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by OA260
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

- ADD - DUB's market has to be considered too, which has big potential, but this move jeopardizes that. C. Bad commercial move for Ireland-Africa-Onward traffic. It now makes the DUB-ADD into a 11 hours 15 mins flight compared to what was a non stop 8 hours 10 mins flight. Although from what Im hea...

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by OA260
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

OPINION: Why an airport in Offaly isn't crazy and could actually work Writing in the Irish Times at the time, after picking apart the prospect of the airport, Ciaran Hancock jibed, "the acronym for Midlands Airport Developments is MAD, which is rather unfortunate. Sadly, it might prove to be ap...

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by OA260
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Man awarded €29k after he was sacked for taking magazine from aircraft rubbish bag An airline security firm here has been ordered to pay €29,000 to a security worker after it was found to have unfairly dismissed him over taking a $5.99 (€5) copy of TIME magazine from a rubbish bag on an aircraft at ...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

In my view it is largely irrelevant if the photo was staged or not, it was pretty obvious from the start it was done to make a point but that point still stands, these individuals were told by their employer to sleep in an airport. If its good enough for their passengers its good enough for their c...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Aran Islands air service may be based at Shannon Airport Proposal emerges to maintain vital link if no deal in talks with existing service provider Shannon Airport may be used as a link base with the Aran Islands if efforts to resolve difficulties with the contract held by Aer Arann Islands fail. Ho...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5203

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

MileHFL400 wrote:
Flew them on Kenya Airways in the late 90’s but i think that was about it.


I got to fly the KQ one also. In the early 90’s they routed LHR-ATH-NBO. I flew the LHR-ATH sector. Very cheap tickets back then.

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by OA260
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

X Factor 'fakery' scandal as contestants filmed on business class flights to judges' houses before being sent to economy A fellow passenger noticed that the X Factor contestants weren't exactly getting the star treatment But all was apparently not as it seemed. After the airline tweeted the video to...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Video shows Dublin Airport toilets left in a shocking state over the weekend Dublin Airport passengers have a lot to answer for after a video posted online showed the toilets in a shocking state. Toilet paper can be seen covering the floor of every cubicle in the men's along with some bottles and ot...

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by OA260
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK might as well go scheduled A330 with one of their rotations at this stage . Turkey seems to be on edge at the moment - very difficult economic times there? Seems a bit risky to forecast sustained demand on a route of less importance, like IST - DUB? I think we're more likely to see regular wideb...

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by OA260
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

AirbusA343 wrote:
TK is sending an A333 tomorrow on TK1975/TK1976 due to TK1976 being cancelled today.


The TK widebodies are becoming a more regular sight at DUB recently and seems already penciled in for some peak dates next Summer. Great to see it.

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by OA260
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

UK Regulator Probes Aer Lingus Aircraft Lease Pact With Cityjet LONDON (Alliance News) - The Competition & Markets Authority said Friday that it has served an initial enforcement order on International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, Aer Lingus Ltd and Cityjet Designated Activity Co in relation ...

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by OA260
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Review: What's it like to fly transatlantic from Cork with Norwegian? Thats a fair review of the flight, I would say. I used it myself this summer and agree with the reviewer. ORK is really easy to use, this summer there was free parking for Norwegian passengers, the Aspire is an above average spac...

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by OA260
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Review: What's it like to fly transatlantic from Cork with Norwegian? Thomas Breathnach takes a transatlantic journey from East Cork to the East Coast. Here's his verdict... It may be an economy flight, but I’m in for a treat. After a decade of Aircoaching from Cork to Dublin, driving the night-shif...

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by OA260
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

25 flights cancelled by EI due to Storm Callum. Also most BE from BHD in the morning rush. Storm Callum is expected to cause disruption, especially to travel, as it moves in on Thursday night. It will bring rain and severe gales to parts of Ireland, with the strongest gusts expected in coastal areas...

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by OA260
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Congratulations to Sean Doyle I know of him and think he will be a great addition to carry on the new direction of Aer Lingus .

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by OA260
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

DEPARTMENT REJECTS FCC HAS ‘CONFLICT’ CHECKING DUBLIN AIRPORT NOISE The Department of Transport has rejected claims that Fingal County Council has a conflict of interest in being appointed as noise regulator at Dublin Airport. Senior department officials told the Oireachtas Transport Committee they ...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

New September Record As Dublin Airport Welcomes 2.9 Million Passengers More than 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 7% increase on last year, making it the busiest September in the airport’s 78-year history. Passenger numbers to and from continental Europe increased b...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

That said, the Club Europe legs from DUB/LHR/DUB were actually very good Im actually liking the CE product DUB-LHR although I flew BHD-LHR the other day and it was a bit bland what was offered. It lacked taste. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/2ACEDBE5-945F-48C3-A53C-A0922EC...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

New train service from Derry to Belfast International Airport Local rail lobby group, ‘Into the West,’ has welcomed the launch of a new ‘Airlink’ ticket which makes the train the cheapest way to get from Derry to Northern Ireland’s busiest airport. Following requests by local campaigners, Translink ...

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by OA260
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I agree that LX / LH cover Eastern Europe and the CIS but not always easily. Better connections through Frankfurt but not a great fan - too many missed connections. Zurich is easier but connections, because of current LX timings, are no great. Maybe the second LX flight might offer more Austrian ha...

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by OA260
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At last! Flybe now supports Apple Wallet.
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: At last! Flybe now supports Apple Wallet.

Its been out for a while now. I used it back at the start of August.

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by OA260
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5700

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

Any PR is good PR as they say. It has certainly got everyone talking about it especially in non Av circles.

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by OA260
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Belfast City Airport security refit 'cuts wait times Belfast City Airport has opened a £1.5m refurbishment of its security area that it has said will reduce security waiting times to six minutes. The investment has seen the introduction of new security lanes, scanning equipment and electronic boardi...

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by OA260
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

eicvd wrote:
EI up to their usual tricks? EI-LBS just arrived in DUB from SNN.


Yes the 111 is cancelled its really getting beyond a joke now and the stability of the route is getting to be a nightmare for passengers. EI need to lease in another aircraft if this carries on.

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by OA260
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8432

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

The really weird thing is, no one seems to care for the passengers. If I were a passenger booking a ticket on TK (or any other airline flying to IST) I'd like to know where I'll be landing so I could make arrangements. We are talking about 25 days from now. So if I book an IST-ESB flight on Novembe...

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by OA260
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Fingal County Council role as Dublin Airport "noise regulator" defended A senior Department of Transport official has rejected claims that Fingal County Council has a conflict of interest in being appointed as the authority with responsibility to monitor noise levels at Dublin Airport. htt...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

That brand and specifically that one is superior to what BA offer IMHO. I always maintain a good Cava can beat Champagne any day. Of course it all comes down to personal preference. Well, to be fair, I've only tried the Cava/Sparking Wine on KLM, Qantas and American Airlines and they were not a pat...

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by OA260
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I think IAG are too busy cost cutting, and presumably Star could have used the old BD space back in the day had they really wanted a DUB lounge. I think the DAA saw a chance to expand their lounge so BA were not offered it and the lease was ended from memory. —- Irish airspace reopens as 'back-up s...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Lucky DUB is not effected due to UK being close

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by OA260
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Swissport might be another contender for their Aspire brand. I’ve never been in an EY lounge, but imagine that the relatively plush fit-Out is more suitable for Plaza Premium or No1 than Aspire. EY seems to continue to be the largest customer of the lounges at MAN and LHR, so the DAA could operate ...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Yes its worrying that LHR has gone and it certainly does not warrant a lounge at DUB now. Its a lovely lounge I have been in a few times. About the size of the BA one at BHD maybe a bit smaller. It would make sense size wise to handle British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Qatar, Cathay Pacific and S7. ...

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by OA260
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Indeed they have brought their staff at DUB down to minimal and you wonder whats left to cut! Etihad are handing over their Heathrow Terminal 4 lounge to No 1 Lounges, I see on Head for Points today. I'd say that means the Dublin lounge's days are numbered. I hope it becomes a BA and oneworld loung...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Bad news for EY on that flight obviously, but may not be indicative of the bigger picture as they're still flying double daily (or is that set to change?) They drop to daily after 19 January 2019, with the aircraft switching to the larger 77W from what they have now. I wonder how long they'll conti...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Great flight with Iberia Express DUB-MAD. The J Class product is something really missing from the EI Euro product. IBX continue to impress and decent catering too. The food looks really nice! What were the bubbles like? I've found the Cava/Sparking Wine on most airlines in domestic/intra-Europe bu...

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by OA260
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8432

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

Thanks for a new thread . This will certainly be a very interesting month. Lets see what happens over the next few weeks. Im sure the media are like vultures ready to attack if things dont go right.

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by OA260
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 208
Views: 17853

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Great flight with Iberia Express DUB-MAD. The J Class product is something really missing from the EI Euro product. IBX continue to impress and decent catering too. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/5C222971-6141-4EC4-B9C7-745A2A0E7154_zpskzsxoxn7.jpg . http://i955.photobucket...

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by OA260
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

eirflot wrote:
Was it not a DC9?
I know they had some 727s but don't remember them in Dublin


YU - AKR

YU - ANU

YU - AHX

All operated into DUB in the 80's early 90's at some time. B732/TU134/B727

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by OA260
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I fear the new Aer Lingus livery may look like this: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9481643994_5871fe0185_z.jpg I hope it's not but IAG like white paint, BA, IB and VY all have white liveries. I think it would look good if they just removed the cheatline and changed the colour of the shamrock o...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747 Farewell | Another 747 out from Skies
Replies: 27
Views: 6310

Re: Royal Air Maroc Boeing 747 Farewell | Another 747 out from Skies

Great video sad to see it leave the RAM fleet.

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by OA260
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The site has been glitchy since the small update to the booking process but the LCY route is the only one showing this. It also skips the seat selection process entirely, appears to be free at check in instead. I only ever get Advantage or Plus fares so would not notice it. I do have some flights t...

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by OA260
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Originally it was going to be the standard Aer Lingus product, charge for seats, baggage and food but a quick dummy booking shows one checked bag is now included even on the lowest fare and the ability to select seats is no longer available. It looks like the full service CityJet product could be c...

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by OA260
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Man tackled to the tarmac by Dublin Airport police after storming onto runway to make Amsterdam flight A man who was late for a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Amsterdam had to be pinned down by airport police after running out of Terminal One towards the plane. The man was seen by passengers already ...

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by OA260
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR?
Replies: 20
Views: 4635

Re: EI Belfast City to JFK with the A321LR

The days of EI TATL from Northern Ireland are from a different era . When it operated BFS-SNN-JFK and state owned it was as much for political reasons as commercial. These days are very different.

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by OA260
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Norwegian Airlines has flown 250,000 people from Dublin to US Carrier announces milestone a day after row over its decision to cut Belfast services to US Norwegian Air has flown 250,000 people from Dublin to New York state and Rhode Island since it launched its services 14 months ago. The news comes...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Braybuddy wrote:
Who cares . . . though it'll be fun watching all the hysteria on here. I've completely given up on EI. I hope it's a complete disaster . . . :yes:


But so far the doom and gloom you predicted when IAG took over has failed to materialise. They have given EI the boost in new routes that was needed.

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by OA260
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Having been born and raised in Northern Ireland, I can vouch that this is sadly rather typical up here - it has always been a constant blame game. Blame Dublin for having no APD and attracting NI passengers, blame the airline, blame everybody but themselves. BFS is an absolute kip of an airport any...

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by OA260
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 29765

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Some of the previous logos Aer Lingus may currently be taking inspiration from. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/635a5c10ed9c92245f7ab9d2f3f5fadb_zpsc7masy7u.jpg A lot of comparisons to the KLM update have been made, personally I dislike the KLM swoosh as it looks like somebody s...

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by OA260
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

OA260, that is fantastic! No need to say anything more. That is what I thought sometimes a picture says a thousand words ! But what is Thatcher doing in that picture?!?!? Not knowing the history of that picture it seems to me as if she has taken tissues out of her bag to cover a livery she doesn't ...

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by OA260
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

B747forever wrote:
OA260, that is fantastic! No need to say anything more.


That is what I thought sometimes a picture says a thousand words !

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by OA260
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21321

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please? Don't know about that. But if you google images of BA livery you come across this one: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EX1iNjiQd7g/V-qFC5tAKnI/AAAAAAAAD0U/5FWoRDHaLBUkk_uv73sAWiu-gmKdAcBPgCLcB/s1600/BA%2B2017%2BLivery.jpg That's going way...

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