While still having COVID-19 infections rates comparable to the rest of Europe. Ireland is better than most for COVID-19. As in, two thirds of countries have higher infection rates than us. While things have gotten worse here, things have gotten worse in most countries. I think our government has ma...Jump to post
You’re just biding time and hoping for a miracle That's probably not untrue. And it is unsatisfactory. But that's the world we now live in. Very messy. I don't believe Ireland is a country that is willing to stomach a Brazil situation where we almost leave the disease run rampant. But I don't think...Jump to post
2. You don’t continue to tyre kick every few weeks in the vain hope that numbers will improve both in Ireland and the rest of the world. If they don’t want to allow travel in/out of Ireland to countries with a significant Covid19 risk then don’t keep giving a false hope that things will change in t...Jump to post
I would say in terms of both. In terms of the travel restrictions, whilst some are very reasonable, releasing an insane green list with countries that aren't even accessible from Ireland on it is ridiculous. No testing at the airport (paid for or free) is provided and as far as I'm aware you cannot...Jump to post
LHR is trialling swab testing for passengers, while FRA, in co-operation with Lufthansa, opened a testing centre for passengers at the beginning of July. There are even airlines in Indonesia offering subsidised COVID-19 tests pre-flight. It would be interesting to hear more about the progress DUB a...Jump to post
Its clear that Ireland is going to remain cautious, which is not a bad thing in itself. A surge in cases is the last thing we need. The increase in cases over the last couple of weeks is a warning sign. But there is a middle way between closing down completely and opening up completely. Since this v...Jump to post
I thought the whole point of a green list was to allow unrestricted travel to certain countries and allow inbound international tourism to recover to some extent.. RTE is now saying that "The advice will be that travel to these countries will be possible without the requirement to self-isolate...Jump to post
Maybe I am being pessimistic after watching / reading too much Irish media, but would I be right in saying an August opening of quarantee-free air travel now seems less likely? I imagine a limited Green List is still the most likely scenario for the 20th. But unlike most countries in Europe, it wil...Jump to post
With regards the travel related cases the government should be a bit more honest where exactly they came from. Yes. Are these Irish citizens returning home from living/working abroad (in places that probably have high incidences of COVID-19)? Or are they returning from holidays in Spain or France? ...Jump to post
So my argument from hearing this and other news articles which were mentioned in either this thread or the previous one regarding people not answering self-isolation calls is do it properly or don't do it at all. I don't agree with that. Doing it "properly" would take a huge amount of res...Jump to post
Fliplot wrote:The DAA chose, some time ago, to fund its capital expenditure to avoid Government interference! Now it seems that interference is acceptable again.
Interesting. I didn't know that about the hotels. As far as I know, the Irish government advises against all non-essential travel. That's it. There is no law to say you can't make non-essential travel. The only legal requirement is that you fill in the quarantine form when you arrive into the countr...Jump to post
I find it interesting that some regions are going out of their way to encourage tourists to come back. Saw something like this for Cyprus too.
My point on infrastructure costs remains valid - Ireland is not capable of large "state" infrastructure projects! Whether it be politics, procurement or simple incomoetence the projects always over run and by multiples! I know T2 wasn't cheap but did it overrun? While there has been proje...Jump to post
What utter tosh. So months after the virus exploded in other countries we’re finally implementing a legally enforceable quarantine, at the exact point when other European countries are opening their borders to tourists. Oh and let’s not force anyone arriving from the UK to quarantine even though th...Jump to post
Testing yes but do passengers tested yesterday and assumed to be clear travel, or do you have to test at the actual airport and await a clear result before flying? We simply do not know. Then you have false positives, and presumably false negatives, also. Say you fly to LHR in the morning on a full...Jump to post
A very bleak prospect for aviation indeed. That is why tests are critical. We social distance because we can't be sure we don't have the disease. So test people before they fly. Holidays wouldn't be the same (for now) but it will at least make flying feasible for those that need to/want to. And if ...Jump to post
Portugal has done reasonably well, so I wouldn't group it with Spain.
But you are right that now is now the time to open borders. By July? Still seems a little early. Testing people as they leave will simplify things a lot but I imagine it will take a while to set up that kind of system.
This is on RTE at the moment. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0512/1137870-coronavirus-blog/ Seems to be the only real solution. Certainly compared to a 14 day quarantine. Iceland, which has successfully contained the new coronavirus and conducted more tests per capita than any other country, said it p...Jump to post
opticalilyushin wrote:Granted at the moment it's fair to expect many may not be travelling now, but you need to be prepared for the small possibility of a lot of people "unexpectedly" turning up..
[ Leaving the middle seat free won’t do anything to prevent the virus spreading within an aircraft cabin and even if it did, it does nothing to address the fact passengers have just travelled through a busy airport and likely been in contact with thousands of other people before they’ve even step f...Jump to post
“We are heading towards national carriers again, nationalised airports and a probable huge reduction in flights. It sounds dreadful, but, we are entering a phase environmentally where the word sustainable has to be placed before everything. As a 25 year aviation employee, I’ve never seen a period l...Jump to post
Always interested in how the DAA do their maths. Why should those currently using the airport pay for future facilities. Surely the future facilities will lead to increased numbers using the airport, thereby increasing the DAA revenues? No doubt I have missed something!!!! If the DAA was proposing ...Jump to post
Yet tourism to the UK is at record levels: last year was a record one for inbound tourism to the UK, with visits from overseas up 4% to 39.2 million, according to new figures published from the Office of National Statistics. So your comment doesn't really wash. That was 2017. In 2018 ONS reported a...Jump to post
Chasensfo wrote:I am planning to take a trip to MSP sometime in the next 2-3 weeks and Aer Lingus 757s are my primary target while I'm out there, any idea when they are due to leave the route?
I really find it dissapointing to hear airlines saying this only a couple of months after the DAA CEO insisted in an interview that they are on top of things and there is no need for a 3rd terminal. Although, I think the airport meant that they need a new Runway and Piers. That talk of a terminal w...Jump to post
Very pleased that EI is able to keep BOS-SNN going through the winter, thanks in part to the A321 coming on-line. Relatives in Killkenny area make SNN more convenient. It's interesting that BOS-SNN was pulled last winter but it's back this winter. Nice to see. Interesting. SNN will be happy with th...Jump to post
Pardon me....but WHY exactly would the airlines not support such a move? Why would they not be for something which would improve their customer scores? Why would the airlines even have that much of a say regarding infrastructure which is actually about border control as opposed to customer amenitie...Jump to post
The DAA run the airport so no matter what goes on there, they are ultimately responsible and accountable! I know strange words for an Irish institution! If there is a problem with any service provided to the DAA, then the DAA needs to resolve! Normally you would be right. Ultimately, it is the DAA'...Jump to post
And of course Brexit will have an effect - currently non EU passengers go through 'other' booths. It will be fun watching UK passengers joining those from the US, Canada and other nations!!! I doubt that will happen. The CTA will exist post-Brexit. The most likely solution, I would have thought, wo...Jump to post
Most people seem to be assuming that we'll see the new A321s flying short haul as well as long haul when they arrive. It might be difficult to guarantee the flights they will operate but I assume Aer Lingus will now be able to sell the business class seats on those aircraft at the AerSpace price. So...Jump to post
ELBOB wrote:Yep, made a mockery of Protected status. Why bother? But typical of everything around development of Dublin airport, which usurps all other priorities.
Arion640 wrote:Great post. You are right, most of the economic destruction will be on the continent.
[url][/url] The EU is trying to bully the UK into remaining. If there's a hard Brexit, their posture will change dramatically. Too many Pounds, Euros, Dollars at play. The EU has already agreed a deal with the UK's PM. But it seems 25% of her party wants to bully her to make a harder deal and the ot...Jump to post
hz - trade agreements are notoriously difficult even in the best of circumstances. GB needs to do dozens of them with dozens of countries. Some of us doubt that GB has the workforce of technicians, legal staff, diplomats to do this expeditiously. It somehow will get mostly done, but not well and it...Jump to post
I read that the four A321s for EI will be deployed thusly: 1.) MSP 2.) Hartford 3.) spare 4.) Boston (SNN) next September Are you sure that shouldn't be Montreal instead of MSP? I was told they would put the 321 on the shorter sectors initially and leave MSP until 2020 when they get more 321s. But ...Jump to post
I guess ignorance isn't an American monopoly. Just a few years ago, Ireland was one of the PIIGS and if the EU hadn't thrown a bunch of money their way, it wouldn't be what it is today. Luckily, EI is adding this route based on "what it is today", not its status 8 years ago. While the str...Jump to post
For passengers, the experience inside the terminals is average like most other airports in Europe but out on the airfield DUB has a lot of room for improvement. Many of DUB's problems simply just don't happen in most other airports. That sounds accurate enough. Irish251 You just made him sound like...Jump to post
Just because a plane can take off and fly somewhere doesn't mean it can necessarily fly there with a full passenger/cargo load or at MTOW, which in many cases will be crucial to the viability of the route. That's not even considering inclement weather, which could affect the seasonal performance of...Jump to post
New Dublin Airport runway too short according to pilots' association who say long-haul flights might have to drop capacity to take off Seems ridiculous. If an A350 can fly to HKG using a 2600m runway, there can't be much of an issue with a 3100m runway. Certainly not worth spending millions more eu...Jump to post
The situation with not allowing people self connect to Ryanair flights is ridiculous. It makes little difference if a passenger clears security in the connection facility or goes landside and back upstairs to departures (if anything, staying airside gives passengers more time in the shops and resta...Jump to post
I almost choked when I read how DAA chief Dalton Philips recently said there’s no need for a third terminal until the hub surpasses the 55 million-passenger mark, which will take more than two decades to achieve. It's not about overall volumes - it's about timings; there'll obviously be slow period...Jump to post
It's such a common tactic now, from the smallest residential development up to airport-scale; start building and then start crying about some condition. I don't think they have built much up to now. But even if they had, I think daa would love to appeal the condition but they have to wait until a n...Jump to post
Norwegian has started a daytime flight to Dublin from Stewart. If Stewart can work, why not Boston? Especially since EI and B6 feed each other at Boston, which would still work.Jump to post