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Aer Lingus First: Avod To Chicago (ORD) [pics]  
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 30774 times:

Hi everyone, this is a review and report of my most recent flights; the annual trip to Chicago. My TRs from last year can be found here:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/125706
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/127043

This year flights from Shannon (SNN) to Chicago (ORD) were not nonstop as, by this stage Aer Lingus was using its two new aircraft to serve its new US routes. Also the daily nonstop flights to Chicago by American Airlines have been withdrawn as of October 2007.

This means the only direct flight offered between the two airports is EI125/EI124 with the routing SNN-DUB-ORD.

[Sorry if some of the pix are blurry]

Shannon International Airport (SNN) - Dublin Airport (DUB)

Date: Monday, 28th July 2008
Airline: Aer Lingus (EI/EIN)
Flight Number: EI125/AA7977 [Codeshared with American Airlines]
Aircraft Type: Airbus Industrie A330-302
Aircraft Tail No: EI-DUZ (St. Aoife/Aoife)

Departure Gate: Gate 6
Scheduled Departure: 12:30 UTC
Actual Departure: 12:26 UTC
Weather at Departure: Overcast, drizzle, winds SW.
Taxi Route: D1, D2, RWY 24

Scheduled Arrival: 13:20 UTC
Actual Arrival: 13:05 UTC
Arrival Gate: Gate B31
Weather at Arrival: Hazy, sunny, winds E.
Taxi Route: RWY 10, E2, F2

Approx. Routing: SNN-Irish Midlands-DUB
Seat No: 46K
Captain: Conor Driscall
Actual Flight Time: 39 minutes

There were 4 of us travelling and we had checked in the night before on aerlingus.com.
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My boarding pass

We left home at about 08:30 to arrive at the airport at 10:00.

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The queue for bag drop was non-existant but for regular check-in and Fastpass machines there was about a 5 minute wait. We were told here that we would clear US Customs & Border Protection on the ground in Dublin. I still don't know why it wasn't done at SNN because the CBP agents looked like they were doing nothing at the time.

It was my first time at the airport since January so I was surprised by all the new Air France and Shannon Airport logos and signage. Alot of improvements to the landside part of the airport and now looks more modern than ever. However on the other hand, some of the areas past the duty free shop and in the gate area look like they're falling apart.
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We went up to the estuary cafe for breakfast and I walked around the terminal some more. The viewing gallery on the third floor was closed for some reason...
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Then it was time to clear security [there's a whole new security section now, much bigger and brighter so we got through with barely any wait]. After browsing around duty free and the departure lounge I decided to go to the gate to see what was happening on the ramp.

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A sculpture dedicated to the world's first ever Duty Free shop here at Shannon

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Pictures of heads of state who visited Shannon as you enter the domestic/EU hall leading to the boarding gates. Pictured here: JFK

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For those unfamiliar with Shannon Airport, Gates 1-6 are seperated from Gates 7-14 as only flights using US CBP at SNN use Gates 7-14. At the gate we were greeted with another security check that involved looking into people's carry-ons. Today the man checking them simply opened the bag, barely looked down and closed it again. A joke really. Boarding opened on time at about 11:55. I'd estimate about 100-150 passengers got on here, that's a good sign.

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Delta Air Lines flight DL112 taxiing for departure to New York City (JFK)

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The doors blocking entry to Gates 7-14[yes, they were locked  Angry ]

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EI-DUO (St. Columba) would later depart for New York City (JFK)

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Chicago "O'Hare" if you don't mind  Smile

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I saw 3 aircraft belonging to the now bankrupt Silverjet parked here. Anyone know why?

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Boarding was fast and as soon as everyone was aboard Captain Driscall welcomed us and he projected a flight time to Dublin of 30 minutes. He said the rain hadn't reached Dublin yet and expected a fairly comfortable flight. Pushback was at 12:26 and takeoff was at 12:36. Glad to be on this aircraft as it's EI's newest long-haul [just delivered last year]. It has Audio/Video on Demand which made the flight seem way shorter than usual. As of winter 2008/09 most of the EI widebody fleet will be upgraded to this standard.

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Flightmap

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On the taxi to Runway 24

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Aer Lingus hangar

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Don't know what this bird is doing at SNN?

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Shannon coastguard helicopter

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We were cleared for immediate takeoff and turned right towards Dublin. Our cruising altitude was 13,000 feet.

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Then we started a rather steep descent. I was surprised because as we tookoff on RWY24 at SNN surely we'd be landing on RWY28 at DUB. But the winds were easterly here so we flew straight in for a Runway 10 approach. The approach was bumpy with the crew struggling to keep the aircraft in line with the runway. Touchdown was at 13:05.

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Landing at DUB

We exited via taxiway E2, using up most of the runway. After turning left we stopped and the captain announced that due to gate congestion we would have to wait for a gate to become available. He said it was currently being occupied by American Airlines, which, ironically enough was also on its way to Chicago (AA93). At 13:19 we started moving again and arrived on stand at 13:20.

Some aircraft spotted at Dublin were an AirBaltic 757 bound for Riga, Luxair CRJ from Luxembourg City, Continental Airlines 757 from Newark, US Airways 757 from Philadelphia and a British Airways 737 bound for London (LGW). I noticed a Ryanair aircraft in a hanger
past all the Terminal 2 construction.

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Waiting for a gate

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Construction for Terminal 2

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Parked at Gate B31

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Continental Airlines CO127 to New York-EWR

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EI-DVH (St. Ciara) parking next to us

After arriving at the gate the crew announced that all passengers terminating their journey in Dublin would be let off first. After this all other passengers continuing to ORD would have to disembark to clear US customs. We were asked to take all personal belongings with us as security would be coming on board to inspect the aircraft while we were clearing customs. We left the aircraft aboit 13:35 UTC.

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The airbridge in Dublin

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So that concludes the SNN-DUB portion of my trip across the atlantic.

Dublin Airport (DUB) - O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Date: Monday, 28th July 2008
Airline: Aer Lingus (EI/EIN)
Flight Number: EI125/AA7977 [Codeshared with American Airlines]
Aircraft Type: Airbus Industrie A330-302
Aircraft Tail No: EI-DUZ (St. Aoife/Aoife)

Departure Gate: Gate B31
Scheduled Departure: 14:30 UTC
Actual Departure: 14:49 UTC
Weather at Departure: Mostly sunny, hazy, winds E.
Taxi Route:

Scheduled Arrival: 16:40 CDT
Actual Arrival: 16:29 CDT
Arrival Gate: Gate M8
Weather at Arrival: Hazy, clear, winds SE.
Taxi Route: RWY 10, M6, D4, International Taxiline

Approx. Routing: DUB-Donegal-Newfoundland-Great Lakes-ORD
Seat No: 46K
Captain: Paddy Oliver
Actual Flight Time: 7 hours, 40 minutes

We arrived back on board at approx. 14:15 UTC. Cabin crew then started making their announcements about stowing luggage and not blocking aisles etc. The first officer was female, Susanna Leese [from Finland] and the head of cabin crew was Paul Dalton.

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At 14:45 our new captain introduced himself and apologised for the delay which was caused by customs. Pushback was at 14:49. On the taxi out to Runway 10 I spotted a Globespan 767 bound for Vancouver, a TNT cargo 767, Fedex 767,, a Centralwings 737 at maintenance, 2x Cityjet Avros, a few Aer Arann ATRs, an Etihad Airways A330-200 bound for Abu Dhabi and the usual swarm of Ryanair and Aer Lingus 737s and A320s.

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We waited for two aircraft to takeoff and one to land before we rolled back onto Runway 10. Takeoff was at 13:07 UTC.

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At this stage the Flightmap showed an ETA of 16:23 CDT. We left the Irish coastline [Donegal] at 15:25 UTC. 10 minutes later we reached our cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, at which time we were served drinks. The crew announced a selection of confectionary available for purchase, a new service since last time. Soft drinks were free but there was a charge for alcoholic drinks.

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Dinner service started at 16:50 UTC. On offer today - chicken casserole or beef bolognase & pasta. It's hilareous how they dress up the same old "chicken or beef" with different names like "chicken with rice" or "beef lasagna" on the flight home. This was served with tea/coffee

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Here's a "History of Aer Lingus" gotten from the AVOD system:
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I fell asleep for a while and then I watched some TV:
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Duty free came around at 12:00 CDT and at this time our cruising altitude changed to 38,000 feet [we were passing the southern tip of Greenland]. About 20 minutes after, it got a bit turbulent and around this time our ETA was changed to 16:30.

With one hour to go cabin crew came around with tea/coffee and a scone and orange juice. We began our descent at about 15:40 CDT over Michigan. According to the flightmap we were between Cedar Springs and Freemont when I spotted a Northwest Airlines jet coming against us at an angle about 5,000 feet below, heading to Detroit no doubt.

At 16:02 the crew came around asking for donations for the "Change for Good" charity in aid of UNICEF. We then headed west out over Lake Michigan.

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Then a member of cabin crew noticed me recording all this information and asked if he could see my logbook. He seemed very impressed with all the flights I had done especially since I was only 17. [38 since 1991]. His name was Tony Kinane and we talked away about my hopes to be a


Shannon-Chicago
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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26491 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 30634 times:

Hey there , great report and great photos. I really enjoyed it . Nice to had good flights.

Thanks for the report.


OA260



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User currently offlineAirbus767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 30550 times:

Great report and very nice pictures, a pleasure to see! However one of the pictures got me thinking; what's a TAM 767 doing in SNN? Someone on this site has to have some idea about why that's there - or maybe everyone knows and I'm the only one that's completely clueless on the matter  Big grin


LAN ~ United Airlines ~ Aerolineas Argentinas ~ Pluna ~ Varig ~ American Airlines
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6276 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 30529 times:

Nice report!

Great photos of Shannon, nice to see all the new branding around the place and to hear of all the improvements. Really liked the photos of the AVOD and the history of Aer Lingus. The short note from Dermot Mannion is a good addition to the new Cara magazine, I like the front cover as well.

Thanks for sharing.

Shamrock350


User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1647 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 30172 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Thread starter):
Fedex 767

FedEx doesn't fly 767's..It was an A300 or A310.



NWA THE TRUE EVIL EMPIRE
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17003 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 29665 times:

Nice TR

The pics are really good.

EIs AVOD looks great.

Seems you had a good flight with EI.



Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 29152 times:

Nice report on EI. Curiously, is Dublin the only airport to have US Customs stationed there? I know it seems like a good arrangement as it will save the hassle of clearing later at arrival. I remember reading somewhere that Vancouver also has this arrangement.


Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 28928 times:

Sorry it looks like the last piece got cut off. Basically we landed on Runway 10 at 16:29, 11 minutes early, here are pics of T5:
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Overall I enjoyed my flight and being on this particular aircraft was a bonus.

Anyway thanks for all the comments

Quoting Airbus767 (Reply 2):
what's a TAM 767 doing in SNN?

I have no idea.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 3):
The short note from Dermot Mannion is a good addition to the new Cara magazine, I like the front cover as well.

It is a major improvement on the last format. This magazine is bigger too with more pages.

Quoting Stratosphere (Reply 4):
FedEx doesn't fly 767's..It was an A300 or A310.

It was an A300 then.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
Curiously, is Dublin the only airport to have US Customs stationed there?

Dublin and Shannon are the only two European airports to have USCBP however only immigration is inspected here with customs still done on entry to the US. It is planned to have both immigration and customs installed at DUB (Terminal 2) and SNN in 2009, eliminating the need for originating airlines to land at international terminals in the States.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 28875 times:

Nice TR, very descriptive & plenty of excellent pics aswell.
SNN may be quiet but it sure does get interesting visitors.
I take it there is a return TR to come?  Wink
Thanks for posting.



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineCabinboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 28645 times:

Sorry but i cant see any pics!!

User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 876 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 28605 times:

Photobucket bandwidth exceeded. Should have used: www.tinypic.com
Usually very good when hosting pictures...


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 28352 times:

Can't see anything.
Writing is good.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 28290 times:

I know this TR is a bit of a disaster with the pics and it got cut off at the end but the return will be better.

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 10):
Should have used: www.tinypic.com

I'll take it into account, thanks.

Quoting EICVD (Reply 8):
I take it there is a return TR to come?

Expect it in a few weeks  Wink



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 900 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 27880 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 12):
Expect it in a few weeks

Hopefully I'll be able to see the pictures in that TR and the ones from this TR since I've never had the pleasure of flying EI


User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 27638 times:

Could you possibly upload the photos elsewhere?


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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 27546 times:

Nice TR AmricanShamrok!, enjoyed reading it.

Great that you got -DUZ, what an improvement it is over the older a/c.

Quoting Airbus767 (Reply 2):
However one of the pictures got me thinking; what's a TAM 767 doing in SNN?

Was in for painting and is awaiting delivery to TAM. The Silverjets were flown in from LTN, not sure where they're going now.

Looking forward to return report!

EI320


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 27505 times:



Quoting Burj (Reply 13):
Hopefully I'll be able to see the pictures in that TR and the ones from this TR since I've never had the pleasure of flying EI

Hopefully you will, as for flying EI, it depends what route you're talking so I can't really give you a recomendation...

Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 14):
Could you possibly upload the photos elsewhere?

Where do you have in mind?

Quoting EI320 (Reply 15):
Great that you got -DUZ, what an improvement it is over the older a/c.

Definately. You wouldn't believe how shorter the flight seems, not that I'm complaining that they're too long  Wink

Quoting EI320 (Reply 15):
The Silverjets were flown in from LTN, not sure where they're going now.

They were still there when I landed 3 weeks later [last Thursday].



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6276 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 27329 times:



Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 16):
Where do you have in mind?

Just upload the same photos to tinypic.com in the same way you did with photobucket and then post them in a reply to this TR with a few short captions to explain them like you did in your original post.


User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 25343 times:

Finally, I get to enjoy your great TR with pictures. Good stuff, now we just need the return portion Big grin

EISHN- Michael



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24913 times:

Quoting EISHN (Reply 18):
now we just need the return portion

Yeah sorry about the delay with the return but I'm really busy. It'll probably be mid-term break [in about two weeks] Hopefully all the pics will come out now.
Here are the other pics that didn't come out in this TR:
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008132.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008128.jpg
Construction as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program [new runway]

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008129.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008130.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008131.jpg
This one is a bit symbolic of the new EI/UA pertnership.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/AmericanShamrock/America%202008/America2008127.jpg

[Edited 2008-10-08 14:55:52]


Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 23915 times:
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Nice report and pictures, enjoyed the trip - look forward to the return.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offline777Daedalus From Brazil, joined Oct 2005, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 23726 times:

I truly bristle at a "United States Customs and Border Protection" station in a country other than the United States. The presence of such an entity usurps sovereignty of the host country. As a counter-example, how would Americans feel if there were a Russian Customs control at JFK manned with Russian agents using Russian computers to "welcome" passengers to their nation? How would Americans like to see signs in American airports reading "for flights NOT clearing Russian customs, proceed to the right." Practical matters aside, to me this is arrogant, poor diplomacy. Thoughts?

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User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 701 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 23441 times:



Quoting 777Daedalus (Reply 21):
I truly bristle at a "United States Customs and Border Protection" station in a country other than the United States. The presence of such an entity usurps sovereignty of the host country. As a counter-example, how would Americans feel if there were a Russian Customs control at JFK manned with Russian agents using Russian computers to "welcome" passengers to their nation? How would Americans like to see signs in American airports reading "for flights NOT clearing Russian customs, proceed to the right." Practical matters aside, to me this is arrogant, poor diplomacy. Thoughts

Before posting any kind of reply I would be interested to know if you know the reason / history for this? My guess from this diatribe is that you dont



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User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 23410 times:



Quoting 777Daedalus (Reply 21):
I truly bristle at a "United States Customs and Border Protection" station in a country other than the United States. The presence of such an entity usurps sovereignty of the host country. As a counter-example, how would Americans feel if there were a Russian Customs control at JFK manned with Russian agents using Russian computers to "welcome" passengers to their nation? How would Americans like to see signs in American airports reading "for flights NOT clearing Russian customs, proceed to the right." Practical matters aside, to me this is arrogant, poor diplomacy. Thoughts?

Interesting point and never really crossed my mind before. I think we're lucky to have this service because of the strong historical links between Ireland and the US and obviously these stations were developed by both gevernments.

That sign you mentioned at Shannon is there because at one stage most flights from the airport were bound for America and vice-versa. If it was any other country I'd agree with you but since this is, perhaps the most secure nation in the world and we're going to be clearing CBP anyway. It's just easier this way.

Really we're at an advantage because it saves a load of time on arrival in the US.



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offlineMeridianBUF From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23356 times:



Quoting 777Daedalus (Reply 21):
I truly bristle at a "United States Customs and Border Protection" station in a country other than the United States. The presence of such an entity usurps sovereignty of the host country. As a counter-example, how would Americans feel if there were a Russian Customs control at JFK manned with Russian agents using Russian computers to "welcome" passengers to their nation? How would Americans like to see signs in American airports reading "for flights NOT clearing Russian customs, proceed to the right." Practical matters aside, to me this is arrogant, poor diplomacy. Thoughts?

Almost all Canadian airports have this. But with customs AND immigration. It's great. You arrive in the US as if you were arriving from a domestic flight. Excellent for connections.

It's a bilateral agreement, nothing arrogant.


25 Burnsie28 : So when coming from Ireland its like Canada where you don't have to clear customs when you get here to the US, its like a US domestic flight?
26 Renfnl : Great report. I'm taking EI again this December for my Christmas trip home. Last time it was JFK-SNN this time ORD-SNN. Hopefully I get the AVOD aircr
27 AmricanShamrok : It's similar but not the same. Ireland doesn't have the full agricultural inspections and clears that on arrival in the US. In 2010 fully equipped po
28 Renfnl : Thats great to hear. I used to always fly out of ORD until about '02 and never got one of the newer A330's. Since I started working at SY its been mu
29 Burnsie28 : One other questions, I have flown from Canada to the US, but since I was flying Philippine Airlines at the time we didn't clear customs until arriving
30 AmricanShamrok : They have to be American citizens so yes. The one I talked to was in SNN from Seattle on a five year post.
31 Hejmatt : Love the fact that Aer Lingus show 'Father Ted' as part of their AVOD. My favourite tv show and I don't think any other airline currently offers it o
32 AmricanShamrok : Yeah Father Ted is definately unique to EI! They should add more programmes though - they have a very limited selection. Welcome to A.net btw!
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