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by OA260
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

List of stops on the Dublin Airport line. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Metro.18_zpskyijyidj.png Huh. Imagine if the Metro connected to the rail line above Malahide somewhere. That would open up real connections, Especially from NI and the border area.

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by OA260
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Any idea if these 'viewing areas' will be anything like ones seen in other airports like Manchester or Munich. I was at the latter in summer and it's pretty impressive. Definitely a need for it IMO, considering the number of cars pulling in south of the current runway. Sadly nothing like that will ...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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List of stops on the Dublin Airport line. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Metro.18_zpskyijyidj.png ---- EasyJet confirms new Venice route from Belfast As first revealed by The Irish News in December, the airline has now confirmed it will offer twice weekly flights to the pop...

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by OA260
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 4955

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Great aircraft. First flight on it was back in the early 1990's on BA Super Shuttle service LHR-EDI. Managed to get on a few of them since including GY JFK-GEO/IB MAD-LPA/AA SJU-MIA/LS ACE-MAN.

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by OA260
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

How so? Do airlines pay less to DAA for T1 than T2? Do airlines really choose airports based on the lines on offer? I know the DAA lounges aren't the best, probably on-par with the likes of Swissport Aspire, but they haven't stopped CX, BA and EK from opening DUB. Nor do LH or LX seem that bothered...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: Vacation suggestions

1. The freestyle option: not having to be tied to a schedule is very liberating. And trust me, I used to think it's overrated...it's not. RCI do have My Time dining which is same as Freestyle albeit by name. I had that on my last cruise and was able to dine at 2030 or a bit later. I am used to the ...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: Vacation suggestions

If you can go in November there is one from Rome to San Juan that would run you a massive $799 for a 12 night trip, that leaves plenty of $$$ for a few days in Rome before and a flight from San Juan to home. Edit : Those prices are for balcony cabins btw...Really you want one for that length of a c...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Shannon Group falls short of targets set five years ago Despite progress, it has been a struggle to meet passenger targets It took a long time, but five years ago the Government unshackled Shannon Airport from Dublin and set it free, promising that it would be a much-needed engine of growth for the ...

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by OA260
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Some interesting charters from DUB this Summer. DUB-REU operated by Cello Aviation and DUB-AHO with Air Nostrum.

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by OA260
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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I didn't know Stobart Air had already acquired its first E-jet. Here it is in Flybe colours, registered G-FBEF (does this need to be changed to an EI- reg?). https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8782967 (courtesy of Jetphotos.com/Tamás Ispán) I think 3 were to be delivered this 1st QTR. Not sure about t...

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by OA260
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Terminal 1's interior has been vastly improved. As long are the long haul flights go from the 300 gates I think its fine. Is the plan to extend the octagonal pier at the 300 gates still active? Well it is not as bad as it used to be and they have certainly cleaned it up a bit but the building itsel...

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by OA260
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

ClassicLover wrote:
planemanofnz wrote:
Given that carriers like EY have been dumped from T2, I assume that there is no space? Pathetic - the terminal is so young.


Etihad chose to go back to T1.

They were originally T1 then had to move to T2 and are now back where they prefer to be.
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Well that was the PR spin anyway ;)

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

The CX F Class and J Class is one of my favourites. I adore those lounges in London. They are really fantastic in just about every way. I actually booked a return journey from LHR to LYS in the cheapest Y so I could use the CX F lounge for a day one last time before I dropped from Gold to Silver at...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

If the airlines were truly interested in serving their frequent flyers / business passengers then there would be a star alliance lounge at the very least and certainly better serviced lounges over all Space issues at DUB. Exactly the reason why EK have not opened one. EK want their own lounge at DU...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

(CNN) — There's a new front line in the battle of the airline carriers -- the airport lounge. From the opulent and exclusive to the innovative and inclusive, lounges are now more than just a place to relax and have a snack before a flight. With airports ever more crowded, airlines are realizing the ...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

I think you'll find that the state of the lounges is a very important factor to frequent flyers and business class passengers. . Exactly. Common misconception that only Aviation Enthusiasts/Bloggers care about lounges. The airlines spend millions on their premium lounges for a reason. The people th...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Belfast loses its connection to Keflavík: Not surprised about Belfast to be honest. Most people I know use EZY out of BFS as they are a lot cheaper. TATL connections were not that popular either when you can go direct to numerous US cities from DUB with pre clear. Last time I flew out of BHD their ...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Jet trouble could disrupt Aer Lingus buying plans Aer Lingus owner IAG has declined to say if the decision of Airbus to suspend delivery of some of its highly-touted A320 Neo aircraft will affect the Irish airline’s plans. IAG said “discussions were continuing” with the plane manufacturer, whose sha...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Will Cathay be operating from DUB T1 or T2? T1 I'm sure their premium passengers will be enthralled by the oasis of luxury and calm that is the DAA Executive Lounge. :roll: DUB indeed lacks premium lounge facilities with the EY one the only lounge Id put in a premium category albeit small. I know o...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Aer Lingus flight bound for USA forced to return to Dublin after suffering undercarriage issue The incident happened to flight EI125 shortly after it took off at 2pm An Aer Lingus flight bound for the USA has been forced to return to Dublin after suffering a mechanical issue on board. The incident, ...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Stobart Air to spend almost €14m boosting fleet Contract airline to lease new aircraft on foot of State-funded public-service contracts Contract airline Stobart Air is spending almost €14 million on boosting its fleet after winning State-funded deals to fly services between Dublin and Donegal and Ke...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five

The section on how they choose and train the cabin crew was an eye opener, it's interesting to contrast what's acceptable in Asia with what is acceptable in the West. Indeed the bit about fitting into your uniform after having a baby would not ''fly'' at BA for example ! I enjoyed the actual footag...

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by OA260
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9606

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Not totally true because the IAG is a major influence on where the airlines should start routes. BA and EI have separate planners but ultimately the IAG influences that decision. Well, I'll believe what I was told by IAG in this instance :) Lets just say that sometimes IAG and individual airlines h...

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by OA260
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9606

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

With EI already offering MCO and MIA, and yields rumoured to be low for MIA, I can't see them adding another destination in Florida. Same argument was made about Lufthansa, Edelweiss, and Icelandair and they’re doing just fine in TPA. There are rumours that MIA is going so badly that it will be cut...

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by OA260
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9606

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

737max8 wrote:
Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


Its not far off.

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by OA260
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9606

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

flymco753 wrote:
Rule out DTW, I don't think the IAG would allow it if they want BA to go back eventually.


I would be surprised if DTW were one of them. EI want to link with places where their partners have a hub. They are in talks with lots of airports and each one must add up to make the short list.

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by OA260
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

eirflot wrote:
Philadelphia anyone?!


Someone I know flew in with AA from PHL last week. 47 passengers were onboard. Needless to say they had a great flight.

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by OA260
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16103

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

If there is suddenly (read 2019-2020) a need to perform inmigration controls between the Republic or Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain, for sure the lay-out of T2 will have to be rearranged. That would mean inbound flights from the UK would need passengers clearing inmigration upon ar...

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by OA260
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Baggage loading error endangered Aer Lingus flight Passenger baggage loaded into the incorrect hold of an Aer Lingus plane travelling between Dublin and France could have resulted in serious loss of control, air accident investigators have warned. Despite the potentially catastrophic outcome of the ...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Belfast City Airport to spend £15m on terminal upgrade George Best Belfast City Airport is to spend £15m on improvements at its terminal building. Part of the project involves upgrading its security area, which should mean "more efficient processing for all departing passengers". The work...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 16103

Re: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

What will be interesting for me is if IAG/EI sees the flexibility of A321LR and uses them on a European sector during the TATL layover in DUB, Could we see DTW-DUB-MUC, MSP-DUB-DUS, BWI-DUB-BHX, IAD-DUB-BRU or PIT-DUB-AMS as examples, offering some new and unique 1-stop opportunities through Dublin...

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by OA260
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Council will control noise at Dublin airport Night-time flights decision will rest with Fingal County Council Fingal County Council is to become the noise regulator for Dublin Airport and could have the power to overturn controversial planning conditions attached to the airport's new runway which re...

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by OA260
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five

And the airline is ? ''While leading airlines battle it out for the number one spot as the world’s most luxurious flyer, this documentary reveals the exacting standards first-class passengers expect when wining and dining in the skies – with Michelin-style food, limitless champagne, and a deluxe fi...

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by OA260
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 13644

Re: MAN news - 2018

On another note I notice that some LS flights are moving into T2 MAN. This may be to make space for EasyJet in T1. If so, LS must have obtained concessions from MAN, or EZY, or most likely both to facilitate. Considering there has been no EZY expansion, despite the rumoured 18 based aircraft for Su...

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by OA260
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Aer Lingus Rejects Calls For Extra Shannon Long-Haul Services Aer Lingus has poured cold water on calls to move some of the new long-haul routes at Dublin Airport to Shannon. Fianna Fáil Newmarket-on-Fergus Councillor Pat McMahon wanted the airline to consider scheduling at least one of its 10 rece...

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by OA260
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6753

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

I was lucky enough to fly the 727 with American Airlines,JAT Yugoslav Airlines and Olympic Airways. Great aircraft. They are currently battling to save and restore an old OA one at the old Athens Airport.

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by OA260
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Aer Lingus Rejects Calls For Extra Shannon Long-Haul Services Aer Lingus has poured cold water on calls to move some of the new long-haul routes at Dublin Airport to Shannon. Fianna Fáil Newmarket-on-Fergus Councillor Pat McMahon wanted the airline to consider scheduling at least one of its 10 recen...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Aer Lingus worker sentenced for smuggling illegal immigrants An Aer Lingus worker who helped to smuggle illegal immigrants through Dublin Airport has been sentenced to four years in jail. Frederick Cham, 63, from Hazelhatch in Co Kildare, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to nine charg...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8467

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

What is Guyana’s (and Surinam’s) tourist infrastructure like? Are there resorts etc? I have never been, but I would figure that there is an opportunity given beautiful beaches I’ve seen as well as eco-tourism. Perhaps too much corruption as stated here, but it seems like a potential great NEW sun c...

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by OA260
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Skyblue39 wrote:
except UK flat.


Although minimal technically speaking 1% is still growth so therefore not flat.

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by OA260
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

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Dublin Airport people-smuggling operation described as 'Mickey Mouse' enterprise by accused AN AER LINGUS ground handler who helped to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country in exchange for cash told gardaí that it was a “Mickey Mouse” operation. Once the plane got to the air-bridge, the co-acc...

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by OA260
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8467

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Its always been a tough market to make money on. All low yield minimal inbound tourism. In recent years they have tried to attract eco tourism but this is a limited market. Guyana Airways then Guyana 2000 then Universal all failures and unreilable operations. I flew both GY and BW. BWIA became the d...

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by OA260
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Belfast City Airport to spend £15m on terminal upgrade George Best Belfast City Airport is to spend £15m on improvements at its terminal building. Part of the project involves upgrading its security area, which should mean "more efficient processing for all departing passengers". The work,...

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by OA260
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

eicvd wrote:
planemanofnz wrote:
I assume IAG will not let EI go to MEX / Latin America, because of IB?

Cheers,

C.

It’d probably be more a case of no point than not letting them.


Spot on . IAG want EI focused on USA/Canada as we have seen. Its what they do best. We will see LATAM in DUB before EI head to Latin America.

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by OA260
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

SmithAir747 wrote:

My dream cruise for the future: Cunard QM2 transatlantic NYC-Southampton UK

SmithAir747


You should just book it. Some good deals recently. Saw a balcony for GBP749 pp with $400 OBC. Pretty impressive.

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by OA260
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7019

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

**By the way, IST was a big crowded mess. Traffic to reach the terminals very probably the worst I've ever seen. Bumper to bumper traffic to enter the airport, close to 20 minutes :( Was there a reason for this? Day of week/season/road works etc? When I was there before Christmas it was quite smooth.

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by OA260
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 190
Views: 17361

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Hainan have applied for Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin from December apparently. It will be interesting to see if it is possible to fly from Dublin to Edinburgh with them. From what Im hearing no but Asian carriers sometimes surprise. There are issues such as check in counters/baggage etc.. would it be w...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Return your tray after eating?
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Return your tray after eating?

787Driver wrote:
I always clear my table regardless of being home or abroad. I find it rude to let the employees do it and it shows a lack of respect for their work.


+1 if you get it on a tray or in a bag and there is a visable bin and place to leave the tray afterwards then I do too.

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by OA260
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 13644

Re: MAN news - 2018

I don't want to divert this thread off topic but I'm in agreement with Channex757, having said myself for a few years that Thomas Cook is probably going to re-brand as Condor soon enough. Heck, the onboard shop is called "Die Shoppen" or "FlugenShoppen" or something similar off ...

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by OA260
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates first construction milestone for newest ship - EU-EN - Named Norwegian Encore, the new vessel will sail The Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning fall 2019 http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Screen%20Shot%202018-02-01%20at%2012.29.49_zpsj1qv...

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