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DL To Dublin Via Shannon?  
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

According to a few sites DL flies one of its flights (if not both) from ATL to Dublin via Shannon. Is there a reason for this? It seems all other US airlines fly direct.


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6490 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 978 times:

What US carrier are you talking about?

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Continental flies EWR-DUB 757. An Air Canada, a north american carrier, flies YYZ-DUB.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8309 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Continental flies EWR-DUB 757. Also Air Canada, a north american carrier, flies YYZ-DUB.


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1970 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Yeah, I was in Shannon, Ireland and they had a Delta flight that came in straight from Atlanta. I wanna say it was a 777, if not a 767, I'm not sure. I'm not too sure why they do this, but I just wanted to confirm that they do fly there. Possibly they can pick up more people in Dublin on the return flight home.


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User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Always thought they flew the MD-11s to Ireland...Maybe they changed...

User currently onlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 953 times:

The only other scheduled US carrier currently serving Ireland is CO and they do indeed fly nonstop EWR-DUB. However, all US carriers flying between the US and Ireland are forced to fly an equal number of weekly flights to both DUB and SNN. As a result, CO also flies a EWR-SNN flight. DL on the other hand alternates. 3 times a week they fly ATL-SNN-DUB and 4 times a week they fly ATL-DUB-SNN.

This rule was implemented by the Irish government to help protect Western Ireland and especially SNN after it ceased to be a mandatory refueling stop for transatlantic flights once longer range aircraft became available. It should be noted that EI are not subject to this same rule. Anyway, if you ask me this move is highly anti-competitive and should be scrapped ASAP. In fact, there has been a rumour floating around that indicates that DL has threatened to pull out of Ireland if the mandatory SNN stop continues to be imposed.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 934 times:

It should be noted that EI are not subject to this same rule.
I thought it did apply to Aer Lingus too.


User currently offlinePapatango From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 896 times:

FYI Delta may pull out of Ireland if that old rule is not changed.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 875 times:
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The latest schedule change bumped the DUB service to 777 from MD-11.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 876 times:

The AC 763 service will route either YYZ-DUB-SNN-YYZ or YYZ-SNN-DUB-YYZ on all flights.




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