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Irish 7/13: Airborne Dreaming   
User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20876 times:
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Due to length of the previous thread, it has been archived and part two opened up here.

Previous thread: Irish 6/13: Airborne Dreaming (by kaitak Apr 21 2013 in Civil Aviation)


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20855 times:

Thanks for the new thread.  

Flybe to mark 30-year milestone

Flybe marks 30 years of operations in Northern Ireland on Monday by flying in dignitaries from five key destinations for a special visit.

Originally known as Spacegrand Aviation, it provided air links from what is now George Best Belfast City Airport to Blackpool and the Isle of Man.

It has grown to become the largest schedule airline at the airport, offering 15 connections throughout the UK.

Regional manager Andrea Hayes said: "Flybe has been providing vital business and leisure links between Belfast and the rest of the UK for 30 years.


http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...ark-30year-milestone-29279231.html

30 Years of Flybe in Northern Ireland. You cant take it away from them they have been loyal and dedicated to the NI market. Hopefully despite issues at Flybe they can maintain this going forward in the future.


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 20790 times:

Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 20748 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 2):
Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?

Not sure . Normally a new thread would be done by now so maybe on hols? The un written rule used to be a new thread every 200 posts. After that it gets difficult for many who access this on phones/tablets etc... So a new thread was welcome but Im sure if a new title is requested then it would be amended or maybe let it be and think of one for the next thread.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12466 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20516 times:

Apologies for my inattention; yes, I should have opened a new one at the 200 mark. We'll just press ahead with this one and the next one will be 8/13.

Sorry about this; things have been pretty hectic at work and elsewhere, so I have had to take my eyes off the ball a bit.

Anyway, normal service will be resumed next time.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20487 times:

The Aer Arann announcement was a little bit of a letdown, was hoping for some route news but the new jobs and growth plan is great to see. I'm sure now that the growth plan has had its photo call with Mr Varadkar the exact details of where the Aer Lingus Regional brand will be expanding can't be far behind.

I don't see any of Stobart's plans with SEN working with the Aer Lingus Regional brand, they mention replicating it at SEN so maybe another franchise deal for Aer Arann is in the works.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20484 times:

Saw the An-225 takeoff from SNN this evening, bang on 22:00 and still quite bright out. 150-200 people gathered at the RWY24 threshold and the Traffic Corps had to direct cars on the way out! I was expecting a big crowd but not that big. Most were curious members of the public as opposed to avid planespotters. Great to see the interest.


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User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4400 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20481 times:
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Quoting EIDL (Reply 2):
Might make more sense to go to 7/13, although we'd need a new name for that... has anyone seen kaitak?
Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
After that it gets difficult for many who access this on phones/tablets etc... So a new thread was welcome but Im sure if a new title is requested then it would be amended or maybe let it be and think of one for the next thread.
Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
Apologies for my inattention; yes, I should have opened a new one at the 200 mark. We'll just press ahead with this one and the next one will be 8/13.

I changed the title to stay in sync with the previous threads. Sorry about that.



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 20481 times:
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To answer 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, as the other one is used for spare parts."

Only 1 AN-225 was ever built. There is another in crates in the Antonov facility, it was designed to have a single vertical stabiliser. The engines were takn and used for AN-124's. However in Combat Aircraft 2 months ago they had a feature on the Antonov operation....their spokesman said they only ever get 1-2 uses per month from the AN-225, so they do not think they is a viable market for another AN-225.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 20312 times:

Looks like EI won the LGW BHD battle, with FlyBe selling all their Gatwick Slots.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 20313 times:

Shame to see the E Jets off BHD-LGW. Maybe this will give a boost to the EI loads.

Flybe axes Belfast to Gatwick flights

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Budget airline Flybe today announced it had dropped direct flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick.

The company confirmed it had sold all of its Gatwick arrival and departure slots to rival Easyjet for £20m (€23.4m).

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...ast-to-gatwick-flights-595276.html


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 20296 times:

One thing I find unusual is they are keeping the flights till the End of march. I presume that EZY cant take over the slots till then. How seasonal is BHD to LON?


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User currently onlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 20288 times:

So technically they built two, but one never actually flew. It remained in boxes, and used for parts for other aircraft.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20284 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):
How seasonal is BHD to LON?

I'm pushed for time, but in terms of passengers, August and January, and for LGW-BFS/BHD-LGW:

Aug 2012: 58,296
Jan 2012: 39,529

Aug 2011: 59,037
Jan 2011: 38,240

So quite seasonal!

[Edited 2013-05-23 01:23:24]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20282 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 11):

I see a situation where EZY is the only carrier between Belfast and Gatwick. Unless loads improve BHD-LGW EI will follow suit. BHD-LGW is not so much seasonal its too many seats by various airlines that have swamped the market and dilluted the profits.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20274 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 9):

Seems EI will be the only ones on the BHD-LGW after the winter. Can't help but wonder if U2 will ramp up frequencies to BFS, or even launch BHD from LGW.
Speaking of U2, could RE expansion at SEN be linked to a franchise with them? I'm not entirely sure how you square easyJet and a prop like the ATR, but I can't see another obvious choice for a franchise type operation, unless Stobart plan to use their own brand, maybe?



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20261 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
I see a situation where EZY is the only carrier between Belfast and Gatwick. Unless loads improve BHD-LGW EI will follow suit. BHD-LGW is not so much seasonal its too many seats by various airlines that have swamped the market and dilluted the profits.

If FlyBe drop the route, EI's loads and Yields will improve.



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User currently onlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20234 times:

Just read that Ryanair are going to bid for Flybe's 25 LGW slots.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20215 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 17):
Just read that Ryanair are going to bid for Flybe's 25 LGW slots.

Seems that they have now been sold to EZY (subject to BE's shareholders agreeing).

[Edited 2013-05-23 02:28:34]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 20181 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
If FlyBe drop the route, EI's loads and Yields will improve.

Not guaranteed. It depends on what the response from EI is in terms of fares. They might see this as a opportunity to hike them. Also If EZY up their frequencies and launch an aggressive fares war against EI they may loose the battle.

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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 20117 times:
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Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 12):
So technically they built two, but one never actually flew. It remained in boxes, and used for parts for other aircraft.

Technically they built 1, the parts for another were never assembled and are currently stored crated up in the Antonov factory. The engines that were stored for the AN-225 were used for existing AN-124s.
Approx 50 AN-124's were built, only 26 are currently flyable. Antonov would like to restart production of an improved version (AN-124-) but they need Russian Air Force to make an order to kickstart production, they say there is demand for 40-60 civilian versions worldwide. But no civilian operator will commit funds to restarting production.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 19994 times:

AER LINGUS has today announced its Winter 2013/14 schedule from George Best Belfast City Airport, which continues to offer the two key routes for business, leisure and transfer traffic, in and out of London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

There will be three return flights daily to each airport with 84 weekly departures and arrivals, amounting to over 12,000 seats each week.

Commercial Manager for Aer Lingus in Northern Ireland, Valerie Abbott said; “I am delighted to announce the winter 2013/14 schedule and to reassure Northern Ireland’s travelling public that the vital London connections are secure with Aer Lingus.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 19868 times:

I wasn't aware Davina Pratt was the Chief Operating Officer at Aer Arann, here's a good interview with her by ATR on the new aircraft deliveries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9t_Co4TZE

In the video she mentions being an A330 pilot, where does she find the time?!


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 19774 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 22):
In the video she mentions being an A330 pilot, where does she find the time?!

I presume she's no longer a pilot at all? Obviously she was a 330 captain when at EI.

edit: Although she does definitely say "currently". I would have thought flying for another airline would have been a massive conflict of interest for a COO?

[Edited 2013-05-23 10:24:08]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26975 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 19757 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 22):
I wasn't aware Davina Pratt was the Chief Operating Officer at Aer Arann, here's a good interview with her by ATR on the new aircraft deliveries.

She is doing that for two years with the agreement of Aer Lingus as she has been seconded.


25 Post contains images n272wa : Hi All - after being away for over a year from this forum, it is good to be back. My new local airport is now ORK, so I am hoping to be able to provid
26 kaitak : Welcome back; we've missed your contributions! I would assume that since the relationship between EI and RE, that she can still maintain currency on
27 nightfox365 : They had the parts to make two but only built one of them.
28 Post contains links and images Aer Lingus : View Large View MediumPhoto © Vyacheslav SmigunovView Large View MediumPhoto © Evgeniy Linnikov Semi built
29 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : Pictures from the inaugural US SNN-PHL flight yesterday, operating again after a five-year hiatus: The flight operates onwards to PIT:
30 N272wa : Following on from the incident at LHR this morning; my brother and his wife are currently at LHR, they flew in on BA012 from SIN at 5am and were due o
31 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : It looks like BA have cancelled all shorthaul flights up to 16:00 http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lightops/public/en_gb?p_faqid=4696
32 Eagleboy : Seems quite drastic for a single aircraft incident. Protecting the longhaul schedule perhaps? Bags checked on EI-153 means booked on it ot me......wh
33 Post contains images OA260 : Call me a spoil sport but that cake looks gross . Lets hope it tasted better lol.. Short haul usually takes the brunt of cancellations in these situa
34 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus recommended to put €110m into pension scheme The Labour Court has recommended that Aer Lingus inject a once-off lump sum of €110 millio
35 ClassicLover : Of course Ryanair won't be happy with it - you can bet Aer Lingus management don't like it either. They would see it as essentially throwing €110 m
36 Post contains links shamrock350 : Ryanair's dream to be grounded: Watchdog poised to order Michael O'Leary to halve carrier's stake in Aer Lingus Michael O'Leary, the outspoken Ryanair
37 OA260 : That is welcome news if true. This issue has been going on for way too long.
38 ClassicLover : I'd be interested to see how fast Etihad picks up that 15%. After that, I imagine we might see something happen with the Government's stake as well.
39 Post contains links OA260 : Thomson apologises to NI travellers The holiday firm Thomson has apologised after 57 holidaymakers from Northern Ireland were unable to return home fr
40 Post contains links OA260 : Cork Airport goes Dutch A Dutch airline has launched a new sun charter service from Cork to a number of Mediterranean destinations this summer. ArkeFl
41 Jamie2k9 : Its noting new apart from offering packages from Amsterdam, they are just doing the regular charter flights as happens most years.
42 kaitak : I think it's going to make things very interesting; I would not be surprised to see EY take up this shareholding. FR won't have a lot of room to make
43 AmricanShamrok : I wonder is there any chance EI and EY would set up a joint venture on the DUB-AUH route where EI would fly their own metal on it? It would be a nice
44 OA260 : I don't think that would be such a good idea. EY have built their product up and people like EY metal out of DUB . Coupled with a great lounge at DUB
45 Jamie2k9 : EY have to compete with EK and EI flying for EY just doesn't do it at all.
46 Post contains links OA260 : Good to see RO back in town. Hopefully they will last longer than the last attempt. Flight times a bit weird but connects to a few Balkan routes. Taro
47 kaitak : There is an interesting development, as a result of the acquisition of a further shareholding in Jet Airways (of India) by Etihad; 9W is expected to i
48 OA260 : That would be the most obvious IMHO and I'm sure would do well. EY have a decent backing from the trade here in Ireland and also have the infrastruct
49 kaitak : EI-EPU is due for delivery tomorrow. Any sign of more A319s on the horizon? I would have thought that with IB getting rid of several narrowbodies (inc
50 Post contains links OA260 : Great to see another AC . Any name yet? --- Aer Lingus launches High Court action over Ryanair takeover bid Aer Lingus has launched a High Court chal
51 nightfox365 : Why can't they just deny it and stop Ryanair from trying to take over Aer Lingus? Are they that incapable of seeing that everyone is against it? A tak
52 eirbus06 : United 944 (ORD-FRA) 777 currently diverting to DUB, reason unknown as LiveATC is down!
53 dstc47 : Been some time since experiencing that new aircraft smell. Had the pleasure of EI-FAS to and from Glasgow. The somewhat larger bins, and strangely the
54 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : Thomson Airways is to use SNN for 787 training next month: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...-take-place-at-shannon-232563.html
55 shamrock350 : Flying with Aer Lingus Regional twice tomorrow, the SEN-DUB leg is being operated by an ATR72 instead of the usual -42 and then DUB-EDI should be a -7
56 kl911 : I had the same at ORK last week. Arriving from Amsterdam in pouring rain, we were the only plane at that time at the airport and parked 'remote', wal
57 EIBoston : Just booked a trip for Christmas BOS-SNN and as I was selecting my seats, I was thinking this could well change from a A330 to a B757 by the time I f
58 Post contains images OA260 : Nice for the local spotters. That's a strong possibility.
59 Eagleboy : The 2012 results mentioned B757 leased "from early 2014" so you will be OK at Christmas.
60 nightfox365 : I am just wondering has anyone heard about Harbour Air IReland? if so any info on them you can share? I know about the Harbour Air in Canada.
61 Post contains links and images OA260 : Hi all . Just completed my BA TR flying from Belfast City this time Via LHR to FCO. Pretty standard Domestic service and catering. No changes to the o
62 Post contains links kaitak : Ryanair has detailed its fleet planning over the next few years, following its new 737 order (shareholder approval being sought this week): http://www
63 Post contains images OA260 : American Airlines seem to be advertising every where at the moment. DUB-JFK starts 13th June and they are teaming up with BA to offer bonus AA/BA FF m
64 N272wa : 9A-CTK Croatian OU3500, A320 is inbound to ORK from DUB now. Heading off to Dubrovnik at 8:30pm. Clear blue skies this evening in Cork.
65 AmricanShamrok : Does anyone know handling agency for EI at ORD?
66 Post contains links and images MichaelEI : That'd be Sunline Services http://www.sunlineservices.com/
67 AmricanShamrok : Great, thanks for the quick reply!
68 Post contains links BestWestern : Top ten O&D destinations from Ireland for 2012 to North America New York John F Kennedy International (JFK) 438,602 Boston Logan International (BO
69 Post contains links Aer Lingus : Dublin T1 to get a facelift http://www.independent.ie/business/i...o-get-major-facelift-29307341.html
70 OA260 : Yes they need to do something. Maybe put in new flooring like in T2 and gut out arrivals as its very tired and old looking. It needs a major overhaul
71 Post contains images Dublinspotter : Hi Japanese Air Force 744 just flew overhead into aldergrove, did a touch and go and then returned for a landing.... Do anyone know when it's leaving?
72 dstc47 : Presumably it is a test connected to the upcoming G8 meeting in Fermanagh next month, but no information as to departure.
73 Eagleboy : Read elsewhere that they requested the touch and go so they could do a dry run of 2 ILS approaches....must be testing ahead of the summit.
74 dstc47 : That time of year again. Is your identity information up to date to fly? The Examiner is reporting changed arrangements for issue of Irish Passports i
75 Post contains links ac747 : FlyNonStop to add Kristiansand - Dublin in October. J7316 Arr Dublin 1505 Dep Dublin 1540 J7317 Thursday J7314 Arr Dublin 1220 Dep Dublin 1255 J7315 S
76 Post contains images OA260 : A new EJet route is always welcomed
77 tonymctigue : You would have seen me arriving so from LHR on the EI387 about 15 minutes beforehand so! Got a great view of the An-225 as we taxied to the apron fro
78 Post contains images eicvd : & it has quite a striking livery too
79 AmricanShamrok : Indeed I did. When I got there three aircraft were lined up to land with their lights on - it was something I'm not used to seeing at SNN...more like
80 tonymctigue : Yes indeed. I too saw the lights from the other two aircraft coming in behind us as we turned off RWY 24 and had pretty much the exact same thought.
81 AmricanShamrok : I remember maybe three or four years ago when the IAA air traffic controllers were on strike and at about 23:50 (the strike was to end at 00:00) four
82 kl911 : Summer season is now really kicking off at ORK too. 10 departures in the first hour , for most days. I'm going to see for myself Thursday how busy it
83 Post contains links OA260 : Could they be Lourdes religious charters? Seems it could be JWT running them. http://www.joewalshtours.ie/holiday-...r/Cork-5-nights-2013-06-11-Lourd
84 Post contains images N272wa : Hey Bastiaan - thanks for your Welcome back message which, was suspiciously deleted... In any case - Titan G-POWH 757 operated ORK-LDE earlier and is
85 Post contains images kl911 : haha, I should have known. Thx. Hey Mike, Thanks. There should be another titan leaving at 18:50. Will have a look from my house. edit: I Just see Ti
86 AmricanShamrok : Medical diversion into SNN this evening - Corsair flight SS900 (ORY-YUL), an Airbus A330. Arrived Gate 8 at 17:59 and departed 19:33.
87 Post contains links EIBusiness : O'Leary blasts 'spineless' Aer Lingus on pension deal http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ngus-on-pension-deal-29312090.html With regard to the Pe
88 gulfstream : Flew Business class SNN - BOS #135 this past Wednesday on EI-DUO. Inquired of cabin staff as to WiFi and was told that it had been installed but had o
89 Post contains links OA260 : EIR have launched DUB-BHX : Aer Lingus Regional launches Birmingham service Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann, today expanded services to Bir
90 Post contains links Eagleboy : Willie Walsh arguing for FR ownership of EI: http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ir-says-willie-walsh-29314956.html Apparently FR are more focused
91 Post contains links and images gosimeon : I know WW has a vested interest here, but he may still have a point. Whilst I'd hate to see FR control EI for many reasons, I think people are someti
92 Post contains links OA260 : Some disruption around BFS for the G8 and Im sure spotting will be quite difficult. Aldergrove: security around airport stepped up for G8 Police are s
93 ei2ksea : Howdy folks, I just booked my summer trip home to Ireland for late June into July - BOS->JFK->SNN with DL. I know its aiming for the peak of the
94 Post contains links and images OA260 : A tech issue today crashed all the check in systems at DUB. Major lines for checking in . Wouldnt surprise me if people missed their flights. Must hav
95 dstc47 : Amazing as it may seem, Kerry Airport makes a profit. In the annual report for 2012 it reported a profit of €1,799. The previous year it had an oper
96 Post contains links OA260 : One Tour Operator had amazing deals with hotels from DUB-PRG 4 nights hotel for EUR219 all in for these random dates for repositioning. SmartWings sta
97 BestWestern : Hardly investment potential, but considering how difficult things are these days, a great result... Can I clarify if this is before or after state su
98 Post contains links and images OA260 : Looking forward to seeing EI's new LHR home in 12 months. Also the lounge too. Aer Lingus's new Heathrow home HEATHROW'S new Terminal 2 will be the ne
99 Post contains links shamrock350 : Had two great flights with Aer Lingus Regional last week, EI-SLN and EI-REI both look a little worn on the inside but apart from that everything was p
100 OA260 : I can see where your coming from and I used them for over a decade but I wont miss it. I think they ruined it when they ''enhanced'' it . It was not
101 n272wa : Has anyone been on the albino EI-FCC A320 yet? I thought this was a standby a/c but seems to be operating revenue services already. It is going to All
102 Post contains images AmricanShamrok : The inaugural ORD-SNN service operated by UA is on its feet: A long time coming after a four year hiatus. The service was last operated by EI, 3x week
103 Jamie2k9 : There has being some technical problems this week with other aircraft so that may be why it was operating and as the new A319 only arrived Friday whi
104 Post contains links OA260 : Aer Lingus flying high as passenger numbers rise by 5.3pc Aer Lingus passenger numbers rose by 5.3pc to 1,021,000 in May 2013 compared to May 2012, it
105 Post contains links OA260 : United Airlines is “looking closely” at a non-stop Dublin – San Francisco route, probably employing a B787 Dreamliner. Interviewed yesterday by
106 tonymctigue : Certainly seems likes SNN's fortunes have started to turn for the better. I passed through twice in the last three weeks on my brief trip home and th
107 Post contains links and images AmricanShamrok : Some pictures of the inaugural ORD-SNN-ORD flights: Taken at ORD Terminal 1, Gate C21 prior to the departure of flight UA66 Flight UA67 taxiing for de
108 Toulouse : I see Qatar Airways flight 3042 just departed DUB for Doha... Is this a once-off? It's not showing on DUB departure board, I saw it on flightradar24 a
109 EIDL : Being painted I believe, been quite a lot of them in over the past while.
110 Post contains images n272wa : Hey AmricanShamrock - brilliant pics Thanks for posting. Fantastic new service for SNN... I think EI really lost out here!
111 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus will only have themselves to blame if United get in there before them. I know the rumours have been rife for well over a year and they've
112 Toulouse : Thanks so much eidl
113 n272wa : Definitely a minimalist paint job on FCC!! Can 't say I blame them when it will be gone after summer season.
114 tonymctigue : Not before time! The setup at Terminal 5 was absolutely ridiculous, particurarly for an airport terminal that is not that old. I think T5 at ORD is t
115 OA260 : Some news from BHD. BA are investing £85,000 in a new lounge. Aer Lingus also to use this. The former BMI lounge will be closed from 1st July for two
116 Post contains links dstc47 : Exciting day yesterday for the Shannon Rescue helicopter. Scrambled to deal with a medical emergency on a cruise liner in the Atlantic, ran in to tech
117 n272wa : Just saw an Air Dolomiti E190 land in Cork. Has to be one of the smartest looking Ejets around.
118 Aer Lingus : Looks like another Qatar 332 inbound now. Flight 3041. Also flew EI-EPU last night. Nice aircraft but still has the tight legroom with seat fixings fr
119 Post contains images OA260 : Tell me about it very tight .
120 Post contains links tonystan : http://atwonline.com/government-affa...t-abu-dhabi-pre-clearance-facility It would appear that AUHs plans to have its own pre clearance has been quash
121 EIDL : EPU/EPT need to get their seat pitch sorted ASAP, I'm becoming reluctant to risk getting a very lightly loaded 319 where the front seats aren't opened
122 Post contains links irishtexan : Just came across this. http://clare.fm/news/tourism-ireland...g-new-links-between-shannon-and-us SFO-SNN a possibility, but surely a longshot. DAL-SNN
123 Jamie2k9 : Very wishful thinking, at most SNN could get ATL back but I don't see anymore. The growth in T/A traffic from Ireland's will begin to slow. The bubbl
124 AmricanShamrok : While I'd love to see further longhaul growth out of SNN, I think Jamie is right by saying it may be reaching its peak for a while. ATL, YYZ (a bette
125 EIDL : It'd have to be a fantastic deal from SNN, seeing as most of the high value traffic is in DUB or ORK - and due to no M20 and no direct trains versus
126 tonymctigue : It does read a bit like journalistic optomisim alright. It would nigh impossible to imagine a situation where SNN would get a SFO connection before D
127 BestWestern : There is no chance of a Middle east terminating flight in my opinion. As part of a one stop to the US - perhaps.
128 Post contains links OA260 : There is most likely only a few routes that could be explored. The demand is not there for lots of new random routes. Its quite incorrect to call it
129 RandWKOP : Does anyone know if there will be an A.net APP for Windows phone anytime soon? I know there is one for IOS, not sure about Android.
130 nightfox365 : Rand there is an Android APP for A.net, I have it on my samsung galaxy tab.
131 aerdingus : Hi all, does anyone know where the new hire cabin crew EI are recruiting at the moment will be based? Cheers from wet & windy Spain....believe it
132 Jamie2k9 : All Dublin based, applications closed during the week.
133 MichaelEI : I've heard that a fair few are for SNN to cover the 757s, and some are for Dublin.
134 Post contains images OA260 : United Airlines are celebrating 15 years of operations in Ireland. Good to see that they have stayed loyal to the Irish market and also that they are
135 Post contains links OA260 : Meant to link this article but cant edit above post. ! Shannon has a viable future, says United Shannon Airport can have a viable future, according to
136 tonymctigue : It is nice to hear from a source such as United that SNN has a future although you got to love the Irish Independent's usual thouroughness when they
137 aerdingus : I thought there was a crew already coming with the 757s?
138 Aer Lingus : They are. Its a damp lease so flight deck crew will be Air Contractors, cabin crew Aer Lingus. Anyone catch the Thomson Dreamliner at SNN today? Ther
139 aerdingus : Ah I see, cheers.
140 OA260 : Saw it at LGW last night also they are running a celebration flight for staff MAN-LGW , one of my mates is on it.
141 Jamie2k9 : If they need crew for 2014 at SNN they won't advertise until lather in the year, the past two rounds on the website were for the main summer season a
142 tonystan : They will be advertising any SNN positions internally first before they consider any outside applications so its safe to assume that all new entrants
143 Post contains images Dublinspotter : Hi I know this is a stupid question.... And probably not relevant but could you guys shed some light on the DUB - STR route... I flew it last year on
144 Jamie2k9 : Being dropped for winter, had very bad loads, last winter loads were between 25 and 51%, down slightly on the previous winter. Would expect it back f
145 aer lingus : Does anyone know why most AF flights to/from DUB and CDG are cancelled today? Aircraft gone tech? Weather related?
146 AmricanShamrok : French ATC strike. EI has also cancelled the following flights: EI 510 Dublin to Perpignan EI 511 Perpignan to Dublin EI 520 Dublin to Paris EI 521 P
147 OA260 : And its to last three days! Nightmare.
148 aer lingus : So would EI529 the last flight from CDG to DUB have any equipment change? As I know PAX from the earlier AF flights are put on to the EI529 to DUB.
149 Post contains images Dublinspotter : Hi Thanks very much! Trying to meet with a friend and saw that it wasnt operating and everywhere I looked I saw it was a year round service... So was
150 Jamie2k9 : March to October it does very well but November onwards it goes down hill.
151 OA260 : What with Cityjet going down the pan and these ATC strikes its not great.
152 Eagleboy : I wouldn't be surprised to see EI upgauge their CDG flights on Thursday.......
153 Post contains links tolmachevo : You can get a direct train from FRA airport station to Stuttgart, about every hour or so. Journey time is 1:15. Easier then waiting for an extra flig
154 Post contains links and images OA260 : Some interesting figures and stats here from the latest IAA release : Traffic at Irish Airports Improving Commercial terminal traffic at the three Sta
155 n272wa : Air Canada Rouge effective 1st May 2014 - Toronto Pearson - Dublin is 5 weekly AC1908 YYZ2145 – 0915+1DUB 763 x13 AC1909 DUB1045 – 1305YYZ 763 x24
156 Eagleboy : Flying in Ireland magazine have posted a pic of EI-LNA on their facebook page. Irish registered B787 for Norwegian. https://www.facebook.com/FlyingInI
157 Post contains images Dublinspotter : Hi Thank you so much! That is actually very useful.... Cheers mate Dublinspotter
158 kaitak : Thanks OA260, for sharing the data above. Can you tell me what the column on the right means; I note that the "month growth" for Middle East traffic i
159 Jambost : I have been quoting return flights to PER hoping single stop EK & EY would be the cheaper option. I can save nearly £300 flying with Aer Lingus a
160 Post contains links OA260 : Yes Middle East origin -11.4% and Ireland origin -11.8% . ---- No-fly zone around city ahead of G8 Summit Air exclusion zones will be imposed over pa
161 Post contains links and images shamrock350 : Danish Air Transport OY-RUB has been operating for Aer Lingus Regional this week. One of the fleet gone tech or in scheduled maintenance? View Large V
162 OA260 : Funny a neighbour of mine has her Son over in Perth and is planning a trip. She asked my advice and I told her to look at EI/MH . Quite limited on 1
163 Post contains links nightfox365 : http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0612/456...h-near-airfield-in-birr-co-offaly/ Small plane crash in Ireland today, no fatalities just some injuries not con
164 Post contains links shamrock350 : Aer Lingus have updated their fleet page after the recent additions and the new A319s are listed as having 149 seats instead of 144, anyone know if th
165 Post contains links and images OA260 : Well I wouldnt want to sit down the back on a BHD-PMI thats for sure. On a DUB-UK its fine but not on a longer trip. Here is the pic of up front. Hug
166 shamrock350 : The sun routes from Belfast City seem to be reporting healthy looking loads, found these in another forum. BHD-AGP May LF of 82.6% BHD-PMI May LF of 8
167 EIDL : Short a craft till EI-FAT arrives imminently.
168 Jambost : My mistake, Emirates and Qatar I belive flies to Perth and as you mentioned Ethiad code share with Virgin Australia. Two excellent examples of differ
169 Post contains images OA260 : Yes its certainly very promising. When Ive been flying out of BHD I have seen healthy loads boarding. No its hard to keep track sometimes. Too many o
170 nightfox365 : Aircraft that crashed was EI-XLA Urban Air UFM-10 Samba
171 n272wa : American's inaugural JFK-DUB, AA290 (B752) departs JFK tonight arriving in Dublin at 06:55am in the morning. Hope it does well over the summer months.
172 Post contains images Jambost : Meant to refer to EK , both bookings made on the airlines own website. I think its time to pay attention to the small print Great news about EI 's BH
173 Post contains links and images OA260 : Yeah you really need to read it these days as it differs from ticket to ticket and airline to airline. Can be quite confusing. Also can be if you bou
174 dstc47 : No doubt the pastry chef is one (of the few) glad that AA changed their old livery to one easier to replicate in icing. Welcome back AA. Re Birmingha
175 Post contains images OA260 : Haha true That is very stupid and makes no sense. You would think they would drop people off as close as possible to the immigration areas. On some o
176 Post contains links and images OA260 : My latest TR is up and documents my first A319 flight on Aer Lingus. Also my first flight with EI out of BHD. A Very Royal Princess Cruises Inaugural+
177 kaitak : Just been booking flights home for the week after next. It's been interesting; I actually hate booking flights online, which is kind of odd for an air
178 dstc47 : A real problem. Multiple passwords, some in very strictly specified formats, upper case, lower case, numbers - are increasingly hard to recollect mon
179 kaitak : Do they still have that hard to read Captcha formula to fill in first also? Yes - and you'll love this one; my words were "no hidden extras"! They do
180 EIDL : The "fare with a bag" is the Plus fare, which costs more than a bag on its own. Guaranteeds GC points even on a €0 base fare and gives you the (poi
181 n272wa : Iberia commenced their NOC-PMI charter service today. Nice to see the red & yellow @ NOC
182 ClassicLover : Oh yes, but you don't get the GC points for the Plus Fare on a W, Z, or A fare unless you claim them back manually yourself in the "Missing Flights"
183 Post contains images OA260 : Yes it was great to watch it live over the net. Looking forward to the EI ones. Indeed I hate that about the FR website. Someone actually pointed out
184 EIDL : Oh, I know that well... slightly comical its not been fixed at this stage. And if you forget for three months you have to get it done by email.
185 dstc47 : Assuming you can stash your luggage or are lightly loaded. You could perhaps stroll over to the Crown Plaza Hotel, in the old terminal area, to see t
186 Post contains images Pe@rson : EI: €3.53 FR: €6.64 Somewhat humourous that kaikak rated EI's website process as double that of FR's, and EI's net profit-per-passenger in 2012 wa
187 Post contains images OA260 : Well as they say James you get what you pay for in life.
188 clydenairways : I wonder how much additional revenue FR make from people making mistakes using their confusing booking process. I would guess it's quite substantial.
189 kl911 : Hi guys, I'm flying DUB-AUH-CGK on Oct 2/3 , and cant figure out the seat plan. I was under the impression that EY uses the 777-300ER with 2 class 3x3
190 OA260 : DUB-AUH 3-4-3 Rows 15- 44 2-4-2 Rows 51-55 B77W AUH-CGK are you on the EY metal or the GA metal with EY Codeshare? EY Metal is operated by B77W that
191 kl911 : Thanks! Flight to CGK is on EY metal. Guess seatguru and co are not really up to date.
192 Post contains links Auchmithie : Seatmap at http://www.theeysource.com/b777-300erseatmap.html
193 ClassicLover : It's a disaster to be honest. Unless you know about this, you might not pick it up if you were doing a lot of flights...
194 jrfspa320 : Anyone know the status of EI-REP, it's been out of service quite a while now? Any chance of them ordering ATR 42-600s to replace older 42s? Would be g
195 BrianDromey : I believe it has been sold and is no longer part of the RE fleet. Last seen engineless at DUB, I believe. I saw either -REI or -REH at Cork on Friday
196 Post contains links and images OA260 : This was it around a month ago at DUB:
197 kaitak : The new thread is now up and running: Please follow Thread 8/13: Climbing Ever Higher.
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