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Irish 6/13: Airborne Dreaming  
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 26821 times:

Good morning folks and welcome and No. 6 of 2013. Hope this fine morning finds you well and enjoying a nice weekend!

There's not an awful lot to report this month; the first Aer Lingus Regional ATR72s will be coming shortly; we await news on the fate of Cityjet, which has apparently attracted two potential investors. The Summer season is now upon us and week by week, we should be seeing extra flights and additional frequencies on existing routes.

Here's the link to the last thread: Irish 5/13: Climbing Through The Turbulence (by kaitak Apr 3 2013 in Civil Aviation)

Enjoy!

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 26522 times:

Hi everyone . Just completed my Aer Lingus TR . Preview of the new wifi being launched next week I believe.

Tá áthas ar Aer Lingus fáilte ar bord a chur romhat / Aer Lingus is delighted to welcome you on board.

Aer Lingus A330 New Wifi Trial And TV Crew+Lounges (by OA260 Apr 21 2013 in Trip Reports)

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/EIAGP/file_zps53bcaca5.jpg

It will be interesting to see the uptake on this new product and its reliability. Also the shorthaul pricing is something that will be interesting. The service provider is quite a good one so I feel it will be a stable product.


User currently offlineDublinspotter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 26381 times:

Hi,

One of my favourite trip reports about EI!!! Very informative and some nice terminal shots!  
It's a very easy flight to catch an A330 within Europe. I personally have travelled to Malaga but only on FR....  

I have to try out the A319's from BHD.

Dublinspotter  



Dublinspotter :)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 26226 times:

Quoting Dublinspotter (Reply 2):
One of my favourite trip reports about EI!!! Very informative and some nice terminal shots!  
It's a very easy flight to catch an A330 within Europe. I personally have travelled to Malaga but only on FR....  

Thanks really glad you enjoyed it .   Next time you know what to book   The fares booked in advance are not that bad. Especially at the start and end of the season.

Good to see SNN - JFK back with DL from May .  


User currently offlineRandWKOP From Ireland, joined May 2012, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 26138 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):

I really like that view of the A330. The Wifi bubble actually spoils the fuselage a little.
Anyway I have been lurking here for about 2 years and finally decided to join. I have no connections in the industry. I have a question on these short hops. Are all the 330s cycled through in order to manage the number of cycles used up on these trips?


User currently offlinechrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4094 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 26123 times:

That's a nice picture of EI-DAA, which I was on twice last week on a BOS-DUB-BOS trip.

User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 25938 times:

Did EXS 377 from Murcia to BFS divert into DUB last night?.
Surely this runway issue at BFS was sorted or was there a different reason for the divert?


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 25860 times:
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Quoting RandWKOP (Reply 4):
I have a question on these short hops. Are all the 330s cycled through in order to manage the number of cycles used up on these trips?

All airlines would tend to rotate aircraft through their route network in order to even out the cycles on each aircraft. You can sometimes spot an odd aircraft change which can be done to reduce/maintain cycles. Airlines would plan out their maintenance schedule months in advance based on estimated cycles achieved. Using the EI AGP route as an example, EI may decide to stop using 1 unit on this route in May in order to keep its cycles on track for end of month hanger visit.


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 25836 times:

Just to prove what Eagleboy said, I was at the airport, and EI-ELA had just come out of the Hanger and towed around to the gate, to start service again. That was last Friday. And if EI-ELA did that Malaga route recently, means they were using that route to get the cycles to where they want them to be before each Hanger visit.


Flown on: bae146, bn2 islander, 741, A320, A321, A333, A332, MD80, 738
User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 25808 times:

The A330-300 takes over AGP in early May.

Jet 2 did diverted to DUB last night because the shorter runway was closed for preperation of works taking place on the main runway, closes between 22.00-22.30 daily but Jet 2 were running 10 minutes late, DAA need to teach BFS how to carry out runway works and cause as little problems for carriers as possible as BFS seem to go out of their way to make problems for Jet2.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 25792 times:

Quoting RandWKOP (Reply 4):

I really like that view of the A330.

Yes me too I like that shot.

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 5):
That's a nice picture of EI-DAA, which I was on twice last week on a BOS-DUB-BOS trip.

Did you have a good experience?

Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 8):
And if EI-ELA did that Malaga route recently,

Yes ELA brought me back AGP-DUB. Was nice to get the A330-300  



Not a good day for LH at DUB but EI cleaning up with rebooks .

Lufthansa cancels flights to and from Ireland

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled dozens of flights to and from the UK and Ireland due to strike action.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0422/383...ncels-flights-to-and-from-ireland/


User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 25683 times:

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 9):
DAA need to teach BFS how to carry out runway works and cause as little problems for carriers as possible as BFS seem to go out of their way to make problems for Jet2.

Totally agree,and even with the aircraft running late by 10 minutes,surely works could have been held up for those few minutes to allow the flight to land.Overall great customer service by the management of BFS,not only to their customer but to the passengers as well,and then they(BFS) wonder why there is such a lot of people using DUB.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 25448 times:

Quoting Nibog (Reply 11):

I have to ask why these works are not carried out until all aircraft arrive its not as if the airport is busy all night, when DUB close the runway at nights for works they wait until 23.00-23.30 when most flights are in and then use 16 for the last few flights before reopening for EI T/A arrivals. Managment at BFS need to get a grip and lean how to run an airport.

[Edited 2013-04-22 10:52:50]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 25388 times:

Quoting RandWKOP (Reply 4):
Anyway I have been lurking here for about 2 years and finally decided to join.

Meant to say welcome by the way . Im sure everyone here looks forward to your input in future.  


---

One thing I have noticed about the pre ordering of meals is that the offerings sometimes do not reflect the time of day . For instance on some of my future bookings I see that on some early morning flights there is a choice of 1: Irish Breakfast 2 : Seared Beef 3: Chicken Noodle.

However on an evening flight some only offer Irish breakfast and nothing else even at 7/8/9 at night ! Who wants breakfast at 8pm? I know there might be a few but why not offer hot wraps or at least the salads. Is this a technical issue that it does not recognise the flight time or is it just bad planning? I noticed this on my DUB-AGP flight also . Only salads were available at 7am but no Irish breakfast.

[Edited 2013-04-22 11:36:06]

User currently offlineEI104 From Ireland, joined Aug 2010, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 25132 times:

Folks, for the last I don't how many years I have read this forum and especially the trip reports.

I work within the aviation leasing industry (firstly I am amazed how many people know whats happening on this forum even when NDA's are signed and the info is still not made public) and have I to do a LOT of travel with work, mostly long haul and lucky enough in F or if not available J. I am gold with EI, BA, EY Gold Elite, EK Platinum and UA Premier 1K, I don't do Sky Team.

To me the best airline out of Dublin is EK especially in F, all my Asia trips are with EK however EY are getting close. EK need a lounge in DUB ASAP as the EY lounge is fantastic especially the breakfast, I don't eat onboard until an hour before landing in AUH when I order my steak sandwich. Yesterday I flew stateside to SFO via Washington with United on UA127 in Business First and I have to say job well done, excellent service, lie flat seats (take heed EI), good food, CO cabin crew sorry flight attendants who are very different to UA cabin crew who are not passenger friendly!! and what wins it for me with United are the Ice Cream Sundaes!!

I travel back from SFO tomorrow night with BA in F, roll on EY next Monday.

I admire OA260 who does fantastic trip reports, usually I get onboard finish calls, read the papers, before I know it were airborne, computer out order a few drinks, eat, sleep watch a movie and land. OA260 brings back the nostalgia of flying.

By the way I have no problems posting photos to prove I fly as I say I do above as I do take the odd photo to show my son along with the model airplane I get him.......


User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 25085 times:

I've noticed that EK is sending a mix of 3-Class and 2-Class 77W's to DUB.

Does anyone know what days the 3-Class flies and what days the 2-Class flies?


User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 25078 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 15):
I've noticed that EK is sending a mix of 3-Class and 2-Class 77W's to DUB.

Does anyone know what days the 3-Class flies and what days the 2-Class flies?

There do not appear to be any set days. It is sporadic, and looking head to next month, there are only a handful of days where it is a 2 class aircraft. I beieve EK are somewhat short of airframes at the moment which may explain it.



Flown EI,FR,RE,EIR,VE,SI,TLA,BA,BE,BD,VX,MON,AF,YS,WX,KL,SK,LH,OK,OS,LX,IB,LTU,HLX,4U,SU,CO,DL,UA,AC,PR,MH,SQ,QF, EY, EK
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 25020 times:
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Quoting shamrock604 (Reply 16):
I beieve EK are somewhat short of airframes at the moment.....

There's a statement that sounds against the grain!!


User currently offlineIre2008 From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 24901 times:

Random question again, but im looking for information on rough operating costs per hour for narrowbody planes eg 737, 757 and A321 preferably. Have done some seatching but cant seem to find anything more up to date than the year 2000. Any help would be greatly appreciated for a college assignment.

Thanks

Kevin


User currently offlineac747 From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 24804 times:

AC Rouge to go year round YYZ-DUB.

http://irishaviationresearchinstitut...da-toronto-dublin-route-to-be.html



Haven't we been here before ?
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 24758 times:

Quoting EI104 (Reply 14):
EK need a lounge in DUB ASAP as the EY lounge is fantastic especially the breakfast,

Hi and very interesting post. Sounds like a nice job   I totally agree with you EK apparently were in negotiations about a lounge so hopefully we will hear something good soon. It does certainly water down the product on the ground without one. EY certainly has the best lounge at DUB and I agree their breakfast is top class.

It is interesting to read you prefer EK over EY . Its really split it seems you either are EK or EY . I hear that from a lot of Irish business travellers.

Quoting EI104 (Reply 14):
I admire OA260 who does fantastic trip reports, usually I get on board finish calls, read the papers, before I know it were airborne, computer out order a few drinks, eat, sleep watch a movie and land. OA260 brings back the nostalgia of flying.

Well what can I say I really appreciate those comments and its comments like that which make me feel its all worth while. It takes time and effort to produce these and sometimes you feel is it worth it but you have helped to make me realise it certainly is. I have a few interesting ones coming up which I hope you and everyone will enjoy.  
Quoting cipango (Reply 15):
Does anyone know what days the 3-Class flies and what days the 2-Class flies?

Looking at the schedules for the next 10 months it seems 99% of the time its 3 class. The travel trade even have F Class consol fares so its fairly stable that DUB get 3 class.

Quoting ac747 (Reply 19):
AC Rouge to go year round YYZ-DUB.

Great to see and I wonder what effect it will have on any EI route. I always thought Rouge would be the only way AC would go year round as its the product best to suit the Irish market. Lets hope it does well and its well supported.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 24721 times:
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Quoting ac747 (Reply 19):
AC Rouge to go year round YYZ-DUB.

The only thing about this that is surprising is that it has taken this long! I recall that we were expecting this route to go year round since Open Skies came into effect. The other side of the coin is have EI missed the boat yet again for what should be a successful long haul route?



Next Flights: 27/06/14 CX 178 MEL-HKG; 28/06/14 CX 830 HKG-JFK; 04/07/14 EI 134 BOS-SNN
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 24710 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 21):
The only thing about this that is surprising is that it has taken this long!

Well the type of product did not exist until now. Yes AC sent their Domestic F aircraft here but it needed a ''Rouge'' type model to make if feasible. It will be interesting to see the pricing during Winter though.


User currently offlineaidansnn From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 24500 times:

Quoting EI104 (Reply 14):
have I to do a LOT of travel with work, mostly long haul and lucky enough in F or if not available J. I am gold with EI, BA, EY Gold Elite, EK Platinum and UA Premier 1K, I don't do Sky Team.

I'm definitely in the wrong industry!   Great to hear such insight into the various services on offer from Dublin from clearly a very experienced flyer.


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 766 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 24122 times:

Quoting ac747 (Reply 19):
AC Rouge to go year round YYZ-DUB.

Have there been any further developments with the EI AC codeshare to LHR? You cant book through EI.com or AC.com and I have seen no advertising for it, has it all gone belly up?



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
25 Post contains images chrisnh : I did! Pictures below (which many of you have seen already). I was in seat 4F, Business Premiere. It was only 7/24 seats occupied. I think EI-DAA jus
26 Post contains links OA260 : Arr yes sorry I do remember seeing them before . Good stuff. -- Etihad is having issues with their new systems today . It has been randomly cancellin
27 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus Regional will move to T2 at DUB from 1st May. Good news, always heard people complaining about the walk between the two terminals. http://w
28 chrisnh : That Air Canada ROUGE service to Ireland looks terrific! Aboard 763s, painted the way AC used to look (i.e. red-and-white livery, newly stylized).
29 clydenairways : I take it that the aircraft will still park where they are and people will be bussed to/from T2? There's hardly room to park them all at T2 unless yo
30 Post contains images OA260 : Yes I agree. Dare I say Rouge looks better than AC livery . The old AC livery was just classic and I like it so much. Cant wait to see it at DUB . Al
31 Aer Lingus : I've seen stop mark positions on the T2 stands that have ATR written adjacent. Whether or not they will use them that remains to be seen.
32 AmricanShamrok : Does RE only use remote/bus stands at DUB now? Do they ever park at contact stands at Pier A?
33 EIDL : I've not been on or seen one at A in years. But there has to be no chance they'll countenance bussing from E to the stands they currently use - the d
34 Post contains images phen : Indeed , I lived under the flight path out of Heathrow's 09R and soon learned how to tell the aircraft type by sound alone. I was able to tell the di
35 tonystan : They very much still use pier A. Saw 2 re aircraft parks there this afternoon! On another note, saw part of the refurbished Pier B (312/313) today an
36 EIDL : Must not be there at the times I'm there (generally very early or horrendously late in either direction, thanks to work), always been bussed to beyon
37 tonystan : It does tend to become Cityjet world at peak times alright!!! Even the interior of the "chapel" of Pier A is predominated with WX Branding! Actually
38 Post contains links and images OA260 : Anyone know whats happening with that First Nation at DUB ? Is it going to someone else.
39 Jamie2k9 : Havn't being up around there recently but they were due to get new airbridges.
40 tonystan : They got new jetties a year or two ago. They are now the same as the ones in T2. I remember YEARS AGO when I used to drive those things for a llivong
41 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus seeking 100 redundancies as first quarter losses grow Aer Lingus reports operating loss of €45.5m for first quarter of 2013 Aer Lingus ha
42 Eagleboy : "Aer Lingus put the increased loss down to start-up costs for the Virgin ''wet lease'' operation in the UK, changes to the long haul fleet and slightl
43 Post contains links OA260 : Well going back to the article I posted before where it mentioned EI had one of the highest staff costs in Europe I guess they need to look at this i
44 shamrock350 : In terms of service I think Mueller appreciates that Aer Lingus needs to set itself apart, there have been a number of improvements along side the gr
45 Post contains links ac747 : Aer Lingus Adds Boeing 757s to Link With JetBlue Hubs in U.S. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...ink-with-jetblue-hubs-in-u-s-.html
46 Eagleboy : Especially considering that EI have pretty much halved their average length of service among frontline staff over the last 5-6 years. Over 50% of all
47 Jamie2k9 : Turkish AIrlines will operate 12 weekly flights to IST from 30 March 2014 up from 10. Etihad B777 will not operate for the winter season.
48 OA260 : I guess the check in staff are on around EUR10-12 an hour or is that an over estimate? It used to be between EUR17-23 depending on what contracts you
49 Post contains links OA260 : Interesting development from Norwegian : Budget airline may register aircraft in Ireland to avoid Norwegian labour law Budget airline Norwegian Air Sh
50 AmricanShamrok : Great to see this confirmed, though SNN will truly be 757 country now! TS will be the only A330 operator. I wonder if EI would consider using one 757
51 tonymctigue : Assuming SNN-ORD and SNN-PHL return next summer, there will nearly be as many B757 rotations in and out of SNN as there are B737 rotations. Hard to h
52 BestWestern : I note that Rennes is up to three times daily this summer. Anyone else remember the weekly summer fokker 50s via ORK? I assume that this route is high
53 Post contains links OA260 : Indeed mostly used by people doing fly drive to the Campsites around the Brittany area between May-Aug. --- SWISS will maintain a daily service DUB-Z
54 clydenairways : Yep, and the Sheds before that, that would have been some flight in bad weather! Before that you also had the Brit Air Bandit's to Morlaix too.
55 bx737 : I remember it well, it was a long days work, but people were in good form as they were off on holidays. I also remember DUB-ORK-CDG and vv. That was
56 BrianDromey : I remember flying the 146 to BHX in the mid to late 90's, both from ORK and DUB. I remember my Dad used to like them because they had four jet engine
57 Post contains links and images OA260 : I flew DUB-ORK on the 146 . Some amazing scenery on the way down and landed at the old ORK airport. I then took the bus to town and got the Inter city
58 Aer Lingus : Flew the newest A319, EI-EPT, back from LGW tonight. Cabin was immaculate, still had that new smell and had a good flight but there is noticeably less
59 Post contains links tonymctigue : A somewhat unusual but a very practical and no doubt a very well appreciated gesture from SNN to help out the local farming community County Clare 'Sh
60 EIDL : Was on it last Saturday (and on one of the oddball 320s on the way back) and my ankles were sore for days afterwards. They seriously have to sort the
61 nightfox365 : I will be out at Dublin airport today, if anyone wants to join me out there, they are more then welcome. Look for a guy with a white cap with IPSC in
62 bx737 : The BAe146s did not have an FA station mid cabin. As they came from different sources, they had different internal layouts. IIRC EI-CLJ had a lateral
63 BrianDromey : I thought it seemed unlikely, must have been mixing them up with the A321s, which I flew on around the same time on those middle of the night charter
64 BestWestern : Didn't the stairs go to the right of the door where the toilet is on the ARJ?
65 bx737 : Until the A321 was configured to 212 seats, it had a galley at row 9. The stairs were stowed in the cabin, opposite the crew seats at the front, and
66 dstc47 : A nice gesture. I recall that Dublin had a grass drying facility for cut grass just off the field in the dim and distant past. Not, I believe, report
67 BestWestern : Which is the iona hangar. Is that the ryanair one?
68 nbmike : Flying with AC to YVR from DUB in June. Comfort Plus on the DUB-YYZ-DUB leg, then got to choose a Preferred Seat on the YYZ-YVR-YYZ legs for free. To
69 Post contains images EIBusiness : On individual metrics perhaps - but the overall performance represented a notably adverse annualised trend. Quite simply: the relative increase in To
70 Post contains images bx737 : It's over beside the SAR hangar, it used to be an orange colour. To be totally Irish about it, it's beside The Boot Inn (Irish people only give direc
71 Post contains images Nibog : Very true and up North,Orange halls as well Any idea what the plans are for the site??
72 Post contains images OA260 : Let us know your feedback. Would be nice to see some pics too Very interesting and detailed as usual. Been missing your posts!
73 Post contains links Jambost : http://www.belfastairport.com/en/new...online-check-in-from-30-april.html All easyJet flights will be 100% online check in from 30 April. [ BFS ] I ho
74 Jamie2k9 : Easyjet have being moving to online check in for a few months now, currently 89% of passengers for the week ending 26 April were doing it online so b
75 kaitak : EI-FAS was handed over to Aer Lingus Regional/Aer Arann at Toulouse today; should be home very shortly (if not already?) This is EIR's first ATR72-600
76 AmricanShamrok : Reported on another thread that a delegation from PK recently visited SNN regarding the KHI-LHE-JFK transit stop. Still no date confirmed for start-up
77 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : Also - an interesting story here about a three-hour delay on the tarmac at Shannon Airport; the first such instance I've seen at an Irish airport. The
78 dstc47 : There is a feature and a cockpit photo in the Independent this morning. Of course Fas is a curiously appropriate registration, if you add a fada!
79 dstc47 : The Shannon Airport long grass saga latest is that over 300 acres of grass, cut specially on Sunday, was then donated to farmers. The silage was estim
80 shamrock350 : I did notice on the RTE report the other day that the Iberia 727 was still there, I thought it had left Shannon a while back. Glad I'm not the only o
81 Post contains links BestWestern : That 727 will go nowhere in a hurry. Iberia 727 At Shannon? (by BestWestern Feb 14 2005 in Civil Aviation) How time flies...
82 Post contains links shamrock350 : It certainly looks that way judging by this sad photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevationair/5558990129/ The side that faces the terminal is kept
83 tonymctigue : That poor plane. I always feel so sorry for it whenever I drive past. It would be more dignified if it had been broken up into coke cans rather than
84 clydenairways : If you look back at photo's from the 70's and 80's it was common to see bales of grass between taxiways and runways. I believe it was discontinued wh
85 AmricanShamrok : Is the Iberia 727 not used for fire training purposes?
86 Post contains links OA260 : What a complete balls up on the part of Dublin Airport !! RTÉ News has learnt that Dublin Airport Authority's top executives are being strongly encou
87 EIRules : I can only imagine that the TSA would turn in their graves. Thankfully Im flying out of T2 tomorrow, not T1
88 Eagleboy : That is priceless......how were HR allowed to let go more than was over quota....someone needs to get another job. Reading the article this caught my
89 Post contains links Aer Lingus : http://www.routes-news.com/news/1-ne...o-pass-on-heathrow-slot-pair-to-ba EI looking to offload a Heathrow slot pair, arriving in at 10pm and departin
90 BestWestern : No, 116 managers from Dublin airport that signed up, not just 116 managers from T1. What was lost in the T1 security problems was a good year in comp
91 EI564 : This came up on another thread. It says 10pm and 06:50 in that article but EI doesn't operate flights at that time from Heathrow. So i'm not sure is
92 Jamie2k9 : They mean the 06.40 from LHR and 21.10 from DUB flights.
93 shamrock604 : Those times were in fact the operating times of the 4th daily SNNLHRSNN service when it operated, the EI382 I think it was.
94 Eagleboy : Could this be a situation where EI hold the slot but do not currently utilise it....they thus want to to swop this slot pair with another airline who
95 clydenairways : The report says the slot is being sold to BA
96 eicvd : According to Skyliner Aviation, EI are to lease an A320 from IB for the summer season.
97 clydenairways : With some of the recent hire-in's they could do with a backup machine.
98 Post contains images OA260 : No doubt they will be hiring again Anyone travelling to and from Dublin Airport by Bus Eireann over the next few weeks should be aware of a pending a
99 Nibog : I think the aircraft arrived into DUB yesterday(30th) in an all white scheme EC-KNM,just shortly after 5pm.
100 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : The two inaugurals to FAO and GLA tookoff from SNN today. A presentation was made by Declan Power (Head of Aviation Development) to the BE captain to
101 Jamie2k9 : SNN-FAO has being extended from 13 September to 24 October, reduces from 3 to 2 weekly but a postive sign that EI are happy with the route, ORK-PMI wi
102 Nibog : Will EI keep this in an all white scheme,or will they apply some hybrid colour scheme,considering the current push on branding?
103 Post contains links OA260 : Hopefully they will make it as ''Green'' as possible and blend into the rest of the fleet. Branding is very important. --- Quite a valid point and an
104 Post contains links and images OA260 : For anyone interested my latest Aer Lingus TR : NCL Cruise Ship ''Breakaway'' Inaugural+Aer Lingus (by OA260 May 2 2013 in Trip Reports) Flights were
105 tonymctigue : It certainly bodes well for the route if frequency has been increased and the service period has been extended. Lets hope it (along with BE to GLA) a
106 dstc47 : FR has lost a claim in the High Court that they should be refunded €770,700 in VAT for professional services, related to its unsuccessful 2006 bid t
107 Post contains links OA260 : Good news for the IAA ! Irish Aviation Authority made €22.9m profit in 2012 The Irish Aviation Authority recorded an operating profit of €22.9m la
108 clydenairways : I see the new Aer Arann ATR EI-FAS is currently heading for Dublin, passing over Wales at the moment. Nice to see that these -600's are now appearing
109 EIDL : Apparently staying white to allow subbing in for a opf VS craft if needed, VS not wanting an EI branded plane. I would hope the lounge situation is i
110 irish251 : They are being overhauled and will be reinstalled when that work has been completed.
111 AmricanShamrok : Why? Isn't that one of the newer -500s that was delivered just a few years ago?
112 shamrock350 : It's a bit late for that, pretty sure some of EI A320s have already subbed for Little Red. It will probably stay white to save on costs, the EI liver
113 rufusisgod : Someone mentioned already that ei-rep has been sold to part fund the new aircraft . Not sure how true it is but it would make sense.
114 Jamie2k9 : Could be wrong but the airrcraft that was for sale was then kept because of the VS deal.
115 EIDL : EI-REP is a (now former) RE craft not an EI one
116 Post contains links and images BrianDromey : Ive taken a screen grab from the RE delivery promo video. From what I can see the interior seems to be much improved over the -500s and -200s in the f
117 ClassicLover : Oh, nicely done! I assume the overhead bins are still the same crazy tiny size as the ones on the current Aer Lingus Regional fleet? Or has there bee
118 OA260 : An improvement for sure looks nice. The bins are still the same size AFAIK.
119 rufusisgod : The Overhead bins are a little bigger i think. Watched a video on the cabin design of the -600 awhile back. Looks like a very nice cabin. I have flow
120 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus passenger numbers fall 2.5% in April due to Easter Load factors down 3.8 percentage points to 68.9%. Short-haul passenger numbers were down
121 jrfspa320 : Any Chance of seeing ATR 42-600s being ordered to replace older ones? Could be useful for Belfast and knock expansion. With EI selling a LHR slot, I t
122 EIBoston : Anybody know if EI-LAX went tech today? It did the Malaga rotation this morning and was due to do the 139 to BOS. Looks like flight is delayed with no
123 Post contains images OA260 : EI have another Ad campaign in London. This is in tonights Evening Standard: Also they are putting billboards up in more affluent areas in Surrey I no
124 EIBoston : Actually it looks like EI-DUZ is the aircraft due to operate the 139.
125 Jamie2k9 : Aer Lingus website has an estimated departure time at 18.30
126 EIBoston : thanks. They have started to board..
127 EIDL : Looking at prices to OXF on Minoan and the date I wanted outbound has the lowest fair as sold out. Are they doing well or do they seriously limit the
128 Aer Lingus : Very quiet here lately... I took a peek around the "refurbished" pier B gates and I have to say if all that is going to cost €1m then some builder /
129 tonymctigue : Have EI started operating a codeshare with AC on LHR flights? I noticed two out of three SNN-LHR arrivals/departures have both the normal EI flight nu
130 EIRules : Yeah I asked about this a few weeks ago and nobody seemed to know the answer. But there are EI flights to LHR bookable on AC.com however if you try bo
131 AmricanShamrok : I meant to ask, is Pier B like Pier A now in the way that once you enter it you can't come back out because of the automated doors? It seemed that wa
132 Jamie2k9 : Looks life wifi on T/A flights has being delayed until June, anyone know why?
133 tonystan : Hopes you can still wander over and back cos it has segregated arrivals!
134 OA260 : All Airport services by Bus Eireann will be cancelled from Sunday due to all out strike.
135 Eagleboy : Still open to pass in and out as of yesterday. Got to see 4 ATR beside and A330 on Pier B yesterday morning...
136 kl911 : How is that possible? Those routes are outgoing pax, not incoming. The Cork area has way more citizens then Shannon/Limerick right? I know FR flies t
137 EIDL : FR is not in the business of providing low fares if it can at all avoid doing so. If there's demand, they're not cheap.
138 OA260 : Indeed. FR have been very expensive. I have been over and back to London twice in the last 10 days and their fares were alot more than EI BA BE . I a
139 Post contains images kl911 : That's so unfair..
140 Jamie2k9 : Shannon Airport have have a new look website (well mainly the homepage only) and have an airport app.
141 Post contains links OA260 : Some interesting figures from SNN. DAA deal puts Shannon value at under €35m SHANNON Airport is valued at €35m under the deal that frees the airpo
142 tonymctigue : I know it is not exactly the hottest asset in the country in terms of profitability and real estate values are not exactly at their prime but €35m
143 clydenairways : It really sounds low, it must be based on just the value of the land or something like that. I'm sure it would fetch far more than that as a going co
144 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus Regional plans Southend expansion Plans to increase it to 4 daily are encouraging and a bit surprising. http://www.traveldailymedia.com/153
145 Post contains images OA260 : I thought comments about them axing SEN were just guess work though to be honest. Its certainly encouraging and still on my to do list
146 Ire2008 : Flew to SEN yesterday on the new ATR72-600. Had never been on a prop before. Must say hugely impressed! Felt like more legeoom than airbuses. Comforta
147 OA260 : Some interesting charter airlines into DUB SNN ORK for Summer : Air Explore Code : OR / ORK-REU / SNN-REU / ORK-PMI / ORK-LPA Capacity 168 seats . Alb
148 eicvd : I knew my brother 's IBZ flight would flown by Avion Expres, this was originally an Orbest flight.
149 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : DL restarted their seasonal daily SNN-JFK service today; it runs until mid-September. The route's average load factor last summer was 91% and SFO, MC
150 Post contains links aer lingus : Some bizzare incident happened at DUB this morning. Apperently a car flipped over outside T2. http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0511/391671-rta/
151 tonymctigue : Good to hear that DL are doing well (at least during the summer) at SNN. They are afterall the longest serving US airline at SNN. A 91% load factor w
152 Post contains links OA260 : Glad to see this finally up and running. Hopefully it will be rolled out to all areas sooner rather than later. The UK has had them for some time now
153 Post contains links EICPT : Aer Lingus have this morning re-opened the Cadet Pilot Training Programme for 2013, with details posted on their Facebook page earlier. An interesting
154 Jamie2k9 : Looks like BE are leaving LGW, so it good for EI at BHD where LGW has being doing very bad however I'm not sure that BE are the problem, IMO its the s
155 Post contains images EIDL : So 3 minutes slower than normal then? (that is of course the domestic/Irish arrivals speed, the UKBA queues can be horrific)
156 Post contains images OA260 : Sometimes it can be quite a bit longer especially if you have people that are intent of holding up the ROI line. I was lucky I managed to make an ear
157 EIDL : The specific flight I use a lot comes in when there's no others that qualify, and I try and get as close to the front as possible. Those few minutes
158 linco22 : Hi all, I'm relatively new to all this. I'm a Belfast local. Not surprised to hear that the London-Belfast routes are over capacity. Are airliners fri
159 Danny : I see that today's EI362 to Warsaw has been operated by Titan's 767. Does anyone know the reason?
160 Jamie2k9 : Not sure of the reason but EI had 2 aircraft tech in Amsterdam and Paris on Saturday, another had a brid strike on Saturday, last nights BCN-DUB was
161 OA260 : I seem always to have cancellations and delays with Southern . Lost £10 last week because of them. Still not worth the hassle of claiming back via t
162 Post contains links Jambost : Any thoughts of the roll out image of the A350-900 and how it would look in EI colors? http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/3/5/8/22608
163 tonymctigue : I see TS have resumed their summer SNN-YYZ service as of today. With DL having started earlier this week, US due to start next week and SNN-ORD with U
164 ClassicLover : Let's hope they keep the current livery. Any update would probably mean a whole load of white and that should be avoided!
165 OA260 : Love it and cant wait too see it in Aer Lingus livery. Also looking forward to any new products EI will offer along with it.
166 Eagleboy : I'm with you on this point.
167 shamrock321 : For those of you who use Twitter, @AerLingus has become active and is tweeting like there is no tomorrow since yesterday.
168 dstc47 : A good measure of the extent of the freefall of the Celtic Tiger is given in the Irish Air Letter current issue Small helicopters registered in Irelan
169 Post contains images clydenairways : Yeah, it was one of the "must have" accessories of property developers, most of which have fled to far off shores leaving only the echoes of rotary b
170 kaitak : I think it will look great; it's a fine looking aircraft. It wouldn't surprise me if EI introduced a new livery I agree; sadly, there are so many "ble
171 AmricanShamrok : Just reading an article on VS' "Little Red" operation and it got me thinking; do EI pilots operating these flights have to wear VS uniforms as the cab
172 tonystan : They stay in EI uniforms. Much like RE pilots remain in re uniforms!
173 shamrock350 : It's still a couple of years off before Aer Lingus receive their first A350, I think 2015 is the current date but we all know how that can change so a
174 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : Advert from this month's edition of UA's inflight magazine Hemispheres: There's also an article about a family event in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick a
175 Jamie2k9 : It has changed and it will be 2016 before the first two arrive then the rest in 2018 and 2019.
176 clydenairways : I think the -200's days are numbered at EI, they just have no real need for them. The -300 series has improved so much since those first early models
177 Post contains links OA260 : Good news for BHD-LBA route : Airline snaps up 'spare' Leeds flights after departure of Jet2 A RIVAL airline and airport have snapped up an extra Belf
178 nightfox365 : I feel sorry for the guy, airport security has gone way overboard with everyone is a potential terrorist. I am sure if they search his bag I am sure t
179 Post contains links Eagleboy : And the fact that he was a ticketed pax on the flight may have allowed them to have some clue as to his actual identity...........muppets!! Some Gath
180 Jambost : I would only approve of a new EI livery if they covered the fuselage with more shades of green than they do now, I currently dislike EI's white under
181 Post contains links Nibog : Great event planned for Dublin in September,would love to Emirates fly one of their A380's at this,and some of the fantastic biz jets that grace our s
182 EIDL : Fairly huge gap between a TurboLET and a 737 Classic, size-wise. Its EI Regional I could see coming in here when they have some more craft. Belfast i
183 Post contains links and images OA260 : Id like to see this more than EK and would be more symbolic .
184 Post contains links kaitak : The AAIU has issued its report on the ATR72 landing accident at SNN in July 2011. Unfortunately, it doesn't make good reading for the flight crew; the
185 shamrock321 : Seen EI-EPR parked on a terminal 3 stand this morning, thought it was a bit unusual, would seem it was damaged by an Irbridgenaccording to thelingusso
186 shamrock350 : EI-CPG had a very long delay late last night on AGP-DUB, don't think it got back until around 4am but no idea if this was a technical issue or not. EI
187 Jamie2k9 : AGP-DUB delay was because the outbound didn't leave until around 21.00, if it was tech in AGP it would of being cancelled as most likely crew would o
188 shamrock350 : Makes sense, thanks for clearing that up. I'm sure any order for the NEO would come with interim A32X aircraft, the bulk of the A320 fleet are still
189 BrianDromey : Aren't most of the A320s from the mid 2000s, certainly not old currently, so there is no huge rush to order, I wouldn't say. By the end of the decade
190 Eagleboy : Well as above, the VS workload was planned right. 2+2 A320 to cover it. The white tail allows them a back-up if needed. Reading Jamie's post it seems
191 EIDL : Mueller has been tarting around the ideas of taking on more SH wetlease work which would put even more pressure on getting an order in. Unless there h
192 Post contains links Jamie2k9 : Don't get me wrong EI have a very young fleet but NEO have around 2,200 aircraft ordered. Now if EI place an order they will be last and you are looki
193 Post contains images ClassicLover : “This month JAL announced that it will go back to the original red crown crane logo that it had used for more than 40 years, beginning in 1959. In
194 OA260 : God forbid they ever do that . It would be the biggest mistake ever. Cant believe they would do that . Maybe a updated version but they would need to
195 shamrock350 : That's if the leasing companies don't have earlier slots for Aer Lingus and if that turns out to be the case then interim A320s from Airbus or the le
196 shamrock321 : It also seems that n the 14th Little red cancelled 6 sectors, they only operate 26 a day! I hope it was just an unlucky week for EI, otherwise when th
197 OA260 : Another nice charter Germania operating DUB-FAO A319s every Sunday at 0650.
198 eicvd : Saw that myself yesterday morning when I arrived, I noticed the EI183 was cancelled on Monday night, was it due to operate that flight? ST seem to ha
199 Jamie2k9 : They will have the exact same schedules as last summer.
200 OA260 : Yes apparently they have downsized capacity based on demand. your right.
201 Jamie2k9 : They will be operating Malaga and Mahon from Saturday 1 June and Faro from DUB and SNN on Sundays from 2 June what they did ;ast year... The charter
202 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus hostess has €38k claim thrown out An Aer Lingus air hostess who alleged she was wrongly removed from the payroll during strike action two
203 Post contains images ClassicLover : Oh my god! I recognised her instantly! She is an amazing flight attendant! I had her on one of my flights (and I mentioned her by name in one of my T
204 OA260 : Indeed that's exactly what I thought. Is she on some old contract that still has that perk or is that the practice at EI ? Seems like an expense not
205 EIDL : Kinsealy is very near the airport and wouldn't actually have great public transport to it, but even then that seems like an insane perk. Amazingly I'v
206 Post contains images OA260 : Indeed so the fuel supp we pay is actually for the car Indeed I never remember the names unless there is an exceptional reason to do so. That can be
207 Aer Lingus : For those of us not driving, we used to get subsidised taxis automatically sent to the house for early shifts when I worked in DAA duty free. Any sta
208 tonymctigue : A new SNN YouTube promotional video to go with the new website and app https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEHr3n2Vpis
209 Post contains links OA260 : CityJet pilots call for strike France- based pilots at CityJet have called for a two-day strike later this week. The pilots’ union could take indust
210 Post contains images ClassicLover : Well, it's likely it's exactly the same perk considering the history. Subsidised is quite nice! What did the car drivers get as the equivalent benefi
211 Post contains links and images irish251 : Arriving this evening for its Dublin duties this weekend:
212 ClassicLover : Anyone got any information about Aer Lingus Regional using Terminal 2 in Dublin now? Are they using the usual gates? Where are the aircraft parked? Ar
213 eicvd : Saw one earlier today park at a T2 stand, also saw one depart from the B gates, couldn't see until it pushed back because it was hidden in between an
214 BrianDromey : Plan is to use the former CBP gates underneath the rotunda wherever possible. May not always be possible early in the morning or late in the evening.
215 rufusisgod : Ryanair have moved their check in to area 13 not 14. They are still on the departures level at the very end. This is due to works on the baggage belt
216 bestwestern : FR is now where the US airlines used to check-in. Easy to forget how badly congested the airport was prior to the collapse of the economy... From memo
217 dstc47 : Not in the most recent Dublin metro plan, - which we must now assume is as dead as the dodo. It would have involved a goodly transit to T1 or T2 from
218 bestwestern : Sorry, I wasn't clear - Area 14 was designed and constructed to be the metro station prior to terminal 1 originally opening.
219 Aer Lingus : I believe there's a basement area in T1 that was originally designed to accommodate a train station and is colloquially referred to as "the train stat
220 Post contains links bestwestern : I arrived into DUB last week via the old A gates, and apart from the closed Easons, what was the worst part of the airport is now bright, clean and sm
221 OA260 : Its very dissapointing that the vision was not there to press ahead with a DUB Metro station. I cant believe what the thinking is around this. They w
222 oneworld77 : Have used it twice now and both occasions involved T2 checkin and the long march to freedom via stairs, long walks and ultimate boarding via the old
223 bestwestern : One major strength of boom time politicians was the infrastructure construction right around the nation. Not to turn this into east vs west, but how
224 BrianDromey : I take your point, but I don't think the timing was geat. Just as the check-in moved from in-line to on-line and airlines started charging for baggag
225 kl911 : Talking about online check in, why is it that Aer Lingus has no online check in for flights from AMS? I will fly tomorrow back to Cork and on their we
226 ClassicLover : It's a problem at Amsterdam airport as far as I can gather. Nothing to do with Aer Lingus. You can just use the KLM self-service check-in kiosks to c
227 kl911 : I know. Thanks for the answer btw. I was just wondering what the reason was. Btw, just saw Jet2.com 733 go around at Cork, Onur Air A321 was still on
228 EIDL : No compatibilty with the KLM checkin systems Even the bag drop in AMS is fully automated for EI flights now, worst I've ever had to queue has been 15
229 tonystan : You are correct! I believe it was primarily for charter flights handled by Servisair around 2000-2001 whilst the main departures hall was being refur
230 Post contains links Eagleboy : http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0520/451348-ryanair-profits/ FR full year profits up to March 2013 increased 13% to E569M AFAIK EI use the car sy
231 Post contains links and images OA260 : Aer Lingus A319 on approach to BHD this afternoon. Normally hard to get this angle but was taken on the top deck of a cruise ship so made for some goo
232 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus Regional is expected to announce expansion plans tomorrow, hopefully some new routes and the extra flight to SEN is part of them. Stobart a
233 Post contains images clydenairways : Liverpool please
234 dstc47 : FR is said to be in talks about expanding services from Dublin for the winter season, which would be a change from the recent pattern. Also Dub has be
235 BrianDromey : Tanking of airports EIR could serve, I think LBA and EMA have both been mentioned in the past, the might be an opportunity in these routes where a 73
236 Post contains images Dublinspotter : Hi, Could they possibly announce services from BHD and have a mini Airbus operation and a Prop ops as well?? Or have I missed something? Dublinspotter
237 ChrisNH : AN-225 flew from Bangor, Maine to Shannon today. It stopped just for fuel and a rest here in BGR after coming in from Houston. Originally the flight p
238 Post contains links OA260 : Ryanair in talks with Dublin Airport over launch of possible new routes Ryanair is in talks with Dublin Airport about the possibility of launching new
239 dstc47 : Neil Pakey is to become new C Ex of SNN acording to press reports. Best known for involvement with John Lennon Airport, Liverpool. (Drop off charges a
240 Post contains links clydenairways : Seems to be primarily new routes out of SEN on the cards. http://www.independent.ie/business/i...sion-of-its-services-29285757.html
241 tonystan : Seems crazy after only recently shutting down its SEN base and transferring its crew base to DUB! Iv an RE FO renting from me in Swords and he would
242 OA260 : The inaugural flight for PHL-SNN takes off today. A welcome addition to the SNN portfolio.
243 AmricanShamrok : In other SNN news, the beast (AN-225) will depart at 21:00Z tonight for Ukraine. On a sad note, last Sunday saw the last Wizz Air flight depart Cork.
244 Post contains links OA260 : RTE had a news item on the arrival into SNN : http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/0...est-plane-lands-in-shannon/#page=2
245 Post contains links Jambost : Not sure if it is worth mentioning, but seen this from another forum: http://www.irishnews.com/news/storyId/1257617 I believe this has been discussed
246 nightfox365 : Did he say that the AN-225 that landed was the only one ever built? As far as I know at least 2 were built, but there is only one that is airworthy,
247 Post contains links iowaman : Part two is now available here: Irish 6/13: Airborne Dreaming Part 2 (by iowaman May 22 2013 in Civil Aviation) This thread will be archived.
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