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Irish 9/13: Summer Is A State Of Mind!  
User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 25147 times:

Good morning folks and welcome to our newest thread of 2013, on this glorious Summer's day; what a fine day for those of you going out to DUB - no doubt great for photos! Indeed, great for anything ...

It's been an interesting time since the last thread, with plenty of developments, mostly positive.

The highlight, of course, was the announcement by EI of its new YYZ and SFO flights and now, of course, we also know about EI's 757 utilisation. Good news too from EI on the traffic front, with The Gathering contributing to very healthy load factors; EI's t/a traffic is showing very healthy growth and it looks like the A350 will be coming not a moment too soon when it does arrive, around two years from now.

Good to see also that EI is talking to Airbus about the NEO and particularly the A321 NEO, which will ultimately replace the 757s.

Etihad is now flying 777s to DUB and it's good to see that it's holding its own in the Irish market.

Less good news, unfortunately, for Cityjet, which will now longer be flying DUB-CDG on behalf of AF; some rumours speak of an operation by HOP, though the DUB-CDG route would surely sustain a flight by AF itself?

Let's hope Cityjet has a future; it would be a shame to see it go, after struggling for so long.

Most traffic statistics seem to be positive, but in a decision likely to surprise almost no-one, Minoan is to axe its F50 operation to Oxford.

Enjoy the weather folks; have a great day; I'll be out of circulation from next Thursday for about ten days, but I'll look forward to being in touch on my return ...

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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25093 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Good to see also that EI is talking to Airbus about the NEO and particularly the A321 NEO, which will ultimately replace the 757s.

I hope they are also talking to Boeing about the 737 MAX. If they can get a better deal from Boeing they could replace the whole fleet from 2020 onwards for example.

Either way, you would expect the order to be A320/319 NEO as well to get the numbers up to get a bigger discount, with deliveries from the next decade.

Unless the plan is to lease...

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Let's hope Cityjet has a future; it would be a shame to see it go, after struggling for so long.

I am flying Cityjet for the first time in a couple of weeks time. It will also be my first flight into London City Airport, so I am quite looking forward to it.

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Most traffic statistics seem to be positive, but in a decision likely to surprise almost no-one, Minoan is to axe its F50 operation to Oxford.

Completely unknown unfortunately. Might have to get my Fokker 50 experience on Cityjet if they don't go under before I get a chance to!



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25048 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Cityjet, which will now longer be flying DUB-CDG on behalf of AF; some rumours speak of an operation by HOP, though the DUB-CDG route would surely sustain a flight by AF itself?

DUB LCY will no longer be flown on behalf of AF. DUB CDG remains a wet lease.

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...e-franchise-agreement-from-october

I had heard the opposite that WX wet lease flying for them could increase - but time will tell.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25018 times:

Excellent article from CAPA on EI's long haul plans and the strength of Dublin from a North American perspective - larger than gatwick.

Aer Lingus’ Atlantic adventure tests the virtual airline concept

http://centreforaviation.com/analysi...the-virtual-airline-concept-117866


Also a good chart on where the seats are going to this summer.




The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 24977 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
on this glorious Summer's day; what a fine day for those of you going out to DUB - no doubt great for photos! Indeed, great for anything ...

Yes its fab weather here for spotting and pics thats for sure. Long may it last its very un Irish  

With regards to Minoan they didnt advertise at all here which was stupid. Still thats life and they seem to be making more of a success on their Summer Greek Island routes which is good for them.

Cityjet shake up will be interesting to watch . I mentioned last year that there were lots of changes coming to WX/AF at DUB and Skyteam in general.


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 24284 times:

The upcoming Bray Airshow is to feature on RTE Nationwide programme this evening.

User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 24164 times:
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In non commercial aviation news...... the FlightFest facebook page has posted up a silhouette of an aircraft with the tagline "Announcement riddle: If Mr. Spock was an aircraft, what would he be?..."

User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3916 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 24141 times:

Absolutely jammers on EI3720 ORKMAN this morning. Seems very heavy with business passengers/day trippers. A few connections onto EK and EY from what I could see. No mention of the EY codeshare, but the EY code is on the monitors at ORK.

Every time I travel I can't help but wish EI would introduce a 100 seat (preferably E-Jet) aircraft. I know EI have consodered it carefully prior to introducing the A319, so the currently available aircraft are not for them. The A319 offers simplicity, especially in the small numbers so far introduced . The E-195-E2 might be a different story in the future I suppose. With 150 seats and GTF it could be a great aircraft for EI, assuming the cost and complexity are not outweighed.

Any news on the 757s? When are we expecting to see the first 757 with a shamrock?



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24121 times:

Its certainly going to be very interesting to see the figures from SNN after the Summer. One carrier is reporting terrible LF's for June and the first week in July South of 50% !! Quite worrying if thats going to be the trend for the Summer.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7081 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24097 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 6):
If Mr. Spock was an aircraft, what would he be?..."

The 787 - strangely complicated...



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24056 times:

SNN was evacuated at about 07:15 this morning due to a false fire alarm. Normal ops have since resumed.

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/le...ort-following-evacuation-1-5292233

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):

Its certainly going to be very interesting to see the figures from SNN after the Summer. One carrier is reporting terrible LF's for June and the first week in July South of 50% !!

That's disappointing to hear. Thankfully it's not the UA/ORD service which has been doing quite well in terms of loads. I've also heard US/PHL regularly comes in/goes out full (though I don't have detailed information on that). If I was a betting man I'd say BE/GLA.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 24042 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 10):
That's disappointing to hear. Thankfully it's not the UA/ORD service which has been doing quite well in terms of loads. I've also heard US/PHL regularly comes in/goes out full (though I don't have detailed information on that). If I was a betting man I'd say BE/GLA.

Sorry meant to add its a TATL service!! Wouldnt be so worrying if it was just a SNN-UK flight.


User currently offlineirishair98 From Ireland, joined Dec 2011, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23999 times:

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CFN most likely had its busiest day of the year today with 2 Saab 2000's , 1 Bae Jetstream 41 and the usual loganair Saab 340.



Next Flights: DUB-MAN, MAN-MCO, MCO-MAN, MAN-DUB, DUB-CFN,
User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23986 times:

Looking at the BA winter schedule. and if its been fully loaded, DUB is down to 6 daily with the last DUB-LHR at 1755, hopefully there is more to be loaded?!

For anyone thats interested, there is a new Ipad app a friend showed me last night called Flight+ full of airline/airport information.


User currently offlineei2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 23756 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Sorry meant to add its a TATL service!! Wouldnt be so worrying if it was just a SNN-UK flight.

Well my recent DL JFK-SNN-JFK's were full both ways in June/July midweek - I offered to offload myself at JFK (for $600 and a hotel) as it was oversold by 8 - when I was told the next available flight they could put me on was 2 days out I declined that offer. My sister flew the same flight 5 days later and had the same oversold experience so it seems like that flight is regularly going out full. Anecdotal of course. I would have expected US to be the loser of the pile but EI's higher fares with a larger aircraft in a competitive value obsessed market cant be helping their JFK route right now.



Next Flight: BOS-SFO (B6), OAK-KOA (AK), KOA-OGG (YV), OGG-HNL (HA), HNL-ATL-BOS (DL)
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 23695 times:

Quoting ei2ksea (Reply 14):
EI's higher fares with a larger aircraft in a competitive value obsessed market cant be helping their JFK route right now.

I was thinking that. It could be TS as well (though that wouldn't be much of a shock given its poor schedule).

In a broader sense, yields have surely dropped back somewhat on Ireland-USA this summer given the increased capacity by all carriers; EI (extra A332 deployed to DUB), DL (3 extra weekly JFK-DUB rotations), AA (new daily JFK-DUB), US (new daily PHL-SNN) and UA (new 5x weekly ORD-SNN). From this early stage various news outlets are reporting an increase in US inbound tourists on last year (just for The Gathering or will numbers continue to increase next year?) but this is probably not enough to maintain yield levels in light of the increased capacity.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 23665 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 15):
From this early stage various news outlets are reporting an increase in US inbound tourists on last year (just for The Gathering or will numbers continue to increase next year?) but this is probably not enough to maintain yield levels in light of the increased capacity.

Its not just airlines hurting in the Shannon region either. Travel trade in the surrounding area are feeling the pinch also some alot harder than others. Its got nothing to do with people booking direct online either its just the business is not there anymore. Thats feedback from people with over 20 years of experience in the Shannon region. DELL pulling the plug was a huge blow to the region and had a bigger impact than some thought although many predicted it at the time.

Anyway its not all doom and gloom but next Summer will see some adjustments I feel. Over capacity for 2013 could be the word on certain routes and one might be cut totally or made more seasonal .


User currently offlineJambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 23519 times:

Quoting irishair98 (Reply 12):

What occasion brought 3 eastern airways ac to CFN? Very impressive sight!

- James



1APR14 Ireland Direct, 3 A380-9LR,Equiped Irish Bar & Casino. All Y+ seating. Serving DUB-PER-SYD/MEL
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 23395 times:

Ryanair 'can't be trusted' to sell Aer Lingus stake

Ryanair shouldn't be allowed to oversee the sale of its near 30pc stake in Aer Lingus because it might otherwise sell it to "allies" who might later be persuaded to accept a fresh takeover offer for its smaller rival, Aer Lingus has argued.

Under takeover rules, Ryanair, headed by Michael O'Leary, is free to launch a fourth bid for Aer Lingus from August 29.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ell-aer-lingus-stake-29429417.html

I dont see what EI can do to stop FR selling its stake to an ''allie''. Not even the EU comission could get involved if it wasnt justified.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 23286 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 19):

Passengers travelling through Shannon Airport rose 8% in June, according to the airport authority.

Long may the growth continue. Here are some interesting statistics:

"The research shows that of the US transatlantic passengers who arrived through Shannon last year, 46% holidayed in Clare, 43% in Kerry, 30% in Galway, 26% in Dublin, 24% in Cork and 17% in Limerick."

Meanwhile DUB records a 6% increase on last June, transatlantic up 18%: http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...s_Used_Dublin_Airport_in_June.aspx



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 23276 times:

Whilst the figures that have been ''released'' are promising on some routes. Its based on what ? I would like to go more in depth on a route by route,carrier by carrier basis. Not to take away from the increase compared to previous years but not all is what it seems and figures can be promoted in many ways.

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The number of passengers travelling through Shannon Airport rose 8% in June, according to the airport’s authority.

It marks the first time the airport has seen month-on-month growth in passenger numbers in five years, with the airport catering to 160,573 people in June compared to 148,531 in the same month of last year.

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013...463197-shannon-airport-passengers/


User currently offlineEI564 From Ireland, joined May 2007, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 23131 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 19):
Long may the growth continue. Here are some interesting statistics:

"The research shows that of the US transatlantic passengers who arrived through Shannon last year, 46% holidayed in Clare, 43% in Kerry, 30% in Galway, 26% in Dublin, 24% in Cork and 17% in Limerick."

I don't think the Dublin figure is significant though? Given the numbers add up to well over 100%, all that those statistics say is that some of the people that holiday in Clare/Kerry also go up to Dublin. I think we all know that US visitors travel around Ireland? Why the airport they visit isn't that important. (Unlke short haul, where people are more liable to stay in the area they arrive in).

Anyhow, Shannon had to grow eventually but good to see that it has finally happened.  


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 23039 times:

36% rise in TATL services is fanatstic news for Shannon for June!
I guess we can all talk hearsay and believe what we are told, but if there is no figues or exact facts to back these claims up - then it is pure speculation that some routes are underperforming or are not sustainable.

Best of luck to SNN - hope it is a whopper summer for TATL there and that their hard work pays off after all their efforts since DAA separation.



Next: (EI)DUB-ORD-DUB, DUB-EWR-IAH-DFW-MSY-AUS-AMA-DEN-EWR-DUB
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 23020 times:

Found some SNN and other Irish aviation history in some old boxes :


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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/photo-35_zps81ffe5b1.jpg

Amazing when you look back on it and all the wonderful routes from SNN on Russian metal .


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 22957 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Etihad is now flying 777s to DUB and it's good to see that it's holding its own in the Irish market.

Partly thanks to me buying 2 tickets.  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
I dont see what EI can do to stop FR selling its stake to an ''allie''. Not even the EU comission could get involved if it wasnt justified.

Exactly, EI should stop crying. Business is Business. It could have been other way around. (* It almost was, 25 years ago )



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 22862 times:

I recently got to finally try out the DUB-SEN route. It had been on my to do list for a while now.

My trip report is here :

Aer Lingus Regional+ A Rare Flight On The AP1 - 88 (by OA260 Jul 18 2013 in Trip Reports)

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/EIRSEN/file_zpscfb0e00f.jpg


A few issues but nothing major. Not sure I would use it more than LGW/LHR as its a bit far out for me but if the price was right and times were right I would not rule it out.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 26, posted (1 year 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 22700 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Its certainly going to be very interesting to see the figures from SNN after the Summer. One carrier is reporting terrible LF's for June and the first week in July South of 50% !! Quite worrying if thats going to be the trend for the Summer.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
The number of passengers travelling through Shannon Airport rose 8% in June, according to the airport’s authority.

Something doesn't quite stack up here although the RTE article does state that the main source of growth was the UA SNN-ORD service. I would suspect that US would be the most likely carrier to have suffered from poor load factors given their prolonged absence from SNN for the last few years but I did a few trial bookings in July and August and the load factors seem pretty healthy on the outbound flights with inbound not performing quite as well (perhaps a trend of passengers coming in via DUB and out via SNN?). I guess we won't know definitely until the Summer 14 schedules are announced.



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 offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 22871 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 26):
I did a few trial bookings in July and August and the load factors seem pretty healthy on the outbound flights

From what I've heard from people who've travelled it the last month it has been near full every time.

On the whole, USA numbers have increased 38% and capacity has increased 48% on this time last year so there's not too much of a difference there (i.e. on average load factors are 10% lower overall).



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 28, posted (1 year 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 22831 times:

Interesting list of stats from the IAA :

Air Traffic at Dublin Up for Fourth Consecutive Month

Air traffic at Dublin Airport continues to grow, with commercial terminal flights up 3.9% in June. This is the fourth consecutive month in which growth at Dublin has been recorded. Air traffic was also up at Shannon, with commercial terminal flights up 1% in June.

In total, international arrivals and departures at Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports increased by 2.5% in June 2013, when compared to June 2012. On a cumulative basis, commercial terminal traffic for Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports for January to June 2013 was up by 1.0%, compared to the same period in 2012. Cork recorded negative growth of 6.1%.

https://www.iaa.ie/news.jsp?i=413&gc=99&p=106&n=124&date_from=1998-01-01&date_to=2100-01-01


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/iaa11_zps0f1718cb.jpg

[Edited 2013-07-19 02:25:09]

User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 29, posted (1 year 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 22711 times:

Aer Lingus have appointed Rokkan for their European digital work

Quote:
New York-based Rokkan has been flying high for months, picking up new clients and opening offices across the country. Now the Publicis Groupe shop has landed the European digital work for Aer Lingus, establishing the agency's first assignment across the pond.

Rokkan will helm a number of digital initiatives for Aer Lingus while also relaunching their website and booking engine. Aer Lingus say they were impressed with the work Rokkan had done for JetBlue and Virgin America.

http://www.adweek.com/news/technolog...nabbing-first-european-work-151158

EI-FCC has also received some stickers advertising their twitter account.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcdee6174/9314914277/

Using the hashtag #socialjet for this one!

Shamrock350


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 30, posted (1 year 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 22562 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 29):

Interesting. So EI plan on a new website soon?



My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 22321 times:

American Airlines flight AA55 (MAN-ORD) made an emergency landing at SNN this afternoon. The aircraft was a 763. Scheduled to be on its way again at 13:10 after an hour on the ground but was subsequently cancelled. Flightstats.com reporting the new estimated time of departure is 04:00 (20th July).


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 32, posted (1 year 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 22272 times:

A nice bit of old footage here a day in the life on an Aer Lingus B747 Pilot in 1991.

http://www.neelb.tv/archives/aer-lingus-training/


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 21927 times:
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Just doing a bit of random Google searching and happened upon this

'Midlands Airport calls for ‘community approach’ to civil aviation policy'

http://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/bus...to-civil-aviation-policy-1-5221586

Apparent the Midlands has the biggest population catchement in the country (funny, I always thought Dublin was). Make of that what you will. Anyone who invests in this derserves to loose their money.



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 offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 21686 times:

Update on the AA 767 diverted to SNN yesterday:

It departed to ORD as flight AA9271 at 08:10 today, arriving in Chicago at 10:57 local. The flight did not use preclearance. A faulty cargo hold fire indicator was the cause of the diversion.

http://avherald.com/h?article=46597dbf&opt=0



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 35, posted (1 year 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 21126 times:

Good news for EIR :

Busiest weekend ever for Aer Arann thanks to heatwave

AER ARANN is about to enjoy its busiest weekend ever as demand for travel surges in response to the good weather.
The most popular routes this weekend include new routes from London Southend Airport, Manchester and Birmingham.

http://www.independent.ie/business/b...n-thanks-to-heatwave-29432975.html

Also promising to hear that SEN is seeing strong demand.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 36, posted (1 year 4 days ago) and read 20874 times:
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Quoting kl911 (Reply 24):
EI should stop crying. Business is Business. It could have been other way around. (* It almost was, 25 years ago )

until the Irish Govt stepped in and forced EI to divest a couple of routes to FR to allow them to grow.......


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 37, posted (1 year 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 20691 times:

Things gearing up for the FlightFest. The other great view would be on one of the VIP tickets onboard the A330  

Dubliners get a bird's eye view of FlightFest

PILOTS will be using Dublin City landmarks such as the Poolbeg chimney stacks at Ringsend to guide mammoth passenger planes down the River Liffey as part of an aviation extravaganza.

Yet it will be business as usual at Dublin Airport thanks to a carefully laid-out air traffic control blueprint as more than 30 aircraft fly over the city as part of a two-hour-long flypast.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...e-view-of-flightfest-29437488.html


User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 20702 times:

Delta Suspends DUB-ATL from January-March 2014.

They will operate daily until 27th October 2013, then 5x weekly until 10th January 2014.



Next Flights: DUB-KEF-DUB, DUB-DXB-MEL-DXB-DUB, DUB-MAN-DME-MAN-DUB, DUB-CDG-KUL-CAN-HKG-KUL-CDG-DUB
User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 39, posted (1 year 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 20678 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 38):
Delta Suspends DUB-ATL from January-March 2014

Bad news if confirmed and unexpected.
IIRC the first suspension of the route in the off peak since it was introduced.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 40, posted (1 year 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 20677 times:

The DL suspention is indeed correct from 11th Jan to 22nd March. Source from the availabilitty and schedules at www.delta.com and Amadeus GDS.

User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 41, posted (1 year 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 20585 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 40):
The DL suspention is indeed correct from 11th Jan to 22nd March

Amazing to see ATL gone.
Suggests that Irish traffic to Florida is not what it once was, or that DL is losing out to UA to Ireland.


User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (1 year 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20551 times:

BFS is to be sold to an American firm:

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/news/1/266/airport-sale-agreed.html

Hopefully this will bring new investment to BFS,time will tell!!!!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 43, posted (1 year 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20538 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 42):
Suggests that Irish traffic to Florida is not what it once was, or that DL is losing out to UA to Ireland.

My ''personal'' view would be that they are maybe loosing out to the likes of US Airways as people tend to go for the cheaper fares DUB-PHL-MCO. US Airways had/have some cracking fares. There are also some great seat sales with BA / VS via LHR which oddly enough still attract Families. Some neighbours of mine booking next year for Florida went with VS as they had heard that they were great with the Kids in terms of kids packs/IFE etc... they heard it from a few of their friends and colleagues. The 1 stop LGW/LHR does not seem to put the Irish off either.

When the money was flowing in this Island people wanted the sun.moon and stars. Now the extra taxes/cut backs and austerity is biting people want value without having to sacrifice too much. They will spend more on the accomodation whilst there if they can save on the air fare.

Trends change different deals are made . DL used to clean up in Ireland on Florida but new options came into the market and they are all competing for less traffic. Im not saying DL are doing badly but its not a case of dropping into their hands as it had been in the past.

When EI cut out the trade some years ago they lost the loyalty of the Irish travel trade which boosted the US carriers even more. These days with the thaw in relations and more co operation with EI and the trade/tour operators they seem to have some of that loyalty back. They will certainly need it with the West coast thats for sure !!

I heard a rumour that Aer Lingus need 40% Europe-DUB traffic to feed SFO to make it work. Again only a rumour but it certainly is not unrealistic.


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 44, posted (1 year 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20522 times:

Seems Servisair will soon disappear from Ireland to be replaced by Swissport.

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (1 year 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 20391 times:

In other DL news, the SNN flights will be assigned new flight numbers for the 2014 season (DL223 for SNN-JFK and DL224 for JFK-SNN). The schedule remains the same for the moment - daily - with DL224 arriving at SNN 09:10 and DL223 departing for JFK at 10:45.

Also, DL will begin operating on the earlier date of 30th March 2014. This year they are operating 11th May - 1st October. As reported earlier in the year, DL carried 47,486 passengers between SNN and JFK in 2012, representing a 91% load factor.

http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/abo...York_JFK_Daily_Summer_Service.aspx



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 46, posted (1 year 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 20349 times:

Quoting Nibog (Reply 42):
BFS is to be sold to an American firm:

Will be interesting to see how it pans out. Maybe they can get that rail line extended  
Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 44):
Seems Servisair will soon disappear from Ireland to be replaced by Swissport.

Last year when I had a 4 hour delay at DUB and they were refusing to hand out vouchers or offer any other assistance a supervisor at LHR told me they inherited these contracts from BMI and they were not keeping them by choice. So it seems that the contracts may have come to an end and Swissport have got the business as they do in other BA stations.
I did feel that Servisair did not represent BA well in terms of organising their ground operations or handling delays etc...


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 47, posted (1 year 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 20248 times:

quote=OA260,reply=43]US Airways had/have some cracking fares.[/quote]

Quoting OA260 (Reply 43):
Some neighbours of mine booking next year for Florida went with VS as they had heard that they were great with the Kids in terms of kids packs/IFE etc

Yes. A lot of positive image still hangs to VS, whereas the actual product now and in flight staff seems much more variable.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 43):
DL used to clean up in Ireland on Florida

Still it is a very bad sign if they cannot continue ATL now during the Florida winter holiday peak season. If you cant run a service to the megahub of megahubs from DUB, to the one best placed for serving Florida and very well placed to serve much of the USA DL must be doing something wrong.

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User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 48, posted (1 year 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 19990 times:

Delta will of lost a lot of connection traffic to IAD and CLT over the last few years and the Irish T/A bubble is about to burst. The route must of major losses to cause a suspension however on the positive side JFK will have a B763 replacing a B757 for the winter.

User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 639 posts, RR: 7
Reply 49, posted (1 year 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 19880 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 43):
I heard a rumour that Aer Lingus need 40% Europe-DUB traffic to feed SFO to make it work. Again only a rumour but it certainly is not unrealistic.

I would strongly agree with these estimates, in the absence of any specifics with regard to forward contractually secure Revenue agreements with regard to Premium seats on the route especially. Although, looking at Aer Lingus' Business Class entry pricing point on the route, it would suggest to me at least that there are significant forward purchases of Business seats, which somewhat eliminates or mitigates the downside risk.

However, when we consider the frequency of the re-launched route, solid Year Round volumes will be required. Personally, I feel that the re-launch of SFO will see a material diversion of otherwise DUB-ORD Southwest USA (West of Arizona/New Mexico) connecting traffic. With that in mind, I would question the viability of the second EI ORD rotation combined with the SFO route for Summer 2014.

On another note, I'd like to note for the record that I had an exceptional EI flight from DUB to ORD in recent days. The level of excellence demonstrated by the Operating Crew was representative of First rather than Business Class service and certainly encourages significant passenger loyalty, which is of course most important given recent capacity expansion measures.

Best Regards,

EIBusiness



Vivo Per Lei...
User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 19686 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 47):
DL must be doing something wrong.

I think that's a bit strong.

Albeit surprising, it is not necessarily that DL are doing something wrong just there has been such a huge increase in capacity to the USA, with 14 daily flights in the summer. That's A LOT for a country like Ireland with such a small population.

Yields must have been the problem last winter and they may have judged bookings for this winter and thought they could make a greater profit elsewhere for those months.

This now is just a thought, but the fact that the DUB-ATL flights is nearly 1.5/2 hours longer than the DUB-JFK flight, maybe passengers were preferring the shorter TATL flight. Especially since JFK has the USA very well covered for DL.

As I said, just a thought.



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User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 51, posted (1 year 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 19650 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 50):
there has been such a huge increase in capacity to the USA, with 14 daily flights in the summer. That's A LOT for a country like Ireland with such a small population.

Not really, still not back to historic past levels of transatlantic capacity, pre recession.
Mostly excellent TA loads, even in winter, out of Ireland on other carriers and prices edging up.

Now yields may something else for DL, but then they always had a lot of bucket and spade traffic to Florida via ATL, as well as drawing on their US network. No special JFK service advantage for DL over ATL, indeed many disadvantages, including competing carriers, when none offer DUB to ATL direct, and possibility of weather delay, especially in winter.

Still believe if you cant offer year round service to DUB from fortress ATL, with no competitor, and megahub feed, there is a case to answer. Of course, you might make more money somewhere else with the aircraft. If so, then the long term future of the route must be very questionable.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 19694 times:
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Interesting news on the FR website:

......In order to dispel the CC’s unfounded and invented “concern” that Ryanair’s shareholding may prevent Aer Lingus from being acquired by another EU airline, Ryanair will undertake to unconditionally sell its 29% shareholding to any other EU airline that makes an offer for Aer Lingus and obtains acceptances from 50.1% of Aer Lingus shareholders........

http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/ryana...lingus-stake-to-another-eu-airline

FR offering to sell their shares to any EU airline willing to buy up to 50.1% in total. Trying to show up the UK commission inquiry and concerns over influence/ownership as spurious.


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 53, posted (1 year 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 19684 times:

"WE'RE SELLING OUR STAKE IN AER LINGUS....actually no we're not, we're just trying to make a point"

Makes a good headline but like most things with Ryanair, not everything is as it seems.


User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 54, posted (1 year 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 19617 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 51):
Still believe if you cant offer year round service to DUB from fortress ATL, with no competitor, and megahub feed, there is a case to answer.

But it really is only an 8 week suspension....It is not like it has been axed entirely or moved to a seasonal service.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 55, posted (1 year 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 19605 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 51):
Still believe if you cant offer year round service to DUB from fortress ATL, with no competitor, and megahub feed, there is a case to answer.

Well I guess we will have to see what happens over the rest of the year. If they decided to do further reductions in capacity and days of service in mid/high season I would be more concerned.

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 53):
Makes a good headline but like most things with Ryanair, not everything is as it seems.

Indeed more attention seeking.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 56, posted (1 year 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 19605 times:
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Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 45):
Also, DL will begin operating on the earlier date of 30th March 2014. This year they are operating 11th May - 1st October. As reported earlier in the year, DL carried 47,486 passengers between SNN and JFK in 2012, representing a 91% load factor.

Good to hear that DL will be back next year and with an earlier start. Lets hope for similar announcements from US and UA regards SNN-PHL and SNN-ORD over the next few weeks.



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 offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3916 posts, RR: 9
Reply 57, posted (1 year 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 19461 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 52):

I read it as FR are willing to sell the stake if 50.1 of SHAREHOLDERS agree. These shareholders don't, necessarily, have to be involved in the deal, own any of EI prior to the deal or be EU airlines. So presuming an EU airline and FR can come up with a deal that 26 odd percent of Shareholders agree to would allow the deal to go through - assuming FR vote for their own deal. Why have FR stipulated an EU airline? What do they gain from that?
Let the speculation begin...
IAG - publicly stated that they are not interested in EI, but this deal puts the third largest pool of slots at LHR in play. It may allow BA to withdraw from Dublin and EI from Belfast (or reduce frequencies) allowing new routes/frequency from LHR. It may also aid EI to grow its "alternative to LHR" plan. IAG have a big task to turn around IB, do they need the distraction of EI? Would they settle for "just" 26%?
LH - seems unlikely. After pouring over a billion (yes billion with a B) pounds into BD do they have the appetite for the cut-throat UK and Ireland market?
AF/KL - another large group stung by a UK/Ireland airline. WX has been a chronic underperformer for a few years now. With their own financial troubles what would EI bring to the table? Are AF/KL willing to gamble that the KL codeshare and AF interline traffic would survive an acquisition? Probably.
AB - not in itself in great financial condition and suffering from the BER fiasco. EY has the cash and interest and AB could be the means. Problem for me is that DUB makes no sense as a port for feeing EY flights to AUH. Would EY be interested in a dual brand strategy - EI for west and AB for east?
VS - similar to AB it would need to partner with shareholder DL for the cash. Would DL be interested? What would EI add, a few JFK flights that DL already operates anyway, some feed at DUB and SNN, but they have the huge AF and KL networks.
U2 - can't see it but it would be interesting.
Now its clear - There isn't an obvious EU airline suitor. Maybe that's what FR intend all along.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 58, posted (1 year 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 19288 times:

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 57):
Now its clear - There isn't an obvious EU airline suitor. Maybe that's what FR intend all along.

Agreed - I posted some figures in the other thread on the Ryanair remedy. It's a €725 million investment to get 50.1% plus the Ryanair 29% shareholding at today's share price. A premium would have to be offered so it could be around a billion for any airline or group wanting to do this.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 59, posted (1 year 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 19277 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 58):
Agreed - I posted some figures in the other thread on the Ryanair remedy. It's a €725 million investment to get 50.1% plus the Ryanair 29% shareholding at today's share price. A premium would have to be offered so it could be around a billion for any airline or group wanting to do this.

If only Wizzair had the money..   Or Easyjet, that would be so great



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (1 year 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19259 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 59):
If only Wizzair had the money..   Or Easyjet, that would be so great

What about Norwegian??


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 61, posted (1 year 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19269 times:

Quoting Nibog (Reply 60):
What about Norwegian??

Geeee, totally forgot about them. well of course, let those 787's come to DUB.  



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 62, posted (1 year 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19225 times:
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Quoting kl911 (Reply 61):
....let those 787's come to DUB.

Those EI-xxx registered ones?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 63, posted (1 year 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19235 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 61):
well of course, let those 787's come to DUB.  
Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 62):
Those EI-xxx registered ones?

I think they should stick to the A330s and pending 350's      


User currently offlineIRISH251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 964 posts, RR: 4
Reply 64, posted (1 year 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 19028 times:

Quoting Nibog (Reply 60):
What about Norwegian??

Not an EU airline, though.


User currently offlineNibog From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (1 year 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 18723 times:

Quoting IRISH251 (Reply 64):
Not an EU airline, though.

Many thanks IRISH251,I was coming back here to edit my post having realised that they are not in the EU,but you got there before me!!!!!

I also have read that EK would like to expand their northern UK operation to possibly include flights to the US,I wonder would they consider DUB for something similar in the future,considering how well they have filled their aircraft to DXB and beyond.Anyone have a crystal ball..........!!!!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 66, posted (1 year 15 hours ago) and read 18308 times:

Possible blow to operations at ORK.

Cork Airport could lose 24-hour status

The Irish Aviation Authority is considering a cut in air-traffic control cover at Cork Airport, ending its 24-hour landing capability and potentially impacting on the airport’s ability to grow business.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the IAA — which provides air traffic control services across the country — is considering the introduction of “limited restrictions” to controller services at Cork Airport “as a result, in particular, of low night time traffic levels at the airport”.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...ld-lose-24-hour-status-237852.html

I presume this is linked to the results I posted above .


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 67, posted (1 year 11 hours ago) and read 18103 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 66):

Wouldn't call it a blow but a very sensible cost savings measures, it means that the terminal wouldn't need to be staff 24/7 which will reduce operating costs an ensure the airport is profitable. It needs to happen, only a handful of flights arrive at 00.00 in the summer and nothing in the winter.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 68, posted (1 year 11 hours ago) and read 18098 times:

A good idea from Aer Lingus. The Social jet :

Aer Lingus #socialjet cleared for take off



This summer, thousands of travellers will fly on the Aer Lingus “#socialjet”, aka EI-FCC, a plane emblazoned with the questions “Have you liked us yet?” and “Have you followed us yet?” on opposite sides of the fuselage.
The aircraft is a cloud-destined promotion for Aer Lingus’s recent embrace of Facebook and Twitter. “It’s a flying billboard,” says Declan Kearney, director of communications for Aer Lingus.
EI-FCC is a short-term lease that will fly four or five times a day as part of the Aer Lingus fleet to help it cater for higher summer flight demand.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...jet-cleared-for-take-off-1.1473818


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 69, posted (1 year 10 hours ago) and read 18092 times:
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I must have missed the 2nd retro livery......

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...jet-cleared-for-take-off-1.1473818

"In 2011, when two new aircraft were liveried in Aer Lingus’s 1960s design to coincide with the company’s 75th anniversary, thousands of pictures were taken and shared by plane-spotters – a Google search for “Aer Lingus retro jet” yields more than 20,000 results."


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 70, posted (1 year 10 hours ago) and read 18084 times:

This does sum up the livery very well for me though;

"In an industry dominated by red, white and blue livery, the flag-carrier’s green hues stand out at overseas airport gates, and can be a welcome sight for Irish air passengers far from home."

Hopefully no chance of any Finnair or Germanwings style livery changes.

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 69):
"In 2011, when two new aircraft were liveried in Aer Lingus’s 1960s design to coincide with the company’s 75th anniversary, thousands of pictures were taken and shared by plane-spotters – a Google search for “Aer Lingus retro jet” yields more than 20,000 results."

Maybe confused with the rumoured 757 retro? Wishful thinking.


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (1 year 10 hours ago) and read 18029 times:

According to skyliner, the 2nd new Aer Arann ATR72-600 EI-FAT was delivered to DUB today.

User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 72, posted (1 year 7 hours ago) and read 17911 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 70):
Hopefully no chance of any Finnair or Germanwings style livery changes.

I would be traumatised if EI made any radical alterations to its scheme! Hopefully when a change does come its marketing department will understand the importance of the Green Machine!

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 71):
According to skyliner, the 2nd new Aer Arann ATR72-600 EI-FAT was delivered to DUB today.


What an unfortunate reg!



My views are my own and do not reflect any other person or organisation.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 73, posted (1 year 7 hours ago) and read 17878 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 72):
What an unfortunate reg!

Indeed and the previous one sounded like some Govt training course  


User currently offlinePenPusher From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 74, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 17876 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 73):
Aer Arann ATR72-600 EI-FAT

Will if suffer the same fate as one back in the 1980's, remember the 1st Aer Lingus Shorts 330 was delivered as EI-BEG but was changed in a short time to EI-BEH. Someone did'nt like the 'BEG' in the reg.


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 75, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 17880 times:

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 67):
Wouldn't call it a blow but a very sensible cost savings measures, it means that the terminal wouldn't need to be staff 24/7 which will reduce operating costs an ensure the airport is profitable. It needs to happen, only a handful of flights arrive at 00.00 in the summer and nothing in the winter.

That's true, but I have witnessed quite often that both EI and FR had the last flight of the day delayed ( most likely somewhere during the day already) resulting in arrivals well after midnight, even up to 3AM.
What would happen to those flights? SNN? Both airlines need all their planes at ORK to start their schedule at 6 AM in the morning.



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 76, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 17852 times:

Quoting PenPusher (Reply 74):
Will if suffer the same fate as one back in the 1980's, remember the 1st Aer Lingus Shorts 330 was delivered as EI-BEG but was changed in a short time to EI-BEH. Someone did'nt like the 'BEG' in the reg.

Well I guess FAT is the new SLM  
Quoting kl911 (Reply 75):
What would happen to those flights? SNN? Both airlines need all their planes at ORK to start their schedule at 6 AM in the morning.

Very good point and as the article states it could hamper any expansion plans.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 77, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 17872 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 75):

That happens but its not overly common,, the IAA could have a 90 minute period after the closure to accept flights once they are notified before the closure. The positives outweigh the negatives and it will be the passenger who will have to foot the bill if airport operations and ATC costs don't drop so where savings can be made they must be.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 78, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 17748 times:

Eason loses out to WH Smith in deal to run bookshops at Dublin Airport

Eason, the books and stationary retailer, has lost the contract to run shops in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1. British-owned rival WH Smith won the contract giving it control of books and magazines sales in both T1 and T2.

Eason requested the Dublin Airport Authority to carry out a new tender for its stores a year early because of tough trading conditions. Sales in Eason's T1 concession had fallen by 36 per cent last year to €7.97m for a variety of external factors making a re-tender necessary.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ps-at-dublin-airport-29436067.html

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DAA changes name to... daa

THE Dublin Airport Authority is to officially change its name — to the daa.
Under new plans announced by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, the company commonly known as the DAA will now only be known by the lower case acronym.

It means that from now on, daa will not stand for anything. A spokesman said the decision was made because the semi-state company represents not just Dublin Airport but also Cork and a number of other business units.
He compared the move to computer giant IBM and their rebranding from International Business Machines.
Paul O’Kane said: “The board of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is pleased to note the decision by Government to change the group’s corporate name to daa.

“The decision represents a pragmatic and cost-effective response to a situation where the specific ‘Dublin’ and ‘Authority’ elements of the group’s corporate name did not fully reflect its business focus or ethos.”

http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepa...31057/DAA-changes-name-to-daa.html

I just hope that someone wasnt paid thousands to come up with that!  


User currently offlinenightfox365 From Ireland, joined exactly 3 years ago today! , 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (1 year 1 hour ago) and read 17695 times:

Anyone heard of BA flying their A380 into Shannon next Tuesday at 10am and leaving at 12?


Flown on: bae146, bn2 islander, 741, A320, A321, A333, A332, MD80, 738
User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 80, posted (12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17620 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 78):
THE Dublin Airport Authority is to officially change its name — to the daa.

DOH - or doh, as Homer would say.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 78):
Eason loses out to WH Smith in deal to run bookshops at Dublin Airport

Pity, better range and faster service. Sales fall of 36% at T1 is amazing however, Ryanair bag limits?


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 81, posted (12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17605 times:

G-UFCM crashed yesterday due to suspected engine failure near Newtonards.

No serious injuries, but from the photo in the Independent of it stuck in a tree, it must beyond economic repair.


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 82, posted (12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 17494 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 71):
According to skyliner, the 2nd new Aer Arann ATR72-600 EI-FAT was delivered to DUB today.

It seems it's being quickly followed by EI-FAU delivered today.


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 83, posted (12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17398 times:

Quoting Jamie2k9 (Reply 77):
That happens but its not overly common,, the IAA could have a 90 minute period after the closure to accept flights once they are notified before the closure. The positives outweigh the negatives and it will be the passenger who will have to foot the bill if airport operations and ATC costs don't drop so where savings can be made they must be.

Guess you're right. Anyway, it won't be my problem anymore, we are moving to Dublin tomorrow.  



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 84, posted (12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17337 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 81):

Seems the pilot hit the trees in order to avoid children. That was according to the news report on BBC NI.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 85, posted (12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 17088 times:
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Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 79):

Anyone heard of BA flying their A380 into Shannon next Tuesday at 10am and leaving at 12?

I had beeen forewarned of its visit but hadn't had times mentioned....


User currently offlinelasno From Ireland, joined Sep 2006, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 86, posted (12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17069 times:

ETA 0955, departure around 1230. Information on airport facebook page.

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 87, posted (12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17071 times:

Quoting nightfox365 (Reply 79):
Anyone heard of BA flying their A380 into Shannon next Tuesday at 10am and leaving at 12?

The airport has confirmed that its scheduled arrival is at 09:55 on Tuesday, no word yet on a departure time but widely speculated that it's 12:00.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 88, posted (12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 16728 times:

Hopefully we will see an end to all this in 2014 !

Aer Lingus loses court challenge to delay Ryanair takeover bid

AER Lingus has lost its High Court challenge to prevent Ryanair making another takeover bid until next February.

Aer Lingus, which says it has spent €40m defending Ryanair's two previous unsuccessful bids, challenged a May 2013 ruling by the Irish Takeover Panel (ITP) which meant Ryanair had only to wait 12 months after its unsuccessful August 2012 takeover bid before it could make another bid.

Aer Lingus said it was being hampered in its commercial activities due to restrictions imposed by such takeover attempts.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...ryanair-takeover-bid-29452533.html


User currently offlineVFRonTop From Ireland, joined Oct 2012, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 89, posted (12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 16294 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 78):
DAA changes name to... daa

THE Dublin Airport Authority is to officially change its name — to the daa.
Under new plans announced by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, the company commonly known as the DAA will now only be known by the lower case acronym.

It means that from now on, daa will not stand for anything. A spokesman said the decision was made because the semi-state company represents not just Dublin Airport but also Cork and a number of other business units.
He compared the move to computer giant IBM and their rebranding from International Business Machines.
Paul O’Kane said: “The board of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is pleased to note the decision by Government to change the group’s corporate name to daa.

“The decision represents a pragmatic and cost-effective response to a situation where the specific ‘Dublin’ and ‘Authority’ elements of the group’s corporate name did not fully reflect its business focus or ethos.”

http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepa...31057/DAA-changes-name-to-daa.html

I just hope that someone wasnt paid thousands to come up with that!  

The fist step in the road towards privatisation, á la BAA


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 90, posted (12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 16101 times:

EI-FAT and EI-FAU seem to be straight in to operation already going on flighradar. I presume they'll be returning the Danish birds now?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 91, posted (12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 15720 times:

Seems the Irish/UK heatwave has as expected effected flight bookings to the sun. This ties in with other companies selling packages who have reported upto 20% decline in late bookings.

Low-cost airline Ryanair is pinning its hopes on an end to the summer heatwave after passenger numbers were hit by the good weather amid plunging first-quarter profits.

The 21% fall in the carrier's bottom-line figure, blamed on soaring fuel costs, the timing of Easter and a French air traffic control strike, had been expected.

But chief executive Michael O'Leary said performance in recent weeks has also been slightly weaker, which is believed to be a result of the heatwave in northern Europe.

He said while full-year profits were expected to remain as expected, this was on the basis that the weakness did not continue.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...s-profits-at-ryanair-29455926.html


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 92, posted (12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15598 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 91):
Seems the Irish/UK heatwave has as expected effected flight bookings to the sun.

Perhaps DL already have a positive weather forecast for Dublin in Jan / Feb with ATL gone?

Interviewed on the radio this morning, Mr Cawley also suggested discussions with daa, aka DAA, about additional services from Dublin were going nowhere.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 93, posted (12 months 16 hours ago) and read 15031 times:

Ryanair turns attention to Stansted as fresh DAA talks stall

Ryanair has stalled talks with Dublin Airport on plans to deliver millions of extra passengers a year to the capital.

The airline's deputy chief executive, Michael Cawley, told the Irish Independent that Ryanair had engaged in fresh negotiations with the Dublin Airport Authority after a new chief executive, Kevin Toland, took up his role earlier this year.

However, he said that there has been no contact in recent weeks between the two sides on proposals that he says would have resulted in "millions" of additional passengers at Dublin Airport.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...resh-daa-talks-stall-29457970.html

I dont know where these millions of passengers were going to come from ?


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 94, posted (12 months 16 hours ago) and read 15023 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 93):
I dont know where these millions of passengers were going to come from ?

I don't doubt that new FR would have resulted in more pax numbers by 'millions' does seem like a leap of the imagination. I assume FR are doing their usual 1 route = 100K pax =100 jobs maths on this. Also sounds a little like playing off DUB and STN against one another.


On another note the BA A380 landed at SNN a few minutes ago. (Approx 1015)


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 95, posted (12 months 16 hours ago) and read 15025 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 94):
On another note the BA A380 landed at SNN a few minutes ago. (Approx 1015)

Yes great to see it .

https://twitter.com/shannon_airport/status/362146310339567616/photo/1

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/BQaaJojCIAAyQhGjpg-large_zps67baa31f.jpg


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 96, posted (12 months 15 hours ago) and read 14995 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 94):
On another note the BA A380 landed at SNN a few minutes ago. (Approx 1015)

It'd be great to see the A380 and A318 (the largest and smallest BA aircraft) on the ground at SNN together...but I can't due to work commitments  



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 97, posted (12 months 15 hours ago) and read 14979 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 96):
It'd be great to see the A380 and A318 (the largest and smallest BA aircraft) on the ground at SNN together...but I can't due to work commitments  

Or you can do better and get yourself to LHR and buy a ticket to FRA  


User currently offlineRandWKOP From Ireland, joined May 2012, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 98, posted (12 months 15 hours ago) and read 14977 times:

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 57):

Would EI be capable of buying FRs shareholding?
Also how many more years can EI prosper as a stand alone airline?


User currently offlinebx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 678 posts, RR: 3
Reply 99, posted (12 months 14 hours ago) and read 14887 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 95):

A great photo, but I don't think those steps will reach the door


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 100, posted (12 months 13 hours ago) and read 14833 times:
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Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 94):
On another note the BA A380 landed at SNN a few minutes ago. (Approx 1015)

Some good day's spotting ahead down at SNN so!



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 offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 101, posted (12 months 13 hours ago) and read 14822 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 97):
Or you can do better and get yourself to LHR and buy a ticket to FRA

Interesting...bit short notice though!!!

Aer Lingus Regional will base an ATR 42 at SNN for the winter months. This will replace the current ATR 72 operation.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 102, posted (12 months 10 hours ago) and read 14744 times:

Etihad offering your local GAA club the chance to win a years sponsorship !

http://etihadgaa.ie


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 103, posted (12 months 6 hours ago) and read 14607 times:

Nice picture of the BA A380 and A318 nose-to-nose at SNN today:

http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0730/465480-ba-airbus-shannon/



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 104, posted (11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14279 times:

The financial results are in :

Aer Lingus revenues grow, posts higher operating loss

AER LINGUS has reported growth in revenues and passenger numbers and a higher operating loss for the first half of the year.

Revenues were up 5pc in the second half to €657.9m with a strong performance in long-haul.

A solid second quarter operating profit of €29.1m came despite the timing of Easter and weakness on UK routes which has impacted short haul revenue growth year on year.

Aer Lingus had over €1bn in gross cash at 30 June 2013.

However, the airline put a higher operating loss of €16.4m for the first half down to as contract flying start up costs, planned changes to the long haul fleet, maintenance costs, foreign exchange and weaker trading on UK routes.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...igher-operating-loss-29461796.html

The full stats are here :

http://corporate.aerlingus.com/media...fs/2013_Half_Year_Report_FINAL.pdf



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Dublin Airport in Beijing twinning agreement.

THE Dublin Airport Authority has signed a twinning agreement with the world’s second largest airport, the Beijing Capital International Airport.

The agreement, which was signed today, will see the two airports engage in joint marketing activities to encourage more travel between the two cities.

The agreement will also examine the scope for co-operation between the DAA’s retail arm ARI, which currently has stores operating in 12 countries.

China is set to become with world’s largest outbound tourist market this year, with upwards of 90m Chinese citizens expected to travel abroad.

30,000 passengers per year fly between Dublin and Beijing, however there is currently no direct air link between the two cities.

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...with-beijing-airport-29460601.html

It seems a direct air link is still being sought.


[Edited 2013-07-31 00:32:18]

User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 105, posted (11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13743 times:

Aer Lingus results were pretty much in line with what was expected, still looking for a full year profit slightly ahead of last year but as always said with caution.

Long haul seems to be the star of show this year, short haul said to be solid but the weakness is coming from UK routes and London in particular. I guess the London weakness can be put down to the BHD routes and increased competition from BA but with their winter schedule looking scaled back and Flybe saying goodbye to LGW they might feel some breathing space on that front.

Aer Lingus will add a few more extra options for passengers to choose from -

- Annual bag pass
- Priority boarding
- Pre-order sky shopping

The priority boarding option could be an interesting one, boarding hasn't been very consistent for Gold Circle so I hope it doesn't become a situation where those who have paid for priority boarding are boarded first while Gold Circle members are left waiting. Maybe the introduction of priority boarding could come with a memo to remember about GC passengers.

While that's happening Ryanair have decided to increase frequency on UK routes to compete with Aer Lingus // Regional.

RYANAIR ADDS MORE FLIGHTS ON 5 IRELAND-UK ROUTES

"INTENSIFIED COMPETITION WITH AER LINGUS INCREASES AGAIN TO BENEFIT OF UK CONSUMERS WHILE UKCC INVENTS COMPETITION “CONCERN” FAIRYTALES

Ryanair, the UK’s largest airline, today (31 July) announced that it would add additional daily frequencies from October on its five main Ireland-UK routes in a direct response to similar flight increases recently announced by Aer Lingus for the 2013-14 winter schedule. Aer Lingus’ decision to increase flight frequencies on these UK routes further undermines the discredited UKCC investigation into Ryanair’s 6 ½ year old minority (29%) stake in Aer Lingus. Confronted with incontrovertible evidence that competition between Ryanair and Aer Lingus has intensified, the UKCC has been reduced to inventing fairytale future “concerns” that Ryanair has “influence” over Aer Lingus or that this stake has or will lead to a lessening of competition."

http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/ryana...and-uk-routes#.Ufl3e8Kcy98.twitter

One of those rare occasions where I don't think Ryanair actually have the upper hand, they'll drop fares and try their best to hurt EI / EIR but it sounds more like another point scoring tactic against the UKCC. Doubt these frequencies will still be in place by next winter.

Shamrock350


User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 106, posted (11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13483 times:

A story about the costs of T2 at DUB in the Irish Times today.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...-budget-regulator-claims-1.1481108


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 107, posted (11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 13408 times:

The BA winter schedule was looking scaled back but they have since increased it back to 8 daily so as it was for the summer. A friend of mine who works for EI has said to me they are feeling the pinch on the LHR route.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 108, posted (11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13369 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 107):
The BA winter schedule was looking scaled back but they have since increased it back to 8 daily so as it was for the summer. A friend of mine who works for EI has said to me they are feeling the pinch on the LHR route.

Over the Winter it looks like it goes from 6-7-8 depending on the month. Upto 15th November it seems 6 a day then after the weekend commencing the 18th it goes to 8 . Its good to see but still complaints about the cancellation of flights on the route on a regular basis. I have experienced two myself.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3916 posts, RR: 9
Reply 109, posted (11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13353 times:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 107):

Not surprised really, all BA (also ATI partners, presumibly) and a good portion of oneworld connecting traffic will now be using the BA service I would think. Didn't BA send a memo to the trade to encourage use of BA metal wherever possible?

I have to admit slight concern for the winter schedule out of DUB. FRs frequency increases are going to have an effect on yield. I'm not sure EI and FR can both sustain this level of frequency, even with the dual headed EIR/EI approach. I wonder of EI would have been better off using that regional capacity into EMA, LBA, HUY, SOU, CWL, BRS etc. maybe offer JER year round. Either strategy will negatively impact yield at this point. A big squeeze on yield for the UK routes out of DUB this winter. I wonder if we will see more regional irish airports connected to the UK next winter. im thinking KIR to MAN, BHX, possibly more NOC routes, maybe even LDY or BHD. Ironically Belfast is poised to do much better, at least to LGW.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 110, posted (11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 13277 times:

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 109):
im thinking KIR to MAN, BHX, possibly more NOC routes

KIR is seemingly in early discussions with RE about a BHX service, according to their official Facebook page...all commercial sensitivity goes out the window on there!



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 111, posted (11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 13033 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 105):
The priority boarding option could be an interesting one, boarding hasn't been very consistent for Gold Circle so I hope it doesn't become a situation where those who have paid for priority boarding are boarded first while Gold Circle members are left waiting. Maybe the introduction of priority boarding could come with a memo to remember about GC passengers.

Personally, I think priority boarding only devalues the Gold Circle Club.

You can now pay for lounge and pay for priority boarding - so if you were a DUB-LHR flyer, it might make more sense just to pay for the extra services when required.

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 107):
The BA winter schedule was looking scaled back but they have since increased it back to 8 daily so as it was for the summer. A friend of mine who works for EI has said to me they are feeling the pinch on the LHR route.

I'd love to know how long the EI codeshare deal is for. Having a 0650 EI flight and an 0655 BA flight offered for the connections really brings it down to price and personal preference. One would think BA would only keep the EI codeshare on flights that don't conflict directly with their own schedule - but it sure looks like they have an agreement that still has quite some time to run.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 108):
Its good to see but still complaints about the cancellation of flights on the route on a regular basis. I have experienced two myself.

I guess if the loads in both directions mean you can cancel a flight and get everyone on the next one, you'd be more inclined to cancel than not.

I have three sectors with BA (and one with CityJet) next month in Club Europe. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the loads - though I am not expecting much. I am flying on a Sunday morning (0955 from LHR), Thursday morning (0855 from DUB) and Saturday evening (1855 from LHR). Though I will get to try the Club Europe breakfast for the first time which will make for an interesting trip report. Maybe I'll call it Battle of the Breakfasts and contrast it with EI  



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 112, posted (11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12981 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 111):
Personally, I think priority boarding only devalues the Gold Circle Club.

Indeed. You can buy GC lounge entry and if you can buy PB then it will certainly dilute the GC product.

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 111):
I guess if the loads in both directions mean you can cancel a flight and get everyone on the next one, you'd be more inclined to cancel than not.

Or being dumped on EI which they have done.

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 111):
Though I will get to try the Club Europe breakfast

Dont be too dissapointed. Its not what it used to be and I would say the EI one is better even though you dont get a warm pastry.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/QM21/QM2SUB/file_zps7e6c3d78.jpg


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 113, posted (11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12963 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 111):
Personally, I think priority boarding only devalues the Gold Circle Club.

Unlike how the current GC programme devalues the GC Club?   


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 114, posted (11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12949 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 112):
Dont be too dissapointed. Its not what it used to be and I would say the EI one is better even though you dont get a warm pastry.

Oh, I was told it wasn't anything near as good as the Aer Lingus breakfast. One person went so far as to say it was "crap!" - so I am not expecting the best meal I've ever had. Still, it'll be nice to compare first hand!

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 113):
Unlike how the current GC programme devalues the GC Club?

Touche! ... The noise-cancelling earphones I received for 1,000 points broke after 8 weeks of not very heavy use... for one...  



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 115, posted (11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12948 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 114):
Still, it'll be nice to compare first hand!

Indeed. Tell them before hand not to over cook it  
Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 114):
The noise-cancelling earphones I received for 1,000 points broke after 8 weeks of not very heavy use... for one...  

The Premier ones that fell into my bag are still going strong    


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 116, posted (11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12949 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 115):
Indeed. Tell them before hand not to over cook it

I think it's the Dublin caterers deliberately making the British option crappy by "forgetting" to remove it from the oven  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 115):
The Premier ones that fell into my bag are still going strong

Oh, I have another set of headphones of course, but they're cans and not handy for the Luas ride to work! "Fell" in your bag - such cheek!  



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 117, posted (11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 12830 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 115):
The Premier ones that fell into my bag are still going strong

You got an adaptor for the triple pin?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 118, posted (11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 12812 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 116):
I think it's the Dublin caterers deliberately making the British option crappy by "forgetting" to remove it from the oven  

Isnt one Swiss and one UAE?  
Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 116):
"Fell" in your bag - such cheek!  

Yes damn turbulence !!

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 117):
You got an adaptor for the triple pin?

Where there is a will there is a way   When I was clearing out I found a few Y class green plastic ones. Times were tough back then .    


User currently offlineEirules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 746 posts, RR: 10
Reply 119, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12484 times:

Quick question. Does AA to ORD or UA to IAD pre-clear in DUB?

Thanks



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineMichaelEI From Ireland, joined Jan 2011, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 120, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12490 times:

Quoting Eirules (Reply 119):

Both do.

The only US flights that do not preclear are the EI 125 to ORD, and EI 137/139 to BOS.


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 121, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 12377 times:

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 120):
The only US flights that do not preclear are the EI 125 to ORD, and EI 137/139 to BOS.

Why is that? As a pax wouldnt you go for one of the other carriers, meaning isnt EI at a disadvantage?



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 122, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 12354 times:

FR's seasonal SNN-LPL service has been extended back to year-round effective this winter. It was temporarily discontinued for Winter 2012/13.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 123, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12232 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 121):
Why is that? As a pax wouldnt you go for one of the other carriers, meaning isnt EI at a disadvantage?

Complete lack of capacity at and the opening hours of the CBP facility. US Government decisions on staffing rather than EI.


User currently offlineJamie2k9 From Ireland, joined Jan 2012, 175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 124, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12097 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 123):

EI hope to change the BOS situation if they can, they said on Wednesday they would like a set up like happened in JFK in April.


User currently offlineirishtexan From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 125, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12095 times:

Thirsty visitor to SNN recently.
http://www.clareherald.com/2013/08/s...record-largest-ever-refuel-of.html
Discount for cash payment?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 126, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11835 times:

Quoting irishtexan (Reply 125):
Discount for cash payment?

You could buy a house for that ! Love those SP's. Thats one lucky owner who flies that.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 127, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11715 times:

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...-fly-with-me-if-you-dare-1.1482958

Article in the Irish Times where the author flys the BA A380 simulator.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 128, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11261 times:

CAR looking to revise the cap on charges in 2015 .

Dublin Airport Authority T2 building costs ran 20% over budget, regulator claims

Dublin Airport Authority is set to clash with the aviation regulator over a claim the cost of building a second terminal was 20 per cent higher than originally allowed at €923 million, as a debate over future airport charges gets under way.
The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) is preparing to revise the cap on the airport’s passenger charges from the start of 2015. Yesterday, it published a consultation paper outlining the costs likely to be taken into account when calculating this, including the authority’s investment in the terminal.

Associated projects
According to the figures produced by the regulator yesterday, the total cost of Terminal 2 and its associated projects came to €923 million, 20 per cent more than the €771 million allowed by the commission when it was being planned in 2007. It says the terminal itself cost €759 million, 22 per cent more than the €620 million allowed, while the associated projects ran 9 per cent over at €151 million.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/s...-budget-regulator-claims-1.1481108


User currently offlineEirules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 746 posts, RR: 10
Reply 129, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11107 times:

What is the story again with "business class" on the AC flights from DUB-YYZ? I know the aircraft dont have the international J seats, but can you book the seats they do have? If so how?


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 130, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10855 times:

Quoting irishtexan (Reply 125):

Thirsty visitor to SNN recently.
http://www.clareherald.com/2013/08/s...record-largest-ever-refuel-of.html
Discount for cash payment?

If it is the Sands Aircraft that they mentioned then my best guess is its flying on to Macau as sands own quite a few of the Hotel Casino's out there. Worth a visit  



Next Flights: DUB-KEF-DUB, DUB-DXB-MEL-DXB-DUB, DUB-MAN-DME-MAN-DUB, DUB-CDG-KUL-CAN-HKG-KUL-CDG-DUB
User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 131, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10845 times:

The Herald claims that there were delays of up to two hours for immigration clearance at Dublin Airport over the weekend due to staffing problems.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 132, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10850 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 131):
The Herald claims that there were delays of up to two hours for immigration clearance at Dublin Airport over the weekend due to staffing problems.

Doesnt surprise me based on my experiences the last few months. Its not just this weekend although I gather it was made worse. What with the bus strike with no Dublin Bus services to the airport for two days and the cash theft by a security screener at DUB, tourism is getting a bit of bad press this week.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 133, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10841 times:

Another emergency landing at SNN today - flight DL75, a 763 from MXP to ATL. The aircraft landed on RWY24 at 16:07 and stopped on the runway while emergency services checked for smoke coming from the right engine. After being given the all-clear it taxied to Gate 8 where passengers disembarked normally. The flight was due to continue to ATL at 19:10 but that has been cancelled and it looks like passengers and crew will overnight in the area.


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 134, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9987 times:

Shannon lands A380 emergency base

British Airways has confirmed Shannon Airport as its preferred option as a diversionary airport if the Airbus A380 ‘Superjumbo’ needs to make an unscheduled landing.

The airline’s first-delivered A380 jet, the largest passenger airliner in the world, paid a "familiarisation visit" to the airport last week.

British Airways will commence long-haul operations with the jet in the autumn on a Heathrow to Los Angeles route.

Once the flight commences its Atlantic crossing, Shannon will be the nearest suitable airport for crews if they have to turn around.

If the issue is technical and not of an urgent nature, the crew will probably return to Heathrow or land in Cardiff, where the airline already has a maintenance base.

If, however, the aircraft is involved in an emergency of greater urgency, the crew will divert to Shannon. Such incidents could include serious technical/ mechanical problems, security issues, and medical emergencies.

A spokeswoman for the airline confirmed: "The visit to Shannon went very well. It was part of a process to test the ability of airports in the British Isles and Ireland to handle the aircraft in the event of a diversion.

"We understand that Dublin is capable of managing an A380 but Shannon would be our preferred airport following our flight there. We currently have no plans to use any airports in Northern Ireland for diversion purposes."

http://www.irishexaminer.com/archive...ds-a380-emergency-base-238979.html


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 135, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9947 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 134):
Shannon lands A380 emergency base

Unlikely to be a massive money spinner given how ralely BA birds divert to SNN but still nice to know that we will get the odd treat of an A380 visit. Lets hope for lots of snow closures at LHR this winter   (it seems that BA diversions to SNN most often occurs because of disruption at LHR rather than technical/medical issues). Does this mean that the airbridges at SNN will be (or have been) modified to cope with unloading an A380 if so required?



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 136, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9926 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 135):
Unlikely to be a massive money spinner given how ralely BA birds divert to SNN but still nice to know that we will get the odd treat of an A380 visit.

Indeed . Also dont forget it will be flying over Dublin in September for Flightfest so some good photo ops there too  


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2147 posts, RR: 4
Reply 137, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9878 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 136):

Has that been confirmed?


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 138, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9879 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 135):
Unlikely to be a massive money spinner given how ralely BA birds divert to SNN but still nice to know that we will get the odd treat of an A380 visit.

Diversions are not part of SNN's business plan but good to see BA endorse the airport. While the runway is of adequate length for a fully-loaded A380, the width is 45m; 15m short of optimum A380 specifications which is briefly mentioned in the article posted by OA260.

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 135):
Does this mean that the airbridges at SNN will be (or have been) modified to cope with unloading an A380 if so required?

There have been no modifications to the airbridges and I doubt they would invest in upgrading one or more to A380 standard for these rare diversions. It will be interesting to see what will happen if/when an A380 diverts.

Speaking of diversions; the DL 767 is still on the ground at SNN awaiting the delivery of a replacement engine. It's being delivered by an Atlas Air 747 this evening at 21:35. Not sure what is happening with the passengers.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 139, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9849 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 137):
Has that been confirmed?

Yes it has been at the A380 event at SNN.


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2147 posts, RR: 4
Reply 140, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9845 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 139):

Good to know   Wasn't sure as I only heard a rumour about the A380 showing up from an interview filmed at the Bray Air show. Also mentioned in that interview was the 787, do you know if that is a definite too?


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 141, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9806 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 138):
Diversions are not part of SNN's business plan but good to see BA endorse the airport. While the runway is of adequate length for a fully-loaded A380, the width is 45m; 15m short of optimum A380 specifications which is briefly mentioned in the article posted by OA260.

45M is the standard width these days for most new runways, 60M is a throw back to the old piston days.


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 142, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9738 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 141):
45M is the standard width these days for most new runways, 60M is a throw back to the old piston days.

60m is the ICAO Code F requirement, 45m is the Code E requirement. Having said that, LHR's runways are only 50m but including the shoulders, far exceed that.


User currently offlineEIBusiness From Ireland, joined Feb 2010, 639 posts, RR: 7
Reply 143, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 131):
The Herald claims that there were delays of up to two hours for immigration clearance at Dublin Airport over the weekend due to staffing problems.

On Saturday morning last - I arrived in from BOS at 05.00 and experienced a ''Gathering'' of a whole new kind - one that's a sombre reminder of the downright inefficiencies that still persist in Ireland - ultimately exacerbating our negative economic position and image globally.

Despite there being three EI T/A Flights scheduled to arrive in relatively close succession, there was ONE Garda at Passport Control to cater for at least 300-400 Passengers.

Having waited in the Queue for 1 Hour and 5 Minutes myself, there were other PAX (without doubt) there for over 1.5 Hours and more.

Typical Irish efficiency - what a sight for those returning home and what a sight for those American passengers getting their first glimpse of Ireland.

Absolutely inexcusable on so many levels.

EIBusiness



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User currently offlineaidansnn From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 144, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9440 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 143):
Despite there being three EI T/A Flights scheduled to arrive in relatively close succession, there was ONE Garda at Passport Control to cater for at least 300-400 Passengers.

Seemingly, the situation did not improve over the course of the weekend. A family member arriving on Sunday at about 2PM waited for over an hour at Passport Control in T2. As EIBusiness already stated, this really is an inexcusable situation, particularly for passengers travelling with young children.


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 145, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9273 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 142):
60m is the ICAO Code F requirement, 45m is the Code E requirement. Having said that, LHR's runways are only 50m but including the shoulders, far exceed that.

But in practice code F operate from 45m runways all the time. Hardly any runways are built to 60m these days.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 146, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9259 times:

Quoting EIBusiness (Reply 143):
Despite there being three EI T/A Flights scheduled to arrive in relatively close succession, there was ONE Garda at Passport Control to cater for at least 300-400 Passengers.

Having waited in the Queue for 1 Hour and 5 Minutes myself, there were other PAX (without doubt) there for over 1.5 Hours and more.

Typical Irish efficiency - what a sight for those returning home and what a sight for those American passengers getting their first glimpse of Ireland.

Yes there is no excuse for it. I have had the same experiences myself with the Garda imigration hall in Dublin. Packed right up to the gate area. It is unacceptable despite some trying to make excuses. I dont know why they feel they can do all this PR about ''The Gathering'' and then not provide the facilities to support the tourist arrivals. Its all a bit of a wash out this Gathering anyway. It has lost its momentum. I have seen numerous complaints on various social media about the arrivals at DUB and thats their first impression of Ireland. Its always a case of doing things half hearted.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 147, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9182 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 139):
There have been no modifications to the airbridges and I doubt they would invest in upgrading one or more to A380 standard for these rare diversions. It will be interesting to see what will happen if/when an A380 diverts.

It certainly will be fun trying to unload an entire A380 at SNN if the situation arises particularly if it so happens to coincide with the busy morning time when SNN's own transatnaltic flights arrive. That said, a diversion that would require unloading the plane would indeed be very, very rare. I would imagine that the most suitable spot to unload if it were required would be the very last gate at the far end of the terminal normally used by Omni Air. Someone correct me if I am wrong but I presume the existing airbridges at SNN could be used to unload an A380 from a lower deck door if it had to be done? They were all replaced relatively recently.



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 148, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9159 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 146):
Its all a bit of a wash out this Gathering anyway.

It seems to be working though. Visitor numbers and overall transatlantic traffic are up. Of course we won't have any real figures until early next year.

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 147):
Someone correct me if I am wrong but I presume the existing airbridges at SNN could be used to unload an A380 from a lower deck door if it had to be done?

I'd love to know myself.

That DL diverted 767 finally departed SNN yesterday at 14:52, arriving in Atlanta at 18:03 local. Then another diversion - an LH A346 this time operating flight LH453 (LAX-MUC). Apparently all the toilets started overflowing and after the tanks were emptied at SNN, the flight continued to MUC after two hours. What a load of sh*t...!



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 149, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9139 times:

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 148):
Of course we won't have any real figures until early next year.

Yeah I will wait to see the figures broken down which is the most important even vital info.

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Speaking of figures !!


Passenger numbers up for Aer Lingus but redundancies still imminent

Passenger traffic numbers at Aer Lingus grew by almost 3pc last month in comparison to the same period last year.

In a traffic statistics report released this morning, the Irish airline announced a rise of 2.9pc to 1,141,000 total flown passengers numbers.

Estimated figures for long haul passenger traffic for the rest of the year have been pulled back due to the long spell of sunshine over the summer months.

Nonetheless, there was a capacity increase of 17.2pc to 116,000 for the airline’s long haul flown from the previous year.

http://www.independent.ie/business/p...ncies-still-imminent-29480712.html

As above certain things can affect final figures so its a wait and see game .

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Airport link tunnel included in expanded DART plan

STATE railway company Iarnrod Eireann plans to expand the stalled DART Underground project to include a link to Dublin Airport.

The company hopes to develop an integrated rail network which would allow rail passengers to travel from the airport into the city centre, and on to Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Belfast.

And the Irish Independent has learned that EU funding of up to €780m could be available to build the massive project, resulting in a far lower bill for the taxpayer.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...n-expanded-dart-plan-29479191.html

The above should be a priority but sadly its the typical half hearted vision !! It should be already under construction.


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2814 posts, RR: 15
Reply 150, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9007 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 149):
Passenger numbers up for Aer Lingus but redundancies still imminent

Even with their 3 recent recruitment drives? Is this to make present crew take redundancy packages & hire newer, cheaper crew?  



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 151, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8948 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 150):
Even with their 3 recent recruitment drives? Is this to make present crew take redundancy packages & hire newer, cheaper crew?

Yep seems so . Make the expensive contracts take a redundancy deal and then re employ new younger cheaper labour without the perks etc...


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2814 posts, RR: 15
Reply 152, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9008 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 151):
Yep seems so . Make the expensive contracts take a redundancy deal and then re employ new younger cheaper labour without the perks etc...

Happening everywhere I suppose  



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User currently offlinecaptainmeeerkat From Russia, joined Aug 2010, 386 posts, RR: 1
Reply 153, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8903 times:

Anyone know why there is an LH A340 in DUB?


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User currently offlinen272wa From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 154, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8847 times:

July figures for DUB are up! Great to see and a sure sign that the massive Tourism Ireland campaign of "The Gathering" is certainly paying off:

http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-...ers_In_July_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx

Almost 2.2 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, a 7% increase on the same period last year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 6% with more than 1.2 million passengers travelling to and from European destinations during July. UK traffic increased by 5%, with more than 653,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain last month.
Transatlantic traffic to North America increased by 16% with more than 221,000 passengers travelling on this route sector in July.

Other international passenger traffic, which covers flights to and from the Middle East, increased by 19% with more than 54,000 passengers travelling these routes in July. Passenger numbers on domestic routes increased by 14% with almost 7,000 passengers taking domestic flights last month.

More than 11.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first seven months of the year, a 5% increase when compared to the same period last year.



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User currently offlineaidansnn From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 155, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8813 times:

Positive July traffic figures for Shannon too!

http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/abo...er_numbers_increase_by_over_9.aspx

Summer 2013 improved again for Shannon Airport in July when it achieved growth for the second successive month, with a 9.4% overall increase in passenger numbers compared on the same month last year.

Overall passenger numbers for July were 177,558, up from 158,603 in the same month last year. The increase built on the 8% hike in month-over-month passenger numbers for June – the first time in five years that the airport experienced growth and just six months after setting out as an independent entity.
Like June, the growth was most telling in the transatlantic market, with overall passenger throughput arising from the airport’s five US and one Canadian (Toronto) services increasing from 38,781 in July 2012 to 54,014 last month, a 39% increase.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 156, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 152):
Happening everywhere I suppose  

Yep seems so in every industry.

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Breaking news on Sky is that a plane bound from Ireland to the USA has made an emergency landing in PHL due to a bomb threat.

news.sky,com

UPDATE :

Seems it was US 723 DUB-PHL and was of course headed to PHL anyway.



[Edited 2013-08-07 11:24:05]

User currently offlineaidansnn From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 157, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8829 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 156):
Breaking news on Sky is that a plane bound from Ireland to the USA has made an emergency landing in PHL due to a bomb threat.

The flight, a US Airways 757, originated in Shannon, apparently.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9198583


User currently offlineirishtexan From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 158, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8835 times:

Fox news reporting an incident currently developing at PHL.
Video from PHL of a US 757, reported to be a flight from Ireland, parked remotely surrounded by many vehicles.
Some kind of security alert after a phone threat was received.
flight identified as US777 originating SNN.
Video shows door 1L open with steps at the door.

[Edited 2013-08-07 11:28:27]
Live shots at 2.25 EST shows passengers deplaning and baggage coming off.


[Edited 2013-08-07 11:32:02]
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/230...ne-in-philly-after-apparent-threat


[Edited 2013-08-07 11:48:30]

[Edited 2013-08-07 11:50:46]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 159, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8830 times:

Quoting aidansnn (Reply 157):
The flight, a US Airways 757, originated in Shannon, apparently.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...98583

Seems to be mixed reports at the moment as if it was the SNN or DUB flight.



*** I presume DUB is a B767 today so must have been SNN *** ??

[Edited 2013-08-07 11:35:22]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 160, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8787 times:

N204NW Was the reg and seems it was from SNN.

Sniffer dogs going through the bags at present.



User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 161, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8697 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 160):
N204NW Was the reg and seems it was from SNN.

N204UW? NW is a Bell 204.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 162, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8685 times:

Quoting EIDL (Reply 161):
N204UW?

Yes N204UW typo  


User currently offlineEIDL From Ireland, joined Apr 2012, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 163, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8696 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 162):
Yes N204UW typo  

Only noticed as thought a non-Delta plane ending in NW would be rare enough!


User currently offlineirishtexan From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 164, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8474 times:

Some media follow up to the bomb hoax on US777
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/230...d-to-make-emergency-landing-at-phl


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 165, posted (11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

Aer Lingus had one of their A330s go tech in Shannon yesterday, EI135 to BOS was cancelled and left around 100 still stranded today with many of them not expected to leave until tomorrow morning from DUB.

100 stranded at Shannon Airport after plane fault

Quote:
Around 100 people have been left stranded at Shannon Airport following a technical problem on an Aer Lingus plane.

The company says the fault caused the cancellation of a scheduled flight from Shannon to Boston yesterday.

It resulted in disruption for around 500 passengers, both here and in the United States.
When the Airbus A330 due to fly from Ireland was grounded, more than 250 passengers had to spend the night in the Shannon area.

Some of those were accommodated on alternative flights from Dublin to the US or on services via London today.

Anyone know the aircraft in question?

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0808/467121-shannon-airport/

Shamrock350


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 166, posted (11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8124 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 165):

Some went Via DUB and LHR ? "The Scattering"  


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 167, posted (11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8083 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 165):
Anyone know the aircraft in question?

EI-DAA



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User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 168, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7743 times: