern. I have had this argument with so many people who first accuse the government of not doing enought and then when they do something, it is too big. This by the way does not just apply to Shannon but to T2, the Port Tunnel and so on. By the way, I agree with everything in your last post on the old thread.

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):
Now the country, and particularly the non-SNN using taxpayers, are skint. Has that not really registered yet?

How are the non-SNN users "particurarly" skint when compared to the SNN users? From what I recall, those of us who are using SNN are paying a small bit towards a certain T2 and new terminal at ORK every time we fly through there just as much as anyone who is flying through DUB is paying to cover losses at SNN? Point is I think we're all pretty skint at the moment and if you look at the emmigration and unemployment figures, they point in quite the opposite direction.

Quite frankly, I would gladly see my taxes (of which I'm no longer paying in Ireland as I have had to emmigrate) go to propping up SNN, ORK, NOC, paying for T2 at DUB or subsidising broadband, railways, busses, you name it even if it never realises one cent in profit. Certainly much better than being thrown down the crapper into Anglo Irish Bank or propping up insurance companies for losses they made in a different country.

[Edited 2012-08-26 05:49:15]

[Edited 2012-08-26 05:51:52]


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4656 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32603 times:

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 2):
Quite honestly, the government will never close Shannon. Ever. If it cannot be run on a totally commercial basis, which I don't think it can, it needs state support.

Quite honestly, the Irish government would be prudent to sell off Shannon, Cork and Dublin airport.

Airports sell for vast amounts of money - EDI had 9 million passengers in 2011 and it was sold in April 2012 for £807 million.

Both Shannon and Cork would clearly go for less than that amount, but Dublin would get substantially more one would assume.

Having the airports owned by the state is an anachronism in this day and age. They should be sold and run as commercial enterprises, solely for profit.

Considering the precarious finances of the state, selling the airports should be on the table as a money earner - why it's not always makes me wonder.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Im wondering if they can ever get back a more substantial mini transit hub like they had back in the days of SU .

I think this would be unlikely due to the fact that aircraft no longer need to make a stop. That said, if Shannon was in private hands, perhaps they could attract business like this.

Quoting bestwestern (Reply 3):
However, are LH group just going to sit back, and watch feed from Ireland evaporate? Its about time that LH took Dublin seriously and increased their presence in Dublin through increasing frequency and depth of service. The excellent LX service to Dublin needs to increase frequency to make ZRH hub more relevant, and there is room for a SN and OS service too.

You know, for some reason I had forgotten that Swiss served Dublin.

I don't think LH group would have lost a lot of feed with the loss of BMI. I think Star Alliance airlines that serve Heathrow may have lost feed, but LH group? Not so much. It's not like people were flying DUB-LHR-FRA-somewhere else.



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User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32574 times:

Quoting Jambost (Reply 4):
Recently increased to twice daily it seems Flybe have the perfectly sized aircraft for the route, I trust Flybe seen strong numbers to justify the extra service.

From when I've used it, the morning DUB-CFN leg and the evening CFN-DUB leg are fairly poorly loaded but the opposite direction is often close to full. The ability to day-trip to Dublin (or Donegal for me - seeing as I live beside EIWT but come from Donegal) is a huge advantage so I'd guess the loads/yields are enough one-way to justify carrying pax on the return leg.

BE/Logan seem to be able to extract more traffic from that airport than RE were - Glasgow is now 6 weekly also.

[Edited 2012-08-26 07:24:54]

User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32537 times:

Anyone know what happened the AC flight this morning? From the M50 I could see it parked up on the west apron & it still hasn't departed according to the DUB website.

User currently offlineEI564 From Ireland, joined May 2007, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 32520 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 7):
Having the airports owned by the state is an anachronism in this day and age. They should be sold and run as commercial enterprises, solely for profit.

This was looked at by the McCarthy report. Dublin Airport is too heavily in debt right now. The government wouldn't get enough money from it.

The DAA is (supposedly) run as a commercially enterprise already. It does make profits anyhow.

And public ownership is hardly an anachronism. Plenty airports owned by state or local authorities. Our island status just makes us even more cautious about selling off major pieces of infrastructure. We don't need another Eircom.


User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 29932 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 8):

That is very interesting to know.

I am delighted GLA is working out too, a challenging market for Flybe especially in this eco & weather climate! I hope they can improve their loads to stabilise the route to provide more inbound tourists to Donegal. Fair play to FlyBe.

I wonder if the Donegal GAA footy fans booked out the flights in recent days? [off topic, great win for Donegal!]

Has CFN had any other scheduled destinations in the past?



1APR14 Ireland Direct, 3 A380-9LR,Equiped Irish Bar & Casino. All Y+ seating. Serving DUB-PER-SYD/MEL
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27251 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 29735 times:

Im sure there have been some informal contact with interested parties though !

Government 'has not had any talks' with Etihad over Aer Lingus stake

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said the Government has not had negotiations with Etihad Airways on the possible sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...nance/2012/0827/1224323031976.html

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Siptu airport workers set to strike

MINISTER for Transport Leo Varadkar has urged Siptu workers at Dublin Airport not to engage in planned industrial action next month.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...eland/2012/0827/1224323032711.html

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Good news for EI/RE and SEN :

Aer Arann operates all of its services and aircraft under the Aer Lingus Regional brand. The operation carried 105,000 passengers in July, up 40pc compared to July, 2011.

In the year to date, Aer Lingus Regional has carried 551,000 passengers, 32pc more than the previous corresponding period.

http://www.independent.ie/business/e...-boost-for-uk-airport-3209637.html

Its great to see SEN performing so well. Lets hope it continues to do so . Certainly a great alternative to the big three.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 28927 times:

Quoting Jambost (Reply 11):
Has CFN had any other scheduled destinations in the past?

Some regular, bookable charters in the past (RTM notably) but I'm not aware of any other scheduled routes.

GLA/PIK always worked due to mass emigration from west Donegal to Scotland, there is a slight chance that MAN or BHX could work on the same basis but its all low-yield traffic.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1956 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 28920 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
Its great to see SEN performing so well. Lets hope it continues to do so . Certainly a great alternative to the big three.

It certainly seems to be and with the current owneship structure at both SEN and RE it really suits both parties to have what so far has been a successful route. I wonder if EIR services at SEN continue to be successful and more importantly, helps develop the brand awareness that EI lacked in their failed LGW attempt, could we see mainline services at SEN? EI very much have a bit of an advantage at SEN considering it is largely free of competition at the moment. I can't see BA or VS being particurarly interested in it. As for U2 and FR, well, we all know that they are capable of ruining airports for everyone else.



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User currently offlinepesit4a From Ireland, joined Jul 2012, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 28662 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 14):

Easyjet have a 3 aircraft base that's performing well so far. I'm sure they'll defend it staunchly if EI mainline were to come knocking.



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User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 28631 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 13):
there is a slight chance that MAN or BHX could work on the same basis but its all low-yield traffic.

I doubt Flybe will be in any hurry to attempt these routes, but I hope an attempt is made to confirm if the routes work.

I fear that NOC , LDY & BFS are just too close to make the likes of MAN and BHX work, but I hope my instincts are wrong! Could such routes succeed using 15-20 seater aircraft or is that just beyond comfort limits to passengers?



1APR14 Ireland Direct, 3 A380-9LR,Equiped Irish Bar & Casino. All Y+ seating. Serving DUB-PER-SYD/MEL
User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28472 times:

Quoting Jambost (Reply 16):
Could such routes succeed using 15-20 seater aircraft or is that just beyond comfort limits to passengers?

Something like a Beech 1900 might be acceptable - on the basis that it looks like a "proper" plane still (moreso than the S360s that used to do DUB-CFN!). Interior isn't terrible either.

Problem is - there's only a few airlines that'd be likely to try run a route like that and none of them have suitable craft and you can't buy them new.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28443 times:

Quoting Jambost (Reply 16):

Are those "flyBe" services not Loganair services, in reality? I'm not entirely sure who the commercial responsibly likes with, but I think it is Logan, how routes flow to/from flyBe (UK) to Longan and vice-versa I don't know, if it even happens at all?

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 14):

It's an interesting point, I think DUB-SEN might happen someday, although AT7s would need to be operating the route multiple times daily for that to happen, IMHO. The obvious candidates would be early morning and late evening, but there would be a lot of competition within the network for aircraft at those times, I would guess.

Interestingly, it has been speculated that the new LHR-MAN route that VS is launching may be operated by EI. Now that would be an interesting turn and lend some credibility to EIs ambition for LHR-EDI flights. Mind you, even as VS services I think these flights have a limited future, unless First seriously drop the ball with their new West coast train franchises - but even this would surely be a temporary advantage. MAN-LHR is no dissimilar to ORK-DUB I suppose, in that improvements in infrastructure and increased air tax and security checks have rendered the flight inconvenient and uncomeditive.



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 offlineEagleBoy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 28423 times:
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Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 18):
Interestingly, it has been speculated that the new LHR-MAN route that VS is launching may be operated by EI.

Well VS would need a franchise operator to run the service for them. However on another note haven't both VS and EI indicated interest in the ex bmi/BA domestic slots out of LHR. Wonder how that deal would work out.

I can't really see EI operating on behalf of VS. Unless EI get a great deal they would not want to reduce their own services by taking an aircraft away from their own network.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 28374 times:

Quoting EagleBoy (Reply 19):
I can't really see EI operating on behalf of VS. Unless EI get a great deal they would not want to reduce their own services by taking an aircraft away from their own network.

The reduction in services from the BFS-BHD move should free up enough capacity I would have thought?


User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 28166 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 17):
Something like a Beech 1900 might be acceptable

If it was not for the Manx2 disaster, I wonder if they would have expanded more into the Irish regional market?

Could EIR be considering reestablishing ORK - BHD? RE dropped the route insisting it was due to aircraft unavailability.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 18):
Are those "flyBe" services not Loganair services, in reality?

I hate to sound like a moron like times before, but your right. It seems that Loganair has adapted to Flybe's franchise, I actually thought Flybe took them over.

When did Loganair withdraw from LDY? Was it shortly before they commenced CFN operations? If so a nice move to escape FR to acquire an untapped [hopefully stable] market for themselves.



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User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1956 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 27939 times:
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Quoting Jambost (Reply 16):
Easyjet have a 3 aircraft base that's performing well so far. I'm sure they'll defend it staunchly if EI mainline were to come knocking.

True but there is a nice cosy arrangement between EI, RE and the Stobart Group who own SEN so there is plenty of scope for EI to make alot more of SEN if the demand is shown to exist and by all accounts, things have started off very well. EI can of course also offer something that U2 cannot which is connections to long haul services. If EI mainline were to come to SEN they would stand a much better chance of competing with U2 than they had at LGW.



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User currently offlinecc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27809 times:

Does anyone have any info on the charter flights operating into DUB this weekend to support the navu vs notre dame match?

User currently offlineEagleBoy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27775 times:
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From Boards.ie:

2 x World MD-11's due @ 1000 and 1100 on Friday 31th Aug and departing at 1600 and 1700 on Sunday 01 Sep

Air Atlas 747-400 due Thursday morning @ 0500 and departing later on @ 1700.
Returns on Saturday at 1700 and departs Sunday morning.

Miami Air 737-800 in at 1100 out at 1200 on the Thursday.
again at 0930 and 1100 on the Sunday.

EI are operating a couple of extra flights for the event: EI-7118 IAD-DUB, EI-7122 ORD-DUB,
I have been told that both are in Thursday morning. Not sure of the return journey.

Also....USS fort mchenry is docking this weekend.


25 aerlingusa330 : So I assume these are A330's? Perhaps EI is using this as an opportunity to get one of the MAD A330's to DUB for maintenance or a rotation.
26 Post contains links EagleBoy : Just heard on Newstalk.ie that the EU have decided to move to a Phase 2 investigation of the FR takeover bid for EI. So the saga gets extended by anot
27 Post contains links OA260 : Cant see this going ahead and they probably just want to make sure they cant be accused of not making a fair decision. If this was allowed to go ahea
28 Jambost : Very amusing! Could that be a hint that EK are sniffing around to serve a second Irish airport? I imagine EK would like to beat EY to it, although th
29 pesit4a : I suspect a ORK could certainly work out on the 332 - get the tarmacers out, lads! I dont think hints like that are dropped for no reason, but i'm su
30 Post contains links shamrock350 : Lufthansa will return to Knock with their Dusseldorf service next summer, already on sale with its Saturday flight. Great news for Knock! https://twit
31 Post contains images Jambost : Congratulations to NOC and LH long may it continue! Personally I hope they are looking at BHD as well as ORK
32 tonymctigue : Great news for NOC! Who would have thought NOC would ever attract a carrier like LH? Take note new SAA. Miracles do happen but you have to go out and
33 EIRules : I noticed UA are operating 3 flights this Saturday from DUB, UA 23 to EWR, UA 67 to EWR and UA 123 to IAD. How long have they been operating 3 flights
34 Post contains images pesit4a : The extra UA67 is operating through until sept 5th - and is full up every day til then along with the regular UA23! EI operate an extra JFK on sunday
35 EagleBoy : I'm with you on that idea......great boost for irish tourism if even 20% of those short term trippers return.
36 Post contains images pesit4a : Any other sports we could steal and claim as our own or establish a link to, no matter how tenuous?
37 Jambost : Has SNN or BFS seen a surge in demand? I hope inbound tourists realise two other airports can provide them with an easy alternative to access Dublin.
38 pesit4a : I dont know, but i'll sure check for you when I get near a GDS! On another note, anyone know what Air China are doing in town? One of their A330's is
39 Post contains links and images EI320 : A trip report that was recently uploaded gave an excellent account of EK's DUB-DXB service. The entire service offering onboard seemed quite impressiv
40 pesit4a : I agree. This is the stuff economy class pax notice and value on long haul. IFE? Has to have variety Food? Were we fed well, or did it look and taste
41 pesit4a : For tomorrow, BFSEWR is full in Y but with decent availability in J. SNNEWR still has a handful of seats in Y, and a handful in J. SNNJFK on EI is so
42 Post contains images OA260 : Indeed and hopefully Aer Lingus will start to offer the paid for meal upgrade. Not an ideal situation as EK offers this as standard without any suppl
43 Post contains links and images Jambost : Thanks mate I much appreciate your effort providing such info , delighted to see healthy loads from both BFS and SNN. From my experience EK destroys
44 Post contains images pesit4a : The catering in AF Y on long haul is already very good - but in a nation of Gourmands, i'd imagine the new premium meals will be a good revenue sourc
45 pesit4a : Leo Varadkar on Newstalk breakfast this morning stated that new routes to Canada and Russia are to be announced "shortly". Guessing EI to YYZ as we th
46 clydenairways : My money would be on this new Air Canada longhaul LCC replacing the mainline operation in 2013.
47 Post contains images OA260 : Hoprefully. Since they got government approval last November we were supposed to get a thrice weekly A320 service with SU so would be great to see th
48 ei2ksea : Did anyone hear of some larger than normal queue issues this morning in DUB? Seemingly everything was all jammers at 7am! I arrived in on UA's EWR-SNN
49 pesit4a : Flights were very, very busy this morning. All of ours had above average loads this am. Holidays now over, and all now back to work - the commuting a
50 dstc47 : Never saw Dublin as empty as on arrival tonight, hardly a soul in t2. I do agree that united are lowering the standard set by co. Loads good though.
51 tonymctigue : Pity to hear that UA have downgraded the quality of the service on the former CO routes. I flew them quite a few times over the years and without que
52 Post contains links shamrock350 : Ryanair have launched a new iPhone App, you can browse fares, timetables and book flights but it will cost you €3 and doesn't yet have mobile check
53 Post contains images OA260 : Its about time they had one . Especially as more and more people are booking flights and hotels from smart phones. Hopefully mobile check in will com
54 Post contains images ClassicLover : I noticed this today as well - you can count me out from paying €3.00
55 AmricanShamrok : €3 is a bit steep for an airline app isn't it?! I'll wait to see if mobile check-in is launched before I download it!
56 kaitak : Yes, but wait a year or two and they'll probably charge you more for not using it! Incidentally, I heard from a friend who flew EI J Class; he was ve
57 EagleBoy : Simple little thing but shows attention to detail. Something EI historically are not great at.
58 EI1989 : Just a small question. I flew home on EI from Heathrow on Sunday. It was a codeshare flight with BA and (as I found out collecting my baggage in DUB)
59 OA260 : I have heard the BA partner bit on most of my LHR flights. I have never heard UA being mentioned. Probably the more important partner is BA so thats
60 EIDL : I have heard UA as codeshare mentioned on occasion before, generally if they're giving the massive length intro (the one that welcomes GC holders, etc
61 Post contains links and images OA260 : Im wondering if they have a list that shows UA connecting passengers and thus amend the announcement accordingly. --- Ryanair still hopeful of buying
62 tonystan : Noticed it set up in T1 in DUB now too!
63 DavecFlyer : Hi folks I don't post very often but I've got a request for some help or insider knowledge if possible. I'm due to fly DUB - FRA - PHL with LH on Frid
64 Post contains links OA260 : ''Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to rebook or refund their ticket free of charge. As a sign of courtesy, all passengers wi
65 DavecFlyer : Thanks OA260 - I think you are right - chances are that direct DUB - PHL will be very heavily booked and when I asked LH reservations about other sta
66 Aer Lingus : Last Friday at LGW one of the FRA rotations was operated by a Monarch A300-600, so there is some subbing going on.
67 ClassicLover : I'd hazard a guess the codeshare airlines are only mentioned when passengers flying on those codeshare flight numbers are on board. There is no use m
68 Post contains images OA260 : Yeah shame LX doesnt go to Philly. I would have said to try that Hope it works out for you whatever you decide. Now thats a nice sub . I remember fly
69 ClassicLover : Ahh, the A300... I've been on the A300B4-203 of Qantas (previously Australian Airlines/TAA) and an AB6 of Thai. Not many chances to do that anymore!
70 pesit4a : LH codeshare on UA flights from DUB to EWR and IAD, both handy enough to PHL. I'd ask can you nor be booked on those under the LH flight number? Perha
71 dstc47 : And there is a direct rail connection from Newark airport to Philadelphia if Ua is an option.
72 OA260 : Indeed I flew Transaer DUB-REU on an A300 years back and of course OA had the B4's so I was on them all the time in the 80's/90's . Lovely aircraft a
73 pesit4a : I'd imagine its a case of making enough noise about the urgency of your trip. Understand they want to keep the revenue in-house, but its not really f
74 DavecFlyer : Folks - thanks for the comments. I'm still in Ireland. I asked about UA and US flights out of DUB but as the DUB - FRA flight tomorrow wasn't yet offi
75 tonystan : This you may be able to claim back on travel insurance and failing that sure write yourself a wee letter to LH customer relations and who knows! You
76 Post contains links OA260 : Good news and probably the best option . Glad you got sorted. FRA is not a bad place to transit and Frankfurt isnt a bad city if you get a chance to
77 mutu : BA3 loses SNN pre clearance from 28 October 2012. So it will be a refuel stop and then onward to arrive JFK as an international arrival.....could spel
78 OA260 : Indeed this was discussed a few threads back and Im sure it will not be so attractive for passengers as it offers no benefit than other carriers who
79 Post contains links kaitak : Could they transfer it to DUB? I would certainly agree that having pre-clearance at SNN would be crucial to the survval of this route. Business trave
80 ei2ksea : What 'significant' long haul routes were cut-back since last year??!! I could see why one would think that but its never been a feature of BOS-SNN-BO
81 AmricanShamrok : The preclearance station at DUB currently closes earlier than the one at SNN at around 15:00ish.
82 dstc47 : Airshow at Mountshannon on Sunday According to the Irish Times , up to 20,000 people are expected to converge on Lough Derg in Co Clare on Sunday for
83 tonymctigue : Good luck to them. The Salthill Airshow was a big loss so it would be nice if this could become some sort of a replacement. Summers in Galway just ha
84 Jambost : Is there any thoughts or predictions of what Terminal SU will use if they are to start operations? Will they be the second or first non irish European
85 kaitak : Serious turbulence incident on MXP-DUB flight last night; three cabin crew hospitalised, incl. one with a broken ankle.
86 pesit4a : Gonna predict T1. Not a hope of anything except long haul or additional EI getting in to T2 anymore i'd expect. DAA need to get some life back into T
87 OA260 : Will be T1 as before they would be handled by the same crowd that handle AF and same ticket desk etc... Ouch that sounds nasty. One reason I always h
88 Post contains links kaitak : Here's a little more on that from Aviation Herald; only one crewmember needed to go to hospital, although two others needed medical attention; 'CVA w
89 bx737 : CVA was given a C-Check and was stored pending sale but according to Irish Air Letter it was returned to service following the departure of CVD and DE
90 Jambost : Shame, T2 would really shine with an SU bird at the gate. Hope S7 continue to have success alongside SU.
91 Post contains images eicvd : They flew from DUB too in their early days. Was a sad day in my life when I saw CVD in the AirBlue livery outside the hangar after leaving the EI fle
92 OA260 : Indeed but as mentioned they cant run down T1 otherwise no one will want to use it. It would end up like BCN. All closed up and run down.
93 Post contains links OA260 : Strike notice served for October 1st if no deal is found : SIPTU issues strike notice on Dublin Airport Authority The union said it will stage industr
94 Post contains images aerdingus : There's always the A300s of Monarch
95 EIDL : Why do I have a horrible sinking feeling I may end up on EI-R (if they can even operate with mainline on strike) from MAN-WAT that weekend and have t
96 ClassicLover : Schedule changes for the Aer Lingus Dublin to Chicago flights. EI125 was 1250 departure, 1515 arrival. Now retimed to 1545 departure, 1810 arrival. EI
97 Post contains links EISHN : Hi all. I was out at O'Hare recently to pick some people up and saw a very pretty A330 painted in a lovely shade of green with a big shamrock on the
98 shamrock350 : Uploaded by Aer Lingus themselves, nice to know they still have those great adverts. Would be a good idea if they took some inspiration from them for
99 Post contains images AmricanShamrok : The reason for the change is because ORD couldn't facilitate the schedule previously published by EI due to increasing congestion and lack of gate sp
100 EIBusiness : The major downside in this case is for working or business PAX who could get in an evening's work in the greater Chicago area upon arrival or could c
101 Post contains images ClassicLover : Well there you go! In other news, I also noticed that Gran Canaria is now all year round from Dublin. It wasn't bookable past 31 March, then it wasn'
102 Post contains links OA260 : BA repeats its commitment to BHD services as it accuses UA of having an advantage over it. BRITISH AIRWAYS is committed to developing services from Be
103 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus have increased frequency on BHD-LGW from next summer, up to 4 daily except Saturday where it remains 3 daily. Going after Flybe by the look
104 Post contains links EIBusiness : SIPTU serves strike notice on Aer Lingus http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0913/siptu-aerlingus-pension.html Having supported the genuine grievances of vari
105 Post contains images auntie : As an affected customer, I cannot believe that yet again I am living under the threat of strike action. I'm (supposed to be) flying to ACE on 1st Octo
106 Post contains images tonymctigue : What the hell are potential investors such as Etihad going to make of this crap? Seriously? When will unions in Ireland get their head out from under
107 pesit4a : That is exactly why it's being done Tony! To blackmail management while EY consider buying a bigger stake. These guys really do know how to harm thei
108 AmricanShamrok : Ryanair is to discontinue the Shannon-Liverpool route from the 4th November. No doubt Aer Lingus Regional's better frequency offering to Manchester (1
109 tonymctigue : I saw a note on the Wikipedia page for SNN recently that said this route was ending come November. Another blow for the airport and it is not a good
110 BrianDromey : I wouldn't think so. LPL is not part of the EIR or EI network at present. So I can't see why a 2-3 weekly service would be launched. I would think a
111 harpandshamrock : If it's anything like the LPL-ORK route, I suspect a large amount of passengers were travelling from further away than the greater Liverpool area, an
112 OA260 : Indeed just when you think Aer Lingus has matured and the threat of these annual strikes over decades are gone it all starts off again and we are bac
113 EIDL : Flying BA isn't guaranteed to save you, what with the risk of the DAA going on strike also.
114 Post contains images OA260 : BA will allow re accommodation out of BHD I've already covered that base Thank god I'm able to access both Airports in an hour. The joys of living ne
115 ClassicLover : I wonder what BA will do on codeshare flights? I'll be interested to see what happens all round really. I am due to fly out October 4, so let's hope
116 BrianDromey : I guess it would depend on who issued the ticket, unless it is soley the responsibility of the operating carrier to get you to LHR? I imagine custome
117 AmricanShamrok : United Airlines flight UA97 (Berlin-Newark) diverted to Shannon this morning. It arrived at 11:37 and departed for EWR again at 13:17. Not sure what t
118 Post contains links shamrock350 : The Etihad code share flights are now live on the Aer Lingus website, being advertised on the homepage with a new routemap extending to Australia. htt
119 BrianDromey : I can't see anything on the website about FFP benefits. I wonder if GC Elite and Prestige members get access to EY lounges on EY metal? Can GC member
120 OA260 : No its just a codeshare agreement not a FF Agreement . No points no lounges .
121 Nibog : I see Ryanair are taking delivery of a brace of 737's today.One is currently tracking towards Dublin(RYR 800T),the other should be landing at about 13
122 kaitak : 'EVS and 'EVT arrived today and according to Jethros, there are 11 more to come.
123 Post contains images ClassicLover : It is very good actually! I rang them this morning, and the rep, who was an old girl at first didn't know what I was talking about regarding the code
124 kaitak : That's sloppy and disappointing; even if she didn't know, she should not have bad mouthed mgmt to an outsider, particularly a customer; that should b
125 ClassicLover : Oh, the other comment (her name was Mary by the way) that made me roll my eyes was disgust was her statement that, "It depends on supply and demand"
126 OA260 : Mind you in fairness Etihad are far from ideal when it comes to admin and staff knowing the FF product. My dealings with Emirates over the last few w
127 kaitak : One big drawback of EY, I have to say, is that they do not serve two of the major SE Asian commercial centres: SIN and HKG. Hopefully that will be rec
128 Post contains links OA260 : A chance for anyone interested to see the Old Terminal Building at DUB : http://openhousedublin.com/index.php/site/tour/old-terminal-building/
129 Post contains links shamrock350 : Some interesting news today though. Air Canada and Aer Lingus Sign Interline Agreement - Bit of clever wording makes it sound like DUB-YYZ is going ye
130 pesit4a : The more I read things like the above, it seems EI and BA are having a major spat! EI seem to be cementing ties with Star carriers and trying to muscl
131 BrianDromey : I don't think EI are moving as much as being evicted from T1, as it needs to be demolished to allow phase 2 of T2 to be built. However I believe from
132 kaitak : Also reported on another site that BA is interested in a DUB-LCY service.
133 Pilot21 : They failed badly last time, but would be good to have more competition that route. Given they are happy to overnight the LHR crew at DUB, would be w
134 Post contains links ClassicLover : You're wrong, perhaps. According to this article that came out today - http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ght-to-buy-aer-lingus-3236118.html I qu
135 EagleBoy : I love the assertion by MoL that EI will be broken up if he doesn't get it........ ............as opposed to farmed off to other airlines and/or redu
136 OA260 : If BA went for it this time maybe with some E Jets then WX would suffer big time !
137 AmricanShamrok : Any truth to the rumour that Air Canada are moving into Terminal 2 at Dublin next year as part of the EI/AC codeshare? Does T2 really need extra fligh
138 EIRules : It seems to be true alright. For me its a good move for EI. As things currently stand the only airline EI co-operate with in T1 is UA (I'm excluding
139 EIDL : I think you're answering a different question there - AmericanShamrock was talking about AC moving to T2 at DUB; not EI moving to T2 at LHR. Although
140 pesit4a : The reference to T2 in the press release was actually in reference to LHR - both AC and EI are moving to LHR T2 in 2014!
141 BrianDromey : So FR have apparently spoke to IAG about EI routes. I don't for a second believe that IAG would be interested in anything other than LHR, with an outs
142 EagleBoy : Isn't this going to be called Heathrow East? So we will have Heathrow East, T3, T4 and T5 at LHR I agree with Brian, BA would be quite happy to take
143 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : Ah, I probably got LHR T2 confused with DUB T2 then. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...eland/2012/0921/1224324230806.html
144 pesit4a : Heathrow East was the initial working name for the new terminal, but now it is referred to simply as Terminal 2.
145 OA260 : Indeed BA show all the signs of wanting their own flights DUB-LHR filled with onward connections and BA-EI codeshare second. They have asked the trav
146 Post contains images ClassicLover : Well, you'd hardly expect them to advise otherwise, would you? I'd say this is going to be more successful than the LGW route - much more frequency f
147 OA260 : Yes but in the past its been a case of "book any EI/BA metal" this time its only book EI if BA is full. Its especially apparant in the Nett fares. Wh
148 Post contains images aerdingus : Kind of annoyed with EI. I'm flying tomorrow with them from MAD, but because I didn't buy a seat, they won't let me check in online! To make it worse
149 Toulouse : Are you on the 8.35pm departure? Could it simply be because you tried checking-in earlier than 30 hours before departure? Remember online check-in is
150 Post contains images aerdingus : No, 10.35am departure. Yes Thanks very much!!
151 Post contains links OA260 : Some bits of Irish related aviation snippets : Emirates are holding Cabin Crew open days to recruit Ireland based applicants. 10th October at the Holi
152 ClassicLover : I guess they are planning to actually make this work!
153 EI320 : Hi Aerdingus, Were you trying to use the Advance Check-In facility by any chance? Advance Check-In is available between 30 days and 30 hours before d
154 Jambost : UTV mentioned tonight that FR are possibly in talks with BFS to launch international routes. [Nothing on their website yet] Knowing UTV so far its bul
155 OA260 : Indeed I certainly hope so . All the things they are doing certainly point in that direction and I hope they are around at DUB for many years to come
156 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus might not be ready to join an alliance but working with members of a certain alliance could be suitable option for Aer Lingus, especially w
157 Post contains images Jambost : I am a little nervous if this turns out to be true, I hope FR target new untouched routes and maybe rub shoulders with U2. I am worried that they wou
158 Post contains images OA260 : Yes well there is that . I would want to see new routes not flooding already served routes. Me too I flew them a few times to Leeds and really had go
159 Post contains images aerdingus : Thanks for clearing this up for me!! Mustn't have been bloody looking properly..
160 Post contains links EIBusiness : SIPTU members at Aer Lingus & DAA to proceed with industrial action on Monday It's encouraging to hear of both Aer Lingus and the DAA threatening
161 EIBoston : It is an embarressment to be honest. Both SIPTU and LRC need to be kicked to touch
162 EIDL : Anyone have any ideas if EI Regional services are likely to operate to the non-DAA airports (effectively WAT and NOC-BHX seeing as the KIR flight is t
163 Post contains links shamrock350 : Some good news, for now at least. Aer Lingus and DAA strike called off ahead of crunch talks http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/a...s-568471.html#.UGR
164 tonymctigue : I don't think it even matters what the outcome of these talks are, both the DAA and Aer Lingus especially are damaged by this. It had seemed for a wh
165 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : The annual World Route Development Strategy Summit is taking place this weekend in Abu Dhabi; the three State airports along with one or two Irish air
166 kaitak : Good to see that representatives of all three airports are going! It would be good to see DUB finally reeling in a Chinese carrier. Some good news fo
167 Post contains links shamrock350 : The Aer Lingus routemap now features a number of new destinations including Beijing, Bangkok and Manila as part of the Etihad codeshare agreement. Not
168 dstc47 : Accident in DONEGAL, a light aircraft has crashed near COnvoy. According to tv, pilot taken to hospital by helicopter from crash.
169 Post contains links ac747 : Minoan Air announce Oxford-DUB from Jan with F50s. http://www.minoanair.com/blog/blog/2...0/01/Minoan-Air-flies-from-Oxford/
170 Post contains images OA260 : Yeah saw that on one of the Greek Forums the jury is out as to how long it lasts . Still be will a nice day out for the craic
171 Jambost : Have they considered their brand recognition? If they rebranded to Oxford air or Oxford airlines, surely that would put their survival chances slightl
172 Post contains images ClassicLover : Hey thanks for sharing that one! Definitely the design video was the most interesting - but they were all good. The flying virgins indeed!
173 Post contains links Jambost : EI are now official airline sponsors of the Ulster Rugby Club for the next 2 years, nice marketing move with 26 days to go for their LHR & LGW lau
174 eicvd : Will be nice to see Fokker 50's back in DUB after growing up with the EI fokker fleet.
175 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : American Airlines flight AA98, a Boeing 777-200ER operating ORD-LHR, made a precautionary emergency landing at SNN today, arriving at 13:07 and depart
176 Post contains links shamrock350 : Some good news on the Aer Arann/Aer Lingus Regional front. Aer Arann to double in size Irish carrier Aer Arann (RE), which flies as Aer Lingus (EI) Re
177 Post contains links and images pesit4a : Amrican Shamrok, I present to you the news you have long been waiting for.......... http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...nance/2012/1003/12243247782
178 Post contains images tonymctigue : This is indeed a fine day! . Well done SAA! Now, over to the people of the region. If you want this service to stay then use it. Don't go running to
179 OA260 : Indeed . I agree UA are the best to run this. They have the metal for it where as EI has nothing to compare to it and an A330 is a waste of utilisati
180 Post contains images AmricanShamrok : Praise the Lord!!! This is a nice turnaround from all the negative news with regard to route closures over the last number of months/years. Also it's
181 irishtexan : Always good to hear the positive news of a new service. Checked the linked IT article and the quoted departure times seemed off (ORD dep.@ 6.10pm with
182 shamrock350 : Great new for Shannon, right sized aircraft at the right time of year and hopefully it will be extended to more of the Summer season in the coming yea
183 SURFER : Fantastic news congrats to UA and to the SAA.Its only 3 months of the year but its positive news for the airport which is the main thing.
184 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus passenger traffic rises So mainline short-haul down a little bit but Regional picks up the slack with another good performance. Long-haul c
185 EagleBoy : ""Instead of having a Belfast base, and a Gatwick base, they should have a Brussels base" to serve non-Irish routes.........Aer Lingus, which only ope
186 Post contains links EIBusiness : This is increasingly a personal journey for Michael O' Leary - who clearly has a burning ambition to gain control of Aer Lingus. Clear references to t
187 pesit4a : It is great news. Although the period of operation is short, it gives me the impression that the SAA fought hard for this one, and convinced UA to op
188 OA260 : Yes its good news . Will be great to have wifi onboard TATL. Just wonder how the pricing will work. They could maybe sell access at time of booking s
189 pesit4a : I think MOL's powers of persuasion have died a little. There's a lot more critical analysis of what he says in the press nowadays, and the public are
190 Post contains links tonymctigue : A link to the SNN re the new ORD service. http://www.shannonairport.com/gns/ab...announce_new_route_to_Chicago.aspx Long may it last!
191 EagleBoy : So todays Indo says MoL has held face to face talks with Willie Walsh....yet a few days ago Stephen McNamara said that MoL had talked to WW.........w
192 Post contains links and images shamrock350 : Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-airp...3910-Oct2012/?utm_source=shortlink Shamrock350
193 EagleBoy : Again my disdain for SIPTU finds new lows.......the issue to hand is huge and extremely important...but other issues are more immediate and may comple
194 Post contains links EIBoston : Unions at Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority say the two companies will have to contribute at least €330m between them to resolve the row o
195 bestwestern : Ryanair to re-introduce a twice daily Dublin to CRL from early November.
196 BrianDromey : I very much doubt it was as you say. UA is clearly moving away from multiple daily flights to EWR where other UA hubs are in range. It makes sense, a
197 tonymctigue : Aer Lingus to fork up €200m? Are they for real? Whatever about the DAA forking up €130m but €200m is a sizeable percentage of what Aer Lingus i
198 clydenairways : And while all of this is going on, Mr O'Leary is lurking in the wings. These unions never think of the future. In 15 years it's very likely that EI w
199 tonymctigue : Well one positive that would come from a FR takeover is they would crack SIPTU's powerhold over the company once and for all.
200 EagleBoy : My thoughts exactly....this pension problem has been brewing for several years.......no harm letting it lie for another few months. Reading some of t
201 EIBoston : So if(big if I know) FR take over EI, can they simply just refuse to deal with the unions?
202 Post contains links OA260 : This is FR they have the funds and the appetite to win even if it had to close down the airline and open it again at the cost of millions. When FR wa
203 tonymctigue : I agree entirely. Employees do need some form of representation but there is a balance to be struck between what is good for the employees and what i
204 clydenairways : No question on who would win that battle. And after the unions were flattened in all the remaining Airlines, he would turn his sights on the DAA. FR
205 Post contains links EIRules : According to today's Sunday Times, lovely Leo has been courting UA about launching flights California for next year with concessions from the DAA for
206 Post contains links OA260 : Incident at SNN today : Two arrested after climbing Shannon Airport fence Air Traffic Control alerted gardaí and airport police to the presence of a
207 AmricanShamrok : Two incoming aircraft (EI A320 and FR 738) were put in holding patterns around the West Limerick/North Kerry/Southwest Clare area for about 20 minute
208 tonymctigue : I hope this means that SNN won't become something representing a demilitarised zone again like in the aftermath of the incident whereby protesters da
209 Post contains links OA260 : Indeed . A 78 year old hopping over the fence ! If she is that fit maybe she can give up her state Pension and go back to work . Would be better than
210 cipango : VS used to serve DUB? First time I heard that.
211 eicvd : With a 727 operated by Irish airline 'Club Air' & then by Cityjet to LCY.
212 Post contains links pesit4a : Traffic UP 7% at DUB in September with every category except Domestic up quite strongly. Probably the best monthly performance in a very long time! ht
213 EIDL : Domestic figures can't be realistically compared until we're +1 year from the PSOs ending. I'd say CFN traffic may be up over the last year (LC seem t
214 kaitak : And a Viscount too! I think that was operated to Luton. I still don't see why VS or any other carrier would want to play ball with FR on this; what d
215 bx737 : Virgin initially operated their own Viscount into Dublin and then upgraded to the Club Air 727-100. They operated EI-BUI on lease from Key Air for Sum
216 Post contains links kaitak : Our new thread is now open for business: Irish 13/12: Stormy Skies Ahead (by kaitak Oct 8 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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