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Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:22 pm

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Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder


Interesting to see how many candidates move to the online testing part of the job process. I wouldn't have thought it would have been that many, though I suppose the Communications role is much more general than some of the more specialised roles they advertise.
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Anyone looking to bag the new aircraft here is an example. On Advantage fares you get the J seat included otherwise its EUR74.99


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Anyone looking to bag the new aircraft here is an example. On Advantage fares you get the J seat included otherwise its EUR74.99


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Great heads up there!

Found it there myself now :)
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OA260 wrote:
Anyone looking to bag the new aircraft here is an example. On Advantage fares you get the J seat included otherwise its EUR74.99


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Great heads up there!

Nice to see it in the system now - just found it myself!
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OA260 wrote:
Anyone looking to bag the new aircraft here is an example. On Advantage fares you get the J seat included otherwise its EUR74.99


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Great heads up there!

What date was that, was it prior to the July long haul launch?


I was looking 27/10
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 am

Looks like Ryanair may have to pay some compensation also. Very unfortunate incident for the passenger. But at least they had the presence of mind to protect the child. The incident could have been much more serious.
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... 809233.amp
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:33 am

If the incident is caused by an error on the part of Spanish ATC, I would expect FR to join the Spanish ATC authorities as co-defendants. (Indeed, even if Spanish ATC is not at fault, they might well do this!).

Incidentally, does anyone know what reg sequence FR is using for the new Max -200s? I only know that the first one is 'HAT, but nothing after that.
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm

HAT, HAV and HAW are the first 3
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:10 am

Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport

Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport, according to new research. Global aviation analysts OAG revealed that Cork Airport topped the punctuality league for international airports in Ireland in 2018, with an on-time performance of 80.2%.

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, saw growth of 4% last year, serving 2.4 million passengers. The airport is now entering its fourth year of consecutive growth, with passenger numbers set to rise by 7% this year. It is forecasted that 2.6 million will travel through Cork Airport in 2019.

www.thecork.ie/2019/02/11/cork-airport- ... l-airport/

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Dublin Airport is opening a 'world-class' lounge for passengers flying east

DAA is looking to mirror the success of a facility marketed to transatlantic customers.

DUBLIN AIRPORT IS opening a new “premium lounge” aimed at east-bound passengers.

Several airlines have established eastward routes at Dublin Airport in recent years, including Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, as well as Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and China’s Hainan Airlines, which will soon launch a service to Shenzhen city.

The new ‘East Lounge’ will be located after security on the airside corridor between Terminals 1 and 2 in a newly-refurbished space. It is estimated that 25,000 passengers will use the facility every year.

Airport operator DAA has tendered a contract to manage the 340 sq m lounge and provide catering services under a partnership arrangement with the airport.

https://fora.ie/dublin-airport-east-lou ... 6-Feb2019/
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:30 am

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Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport

Cork Airport is Ireland’s most punctual airport, according to new research. Global aviation analysts OAG revealed that Cork Airport topped the punctuality league for international airports in Ireland in 2018, with an on-time performance of 80.2%.

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, saw growth of 4% last year, serving 2.4 million passengers. The airport is now entering its fourth year of consecutive growth, with passenger numbers set to rise by 7% this year. It is forecasted that 2.6 million will travel through Cork Airport in 2019.

http://www.thecork.ie/2019/02/11/cork-a ... l-airport/

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Dublin Airport is opening a 'world-class' lounge for passengers flying east

DAA is looking to mirror the success of a facility marketed to transatlantic customers.

DUBLIN AIRPORT IS opening a new “premium lounge” aimed at east-bound passengers.

Several airlines have established eastward routes at Dublin Airport in recent years, including Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, as well as Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and China’s Hainan Airlines, which will soon launch a service to Shenzhen city.

The new ‘East Lounge’ will be located after security on the airside corridor between Terminals 1 and 2 in a newly-refurbished space. It is estimated that 25,000 passengers will use the facility every year.

Airport operator DAA has tendered a contract to manage the 340 sq m lounge and provide catering services under a partnership arrangement with the airport.

https://fora.ie/dublin-airport-east-lou ... 6-Feb2019/


If only they would do something with the catering in the current lounges like the one in T1 or 51st & Green. It’s awful!! Pretty much no substantial hot food offerings and absolutely nothing to highlight the fantastic fresh food available on the island. A real let down
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Re: Irish 2/19

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 am

OA260 wrote:
Dublin Airport is opening a 'world-class' lounge for passengers flying east

DAA is looking to mirror the success of a facility marketed to transatlantic customers.

DUBLIN AIRPORT IS opening a new “premium lounge” aimed at east-bound passengers.

Several airlines have established eastward routes at Dublin Airport in recent years, including Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, as well as Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific and China’s Hainan Airlines, which will soon launch a service to Shenzhen city.

The new ‘East Lounge’ will be located after security on the airside corridor between Terminals 1 and 2 in a newly-refurbished space. It is estimated that 25,000 passengers will use the facility every year.

Airport operator DAA has tendered a contract to manage the 340 sq m lounge and provide catering services under a partnership arrangement with the airport.

https://fora.ie/dublin-airport-east-lou ... 6-Feb2019/


Sounds like Etihad have handed back their lounge then, considering that Etihad is one of the airlines mentioned as flying east.

There's no other spare space in that area either, is there?

Well, another lounge would be useful at any rate.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:48 am

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Well, another lounge would be useful at any rate.


With a large OW presence at Dublin already and the indication that EI would join as a connect member, I'd love if Dublin was on the list of airports in-scope of the new oneworld branded lounges. My recommendation would be a lounge that has:
- The style and design (and noodle bar) of a CX lounge;
- The booze selection of a BA lounge;
- The wifi speed of an AA lounge;
- The food of a QF lounge; and
- NOT the access requirements of a QR lounge

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Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:53 am

Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI.

Nothing confirmed yet, of course, and Hibernian (operated CRJ900s) will also be battling for the EI feeder partnership. Something smaller than A220s will be needed for many of the current feeder routes, particularly IOM and domestic routes.

It will also be interesting (if this does materialise) to see whether the A220s will also operate some of the current EI mainline routes.

Watch this space ...
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:43 pm

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Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI.


Very interesting to hear, the A220 would make sense for the majority of RE flying on behalf of EI my understand is that only two A220 can operate at LCY is simultaneously which may cause a scheduling issue with other operators.

For EIR flights to KIR, CFN and IOM the A220 may be too much aircraft for those routes.

Interesting development...
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm

What would Stobart do with its BA Cityflyer contract. Can't see BA using a mixed fleet at LCY and yes I do remember the Airbus

It would be a significant and expensive move by Stobart and won't happen unless it secures a decent extension from EI

But certainly interesting times ahead
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Seriously doubt that, the A220 is much larger and more expensive than the ATRs so would require demand on Stobarts EI regional routes to almost double.

I definitely think the A220 would be a good fit for the Aer Lingus network but would fill a gap between the ATR and the A320 rather than replacing the ATR completely.
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:55 pm

VFRonTop wrote:
With a large OW presence at Dublin already and the indication that EI would join as a connect member, I'd love if Dublin was on the list of airports in-scope of the new oneworld branded lounges. My recommendation would be a lounge that has:
- The style and design (and noodle bar) of a CX lounge;
- The booze selection of a BA lounge;
- The wifi speed of an AA lounge;
- The food of a QF lounge; and
- NOT the access requirements of a QR lounge

A guy can dream :lol:


It's a pretty good dream... I'd only challenge you on the QF food. I think a mixture of the CX and QF food would be perfection! Who doesn't like a Dim Sum basket and an Eastern Set Breakfast?

From the article, the new lounge is going to have proper food preparation in it. I wonder if it will get a noodle bar!

If it's supposed to be the premium lounge at the airport, I assume access is going to be restricted to certain airlines, rather than being the free for all bare bones current DAA lounge.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 pm

By the way how is Cork the best connected international airport in ireland? Have i missed something important?
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:55 pm

2nd best connected international airport is what it says
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:46 pm

kaitak wrote:
Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI.

Nothing confirmed yet, of course, and Hibernian (operated CRJ900s) will also be battling for the EI feeder partnership. Something smaller than A220s will be needed for many of the current feeder routes, particularly IOM and domestic routes.

It will also be interesting (if this does materialise) to see whether the A220s will also operate some of the current EI mainline routes.

Watch this space ...


I personally can’t ever see Stobart operating the A220s on behalf of Aer Lingus, I just can’t see the unions allowing their jobs to be outsourced for an aircraft of pretty similar capability to the A320. The pilots union in particular is quite militant about that sort of thing from what I’ve been told.

Range wise the A220 cover most of mainland Europe from Dublin and capacity wise it holds between the number of PAX that Aer Lingus carried on its previous A319 and its current A320s, and if the A220-500 were to come out in a few years it’d likely carry more passengers than the A320 currently carries. I just don’t see it being allowed to be outsourced.

That’s not to say I don’t see a role for the A220 in Aer Lingus, I could see perhaps 12-15 being operated as a sub fleet for more marginal routes such as CGN/WAW/CPH/ARN/SVQ/OSL/HEL etc, and perhaps taking EDI and GLA back into the mainline fold.
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm

ClassicLover wrote:
VFRonTop wrote:
With a large OW presence at Dublin already and the indication that EI would join as a connect member, I'd love if Dublin was on the list of airports in-scope of the new oneworld branded lounges. My recommendation would be a lounge that has:
- The style and design (and noodle bar) of a CX lounge;
- The booze selection of a BA lounge;
- The wifi speed of an AA lounge;
- The food of a QF lounge; and
- NOT the access requirements of a QR lounge

A guy can dream :lol:


It's a pretty good dream... I'd only challenge you on the QF food. I think a mixture of the CX and QF food would be perfection! Who doesn't like a Dim Sum basket and an Eastern Set Breakfast?

From the article, the new lounge is going to have proper food preparation in it. I wonder if it will get a noodle bar!

If it's supposed to be the premium lounge at the airport, I assume access is going to be restricted to certain airlines, rather than being the free for all bare bones current DAA lounge.


Rules will mirror 51st & Green where J tickets will be free and Y charged.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:45 am

Shannon Airport funding plea to tackle 'dominant Dublin monolith'

Shannon Airport is suffering because of the dominant position of Dublin Airport, Limerick economists have said.

Speaking at Limerick Chamber's business breakfast, the organisation's economist Catriona Cahill was joined by University of Limerick economist Stephen Kinsella in calling for specific funding for Shannon.

Ms Cahill said Shannon was under pressure from Dublin Airport with 96% of all new passengers coming into Ireland, but also from regional airports such as Knock and Kerry, which had grants available as regional airports that Shannon had not as a state airport.

"The importance of airports is recognised In Project Ireland 2040 but despite this, there is a very worrying trend of Dublin’s increasing dominance. Shannon last year achieved 1.86 million passengers but has the capacity to serve many more and act as a counterbalance to the Daa monolith," Ms Cahill said.

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/busi ... 03974.html
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:47 am

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Rules will mirror 51st & Green where J tickets will be free and Y charged.


Sure, that makes perfect sense.

However 51st and Green is restricted as it's after US pre-clearance. Therefore, only certain passengers will be able to use it.

Does that mean that the East lounge will be similarly restricted to passengers flying airlines to destinations outside of Europe?
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:03 pm

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Shannon Airport funding plea to tackle 'dominant Dublin monolith'

Shannon Airport is suffering because of the dominant position of Dublin Airport, Limerick economists have said.

…... which had grants available as regional airports that Shannon had not as a state airport.


Of course all problems of SNN can be solved by applying shedloads of some more taxpayers money, including the location, sadly in the right place to avoid fog and refuel DC4's, but a long way from the majority of the population!

But strangely no mention of the years of financial support SNN had when it was with the IAA, nor of the years when it had a restrictive advantage from the Shannon stopover rules.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:03 pm

ClassicLover wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Rules will mirror 51st & Green where J tickets will be free and Y charged.


Sure, that makes perfect sense.

However 51st and Green is restricted as it's after US pre-clearance. Therefore, only certain passengers will be able to use it.

Does that mean that the East lounge will be similarly restricted to passengers flying airlines to destinations outside of Europe?


Im not sure but suspect long haul only which may also include US carriers accessas well.

On a general note it likely defeats the current purpuse of there T2 lounge so potentially a OW future lounge?
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 pm

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Does that mean that the East lounge will be similarly restricted to passengers flying airlines to destinations outside of Europe?


From what I heard it will be open to all subject to capacity controls. Therefore if the lounge is full with premium passengers they will not allow anyone in to purchase entry. Makes sense. Also makes sense that when its empty to welcome in those who will pay and generate more revenue.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:34 pm

I guess there is no obligation to allow Priority Pass, etc in, direct them to the T1/T2 lounges. I don’t think 51st and Green accepts PP, for example?

I’m surprised this hasn’t become an Ethiad/No.1 “The House” to be honest. I guess the DAA veto’d A 3rd party lounge operator.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:48 pm

51st and green is EUR35 paid direct to DAA. They do not want PP for these type of lounges. This would be the same for the new lounge. PP pay a nett fee to other lounges that would be a lot less then DAA can get allowing pay direct in guests. PP have been under pressure in recent times as lounges seek increases in the Nett contracts which in turn has lead to increased fees for PP membership. I think the DAA have got the right balance with the current set up with 51st and Green.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 pm

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I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit


I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move the aircraft to the international departures after the arrival is offloaded.
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 pm

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Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI.

Nothing confirmed yet, of course, and Hibernian (operated CRJ900s) will also be battling for the EI feeder partnership. Something smaller than A220s will be needed for many of the current feeder routes, particularly IOM and domestic routes.

It will also be interesting (if this does materialise) to see whether the A220s will also operate some of the current EI mainline routes.

Watch this space ...


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Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:26 pm

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Eirules wrote:
I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit


I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move the aircraft to the international departures after the arrival is offloaded.


With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 pm

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With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.


When would this be likely to happen. I'm booked to transfer through JFK from EI to B6 in April.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:59 pm

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alancostello wrote:

With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.


When would this be likely to happen. I'm booked to transfer through JFK from EI to B6 in April.


They're not going to cancel existing bookings, don't worry. A potential move would likely be a year or two away at least, BA aren't moving until 2022.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:36 pm

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kaitak wrote:
Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI.

Nothing confirmed yet, of course, and Hibernian (operated CRJ900s) will also be battling for the EI feeder partnership. Something smaller than A220s will be needed for many of the current feeder routes, particularly IOM and domestic routes.

It will also be interesting (if this does materialise) to see whether the A220s will also operate some of the current EI mainline routes.

Watch this space ...


Be still my beating heart ... the A220 is such a beautiful aircraft , EI are mad not to order them


It is indeed a beautiful aircraft; I happened to see a Swiss A220 up close quite recently and it really is a lovely machine - perfectly proportioned, nice big engines, nice cabin, nice nose - just a really good looking machine. Can't wait to fly on it. If beauty were enough to sell an airplane, it would be a winner!

The partnership with Airbus should serve it very well. However, from EI's perspective, I think the scope clause will be key. I'm assuming any acft operated by Stobart for EI will probably be limited to 100 seats, which would mean the A220-100 (previously the CS100). EI could well do a joint order with Stobart, so that it would operate the A220-200 (the former CS300). EI trunk routes and high demand routes could be operated by the A321LR. A 220-200 operated by EI would probably seat around 140-150 depending on what config they use and whether it would re-introduce short haul on most short haul routes. While the 220 would obviously result in a drop in capacity for EI, I think that from a group perspective, it needs to have something between the 90-100 seat RJ85/E-190/195 and the 174 seat A320. This would give it a lot more flexibility to tailor capacity to demand. Currently, for example, some regional routes are really too busy for ATR72s, but not quite busy enough to justify A320s (EDI, for example).
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm

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aerlingusa330 wrote:
Eirules wrote:
I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit


I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move the aircraft to the international departures after the arrival is offloaded.


With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.

That's a pity as B6 offers a far superior Y product than AA.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:14 pm

AmricanShamrok wrote:
alancostello wrote:
aerlingusa330 wrote:

I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move the aircraft to the international departures after the arrival is offloaded.


With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.

That's a pity as B6 offers a far superior Y product than AA.


Depends on the cabin I suppose, AA offers Domestic First where JetBlue only has coach(unless it's a rare transcontinental route with Mint class, in which case, just fly to LAX or SFO with EI), so if you fly J on EI you haven't got a good onwards experience, plus even if in Y on EI if you get Main Cabin Extra on AA it's roughly equivalent to B6.

The benefits to OW membership being recognised on EI far outweigh any additional comfort with B6, and you've got more destinations with AA too, you could connect though their hubs at ORD, LAX, PHL, JFK, or MIA, and you'd have EI codeshares on AA's own flights to CLT and DFW.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:21 pm

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The partnership with Airbus should serve it very well. However, from EI's perspective, I think the scope clause will be key. I'm assuming any acft operated by Stobart for EI will probably be limited to 100 seats, which would mean the A220-100 (previously the CS100).


From what I've been told by an Aer Lingus pilot, the current scope clause only allows turbo-prop aircraft up to and including 72 seats, which pretty much just limits it to the ATRs or possibly the Q400. That's why both the B757 and RJ85 have had to be flown by Aer Lingus pilots on secondment to both ASL Airlines and CityJet respectively, while remaining on Aer Lingus payroll, pension, other benefits etc, which removes most of the cost advantage of outsourcing the work to Stobart, provided Aer Lingus could support a fleet of critical mass to keep maintenance costs etc low enough. Which I'd imagine would be in the 12-15 size range to be viable as a sub-fleet.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:16 pm

God bless the unions
It must be interesting tio own a company and have the unions run it for you. Though i am not sure your information is entirely accurate

I belueve ASL use its own pilots and EI pilots were offerred the opportunity to second to ASL to operate the B757. I think you will find the its cityjet pilots who operate the ARJs and the reason is LCY type rated

Why give up an A320/A321/A330 for a single route ARJ?
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:17 am

eirflot wrote:
God bless the unions
It must be interesting to own a company and have the unions run it for you. Though i am not sure your information is entirely accurate

I believe ASL use its own pilots and EI pilots were offered the opportunity to second to ASL to operate the B757. I think you will find the its CityJet pilots who operate the ARJs and the reason is LCY type rated

Why give up an A320/A321/A330 for a single route ARJ?


I'm told it was offered to First Officers as a means to get a quick promotion to Captain, that if they had the required hours and experience for Captaincy, but their number hadn't come up in Aer Lingus or was still a few years off, they could be seconded over to fly the RJ85 as a Captain for CityJet. Obviously they'd be trained up on the RJ and licensed to fly into LCY when they went over to CityJet. I'm told it suited WX as they were struggling to hold onto/recruit pilots last year so a win-win, but of course that could be biased information.

ASL 757s are flown by 75% seconded Aer Lingus pilots and 25% ASL pilots.

Yes though, it certainly must add an extra layer of complexity/cost into the running of a business with a union as militant/defensive as the Pilot's one as steadfast against outsourcing of it's members jobs to cheaper bidders. Does anyone know if CityJet pilots are also in IALPA similar to Ryanair and Stobart ones? Would that be considered a conflict of interest?
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:20 am

alancostello wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
alancostello wrote:

With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.

That's a pity as B6 offers a far superior Y product than AA.


Depends on the cabin I suppose, AA offers Domestic First where JetBlue only has coach(unless it's a rare transcontinental route with Mint class, in which case, just fly to LAX or SFO with EI), so if you fly J on EI you haven't got a good onwards experience, plus even if in Y on EI if you get Main Cabin Extra on AA it's roughly equivalent to B6.

The benefits to OW membership being recognised on EI far outweigh any additional comfort with B6, and you've got more destinations with AA too, you could connect though their hubs at ORD, LAX, PHL, JFK, or MIA, and you'd have EI codeshares on AA's own flights to CLT and DFW.


I’d have to respectfully disagree. B6 coach versus AA coach, or even main cabin extra, is a no brainer- B6 wins, every time. Their standard coach seat has more legroom than most AA MCE seats. Mor importantly, though, their people are happy to be there, and actually respect their customers/guests.

I say all this as an AA Concierge Key member. And native-born Irishman ;)
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:19 am

alancostello wrote:
aerlingusa330 wrote:
Eirules wrote:
I note on another thread that BA will move from T7 to American Airlines’ T8 in JFK alongside QF & AY. At the same time, JetBlue will expand T5. I’d imagine we will see EI follow suit


I can't see EI moving terminals at JFK or BOS until the B6 agreement is severed. However, even if they do move at any of the US airports, the flights are still arriving as domestic arrivals, so the EI arrivals can use domestic gates that won't shepherd passengers through US CBP, then perhaps move the aircraft to the international departures after the arrival is offloaded.


With EI applying to join the transatlantic joint venture that B6 deal will likely be going away upon the approval. T8 at JFK is domestic and international so there would be no need to remove themselves from a domestic gate.


I can't see the B6 deal being killed.

The transatlantic joint venture application paperwork states that Aer Lingus are still free to have arrangements with other carriers at their discretion. This means that they actually don't have to stop the JetBlue partnership or the one with United.

Regarding JetBlue and Aer Lingus, it's really just a case of each airline acting as a travel agent for the other. JetBlue sells seats on EI which seem to come out of normal inventory that would be offered to the likes of the web bookers, and EI does the same vice versa for JetBlue. Therefore it makes little sense to remove it as it's not a codeshare agreement or anything like that.
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:32 am

Hard to believe after all this time and the hours of discussion here but the sod is to be turned on the new runway at DUB today.

Some of the residents of St Margarets, who claim to be there before the airport was built (1918 initially, reinstated duning WW II) are not happy.
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:01 am

Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland.

Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar in Ennis. Speaking to The Clare Echo, he highlighted the benefits a rail spur would bring to the region. “If you had a railway spur running from any of the places where there’s an existing station all you had to do is put down the line, I know the land has to be bought from the farmers. There’s plenty money there to extend Luas lines and every other kind of lines in Dublin there should be plenty money to put a spur line into Shannon. Clare County Council are the people that are making the most money out of the rates from Shannon, themselves, Shannon Group and the Government should be able to divide the money equally between the three of them and put in the spur line, no more buts about it.

www.clareecho.ie/rail-spur-line-to-shan ... th-dublin/
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:00 pm

ckpaeg wrote:
alancostello wrote:
AmricanShamrok wrote:
That's a pity as B6 offers a far superior Y product than AA.


Depends on the cabin I suppose, AA offers Domestic First where JetBlue only has coach(unless it's a rare transcontinental route with Mint class, in which case, just fly to LAX or SFO with EI), so if you fly J on EI you haven't got a good onwards experience, plus even if in Y on EI if you get Main Cabin Extra on AA it's roughly equivalent to B6.

The benefits to OW membership being recognised on EI far outweigh any additional comfort with B6, and you've got more destinations with AA too, you could connect though their hubs at ORD, LAX, PHL, JFK, or MIA, and you'd have EI codeshares on AA's own flights to CLT and DFW.


I’d have to respectfully disagree. B6 coach versus AA coach, or even main cabin extra, is a no brainer- B6 wins, every time. Their standard coach seat has more legroom than most AA MCE seats. Mor importantly, though, their people are happy to be there, and actually respect their customers/guests.

I say all this as an AA Concierge Key member. And native-born Irishman ;)


I may not be a CK, but I am an Ex. Plat, and a native Irishman too. To each their own I suppose, but I have to say I've never had a bad experience with AA, quite the opposite, regularly going above and beyond just to be kind and welcoming (though I have heard horror stories).
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:33 pm

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin


Sigh. While I'm the first to admit that Irish airports are woefully under connected to public transport (lol that KIR is the airport that is closest to a train station) the issue here is that the Irish rail network as a whole is underfunded, underused and underserviced and therefore have a huge catchment of people. SNN's issue isn't accessibility.

But sure, build it, they won't come.
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:39 pm

New Dublin runway to 'create €2bn in economic activity'

Dublin Airport claims its new second runway will create more than €2bn in economic activity over the next 24 years.

The official sod-turning ceremony for the €320m project was performed today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Shane Ross.



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www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0214/10295 ... rt-runway/
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:21 pm

I’m from St. Margaret’s myself and am in a St Margaret’s residents Facebook group, it’s full of people who have nothing better to do with their time than male noise and complain about a runway. These are people I grew up with, obviously the DAA and relevant people must pay attention to them but to be honest hey are best ignored
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Ryanair to launch frequent flyer service from €199 per year

The new flat fee for extras is one of several 'customer care' changes on the way, our Travel Editor reports

Sick of tacking on Priority Boarding and paying extra for seat selection every time you book a Ryanair flight?

The airline's latest wheeze could save you the hassle - for a €199 annual fee.
'Ryanair Choice', as the new frequent flyer scheme is being dubbed, will bundle unlimited Priority Boarding, standard seat selection and fast-track services (where available) into a single annual fee, it says.

https://m.independent.ie/life/travel/tr ... 16305.html
 
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Re: Irish 2/19

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:32 pm

OA260 wrote:
New Dublin runway to 'create €2bn in economic activity'

Dublin Airport claims its new second runway will create more than €2bn in economic activity over the next 24 years.

The official sod-turning ceremony for the €320m project was performed today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Shane Ross.



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http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/021 ... rt-runway/

Slightly misleading use of the term "new second runway" by the media. As we know it'll actually be the third operational runway (I'm not aware of any plans to close 16/34).

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