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Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:01 am

Anyone know why Aer Lingus has an A330 parked remotely in Chicago?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:07 am

Quote:
Chicago Flight Operations Update

August 31, 2006 - 10:00 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI124 from Chicago O'Hare to Dublin and Shannon on August 30th was cancelled due to technical reasons. Passengers will be accommodated on flight EI2126 today, August 31st, departing O'Hare airport at 6:30pm.

From aerlingus.com.
Does anyone know what kind of problems it had?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:08 am

Apparently, it went tech ... again. See "Eleventh Departure - New Irish Aviation Thread".
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:07 am

Anyone know what the reg is? I'm betting its EI - JFK!
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:14 am

I bet that it is EI-ORD.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:41 pm

Quoting Seattle Ops (Thread starter):
Anyone know why Aer Lingus has an A330 parked remotely in Chicago?

Where exactly is "remotely" at ORD? AA hangers?
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:15 pm

well, is it a 332 or 333? that would give us a better indicator to the registration.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:26 pm

It's always a -300 to ORD; mind you, it only gives you a 25% chance of guessing the right reg. I'm more interested in finding out what went wrong; this is becoming quite a habit with the 330s.

"Remotely" means away from the passenger terminals; usually at a stand that isn't served by a jetway, but it could easily mean that it's over near the hangars.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:26 pm

It was EI-JFK and it was parked just east of the Intl building.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:11 pm

I passed ORD on the way to work this morning (Friday 9/1). I noticed the EIN A330 is still parked on the Terminal 5 remote stands - so I am guessing there was a nother night of irregular operations for Aer Lingus at ORD.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting TWAL1011 (Reply 9):
I passed ORD on the way to work this morning (Friday 9/1). I noticed the EIN A330 is still parked on the Terminal 5 remote stands - so I am guessing there was a nother night of irregular operations for Aer Lingus at ORD.

Ah, thanks for the info. TWAL1011, I posted the below in the Irish aviation thread, but I'm still not sure if the regular A330 from 8/31 went tech, or if it's still the one from 8/30. I'd presume it was the 8/30 aircraft still, but obviously the problem is more serious then they thought given that both flights were due to operate last night 8/31. I haven't seen any cancelled flights by EI on the US routes however, so can anybody confirm if an aircraft was brought in for cover?

9/1 Schedule
DUB/SNN - JFK x 3 = All running
DUB/SNN - BOS x 2 = All running
DUB - ORD x 1 = Running
DUB - LAX x 1 = Running

That equals 7 aircraft, and EI only have 7 A330's, 1 of which is stuck in ORD, so 1 of the above airports should see an EI stand in.

Did another EI A330 go tech in ORD, or is the plane from Wednesday still stuck there?
Yesterday the regular EI125 flight left DUB and arrived in ORD, from where there were 2 departures scheduled for last night, EI124 and the special EI2126 from the previous evening, but this morning EI124 is shown as cancelled.

Anybody got any info.?
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:08 am

Oh My God!!

Right so, here is the update on Aerlingus.com for the Chicago Situation:

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Chicago Flight Operations Update

September 1, 2006 - 9:30 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI124 from Chicago O'Hare to Dublin and Shannon on August 31st was cancelled due to technical reasons. Passengers will be accommodated on flight EI2126 today, September 1st, departing O'Hare airport at 6:30pm.

But also . . . there are problems in Boston!! Here is what EI is saying about that:

Quote:
Boston Flight Operations Update

September 1, 2006 - 11:30 am ET

Aer Lingus flight EI136 from Boston Logan to Shannon on September 1st was cancelled due to technical reasons.

Passengers may contact Aer Lingus Reservations at (800) IRISH-AIR (474-7424) for further information and assistance.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:37 am

That can't be the same aircraft (the first thought that came to mind), so effectively they have one o/s in Chicago and Boston; why not have one go tech at JFK and go for the hat trick.

Seriously though, this must say something about the A330's reliability and as we all know, it's not the first time. Don't get me wrong, I think the 330 is a fine aircraft, but the frequency of u/s aircraft this Summer has really become noticeable. What's EI doing in the meantime? World Airways? Air Plus Comet?
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:39 am

Kind of reminds me how unreliable EI North Atlantic Services were with the 747s in the late 80s/early 90s before the A330's arrived.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 11):
But also . . . there are problems in Boston!! Here is what EI is saying about that:

Hang on, I think they've done a sly one, but aren't telling anybody. EI137 (SNN-BOS) which was scheduled to leave SNN at 15.35 today is listed as departing SNN at 2300hrs tonight, arriving into BOS at 0022hrs, I think the plane for the SNN-BOS flight was sent to ORD. The 133 service from DUB-SNN-BOS service was delayed almost 2hrs at SNN today, probably so they could fit as many 137 pax on it as possible, and they'll do the same with the 132 coming back tonight, which means they only have 6 aircraft running, and no replacement aircraft have been brought in yet.(Guess they thgt EI-JFK would be up and running quicker)
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:44 am

Yes, I remember them - actually, although they were certainly reliable in their latter days, I remember them with great affection.

I remember coming back from Chicago to Dublin in October 1990 and EI had two weekly 747 flights to ORD, one of which operated via BOS (as well as SNN, of course!). The aircraft operating the return flight was dear old 'ASJ and it was about four hours late!

A friend of mine was a check in agent at the time and used to tell me that 'ASJ was referred to by the airline as "Sweet Jesus", because everytime it operated, something would go wrong!

Still loved them, though!
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 7):
It's always a -300 to ORD

completely incorrect, I was spotting at ORD last week, they sent a -200.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:06 am

I've been called a lot of names but never "Sweet Jesus" (see my user name). A great story Kaitak, I too fondly remember the 747's. A few weeks back our Dub - JFK flight was delayed 3 hours. I was surprised we even left because from the departure lounge you could see liquid pi$$ing from the main gear bay area. Once we took off though the flight went very smoothly.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:13 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
bet that it is EI-ORD.

that one was in SNN yesterday morning.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 At ORD

Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:44 am

Any word yet of the cause for EI-JFK being out of service at ORD this past week. Are Aer Lingus operations back to normal yet?