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by Eirules
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 153
Views: 15922

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Nice to see perhaps, nice to fly is another matter altogether Why? Nothing wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX or no MAX. Nothing wrong with the MAX? Think that’s a very debatable question. That aside, given that IAG have ordered these for the budget / holiday fleets in the group and given the continued ...

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by Eirules
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 153
Views: 15922

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

OA260 wrote:
ClassicLover wrote:
I'd say that the MAX won't go to EI.


It is almost certain that they will not. Unless there is a major change over the next few years which I still doubt. Will be nice to see them at LGW in BA livery though.


Nice to see perhaps, nice to fly is another matter altogether

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by Eirules
Tue May 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18581

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Really good, if not heart wrenching article

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by Eirules
Sun May 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7841

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

*F9 MCO-PSM JUL 0.4>0.1[0] AUG 0.4>0[0] SEP 0.3>0[0] OCT 0.3>0[0] I think this was supposed to be seasonal but I'm not surprised if they cut it all together, I think they'd do better at MHT EI BOS-SNN JAN 0.2>0.9[0.2] FEB 0>0.9[0] That's odd. Out in Feb? 1 month? *EI JFK-SNN JAN 0.9>0.2[0.8] FEB 0....

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by Eirules
Sat May 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25310

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

http://bit.ly/2Jr3Yks
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Being reported that Aer Lingus have further delayed the introduction of the A321NEO

http://bit.ly/2Jr3Yks

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by Eirules
Thu May 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9245

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

I’d be surprised to see UA go to LGW. There’s very little Star connections from LGW that can’t be reached via the big Star hubs of FRA, MUC etc and most of the point to point traffic would likely choose LHR over LGW. It’s possible to see AA in LGW but I’d imagine they’d try to leave it to BA since t...

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by Eirules
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25310

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

While it’d be disappointing to lose the mainland China links it’d hardly be surprising. I always thought Air China or China Southern would have made a better stab at it. That said, Cathay appear to be performing well so it’s not all gloom

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by Eirules
Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25310

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

eicvd wrote:
Apparently LH will use an A340 on the FRA-DUB route, Wednesday’s only, not sure of the flight number but it’s the late morning arrival.


Great to spot. But what’s so special about Wednesday’s?

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by Eirules
Thu May 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25310

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Aer Space is here... - Middle seat free - Private overhead storage - Complimentary food and drink from our Bia menu - Lounge access - Priority boarding - Fast Track security - Automatic standby for earlier flights - Free changes and refunds https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-information/aer-lingus-ne...

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by Eirules
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20610

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

More than the actual business class product on board, the biggest thing letting them down is the lounges. They’re charging higher fares ex DUB than BA/AA or AF/KL to USA and while they’re not always direct options, they are offering far superior lounge experiences. In many cases the partner lounges ...

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20610

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Air Canada have confirmed that their SNN route won’t operate at all this summer due to the MAX groundings

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by Eirules
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20610

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Ethiopian Airlines has secured 5th Freedom rights for DUB-MAD sector from 2nd June 2019. 4 weekly MON-WED-FRI-SUN Flights continue to ADD from MAD. Source: Ethiopian Airlines Ireland, Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/EthiopianAirlinesIreland/ Could be an interesting way to get to MAD, especia...

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by Eirules
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20610

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Aegean's winter schedule shows more convenient flying times, on its 2w (Mon,Fri) ATH-DUB route..It departs ATH 0905 and from DUB 1210 arriving in ATH at 1800..This is much more in line with the schedule of prime UK routes (LON,MAN,EDI), to give pax more flexibility for onward connections,both ways,...

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8692

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

It’s not attached to any continent. Did you fail geography? https://i2.wp.com/moon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/00_01_Iceland.jpg?ssl=1 Malta. Cyprus. UK. Ireland. None of these are “attached” to the continent so by your logic they’re not part of Europe? WOW. And I’m comparing apples to apples, n...

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8692

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Boof02671 wrote:
Last time I checked Iceland isn’t part of Europe.


So what continent is it in? In sporting terms it’s part of UEFA. In musical terms it’s in the Eurovision. While not in the EU, it is part of EFTA.

Hmmmm

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by Eirules
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 8510

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

How much longer will the 752s be flying transatlantic missions for UA?

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by Eirules
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20610

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Record 2.5 Million Passengers At Dublin Airport In March Europe: +11% UK: +7% North America: +11% Other International: -8% (!!) Domestic: +3% Connecting Traffic: +34% Source: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/record-2.5-million-passengers-at-dublin-airport-in-march Perhaps also due t...

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by Eirules
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I’m not in the slightest bit offended. I just don’t think it achieves the brief of inclusivity / diversity because there are too many different facets to include everyone

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by Eirules
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

It's an April fool's stunt. Yesterday, I had an email from VS saying they will operate a flight, I think it was to EWR, with an all-gay flight & cabin crew, allegedly when NY pride is on. Forgot the date in question as I deleted it quickly. Pretty sure they actually did this last year Actually ...

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by Eirules
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

https://www.virgin.com/news/hello-virgin-atlantics-new-flying-icons This was posted on April 1st so are we sure this is not an April Fools stunt? Either way, I think it is an excellent idea and a needed modernisation to Virgin's behind-the-times brand. https://virg.in/FlyingIcons Posted 2hrs ago so...

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by Eirules
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I applaud the idea of inclusivity. But is this not a step too far? The flying lady was an iconic brand symbol, it didn’t mean only straight white men flew Virgin. As a gay man I’m no more of less likely to fly VS just because you’ve a man in rainbow pants painted on the plane

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by Eirules
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12861

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

Am I not right in saying Aer Lingus have had to cancel transatlantic flights for the summer due to A321 delivery delays?

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by Eirules
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 4818

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

Bit odd for it to launch for the winter season no? I know Vegas sees decent visitor numbers year round but even the traditional l/h carriers such as BA scale back in winter

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by Eirules
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153919

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Always sad to see a business fail and people lose their jobs. Unfortunately this has been coming for quite a while

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by Eirules
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

http://ow.ly/z18o30obXiN
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Another new route for Dublin this summer. A little niche but hopefully successful

http://ow.ly/z18o30obXiN

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by Eirules
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus’ partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will end on July 1 2019, when the airlines part ways and the ability to earn and redeem Qantas Points on Ireland's national airline is withdrawn. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-aer-lingus-end-frequent-flyer-partnership Doesn’t bode wel...

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by Eirules
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 23858

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

For me the seat is only one part of the BA problem. Yes it’s now out of date, but a brand new state of the art seat won’t improve the inconsistent on board experience with mediocre food & wines. It’s all part of a whole product. Their partner AA is better at it and arguably so too are VS, DL, AC...

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by Eirules
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Being reported that UK CAA has grounded the 737MAX. Where does this leave FR?

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by Eirules
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Tragically one Irish person amongst the dead on this morning’s ET crash. To them and others RIP

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by Eirules
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Have been monitoring AA fares on DFW/DUB for the new nonstop flights this summer, and they seem to have been steadily increasing with a chunky premium over 1/2 stop options. Curious if the demand will be strong enough for the service period to be extended beyond the summer season. Hmm I’m flying to...

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by Eirules
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24778

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I wonder could they pick up a 5th freedom route via a European hub to JNB. DUB were handing them out like candy to ET on the ADD-DUB-LAX route. Maybe DFW-DUB-JNB?

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by Eirules
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian, Air China, Aer Lingus and Plus Ultra move to T4 at MAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Norwegian, Air China, Aer Lingus and Plus Ultra move to T4 at MAD

With EI rejoining the transatlantic joint venture, it probably makes sense for them to be in the same terminal as IB

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by Eirules
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24778

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Could they make it to JNB? Plenty of connection opportunities on BA Comair from there to the rest of South Africa plus Harare, Windhoek etc

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by Eirules
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Transatlantic service
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: PHL Transatlantic service

Does anyone have the Transatlantic LF from PHL for the summer months? PHL TATL Load Factors May-August 2018: AMS: 81.5% ATH: 84.0% BCN: 77.5% BUD: 80.8% CDG: 80.6% DOH: 81.1% DUB: 84.4% (AA 83.5%, EI 85.7%) FCO: 84.4% FRA: 80.3% (AA 78.2%, LH 82.0%) GLA: 81.7% KEF: 78.5% LHR: 77.4% (AA 73.0%, BA 84...

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by Eirules
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14653

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

AA inherited US's TATL gateway at PHL and has been a focus for AA for some time, though with some adjustments. FRA and MUC are being dropped from PHL as these were legacy routes from the US Airways system and network, when US was a Star Alliance member and could feed into LH's hubs at FRA and MUC a...

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by Eirules
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14653

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

AA inherited US's TATL gateway at PHL and has been a focus for AA for some time, though with some adjustments. FRA and MUC are being dropped from PHL as these were legacy routes from the US Airways system and network, when US was a Star Alliance member and could feed into LH's hubs at FRA and MUC a...

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by Eirules
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20188

Re: Irish 2/19

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...

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by Eirules
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA100 JFK-LHR loads
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: AA100 JFK-LHR loads

I’d imagine this is mostly due to time of year. Transatlantic travel in January is always weak. I’ve flown AA100 quite a few times and it’s always been full or near full

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by Eirules
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20188

Re: Irish 2/19

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

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by Eirules
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20188

Re: Irish 2/19

Quick question. Does anyone know if the ex QR A330s that EI got have / will have the same business class seats as the original A330s?

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by Eirules
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic J options
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Transatlantic J options

I need some advice... I am looking to fly to NYC in J in November from DUB. I am BA Gold so in some ways would have liked to stick to BA/AA via LHR but for the dates I want, it’s over €2300 per person. I’ve done some digging and come up with the following alternatives; DUB-CDG-JFK AF773 & JFK-DU...

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF
Replies: 104
Views: 15927

Re: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF

I’ve heard the DUB crew base is also closing despite reports to the contrary. Any confirmation of this?

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92840

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

As I suspected, doesn’t look quite so bland on an A320

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29340

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

I don’t think the tail element is too bad and I like the new shamrock. It might look better on an A320 where there’s less fuselage and therefore less white versus titles

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by Eirules
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92840

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Samrnpage wrote:
Just been revealed. Not sure to be honest, the titles look too small.


I’d probably agree. It may look ok on A320 but there’s too much white on too big a fuselage with such small titles. That said, I actually like the tail and new shamrock

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by Eirules
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92840

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This tweet appears to show a safety card for the 757 with the new livery. https://twitter.com/kev_andrew/status/1085251840416120832?s=21 Haha that was my tweet, deleted it after a quick rethink... It's still available on this thread via another site: https://www.boards.ie/b/thread/2057383874?fuid=0...

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by Eirules
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77194

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

I wonder will we see DUB-LHR/MAN on FlyBe / VS? At present VS are relying on IAG to provide feed from DUB to both MAN & LHR

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by Eirules
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5920

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Actually, I am just reading the document and it says - "The JBA, which provides Aer Lingus freedom to price independently and codeshare with non-JBA carriers, will not only ensure that Aer Lingus’ value-carrier model is preserved but will expand its reach. " The link is here https://www.r...

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