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Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:37 pm

Good morning folks and welcome on board once more for the next sailing of the good ship "Irish Aviation"; hard a starboard, steady as she goes, avast there, me hearties (and other nautical terms) ...

Anyway, now that we've got past July without being blown away or drenched, here's to a much brighter August, a month which will finally see the first of EI's three new US routes - to Washington - starting up. We should also, hopefully see more concrete information about EI's tie up with Jet Blue.

What we may not see, unfortunately, is progress on the planning permission for T2 and the new runway, both of which (I understand) have been held up; T2 is being held up by Ryanair - what's new - and it's looking like it might not now be available until 2010, which would be a big disappointment.

Next week should see the long awaited announcement of EI's new hub, although that shouldn't be a huge surprise; it seems to be the worst kept secret that it will be BFS, with Heathrow being the first route.

So, folks, take a seat and let's line up on 34 and roll!
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:35 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
Next week should see the long awaited announcement of EI's new hub, although that shouldn't be a huge surprise; it seems to be the worst kept secret that it will be BFS, with Heathrow being the first route.

Will be interesting to see what the exact details are etc....what routes they intend to serve and also frequency. Id love to see an A330 back in BFS again.
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:40 pm

3 Aircraft to be based and BFS and it looks like AMS will be a route....
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 2):
3 Aircraft to be based and BFS and it looks like AMS will be a route....

Is that going to be a KL codeshare?? A AMS link has been missed since KLM UK pulled out years ago. AMS would be popular with an EI/KL codeshare.
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Is that going to be a KL codeshare?? A AMS link has been missed since KLM UK pulled out years ago. AMS would be popular with an EI/KL codeshare.

Certainly looks that way
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:56 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 4):
Certainly looks that way

Excellent !!! Fingers crossed. Its badly needed. 45-55% of traffic could easily be picked up by connecting KLM pax in AMS.

I wonder what EI will charge KL for that portion of the segment.

[Edited 2007-08-02 10:57:23]
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:12 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):

I sent you a little PM you might find interesting!
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:29 pm

Just thinking, can't wait to see EI's updated Route Map!
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:15 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 7):
Just thinking, can't wait to see EI's updated Route Map!

Yes it will certainly be interesting. So did anyone book the €189 o/w fares to the USA ?? I wish my DUB to MCO was tomorrow!!! Having a sample of the J class at the weekend made me excited.
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:40 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 7):
Just thinking, can't wait to see EI's updated Route Map!

Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing what it will look like, they cant fit many more routes on the current European map.

Nice photo of Premier class on Flickr, does it belong to anyone on here?
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=979008186&size=l

[Edited 2007-08-02 15:02:55]
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:06 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 2):
3 Aircraft to be based and BFS and it looks like AMS will be a route....

So 3 a/c, and we'll see 4x daily LHR, 2x daily AMS, but where else? I heard they were considering BRU aswell?

Maybe MAD, MXP/LIN, FRA, MUC, RIX, WAW, VCE, BUD?
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:10 pm

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 10):
Maybe MAD, MXP/LIN, FRA, MUC, RIX, WAW, VCE, BUD?

One out of these
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:55 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Nice photo of Premier class on Flickr, does it belong to anyone on here?
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...ize=l

Yes its very nice. Maybe worth doing the 125 DUB-SNN on Saturday LOL... Big grin
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:36 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Nice photo of Premier class on Flickr, does it belong to anyone on here?

I've got a bit of a similar photo, but still no sign of the USB cable.

Has anyone bought this months issue of Ailiner World? There's an article in it about the worlds busiest airports, and a list of the top 100, in terms of passenger numbers (whilst also having lists for cargo, by the tonne, and aircraft movements). DUB features at number 57 in terms of passenger numbers having handled 21,196,862 in 2006, and moving up six places from 63 in 2005, with 14.9% growth since 2005. DUB is handeling more pax than CPH (59), ZRH (63), JNB (75), VIE (79) and GMP (94).
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:50 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 13):
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Nice photo of Premier class on Flickr, does it belong to anyone on here?

I've got a bit of a similar photo, but still no sign of the USB cable.

The cabin looks quite messy in that shot, probably just after a flight, theres also an economy class shot that looks great with all the green PTVs. I'm sure the USB cable will turn up, I lost one for about 3 months then I realised I put it back in the suitcase and packed it away. Cant you use another USB cable or is it unique to the camera?
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 14):
Cant you use another USB cable or is it unique to the camera?

It's a little more on the unique side. I've never even heardof the brand, FinePix.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 14):
theres also an economy class shot that looks great with all the green PTVs.

The cabin appears to be a little more clean in that one. I like the EI advertising you posted on there as well!
I though this was a little interesting. Check out the title:
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:01 am

Just was looking at the pax comments on the various airlines, and EI isn't getting bad marks actually. The general consensus is that staff are very good, fares are very good, but on the long haul flights, the cabins are looking very tired and worn. Compared to BA, EI isn't doing half bad - staff & bag issues top the complaints for BA, while DUB is EI's biggest sore point I think. (as LHR is for BA)

Just passing along some comments.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 16):
Compared to BA, EI isn't doing half bad - staff & bag issues top the complaints for BA, while DUB is EI's biggest sore point I think. (as LHR is for BA)

Yes, BA (and BAA) are really in the wars this week, between being fined for price-fixing and losing bags, it may well be a week in which WW says to himsef, "why did I leave EI? I could be a 330 captain by now|"

The good thing for EI is that it is actively tackling these issues.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 15):
It's a little more on the unique side. I've never even heardof the brand, FinePix.

Is your camera a Fuji??? They use Finepix brand. You can go to Harvey Norman and get another USB cable . I dont think they are too expensive.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:28 am

Just one thing I forgot to bring up . When I flew SNN - DUB the menu in the seat in Premier was still there so I took it. I noticed that for breakfast on arrival into SNN it showed the following on offer ::

Bagels served with cream cheese ( yuck )
Croissant ( Ok if its hot and not like a brick )
Yoghurt
Fresh sliced fruit

Thats ALL????? On LAX flights they offer hot breakfast iun addition to the above consisting of ::

Barmbrack French toast, Sausage and grilled tomatoe.

Should this not be available on ALL USA-IRL flights ??? You pay EUR 1400 oneway for Premier and they cant even give you a hot breakfast on the East Coast routes !!! Total discrace really. On Swiss you get a full hot breakfast in C from ZRH to DUB .
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:49 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Thats ALL????? On LAX flights they offer hot breakfast iun addition to the above consisting of ::

Barmbrack French toast, Sausage and grilled tomato.

Should this not be available on ALL USA-IRL flights ??? You pay EUR 1400 oneway for Premier and they cant even give you a hot breakfast on the East Coast routes !!! Total disgrace really. On Swiss you get a full hot breakfast in C from ZRH to DUB .

I'd tend to say this is actually enough. Remember most of EI's East Coast flights arrive pretty early into DUB (the 104 is 5.30am!) and having flown the route quite a bit in J class, after they serve you canapes, then starter/main course/desert/coffee/chocolates etc for dinner, there is about 3hrs left before you land in DUB, and the thought of a big breakfast, especially when your body says it's 1am US time isn't that appealing. I think they've looked at the stats and flights times and have made a good call on this one.

Just my 2 cents

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 20):
I'd tend to say this is actually enough. Remember most of EI's East Coast flights arrive pretty early into DUB (the 104 is 5.30am!) and having flown the route quite a bit in J class, after they serve you canapes, then starter/main course/desert/coffee/chocolates etc for dinner, there is about 3hrs left before you land in DUB, and the thought of a big breakfast, especially when your body says it's 1am US time isn't that appealing. I think they've looked at the stats and flights times and have made a good call on this one.

Just my 2 cents

Pilot21

I like someting hot when I come into land . Having done tons of Trans Atlantics I always am glad of hot coffee/hot croissants and either a sausage egg bacon or an omellette. Im just a person that needs hot food in the morning . They should offer both or be able to request it. It wouldnt kill them . After all your paying enough for it . I guess it costs 10-20 Euro !!!! If that !!!
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Just one thing I forgot to bring up . When I flew SNN - DUB the menu in the seat in Premier was still there so I took it. I noticed that for breakfast on arrival into SNN it showed the following on offer ::

Bagels served with cream cheese ( yuck )
Croissant ( Ok if its hot and not like a brick )
Yoghurt
Fresh sliced fruit

Thats the same as CO's J offering. It fruit, a croissant/cinnamon roll, yoghurt, juice and tea/coffee. Its hardly a huge breakfast, but the flight is only just over 6 hours, and the meal service takes about 3hrs, so most people are glad to just sleep, and wake to have something small. The first of EI's TA's arrive so early, that I think the breakfast menu you saw is appropriate! Bagels and cream cheese sounds lovely!
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 15):
I like the EI advertising you posted on there as well!

Thanks!

Quoting EISHN (Reply 15):
I though this was a little interesting. Check out the title:

 laughing  There are lots of good photos of EI on Flickr, I'm always going on there to see if there's anything new and interesting.

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 16):
Just was looking at the pax comments on the various airlines, and EI isn't getting bad marks actually.

Yeah I haven't seen anything under 3 stars for Aer Lingus and quite a few 4/5 star ratings which is great to see from passengers. The most recent review talks about the website rather than a flight but still gets 3 stars.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 15):
I've never even heardof the brand, FinePix.

Its a Fuji??? My camera is a fuji as well, and AFAIK the camera is tha very small standard USB connection. I think just about any USB cable with this connection should work with your camera though.

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 10):

Maybe MAD, MXP/LIN, FRA, MUC, RIX, WAW, VCE, BUD?

I would guess WAW. EI have seen some success there. At both Cork and Dublin. Madrid also a possibilitty. Milan and Frankfurt unlikely, IMHO.

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 10):
2x daily AMS, but where else?

More likely a very early morning departure, if the flight is codeshared with KL. Somewhere around the 0600 mark, for best connectivity with the majority of the KL network?

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:02 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 24):
I would guess WAW.

nope  Smile
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 24):
Its a Fuji??? My camera is a fuji as well, and AFAIK the camera is tha very small standard USB connection. I think just about any USB cable with this connection should work with your camera though.

I tried other cables, and they don't fit. It's quite a latge hole to fill, bu USB standards.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 23):

Do the same myself. Lots of thing there worth seeing.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Bagels served with cream cheese ( yuck )
Croissant ( Ok if its hot and not like a brick )
Yoghurt
Fresh sliced fruit

Judging by what I had out of LAX, I wouldn't too excited by anything on that menu. My mum said that when she was doing LAX-DUB in C last year, that they served her american style pancakes with hot syrup, but then earlier this year, she had eggs, sausage and bacon.

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 22):
Bagels and cream cheese sounds lovely!

They certainley do, but it depends on the U.S. catering.

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 25):
nope

Sounds like you know something we don't???? ?  Confused
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:18 am

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 22):
Bagels and cream cheese sounds lovely!

Sounds disgusting to me ..... but then everyones different so thats why they should cater for everyone. Im not asking for a full fry up . Just something hot. Omellette / hot croissants and hot strong coffee Big grin

Thats one thing I hate when I go to my Dads (cold breakfasts). They eat cold meats and cheese shite . I go armed with my own breakkie when I go there. Checking in my Dennys and coco pops !!! LOL....
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 26):

I tried other cables, and they don't fit. It's quite a latge hole to fill, bu USB standards.

Certainly unusual. Im sure the USB cable will turn up soon though.

Of course, another option is to get a multi card reader. Its quite handy really, if a little awkward having to eject the cards.

Brian.

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 25):
nope Smile

grrrr....well,if I were to say I would be surprised if the route were not served from both ORK and DUB would I be wrong?
You are certainly keeping us guessing!

Does anyone know if it is definately three a/c at BFS? Or two, with another to arrive in summer?

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:29 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 23):
Yeah I haven't seen anything under 3 stars for Aer Lingus and quite a few 4/5 star ratings which is great to see from passengers. The most recent review talks about the website rather than a flight but still gets 3 stars.

EI has been getting 4/5 stars since I started working there!

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 24):
I would guess WAW. EI have seen some success there. At both Cork and Dublin. Madrid also a possibilitty. Milan and Frankfurt unlikely, IMHO

Yeah, i'd say WAW. I wonder where else? I

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 24):
Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 10):
2x daily AMS, but where else?

More likely a very early morning departure, if the flight is codeshared with KL. Somewhere around the 0600 mark, for best connectivity with the majority of the KL network?

Yeah, probably an early departure, and an evening departure, like the ORK schedules! Thats 2x daily AMS, 4x daily LHR, and I'd say daily BRU or CDG?
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 29):
Yeah, probably an early departure, and an evening departure

A 6am start would be essential to connect with KLM global network. A return flight at around 1800/1900 would be good but then you need two flights a day in each direction. From memory thats how KLM UK did it may have been 3 x daily. Using Fokker 100. Was a good service . Used it a few times.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:49 am

Quote:
A helicopter has crashed this evening outside Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0802/wicklow.html
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 31):
Quote:
A helicopter has crashed this evening outside Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0802/wic....html

They were lucky. Isnt that near the Marriott Druids Glen Hotel and country club???
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:03 am

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 29):
EI has been getting 4/5 stars since I started working there!

Aer Lingus obviously needs more people like you working for them 

Anyway its good to hear things are going well for you at Aer Lingus COEI2007.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 32):
They were lucky. Isnt that near the Marriott Druids Glen Hotel and country club???

Yes, its not far away at all.

[Edited 2007-08-02 23:06:14]
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 27):
Checking in my Dennys and coco pops !!! LOL....

 laughing   laughing 
I take it you get your bran from somewhere else then???

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 29):
Yeah, probably an early departure, and an evening departure, like the ORK schedules!

I wouldn't say they'd do that straight away. I'd say they'd probally start with a few weekly flights, then move to daily, then move to second daily rotations a few times a week, before finally going double daily everyday. ORK still doesn't have double daily everyday, just a few times a week.

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Reply 31

There's been a number of crashes lateky.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:19 am

Looking at the EI sale to the USA which ends tonight, I notice that the fares are not eligible for the accrual of Gold Circle Points. I've never seen EI specifically do this before. Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come where any good fare means no GC points!
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 35):
I notice that the fares are not eligible for the accrual of Gold Circle Points. I've never seen EI specifically do this before.

They have done it on short haul for quite a while. Which is a pain, especially as there is no facility to select a specific fare type. The EI booking engine could learn a lot from bmi, which outshines it in almost every way, allowing you to choose fare types, class of travel, etc.....

This brings up an intersting question All thinng being equal, which qould you choose EI or BD, and why? .

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:26 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 36):
They have done it on short haul for quite a while

Out of interest, do they tell you before you purchase that the flight chosen cannot earn GC points?
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:04 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 34):
I take it you get your bran from somewhere else then???

Haha ...lucky my Dad has decided to move to the good old US of A from October so I will be racking up more Star Alliance flights and miles and no more cold stuff.  Big grin

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 36):
The EI booking engine could learn a lot from bmi, which outshines it in almost every way, allowing you to choose fare types, class of travel, etc.....

Yes I did a booking today for myself DUB-AMS on EI then BD LHR to DUB and the BMI one was much easier. Im going on a new cruise ship launch and I could have done EI DUB-AMS / LHR-DUB for Eur110 but the BMI / EI combination was Eur140 but I get lounge access on the return and have upgrade certs to use up in J so decided to go with that option. The BMI system tells you how many miles you get what you get in likes of catering/lounge access/change fees. All on one chart!!! Very impressive.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 27):
Bagels and cream cheese sounds lovely!

Sounds disgusting to me

A friend of mine flew to Chicago with EI last February, and she said that they served her a Croissant with cheese & ham inside in it which apparently wasn't that nice. What was worse about it was that they served the PAX the food while they were descending, and they had to put up their tray tables while they were still eating due to the close proximity the crew had served the food to when the plane was to land!
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting EI787 (Reply 37):
Out of interest, do they tell you before you purchase that the flight chosen cannot earn GC points?

Nope, but what you can do is (as somebody once told me here on a.net) is click on "fare rules" when booking and the first letter indicates the class for each segment. In the GC section of the website it gives a list of the classes points are given to, so that's the only way to know if you'll get points or not.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 40):
Nope, but what you can do is (as somebody once told me here on a.net) is click on "fare rules" when booking and the first letter indicates the class for each segment. In the GC section of the website it gives a list of the classes points are given to, so that's the only way to know if you'll get points or not.

Aha! Neat tip!
 
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:10 am

Does anyone know if we can expect the repainting of an A330 this Summer? Over the last two years, EI have repainted four A330s. In Summer 2055, JFK got one. In Winter 2005/2006 DUB got one, in Summer 2006 ORD got one, and just last Winter gone by, LAX received one. So going by the trend of the last two years, should we be expecting any repaints?
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:31 am

Just noticed something on the nose of EI aircraft.
On the nose of the A330s, on the left hand side you had the name of the saint in english, like St. Patrick, and on the right hand side, you had it in Irish, Padraig. But they now have it as St. Padraig since DUB's repaint last year.

Before repaint:
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=276297
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=122971


After repaint:
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=484418
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=444986

Just though that was interesting. It appears to be the same case with the other repainted 330s, but not the new ones. It's quite strange.
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:41 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 43):
Just noticed something on the nose of EI aircraft.
On the nose of the A330s, on the left hand side you had the name of the saint in english, like St. Patrick, and on the right hand side, you had it in Irish, Padraig. But they now have it as St. Padraig since DUB's repaint last year.

Hmm well does the prefix (St.) apply in Irish or have they messed it up??? I always thought in Irish they just put the name without the prefix and then in English you put the (St.) prefix. Anyone know which one is officially correct??? EISHN well spotted !!! I would have missed it .
 
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 28):
grrrr....well,if I were to say I would be surprised if the route were not served from both ORK and DUB would I be wrong?
You are certainly keeping us guessing!

I do know whats to be announced but I can't tell on here at least not before Saturday, if anyone really wants to know PM me and I'll hint at it.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 28):
Does anyone know if it is definately three a/c at BFS? Or two, with another to arrive in summer?

It's absolutely three.
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:19 pm

Great news about Belfast! Will it be BHD or BFS? I would prefer BHD but either are good I guess. Potential routes I see are :

-LHR
-AMS
-FRA
-CDG
-MAD
-WAW

I also think that it'd be great if EI could fly trans atlantic from Northern Ireland. Maybe even extend one of the SNN services to BFS. This would create extra revenue for SNN flights and would also make BFS attractive as a stop over point from Europe to the US, avoiding the chaos of DUB.
 
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:42 pm

Looks like it's going to be a battle of the orange (EZY) and the green (the home team!) at BFS!

Easyjet has just announced four new routes at BFS:

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...nnounced-from-belfast-1050278.html

Barcelona, Prague, Venice and Gdansk.
 
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:33 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 46):
-LHR
-AMS
-FRA
-CDG
-MAD
-WAW

Ya got two (the obvious ones) and it looks like BFS
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RE: Yet Another Serving Of Irish Aviation: 34/07

Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:48 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 47):
Looks like it's going to be a battle of the orange (EZY) and the green (the home team!) at BFS!

Easyjet has just announced four new routes at BFS:

http://www.independent.ie/business/i...nnounced-from-belfast-1050278.html

Barcelona, Prague, Venice and Gdansk.

It says here :

"RYANAIR is facing into increased competition on its newly announced Belfast operations as rival easyJet has just announced four new routes from the Northern Ireland capital."

Are Ryanair going to Belfast aswell? Will this mean that Easyjet will venture into Dublin?
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