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DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:06 am

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

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:24 am

What US carrier are you talking about?
 
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:37 am

Continental flies EWR-DUB 757. An Air Canada, a north american carrier, flies YYZ-DUB.
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:37 am

Continental flies EWR-DUB 757. Also Air Canada, a north american carrier, flies YYZ-DUB.
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:39 am

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

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:40 am

Always thought they flew the MD-11s to Ireland...Maybe they changed...
 
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:40 am

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

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

Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:48 am

It should be noted that EI are not subject to this same rule.
I thought it did apply to Aer Lingus too.
 
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 7:48 am

FYI Delta may pull out of Ireland if that old rule is not changed.
 
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 8:44 am

The latest schedule change bumped the DUB service to 777 from MD-11.
 
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RE: DL To Dublin Via Shannon?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 8:46 am

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

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