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by shamrock604
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

I don't know if this is in the right area of the forums, but can someone tell me a bit of background details of WHY Are Lingus flies from Dublin to Izmir, Turkey, 2x weekly every summer? That seems kind of random. Thanks! Because Irish weather is notoriously bad, yet Irish people love the sun....ma...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 147
Views: 15378

Re: Irish 7/19

Who says these airlines "don't want jet bridges". Air Moldova use the 300 gates so clearly want jet bridges. The Blue Air 01:30 to Bacau also use the 300 gates as does the occasional TUI charter flight. I'm sure Croatia Airlines, TAP, BA, Iberia, Icelandair, Luxair, SAS, Air Transat and W...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 147
Views: 15378

Re: Irish 7/19

Aerial view of constructions http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/625E99BE-2D30-424D-8CD0-85BA524DD376_zpsrsrf48gn.jpg http://www.twitter.com/dublinairport Hi all, Apologies for the dumb question, but when will the new runway be ready to use? Regards Chris. Early 2021 is the curr...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 147
Views: 15378

Re: Irish 7/19

If it was an ATR, Avro, Q400, SB340 then it would have to lay idle. And like I said, There's extra charges for using a jetbridge, and many airlines don't want to pay. The LHR, FRA and CDG flights might, but BCY, STK and BEE can't use them, and TUI, Sunwing, Sky Travel, Blue Air, Logan, Moldova etc ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 147
Views: 15378

Re: Irish 7/19

LH982 wrote:
Going back to the discussion on the 100 gates in Dublin, were they built with the option of adding air bridges later?


Yes, they were. If you look at the front elevation of the Pier, you can see where the nodes for the air bridges can be installed at each gate.

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by shamrock604
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20034

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.startribune.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-aer-lingus-msp-airport-s-new-international-carrier/512061162/ Everything you need to know about Aer Lingus, MSP Airport's new international carrier The flag carrier of Ireland will offer direct flights between the Twin Cities and Dublin. ...

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by shamrock604
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26871

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

tonystan wrote:
Well be seeing the 330Neo a lot sooner than some seem to speculate in my opinion!


If they’re confirming on social media that we will hear soon, I’d be pretty certain an order is imminent. EI generally careful re their language when it comes to new planes and routes, sticking to the script!

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by shamrock604
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25675

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

I see Emirates EK164 that departed Dublin tonight was a 777LR, is that regular? No, that's quite rare - nice catch! I think they've only brought in a 77L on two or three occasions before. The 77L is back again tonight One runway in DXB is closed for resurfacing until May 30th. While it’s had little...

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by shamrock604
Sun May 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11350

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Just flew with them, and it was dreadful. Meal service is now just the “main course” dish, no appetiser, no desert, just a frankly disgusting single dish, that was no larger than before. No wonder, because they now push their BOB product heavily, and constant announcements for pay options that not a...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29425

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

Hope they dont go direct and cut DUB-EDI just yet. I flew this great 5th freedom sector in J last year and hoping to do it again before it goes. Must admit, I’ve been wanting to try it myself! On the wider point, adding Shenzhen would suggest they are reasonably happy with performance at DUB. I’ll ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29425

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

Hainan to launch Dublin Shenzhen twice a week Monday and Friday on 25th Feb - not much notice https://fora.ie/hainan-airlines-dublin-shenzhen-4450833-Jan2019/ Has anyone an opinion other than on Aeringus. Crazy how we all went mad for the first flight to China everyone, second one comes along which...

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by shamrock604
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29425

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

It's a sad day when Ryanair has a more recognisable and arguably better livery than Aer Lingus. Yes, the new EI livery is terrible, I hate the eurowhite and the "green" on the tail looks blue. Not to mention the ridiculous new shamrock that looks like it belongs on a box of Lucky Charms c...

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by shamrock604
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29425

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

The livery will take getting used to but the branding overall looks great, particularly on the digital platforms and in print. The darker green and the more vibrant shade work really well together. I’m relieved! It looks seriously better than it did in the leaked images! I take it all back. It’s a ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29425

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

The new livery has apparently leaked, it's appeared on other websites and social media. https://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/Kev_Andrew/aerlingus%20new%20livery_zpskokyoxez.png The new shamrock and the titles are a complete mess in my opinion, it feels childish and dated at the same time. I'm ...

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by shamrock604
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8554

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Bubble should burst soon. Way too much capacity for a relatively small market. That capacity is being very easily filled. The average load factor at DUB is among the highest of the larger European airports. CX for example had an 83% load factor in its very first month of operations. When was the la...

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by shamrock604
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33190

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I wonder what the difference in flying time from YQX to SNN and YQX-DUB. Does an airline (or crew) not have any "wriggle room" in extending the duty time for what must only have been a matter of minutes, rather than put the pax through the ordeal of a second diversion and a bus transfer? ...

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by shamrock604
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33190

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Only BDL is out of the box thinking and second tier and that is only possible because of the money that was thrown out there or BDL wouldn't be on that list. There aren't any second tier markets on that list they are all markets that already have plenty of TATL service Where are the 321’s going the...

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by shamrock604
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33190

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Call me skeptical but I don't see this magical transatlantic expansion ever happening. No, not skeptical. The expansion you describe as “magical” has been happening for the past four years. Since 2014 Aer Lingus has added SFO, YYZ, LAX, IAD, BDL, EWR, PHL, MIA, SEA and most recently MSP and YUL to ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33190

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

Call me skeptical but I don't see this magical transatlantic expansion ever happening. No, not skeptical. The expansion you describe as “magical” has been happening for the past four years. Since 2014 Aer Lingus has added SFO, YYZ, LAX, IAD, BDL, EWR, PHL, MIA, SEA and most recently MSP and YUL to ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33204

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

It isn’t strictly true that EI are only bucket and spade focused - this year, they’ve quietely boosted frequencies to cities like HAM, VIE, ZRH, and LYS to slowly build them up to double daily. I’d imagine that is somewhat aligned to capturing transfer traffic, as apart from ZRH, the US is not well ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28150

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Disappointing if correct. I've heard MIA loads haven't been as expected. From what I’m seeing in res systems, it’s not going summer seasonal, but might be pared back a bit in the lowest months of Winter (ie Jan and early Feb). It would be crazy IMHO to not give the route it’s first summer season to...

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by shamrock604
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24832

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

A great example of what a non airline branded lounge can be run like and look like is the Upper Deck in GLA. I was pleasantly surprised by that one a few weeks back. The DAA lounges at DUB btw could have and should have been designed better. The same spaces could have been made far better and laid ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 23160

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Hop are coming to ORK for a summer service to CDG. Big news for ORK - a daily service is more than just dipping one’s toe in the market. Be interesting to see how this develops, and if is extended to year round before the season is out. Good connections on to the Far East and African routes from CD...

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by shamrock604
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 29720

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I'm not too sure we will see EK anytime soon tbh. Would love it but seems the ME3 are not expanding as rapidly. I could def see EI o DEN-DUB. Great connections with low fares to the Continent. AV would be a perfect fit with the UA tie up. BOG is an amazing city. I have not heard of any future rumou...

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by shamrock604
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ Possible new Europe routes
Replies: 27
Views: 5200

Re: YHZ Possible new Europe routes

EI did in fact give serious consideration to Halifax with the A320 as recently as 2 years ago.. but I guess they’ve decided to wait for the more capable A321neo.

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by shamrock604
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33572

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Shamrock604 - why strange? It is after all only an opinion! And this is an aviation forum where opinions are expressed. Every airport is unique, every airport is different yet all provide essentially the same service. But it seems that on here we are not allowed to compare Dublin Airport to, well, ...

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by shamrock604
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33572

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Jesus, where do you start? Third world? That’s nonsensical. I often get the feeling people who use that phrase a lot have not actually seen the third world. Wrong side of the city? It cant go south (terrain) and if it goes west, you’ll create a noise problem as aircraft approach right over the city,...

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by shamrock604
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33572

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Re LX at ORK and LH at SNN, I thought that was quite a smart move, testing out the “beyond Dublin” market with each product, the higher end one going to ORK, which could be expected to generate more J demand.

Be interesting to see how it plays out.

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by shamrock604
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 33572

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Terrible week for SNN - after UA pulling ORD. my own guess is UA are not happy that Norwegian are in town. 5 years is a long time to keep a route that isn’t delivering, and that’s on the back of pulling EWR for low winter. Re SAS, I strongly doubted that would stick for long. LH is the one to watch ...

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by shamrock604
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27204

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

TBH I think people are getting to bogged down about CX and if they can make it work. They have spent quiet some time considering DUB and personally I think they will make a success of it because it has the right backing. Pretty obvious what quarters are trying to pour cold water on it. They were wr...

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by shamrock604
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22855

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Aer Lingus saver has gone live . Fares DUB-JFK-DUB are around €337 in November. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/F7E76407-A8AE-4FD1-BFA2-0AB9417D253A_zpsrd0f4lzo.jpg Lie flat seats excluding Boeing 767.... What's that about? Presumably the summer SNN-BOS service operated by ...

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by shamrock604
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22855

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It was actually the Hainan rumour that convinced me this was going to happen when I saw the "Beer destinations" thread. the DAA box clever with this stuff, and tried the same lark before EK announced with the AI rumour.

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by shamrock604
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22855

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! Delighted! The most significant route announcement from Dublin since Emirates.

My happiness at this as a regular traveller to Asia and a big fan of Hong Kong itself.

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by shamrock604
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22855

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

I hope you are all watching the rampant speculation on another thread, that none other than Cathay Pacific might be launching Hong Kong to Dublin.

I will literally explode with joy if this happens, as I suspect will many others on here.

Interesting few days ahead!

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by shamrock604
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21748

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

This morning's EI896 from Cork to Faro diverted to Dublin with technical difficulties. The reg of the aircraft was EI-DEA https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ei896#e3c197b Bit of an odd diversion route, wonder why they didn't just return to Cork? More likely to be a spare aircraft available ...

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by shamrock604
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft
Replies: 67
Views: 17806

Re: IAG mulls more long-range narrow-body aircraft

Hmmm, US carriers are the last ones to operate narrow body a/c across the pond, and we know based on A.Net experts that no self respecting European would fly on those a/c, so are we talking transfer pax on the EU side, or is the fact that the A321 is wider than the 757 going to make the flights mor...

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by shamrock604
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 19094

Re: Irish 3/17

QR will be using an A350 for their inaugural flight to DUB on June 12th. I think this will be the first A350 in DUB since the EI familiarisation flight in 2015? They sure are. I know a few booked on it who used their AVIOS . Still plenty of redemption seats available for those that are interested. ...

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by shamrock604
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 2/17

In relation to my EI Airbus order post. I posted on this forum just after the IAG acquisition that EI would not be getting the A350's and got a similar reaction, but now its accepted that's the case. likewise, in 2000 if someone posted saying FR would become Europe's biggest airline they'd have bee...

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by shamrock604
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 2/17

BestWestern wrote:
Which European carriers have a night stop for an early departure ex Dublin?

LH....
AF (when they assume the CDG service)


KL, BA

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by shamrock604
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 2/17

Not strictly true... BA1 :duck: Regarding growth of Aer Lingus, I keep thinking that it might be time for EI to step it up and instead of being conservative start attacking growth opportunities... While I appreciate the risk factor, EI is placed well for an order of 100+ A320's, implementation of n...

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by shamrock604
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 2/17

I think many will be disappointed when they go to book though - €514 return DUB-PVD now in July . I looked also from ORK, the €69 one way is available on just one day of the month - the inaugural flight on the 4th! I'll be sticking to EI at those prices, but having the option and some competition i...

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by shamrock604
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 2/17

Well this is exciting. It is indeed, great news, and for every corner of Ireland too. I think many will be disappointed when they go to book though - €514 return DUB-PVD now in July . I looked also from ORK, the €69 one way is available on just one day of the month - the inaugural flight on the 4th...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 8096

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

It will be tough for Norwegian to compete when China Eastern opens the same route, staffed with slave labor. Safety out the window, Here comes flag of convenience. It was bad enough when every ship anywhere in the world was flagged in Liberia, because their safety standards were the worst. But avia...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 8096

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

Safety out the window, Here comes flag of convenience. Therein lies the issue, though. Whether any of us agree with it or disagree with it personally, does anyone seriously think that U.S. airline industry labor unions have conclusively demonstrated to the broader general public - who elect the pol...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 8096

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

Posters should stop this nonsense of flag of convenience. Are there any Panama owned or even foreign owned Panama registered companies operating cruise liners? No, we are talking about for example USA companies or Norwegian companies operating ships that are registered in Panama or another third wo...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

I not disparaging of Dublin and the excellent Aer Lingus experience or the facts that for fifty years EI201/202 have connected into IN110/111 or EI104/105 today. As for the Tax issue bluntly there are people in the UK buying tickets to Dublin on one docket or using Ryanair then self connecting to t...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

They already are! 11 destinations in North America now. It isn't anecdotal, the numbers are in the public domain, up to 60% of pax on the EI TATL network are connecting before or beyond the DUB-US flight. Even UA and DL have said they are now picking up connections from UK and rest of Europe. Have ...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

I mean they are in a good location to make a WOW style connection hub with narrowbody across the atlantic. I see them actually doing pretty well. Its the legacy carriers that are gonna feel the pain of the ULCC and LCC across the Atlantic boom. They already are! 11 destinations in North America now...

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by shamrock604
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

I mean they are in a good location to make a WOW style connection hub with narrowbody across the atlantic. I see them actually doing pretty well. Its the legacy carriers that are gonna feel the pain of the ULCC and LCC across the Atlantic boom. They already are! 11 destinations in North America now...

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by shamrock604
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 12249

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

Developing situation / Incident at ACE now. EI 779 has just aborted take off and exited the runway and is now surrounded by police cars and fire engines! EI -DVG http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Screen%20Shot%202017-02-12%20at%2019.24.41_zpscehakw58.jpg All seems OK now as the fl...

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